UP-Tuks were the only side to end the opening day of the Varsity Sevens in a windswept Camps Bay unbeaten.
The Pretoria side notched victories over Limpopo, Kovsies, UJ and NWU-Pukke to end the day at the top of the log, although the final round will only be completed on Saturday morning due to some extreme wind.
Defending champions Maties ended the day in second position on the standings with their match against local rivals UCT moved to Saturday morning.
Maties' only defeat came at the hands of NWU-Pukke who clinched a dramatic victory in the dying stages of the match with a try from skipper Dean Heymans.
Pukke's only defeat was against the peerless Tuks outfit, who showed that they will take some beating when action resumes early on Saturday morning.
UJ and Kovsies were the only two sides to play a full set of fixtures on Friday, and the Johannesburg side currently occupy third place on the log, with their only defeat coming against Tuks.
Kovsies won three of their five matches to end the day in fifth position, just ahead of Cape sides UCT and UWC who each won two of their five games.
It was a tough start for Limpopo and NMMU, who failed to register a single victory on a disappointing
opening day, whilst TUT sit just ahead of them with just the single victory over Limpopo to show for their efforts.
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