Maties showed why they are the top-ranked side by getting their Varsity Sports Sevens campaign off to a convincing start in Plettenberg Bay on Friday.
In the day’s first match Maties showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with by beating a competitive Kovsies outfit 35-22, and they followed that up by cruising to a 62-0 victory over Limpopo to justify their No.1 seeding.
The NMMU Madibaz were also highly impressive on their way to securing a crushing 82-0 victory over Limpopo.
The Men from Port Elizabeth showed no mercy, and kept the pressure on their rivals from start to finish to get their campaign off to a positive start.
The clash between Tuks and UJ was a far more close-fought affair, with Tuks working hard to shut out a determined UJ side and claim a 10-0 victory.
The first round wrapped up with a showdown between UWC and TUT, and it was the team from the Cape that established the upper hand, eventually running out 35-7 victors.
With the second round in progress there is all to play for as the teams jostle for the early ascendancy at Plettenberg Bay Primary School.
Day One Varsity Sports Sevens results:
Maties 35-22 UFS
NMMU 82- 0 Limpopo
TUKS 10-0 UJ
UWC 35 -7 TUT
Maties 62-0 Limpopo
More to follow…