The FNB UCT ended their winless run in the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International when a sweeping move saw them carry the ball the length of the field to beat CUT 21-12 in Cape Town yesterday.
The Ikey Tigers started well with a try by Cuan Hablutzel and stretched their score to 12 points before the end of the first half with a second try by Joel Smith.
However, Darren Adonis hit back twice for CUT to level it at 12-12 as they pushed for victory.
UCT then struck from inside their 22-metre area for a seven-point try, converted by Rob Anderson to secure the win.
Maties were made to work hard for their first victory of the year when they beat Wits 26-14 at the Danie Craven Stadium.
The home side scored two quick tries at the beginning of the second half to break the Wits defence after holding a slender 6-5 lead at halftime.
The Stellenbosch side lost flank Janco Venter in the 51st minute after a second yellow card meant he saw red. This allowed Wits back into the game at 20-14.
But Ernst Stapelberg proved to be the difference in the end as he kicked two more penalties seal the win for Maties.
The UFS-Shimlas were too strong for University of Johannesburg in a nine-try thriller as they won 47-22.
After trailing 17-8 at halftime, UJ were rewarded for their great urgency and eighth man Jo Hanko de Villers scored to make it 17-15.
However, Shimlas moved ahead with a try from wing Marco Mason and they silenced the crowd with three more tries for a resounding win.
Captain Jeandré Rudolph led from the front to secure a bonus-point victory as in NWU-Pukke outplayed NMMU-Madibaz 37-7 in Potchefstroom.
The home team set the tone for the match in the first half with a penalty and two tries to lead 17-0 at the break.
They extended that with another penalty before the Madibaz scored their first try to make it 20-7.
But Pukke were never threatened as they crossed for two more tries to claim their second win of the season.