Maties hands out rugby lesson to UWC
The University of Western Cape were sent back to the classroom on Monday evening with four-times champions Maties handing out a rugby lesson in the all-Cape Varsity Cup derby in Bellville.
Maties were simply on a different level from the outset with the "Maroon Machine" steamrolling their hosts 77-5. The visitors from Stellenbosch ran in 11 tries to UWC's single touchdown.
UWC were on the back foot from the opening whistle when Maties hooker Dan Jooste silenced the capacity crowd with the first of his two tries in the opening minute.
Jooste's score was the catalyst for the floodgates to be flung wide open with Gift Dlamini and David Brits also crossing the whitewash twice.
The only consolation for the hosts was a solitary five-pointer from wing Peter Williams during the first half as the teams changed sides at the break with Maties ahead 31-5.
There was no let up from the defending champions after the restart with Reinhardt Fortuin, Geor Malan, Matthew Dahl, Dewald Naude and Ricky Nwagbara all crossing the UWC tryline.
In other games around the country, Tuks overcame Shimlas 43-33 in Pretoria while Wits beat NWU 27-24.
In a classic in Bloemfontein, UCT fought back valiantly to pull off a courageous 37-all draw against Central University of Technology.