Maties could rewrite the Varsity Cup history books

11th April 2024

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

7th April 2024

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

5th April 2024

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

28th March 2024

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

25th March 2024

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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The Heat is On as the FNB Varsity Cup Women’s Tournament Returns for Second Season 

14th March 2024

As the excitement of the FNB Varsity Cup and FNB Varsity Shield tournament reaches fever pitch ahead of the playoff stages, rugby enthusiasts are gearing up for another thrilling spectacle with the return of the FNB Varsity Cup Women’s tournament. Scheduled to kick off on Friday 22 March, the eagerly anticipated event promises to be…

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Maties Rugby captain’s quiet leadership stems from personal battles off the field

8th March 2024

Humble and soft-spoken, Matt Gray may, at first glance, seem like an unlikely skipper for the Maties Rugby team taking part in this year’s FNB Varsity Cup, which is currently underway. He is one of only a handful of English-speaking captains in the team’s more than 100-year history, and he hails from Rondebosch Boys’ High…

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Second annual Campus Sport bumper night promises to be even more memorable

29th February 2024

Maties Sport is gearing up for the 2024 version of the Campus Sport bumper night at Coetzenburg on 6 March. This promising event is set to be an extraordinary display of athletic ability and community spirit building on the three memorable bumper nights held in 2023. Anche Nortje, the project lead for the event, delves…

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We are proud of David

16th February 2024

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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Coach Floors previews Maties Rugby Varsity Cup season

26th January 2024

With the FNB Varsity Cup season less than a month away, Maties Sport sat down with Head Coach Kabamba Floors to chat ahead of the thrilling competition.   After taking over as Head Coach in July last year, Floors had a successful second half of 2023 with the men’s rugby first team, bagging a USSA title…

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