Harlequins will represent NMMU-Madibaz in the Steinhoff Koshuis rugby competition for the second year in a row after defeating Pointers 19-0 in the final at the South Campus on Friday.
The competition will be played simultaneously with the Varsity Cup tournament in February and March next year.
Quins and Pointers qualified for the final after surviving strong challenges from Northerns and Rangers in the semi-finals. Quins defeated Northerns 15-10, while Pointers outlasted Rangers 18-10.
Madibaz Koshuis league co-ordinator Schalk Rossouw said it had been another “tight competition”.
“We had a total of 10 teams playing on Fridays in the league portion of the competition, which ran from April to August.
“There was a lot of interest in the league, plenty of support from the spectators and matches were played no matter how bad the weather was.”
Rossouw added that he had received positive feedback from players and officials, which suggested this year’s Koshuis league had been “a big success”.
Harlequins coach Chris Kelly was delighted with their efforts and said they were looking forward to competing in the Varsity Cup Koshuis section next year.
However, he said they would be looking at recruiting some new players as they would be losing some of the older team members.
“We don’t always manage to