The University of Cape Town FNB Ikey Tigers on Monday beat Trinity College Dublin by 17:0 in the final of the inaugural World University Rugby Cup and clinched the trophy following an excited clash of the hemispheres played in Oxford.
The Cape Town students had beaten Waseda University from Japan 31:14, Oxford Greyhouds – a stand in team for Stanford University – as well as old rivals Oxford University Blues by 28:3 to top their pool.
The semi final was played against Canadian University of British Columbia and the Ikeys came out tops by 24:12 in a fast paced match.
Trinity College Dublin who also had a strong pool phase and advanced to the final provided an exciting, physical contest for the tourists from the Cape.
In the end the Ikey Tigers defense proved to be impenetrable on the day – tries for UCT were scored by 2nd row James Kilroe as well as a penalty try, full-back Paul Cohen added two conversions and a penalty for the final 17:0 scoreline.