Ikeys meet Maties!

Written by Jonathan Burt (VinChainSaw)

Posted in :In the news on 31 Mar 2008 at 23:10

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. 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.


  • This season is shaping for a beauty!

    The two top university teams, both from Cape Town, duking ti out for the honours.
    The the WeePee seeming to find some form.
    And also the stormers steadily clawing their way up the table!

    The 80s are making a come-back ladies!

    Ah, the glory years… I remember them fondly.

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.03.08 23:13:43 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Aaah I can expect Vinnie being as happy as I am tonight.

    I have to ask though, in all seriousness (if that is a word).

    Does KwaZulu-Natal have a university???

    Why no Natal teams???

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.04.08 00:04:23 by MorneN Reply
  • morning all

    like i said yesterday all of a sudden WP ruby looks much better than last year this time, is it the come back of the bergbokke???

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.04.08 06:25:21 by barend Reply

  • Morne

    Yes there are 4 that I can think of off-hand
    UDW – University of Durban Westville. Under the old “regime” (for want of a better word 🙂 ) it used to be the varsity where most of the non-whites used to go.

    UND – University of Natal, Durban Campus. I don’t think they ever played 1st div (premierleague now) rugby.

    UNP University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus. Used to play 1st div when I was still in SA.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.04.08 06:44:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • That was 2 dream semis
    Watched both games and they were absolute crackers

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.04.08 07:20:42 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Claytie,

    You’re up early, no hangover… 😳

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.04.08 07:49:12 by Charlie Reply

  • None sir, drank enough over the weekend, one glass of red wine last night 😯

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.04.08 08:05:44 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Claytie,

    Good boy, so you and the Miss Xtal had a good time… 🙄

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.04.08 08:11:12 by Charlie Reply

  • Claytie,

    BTW, red wine are good for the liver, after a heavy weekend… 😉

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.04.08 08:12:09 by Charlie Reply

  • yezzir

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.04.08 09:32:00 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Myself missed the maties semi. Berg Fire and the TV station down last night. Anyway like VCS great for our southern rugby. We always had the top schoolboy talent, then Mallet did some great work with the WP Academy in Stellenbosch and had instant successe with U19 & 21s last year and only the Stormers to join the table. Now we have a strong structure and can look to a bright future.

    About time, last year we sit with our snoek bekke in the Kaapse dokter and watch the Bulle & Sharks had a ball. Cant wait for the home games on Newlands and pretty sure Newlands will rock like never before.

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.04.08 10:54:33 by PaarlBok Reply


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