Western Cape teams UCT and Maties have secured the top two spots on the Varsity Cup standings and will go into the play-offs as top seeds, with UWC finishing in sixth place.
UCT are unbeaten, with eight wins and a draw from their nine games, while Maties finished the league phase of the competition in second place with seven wins.
Maties were far too polished for the University of Free State in the final round of league action, beating the Shimlas 81-24, and the UCT Ikey Tigers eased past Nelson Mandela University, beating the Madibaz 34-23.
University of Pretoria’s Tuks also confirmed a third placed finish, despite a 41-40 loss to the Ixias, but the University of Western Cape (UWC) saw their hopes dashed as they were outplayed by their counterparts from Johannesburg, with Wits winning 40-10.
Second-placed Maties will meet third-placed Tuks in the first semifinal on Friday, 28 May (17h00), with the table topping Ikeys taking on the NWU Eagles in the second semifinal (19h00). The final is on Monday, 31 May.
This follows CPUT’s thrilling extra-time win against WSU in the Varsity Shield Final, which saw the Cape Town team claim their second Shield title.