UP-Tuks started the season in shaky fashion as they lost their opener 31-15 to North-West University (Pukke). UP then fought bravely at home against University of the Free State (UFS-Shimlas), but went down 46-47 after a late UFS fight back. UP-Tuks then travelled to Stellenbosch where they continued to struggle as they lost 29-16 to Maties. UP-Tuks fought their way back into title contention by winning four games in a row. In the fourth round they hosted the University of Johannesburg, whom they beat 43-8. UP played some enterprising rugby against Cape University of Technology to win 68-25. UP then played against Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and won 45-23.

The ultimate highlight of the season for UP came in the seventh and final round when they travelled to Cape Town to play the University of Cape Town (Ikey Tigers). UP showcased their finest performance of the season to thrash the Ikey Tigers by 100-25, and in doing so became the first team to score 100 points in the Varsity Cup.

UP finished fourth on the log to qualify for the semi-finals of the Varsity Cup. They travelled to Stellenbosch in a tough semi-final encounter which they ultimately lost 49-11.


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