Flank Chris Cloete scored five tries as NMMU beat the mighty Maties 45-29 in their opening Varsity Cup match in PE.
The defending Varsity Cup champions were held to a draw in Pretoria.
The Madibaz claimed their most famous win when they crushed last year's Varsity Cup finalists in PE.
The hosts comfortably won their opening Varsity Cup match in Bloemfontein.
Varsity Cup fans their first taste of the new double-referee system when the competition kicks off on Monday.
SARugbymag.co.za talks to NMMU coach David Maidza about the upcoming Varsity Cup.
SARugbymag.co.za talks to Wits coach Andrew Royle about the upcoming Varsity Cup.