THE University of the South Pacific (USP) men's 15s rugby side prevented Fiji National University (FNU) from making a clean-sweep in the rugby competition of the Inter-Tertiary Games in Suva yesterday.
Playing on their home ground, USP beat FNU 12-7 in the final to also prevent FNU from winning the overall Games title.
Fiji University Sports Association (FUSA) administration manager and national treasurer Thakur Tara Singh said USP and FNU were now tied at 12-all for the overall title.
He said USP could have successfully defended the overall title had they won two grades of the rugby competition.
"We competed in 25 categories and both USP and FNU have 12 titles each," he said.
"The remaining final is the Lawn Tennis match between USP and Pacific Regional Seminary which will be played tomorrow."
Should USP win, they will retain the overall title.
"We will just have to wait and see what happens on Monday (tomorrow). A win for USP would give them the overall title.
"We have never had a tie before for the overall title so this just goes to show the intensity of the competition between the two major tertiary institutions."
Rugby co-ordinator Biu Colati said FNU won the U20 men's title, the women's 7s title and the womens 15s title after round-robin competition.
"Only the men's 7s and 15s competitions had the final.
"In the 7s, FNU beat USP 26-12 and in the 15s, USP beat FNU 12-7," he said.