New Varsity champion is named in Bloem


The Shimlas will battle it out on their home field against the Ikeys for Varsity Cup glory after the two teams finished with the Maties and the NWU-Pukke respectively.

Both wins were achieved away from home.

Ikeys beat defending champion team in Potchefstroom

The Ikeys played a cracking game against the Pukke at the Fanie du Toit sports ground to beat the defending champions 32-18.

The half-time score was 14–8 in the Capetians’ favour.

Ntokozo Makhaza was in the spotlight with five set-piece attempts, while Duran Koevort scored two tries.

  • Scorers:

Ikeys: Three: Duran Koevort (2) and Mika Schubert. Penalty kicks: Ntokoso Makhaza (5).

NWU-Pukke: Tries: Tian van Zyl, Mpho Kubheka and Calvin Clack. Cap: Zinedine Robinson.

Shimlas score five tries in Stellenbosch

The Shimlas’ forwards laid the foundation for their eventual victory of 38-24 against the Maties in Stellenbosch.

The Bloemfontein visitors especially turned on the points after the break and they enjoyed a lead of 29-12 at one stage.

Maties was able to fight back later with a try or two, but Zane Bester’s intercept try was the final nail in the coffin.

  • Scorers:

Shimlas: Tries: Asanda Kunene (2), Michael Annies, Cornelius Volschenk and Zane Bester. Goals: Ethan Wentzel (2). Penalty kick: Wentzel.

Maties: Tries: Matthys Kitshoff, Ezekiel Ngobeni, Aydon Topley and Anmaar Burton. Goals: Juan Mostert (2).

The final will be decided this coming Monday at 19:00 at Shimla Park in Bloemfontein. The action will be broadcast live on SuperSport.