Rovers Continue Their March

Defending champions College Rovers will square up to UJ - a repeat of last year's quarter-final (won 26-20 by the KZN champions) - when the pair meet in Wednesday's semi-finals while Maties, who last won the national title four years ago, will meet NWU-Pukke (champions in 2004, 2006 and 2008) in the other semi-finals, after the Potchefstroom students beat gutsy Eastern Province champions Park 37-14 (halftime 25-14) on Monday.

College Rovers withstood an early onslaught from surprise package Winter Rose of Border before running out 44-6 winners, while UJ had to pull out all the stops to beat Welkom Rovers 41-20.

In the Plate competition, Shimlas beat SK Walmers 29-15 to set up a semi-final against Noordelikes, who scored in the last minute to clinch a 29-27 victory over Springs. The other Plate semi sees Progress up against Roses United.

Day 2 results:

Cup: College Rovers 44 Winter Rose 6
Maties 43 Tuks 22
UJ 41 Welkom Rovers 20
Pukke 37 Park 14

Plate: Shimlas 29 SK Walmers 15
Roses United 40 Middelburg 22
Noordelikes 29 Springs 27
Progress 22 Kimberley Police 12

Semi-finals, Wed 21 Sep:

15h15, Stadium: College Rovers v UJ
17h00, Stadium: Maties v NWU-Puk

PLATE: 11h45, B field: Shimlas v Noordelikes
13h30, B field: Roses United v Progress

Finals (Friday 23 Sept):

Plate: 11h00 (live on SuperSport)
Cup: 13h00 (live on SuperSport)

- Issued by SARU Corporate Affairs