Maties hammered UP Tuks 49-11 on Monday evening in the second semi-final to reach the 2016 Varsity Cup final, which will be hosted by Maties at the Danie Craven Stadium on Monday 11 April. They will play NWU Pukke who beat UJ earlier on Monday. Maties started the match well and took a 19-0 lead into the first strategy break.
Wingers, Edwill Van Der Merwe and Brandon Asher-Wood scored for the home side as they made earlier dominance into the Tuks pack. Tuks centre, Dries Swanepoel scored a nine-point try for Tuks after an error by the Maties, before Beyers De Villiers got one back for the men from Stellenbosch. Maties led 29-11 at the break.
The second half was much tighter as Maties continued to be more clinical. De Villiers went over after the back of a powerful maul again as Maties started to create distance between them and Tuks. Scrumhalf, Remu Malan made sure of the result when he went over six minutes before full-time.
Flyhalf Ernst Stapelberg was on song with the boot as he steered Maties throughout the match as Maties clinched the match 49-11.
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