SEVENS HEAVEN The Maties men's sevens team pictured at Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, at the USSA tournament where they obtained bronze. Photo: Supplied

Dirty Gold for the Maroon Machine at Sevens Tournament

By Flavia Davids

The Maties’ Rugby 7s men’s team recently made Stellenbosch University (SU) proud by obtaining a bronze medal at the University Sports South Africa (USSA) tournament in Kimberly. The tournament took place from 24 to 25 September and boasted 22 men’s teams participating all over the country.The ultimate winners of  the tournament were the North West University (NWU), and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) were runner-up. 

The Maties Rugby 7s men’s team’s achievement is further highlighted by the Maties 7’s women’s team’s victory at USSA, who brought home a gold medal and the title of overall winner of the tournament. Mutual excitement about their victory was shared by the men’s 7s team. 

“It was just sensational to watch and the boys were all psyched to watch Amber [Meiring, the women’s 7s team’s sweeper] score that match-winning try,” said Milano Waterboer, sweeper of the men’s 7s team. 

The Maroon Machine played a total of six games at the USSA tournament. On the first day of Maties 7s.

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