Maties Rugby Club has reportedly been left “dismayed” by the process that was followed in appointing former Springbok flank Kabamba Floors as the new Varsity Cup head coach.
Maties have confirmed that ex-Springbok and England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has been replaced as head coach of the Varsity Cup side by a former Springbok.
Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield is reportedly on the shortlist of candidates to fill the vacant UP-Tuks coaching post.
The NWU Eagles survived a second-half onslaught from the UCT Ikey Tigers to secure their first Varsity Cup title since 2016 in a thrilling final in Potchefstroom on Monday night.
The NWU Eagles and UCT Ikey Tigers will battle for the Varsity Cup title in the 2023 final.
Shimlas winger Siviwe Zondani showed outstanding pace and tidy footwork to blitz Maties for a brilliant individual try in the Varsity Cup.
In a dramatic final round of the 2023 Varsity Cup, the NWU Eagles and UFS Shimlas booked home semi-finals, while UJ escaped the relegation zone by condemning UP-Tuks to a winless campaign.
A week before the start of the 2023 Varsity Cup, former Springbok prop Ollie le Roux had no idea that he would be involved in the tournament, but his services were enlisted by the giant-slaying CUT.
The high-flying NWU Eagles became the first team to secure a home semi-final on a day that saw defending champions UP-Tuks relegated in the penultimate round of the 2023 Varsity Cup on Monday.
Wits made a fast start in Johannesburg on Monday night to beat Tuks and consign the defending Varsity Cup champions to relegation.