UP faced Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in the group-A semifinals and managed to secure a victory of 24-3 to earn their spot in the final against Maties. The two teams battled it out in the final minutes of the game, but UP put in a determined display to win 21-17. Strydom and Steyn Scholtz added tries for UP, with Steyn Scholtz also kicking two conversions and three penalties. When asked about how it felt to win the tournament, Steyn Scholtz said, “It was a great feeling and a moment of relief when the final whistle blew. It was a hard fought win against the guys from down south. The UP players showed some real guts on defense and played together as a team to pull it through. It was a tough week playing three games in one week, but our management staff did an excellent job to keep us healthy and ready for the final.”

 

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