The Maties will meet the Ikeys in the final of the FNB Varsity Cup, but both had to dig deep to win their respective semi-finals.
news24.co.za reports the Ikeys had to stage a magnificent fightback against the Pukke-NWU to grab a 32-31 win in the dying seconds of the match in Cape Town.
And in Stellenbosch a penalty in the last minute of extra time by right wing Henoe Stoffberg gave the Maties a 47-44 win over the Tukkies.
A penalty on full-time by the Tukkies had levelled the score at 44-44 and if they could have prevented the Maties from scoring in the two periods of 10 minutes extra time the Tukkies would have advanced to the final because they had scored more tries (5-2) in the second half.
Stoffberg had a chance to put the Maties in the lead after 13 minutes of extra time but pulled the penalty kick to the left.
And then with about a minute of playing time left he lifted the flags with a penalty from in front of the posts.
The Tukkies gave their all in the final minute, plus a little bit of injury time, but to no avail.
In Cape Town the Pukke probably thought they were on their way to the final when they took a 31-10 lead but the Ikeys fought back and a penalty from 40m in the final seconds gave them the victory.Tweet