CUT picked up their second successive win as they beat UKZN 30-10 in the second round of the Varsity Shield on Thursday.
The defending champions were reduced to 14 men after No 8 Ruan Hugo was red carded, but they still went on to defeat Impis in Maritzburg. Hooker Baksteen van Heerden, wing Nico Steenkamp and skipper and flyhalf Inus Kritzinger capitalised on impressive CUT attacking play to seal the win.
Meanwhile, in Johannesburg, Wits crossed the chalk eight times to trash Fort Hare 58-16. Wits wing Riaan Arends grabbed a brace in the 42-point drubbing.
UKZN 10(5) - Tries: Leon Stevens, Hanno Botha.
CUT 30(18) – Tries: Baksteen van Heerden, Nico Steenkamp, Inus Kritzinger. Conversions: Jannie Myburgh (3). Penalties: Myburgh (2).
Wits 58(21) – Tries: Riaan Arends (2), Brent Crossley, Devin Montgomery, Charles Baggott, Olivier Rochat, Ruan Noeth, Heinke Hartdegen. Conversions: Kyle Peyper (6).
Fort Hare 16(8) - Tries: Garth van Rayner (2). Conversions: Teboho Makuru (2).