Pretoria and Stellenbosch will host the Varsity Cup semifinals on 3 April after Tuks and Maties finished top of the 2017 standings. Tuks outplayed defending champions, Pukke, in Potchefstroom on Monday, sending the home side crashing out of the competition.
Maties ended a five match winning-run of UJ, beating them 65-19 at the Danie Craven Stadium. They will now meet UJ again in the semis in a week's time and at the same venue, while Shimlas will make the trip to Pretoria, where they will face Tuks in the second game of the day, at 19h00.
The Varsity Cup semi-final fixtures on 3 April 2017 are:
FNB Maties vs FNB UJ at 16h45 at Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
FNB Tuks vs FNB Shimlas at 19h00 at Tuks Stadium, Pretoria
Varsity Cup Round 9 results:
FNB NWU-Pukke 28-43 FNB UP-Tuks
FNB Tuks 43. Tries: Andre Warner (seven-pointer; five-pointer), Clyde Davids (seven-pointer), Dewald Naude (five-pointer), Sibahle Maxwane (five-pointer). Conversions: Tinus De Beer (4). Penalties: Tinus De Beer (2).
FNB NWU-Pukke 28. Tries: Elden Schoeman (five-pointer), Walt Steenkamp (five-pointer), Wilmar Arnoldi (five-pointer), Loftus Morrison (five-pointer). Conversions: Schalk Hugo (3)
FNB CUT 14-40 FNB Madibaz
FNB CUT 14. Tries: Stefan Kruger, Ruan Wasserman. Conversions: Martin Jacobs (2).
FNB Madibaz 40. Nicholas Oosthuizen, Thomas Kean, Athenkozi Mayinje, Henry Brown, Jixie Molapo. Conversions: Simon Bolze (3), Thomas Kean (2). Penalty: Simon Bolze
FNB Wits 35-23 FNB UCT
FNB Wits 35. Tries: Ruan Cloete, Kwanele Ngema, Luvuyo Pupuma, CJ Greef, CJ Conradie. Conversions: Warren Gilbert (5)
FNB UCT 23. Tries: Nyasha Tarusenga, Hendrik Lategan, Joel Smith. Conversions: Lohan Lubbe (3)
FNB Maties 65-19 FNB UJ
FNB Maties 65. Five-point Tries: Kyle Steyn (3), Craig Barry, Johan Momsen, Duncan Saal. Seven-point Tries: Edwill van der Merwe (2), Chris Smith. Conversions: Ernst Stapelberg (3), Chris Smith.
FNB UJ 19. Five-point Tries: Peter Walters. Seven-point Tries: Jaco Fourie. Conversions: Divan Nel (2). Penalties: Divan Nel
Varsity Shield semi-final results:
FNB UWC 50-26 FNB WSU
FNB UFH 45-8 FNB UKZN
FNB UWC will host the final against FNB UFH on 10 April 2017 at UWC Stadium.