Needless to say, the opposition was completely stunned by this well-worked, bizarre move. On it wound down the far touchline, being brought to ground (illegally, some might say) just inches short of the line. Out came the quick ball to Ian Armstrong, with a sharp step and offload to Stefan Swanich, who went over for his first of would be a brilliant hat-trick of tries. He converted his own try to take UCT 7-0 ahead after not much time at all.
Try as they may, they just couldn’t penetrate the Blue and White wall. Eventually, with a return a to a numerically even playing field, that defensive effort turned into frustration for the hosts, and play was forced back up field. It seemed though, that UCT may have lost out on securing a much needed bonus point, until in the last movement, Swanich appeared with the ball, unmarked down the far touchline to dot down under the sticks for a thrilling 28-3 victory. A perfect way to end the first half of the season.