In a battle which was not settled until near the end, UJ won 39-16, thanks to two late tries after they led 23-16 with five minutes left. The second of those tries, scored by captain and flank Adriaan Bester, was worth seven points.
The UJ skipper said it had been another tough challenge as the teams brought out the best in each other.
“It was a great team effort because there’s something about these games that adds a little more to the equation,” he said.
“They always seem to be a little bit faster, with more intensity and the contacts are a bit harder.
“But I must really praise the team for the work they put in and now we just have to keep working hard for the rest of the season.”
The team now face one of their toughest challenges in the competition when they take on the unbeaten Maties in Stellenbosch on Monday.
UJ No 9 Jack Hart, who controlled much of the play from the base of the scrum, said their victory was due to fine play by the forwards.
“I just want to say thank you to the pack because we were going forward most of the time and that is all a scrumhalf wants,” he said after being named the Player that Rocks.