Varsity Cup – Previews and Picks
The second round of the Varsity Cup gets underway on Thursday with Central University of Technology (CUT) looking to maintain their position at the top of the standings when they meet Nelson Mandela University.
Another team that will be going all out for their second win of the season is University of Pretoria (Tuks) who will be against unpredictable University of Johannesburg.
In other interesting matches, North West University (Eagles) are up against University of Free State (Shhimlas) while Stellenbosch (Maties) will be involved in a potentially explosive Cape derby against University of Western Cape (UWC).
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Nelson Mandela University (Madibaz) v Central University of Technology (CUT)
Central University of Technology (CUT) started the tournament promisingly with a convincing win over University of Johannesburg (UJ) last weekend where they scored six tries and conceded only one.
They were not only impressive by scoring tries but they dominated UJ in almost every department.
They are expected to continue with their domineering performance against the Madibaz side that started the tournament with a heavy loss to University of North West (UNW).
Pick: CUT Wins at 0.20 at BetXChange
Wits University v University of Cape Town (Ikeys)
Ikeys will be looking for their first win of the tournament after they played to a thrilling draw with Shimlas on the opening of the season where both teams scored four tries during their highly entertaining match. To taste their first win, players like Aydon Topley, Gilroy Lee Philander, Lundi Msenge and Ethan Wentzel will have to be at their best for Ikeys against unpredictable Wits who lost their opening match to Tuks.
Pick: Ikeys Wins at 0.28 at BetXChange
University of Free State (Shimlas) v North West University (Eagles)
Shimlas are also looking for their first win of the tournament after they drew with UWC during their highly entertaining match which produced eight tries. Their mission is not going to be an easy one as Eagles proved that they have what it takes by convincingly beating the Madibaz in their first match.
In that win over the Madibaz, the Eagles scored seven tries and conceded four and the Shimlas will have to be at their best to win this match.
Pick: NWU Wins at 0.33 at BetXChange
Stellenbosch University (Maties) v University of Western Cape (UWC)
Maties, who were stunned by their Cape Town rivals University of Cape Town (UCT) in their opening match of the season, will be desperate for a win to kick start their campaign when they take on other regional rivals University of Western Cape (UWC).
Two defeats will not be ideal for Maties and to get their first win of the tournament they will have to get the better of a UWC side that are also looking for their first win after drawing with Shimlas.
Pick: Maties Wins at 0.03 at BetXChange
University of Johannesburg (UJ) v University of Pretoria (UP)
This is another regional derby between Johannesburg and Pretoria with UJ and Tuks looking to claim the Gauteng bragging rights. Tuks are looking for their second win of the tournament while UJ are looking to bounce back after they lost to CUT in their opening match of the tournament.
Pick: Tuks Wins at 0.04 at BetXChange