After the second day of the WURC the Ikey Tigers from the University of Cape Town have come out as the strong favorites for the WURC final. Earlier in the day they comfortably dispatched the OURFC Blues to come top of Pool 1. The semi Finals saw them come up against the University of British Columbia, who had won the hearts of many supporters after their shock victory over New Zealand Universities on day 1.
The highly anticipated game saw both teams going at each other in a ferocious encounter, which ended 24-12.
On the other side of the draw OURFC, pool runners up, faced old rivals Trinity College, Dublin. Oxford, who had beaten earlier that day by the Ikey Tigers, were looking to make amends and mount a last push for the final.
Trinity, who had won their pool after some tough fixtures against NZU and UBC came out fighting, with some strong support from travelling fans. The hosts were to be disappointed as Trinity’s discipline and pace out wide resulted in a 21-0 win for the Irish University.Â
Oxford will play a strong UBC outfit, looking to finish their fantastic cup performance with a win over the home team. The game takes place on Monday 21st at 13.00, to decide the 3rd/4th spot.
The final between Trinity and the Ikey Tigers will take place Monday 21st at 16.30 at Iffley Road.
World University Rugby Cup Final:
Trinity College Dublin v University of Cape Town â€“ Monday, 16.30, Iffley Road
Bronze Final â€“ OURFC v University of British Columbia â€“ Monday, 13.00, Iffley Road
World University Rugby Cup Results:
Semi Final 1:
Trinity College Dublin 21-0 Oxford Unviersity RFC
Semi Final 2:
University of Cape Town 24-12 University of British Columbia
5/6th Semi Final 1:
Oxford University Greyhounds 0-40 New Zealand Universities
5th/6th Semi Final 2:
Waseda Unviersity 26-5 Siberian Federal University
OURFC 10- 5 Siberian Federal University
Waseda University 19- 10 Greyhounds
UCT 47-5 OUG
OURFC 26-7 WU
OUFRC 34-7 OUG
UCT 26-14 – WU
UBC 10- 5 Siberian Federal University
Trinity College Dublin 11- 10 New Zealand Universities
TCD 14-3 SFU
NZU 10-20 UBC
NZU 17-3 SFU
TCD 8-0 UBC
Final Pool Standings:
University of Cape Town
Trinity College, Dublin
University of British Columbia
New Zealand Universities
Oxford University Greyhounds
Siberian Federal University