Round eight of the FNB Varsity Cup opened up with one of the most extraordinary games the competition has ever seen. In a match that had it all from cross kicks, yellow cards, beautiful tries and even a lightning delay the Ikey Tigers and UP Tuks played out a 26 all draw.
The Ikey Tigers went into this match desperate for a win and came out the blocks like a team possessed. In the opening phases of the match everything was going their way, as the gifted boot of outside-centre James Tedder found Rayno Mapoe in space and allowed to go over in the corner untouched and open the Ikey Tigers’ account for the night.
Flyhalf Jonty Bredell then produced another moment of brilliance as he charged down an attempted clearance from Tuks centre Erich Cronje and won the foot race over the line to dot the ball down and score UCT’s second try of the match. Bredell converted his own kick which then took the score line out to 0 – 12 for the away side. Bredell and Tedder then each kicked over a penalty to extend the Ikey’s lead to 0 – 18.