The University of Cape Town (UCT) has rocketed to the top of the standings in the inaugural FNB Varsity Cup competition, as the new university tournament continue to rock the domestic scene.
UCT, or Ikey Tigers as they are affectionately known, have bounced back from their First Round loss to NWU-Puk (Potchefstroom) and have now won two on the trot in a play-off race that is wide open.
On Monday night the Ikeys recorded a nail-biting 34-31 win over their Johannesburg rivals. UJ, in a thrill-a-minute affair on the latter’s home ground.
Both teams entertained the local crowd to some excellent running rugby, but the visitors stage a comeback of epic proportions.
Trailing 3-24 at the half-time break, the Cape Town students played with the same gay abandon that saw them beat Tukkies last week.
Ikeys enthralled the crowd with some real varsity rugby and while UJ lifted their game as well, the visitors managed to edge ahead for a crucial win.
Tries: André Smith, Jaco Snyman 2
Cons: Ryno Luus 2
Pens: Luus 3
DG: André Smith
Tries: Marcello Sampson 2, Kyle Wickens, Matthew Rosslee
Cons: Rosslee 4
Pens: Rosslee 2