A LAST-MINUTE try from flank Chris Cloete saw the FNB NMMU Madibaz take a dramatic 21-15 victory over FNB UJ in Johannesburg last night.
The home side looked to have victory wrapped up, but NMMU had other ideas as Cloete – who scored five tries against FNB Maties last week – crashed over from a driving maul to clinch victory.
It is the second consecutive win at the start of the season for the Madibaz, following their big win at home against Maties last week.
UJ are still looking for their first win after ending deadlocked with defending champions FNB UP-Tuks last week. The home side struck first with wing Michael Haznar sneaking over in the corner after a number of phases in the opposition 22 had created an overlap out wide.
However, it was the visitors who went into the half-time break with an 8-5 lead.
The final stages of the match were incredibly tense, with both teams looking to snatch a late victory.
However, the Madibaz were intent on playing right to the end and snatched the ultimate reward when Cloete powered over the line.