Shimlas in semi-finals

2015-04-30 16:56

THE Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff International, has its semi-finalists for 2015.

Defending champions Ikeys and the North-West University’s Pukke, the University of Pretoria’s Tuks and the University of the Free State’s Shimlas are all in next week’s semi-finals after winning the quarter-finals matches on Monday (23/03) night.

Every single match mattered on the night, and it showed as players from all teams played their hearts out to try and help their teams get over the line.

Shimlas retained their unbeaten run, beating a gutsy Pukke 29-26, but it was not enough to ensure a top-o-the-log finish. That honour went to Tuks, who managed an impressive 8-40 victory away from home against NMMU. Pukke went through to the semi-finals due to points difference.

In Cape Town, Ikeys had a brutal match against UJ, but managed to hold on for a 8-0 victory at the Green Mile while Maties crushed CUT 53-8 in Bloemfontein. The win for Maties means CUT end their first season in the Varsity Cup without a single point. In the FNB Varsity Shield, Wits continued their dominant run and went top of the table with a crushing 50-5 victory over TUT. UWC also notched up an impressive win, beating Fort Hare 58-8, meaning they still have a chance to make it to the final of this year’s competition

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