Maties could rewrite the Varsity Cup history books

Kabamba Floors and his FNB Maties rugby side are two wins away from etching their names in the FNB Varsity Cup historic annals as the first side to win the coveted trophy six times. In the first of two semi-finals on Monday, 15 April, Maties welcome 2015 champions, Shimlas, to Stellenbosch, in what can be…

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Craig Barry’s Varsity Cup journey from player to coach

A career-ending debilitating knee injury hasn’t stopped assistant FNB Maties coach Craig Barry, from pursuing his dream of winning the FNB Varsity Cup. Even though Barry represented the Maroon Machine with distinction in three Varsity Cup finals, he was unlucky not to be on the winning side in a final. In 2021 the 31-year-old outside back picked up…

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Leila Broomhall – A balancing act treading water with passion

Leila Broomhall, a rising star in the world of water polo, recently walked across the graduation stage at Stellenbosch University’s March graduation ceremony. The BSc graduate spent her formative years in Noordhoek alongside her parents, Tanya and Grant Broomhall, and younger brother. Her academic journey started at Bay Primary, followed by Reddam House in Constantia,…

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Paschal Ekeji back in action after injury lay-off

Promising FNB Maties winger Paschal Ekeji has made a successful return to rugby after a long injury lay-off. The 21-year-old speedster played two Currie Cup games for Western Province in 2022 before picking up a knee ligament injury which has kept him on the sidelines for more than a year. Maties head coach Kabamba Floors, says…

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Matongo bags degree, now rugby becomes his priority

He is hoping to emulate the legendary World Cup-winning Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, his hero, has gotten an inspired Vernon Matongo (22) to set his sights on carving a name for himself in the rugby annals. The loosehead prop, who hails from an eastern suburb in Harare, Zimbabwe called Cranborne, recently graduated, in the Stellenbosch University…

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We are proud of David

Maties Alumni shines on the international sports stage Any hero worth his salt must overcome a major setback in his struggle to emerge victorious. In the story of professional sports, the hero doesn’t always get what he deserves or worked for. Maties Sport Alumni David Bedingham and David Brits both mastered their Goliaths before experiencing…

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