Varsity Cup

Stars hail UCT fightback

2014-04-08 12:07
Ikeys (Gallo Images)
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Varsity Cup Final highlights

2014-04-08 08:29

See highlights from the Varsity Cup final between UCT and Pukke in Potchefstroom.

Cape Town - South Africa's rugby stars have taken to Twitter to rave about the thrilling fightback from UCT in the final of the Varsity Cup.

GALLERY: UCT win Varsity Cup

VIDEO: Varsity Cup final - highlights

UCT scored three tries in the last five minutes to beat NWU-Pukke 39-33 in Potchefstroom to claim their second Varsity Cup title.

The home side looked to have their first-ever title wrapped up with a 33-15 lead heading into the final stages of a pulsating final, but the Ikeys refused to give in and somehow found a way to get over the line and break NWU-Pukke hearts.

Here's what SA rugby players had to say about the Ikeys' thrilling fightback:

"Most incredible comeback I've ever seen!!!" - Kyle Brown

"That is 1 of da best rugby games I have ever watch!!i feel 4 the Pukke,but hats off to @ikeytigers unbelievable!! @varsitycup great display" - Gio Aplon

"What a varsity cup final!! What a comeback!! @varsitycup wow!" - Ryan Kankowski

"It ain't over till its over- well done @ikeytigers on great @varsitycup win!" - Pierre Spies

"Congrats UCT on being crowned #VarsityCupChamps2014 ... Looks like Pukke Celebrated the Victory before… http://instagram.com/p/mgMUDywAGE/" - Juan de Jongh

"finished watching the last 5min WOW I cried and not ashamed of it! Absolutely mental so incredibly proud you men are amazing @ikeytigers" - JJ Gagiano

"You will never see that ever again !!! The UUUUUUU !!!!!!!" - Jonathan Kaplan


Ikeys celebrate clawing their way back from an 18-point deficit. (Gallo Images)

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