The Ikeys students played an excellent late night battle away at Hamilton's on a Wednesday night and had a short break before facing the challenge of derby rivals False Bay at the Green Mile on Saturday which they won 21:13.
On the field The Bay started with the wind in their backs and went 7:0 up. UCT then turned the tables in the second half and piled on three converted tries to False Bay's 13 points to come out winners – though without a bonus point.
UCTRFC.co.za spoke to Ikeys forward James Kilroe about what he labelled a crunch week. The engineering student explained "During our mid year break and the as part of the conditioning and gym work we did, we had already earmarked this week as crucial."
He added: "We put a lot of planning into it and while our goal was an ambitious 15 points, we are happy to have a full set of wins and 14 points to show for it."