Chris Smit is R20,000 richer and scored a rented car for life after scooping the Varsity Cup Overall Player that Rocks award on Monday night. The Maties inside centre, who has made 30 Varsity Cup (VC) appearances, produced outstanding performances throughout the 11th edition of the tournament, which saw his side go unbeaten and crowned champions for the second year running and fifth time overall. “I’m surprised I won the award,” he said. “I just want to thank the Stellenbosch Rugby Club for all they’ve done for us and to my teammates, great job manne [men].” He left for Kimberley on Tuesday to further his rugby career with the Griquas senior team. Maties will be gunning for a second hat-trick of titles in 2020. Three-time champs Tuks came to a packed Danie Craven Stadium as underdogs and returned home a well-beaten lot, going down 34-12. It was no repeat of the 2013 final at the same venue that saw the men from Pretoria taming their Stellenbosch counterparts and racking up a record ...

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