Round two of the 2016 Varsity Cup was played on Monday. A summary of match reports is below:
FNB UCT-Ikeys 21 vs 12 FNB CUT
The FNB Ikey Tigers ended their winless run in the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International as they finished off a sweeping move which saw Rayno Mapoe carrying the ball the length of the field to beat FNB CUT 21-12 at a windy Green Mile.
With the FNB Ikey Tigers’ defence being tested because of a late push for victory from their opponents, the game seemed destined to end in a draw after they won a penalty only metres from their try line. This was not meant to be, however, as memories of the 2014 Varsity Cup final came to mind as the crowd watched the ball being quickly shifted wide to Mapoe, who powered his way down the length of the field before offloading the ball for Lategan to slide home. Rob Anderson then converted, securing a 21-12 win for the boys in stripes.
FNB Ikey Tigers 21, Tries: Cuan Hablutzel, Joel Smith, Rico Lategan (Seven point try). Conversions: Lohan Lubbe, Rob Anderson.
Cards: Nama Xaba (Yellow), Jason Klaasen (Red), Joel Smith (Yellow)
FNB CUT 12. Tries: Darren Adonis (2). Con: Martin Jacobs
FNB Ikeys first XV: 1 Wayrin Losper, 2 Cuan Hablutzel, 3 Michael Kumbirai, 4 Nama Xaba, 5 Duncan Saffy, 6 Jason Klaasen (C), 7 Luke Stringer, 8 Nyasha Tarusenga, 9 Hilio de Abreu, 10 Jez Mcintyre, 11 Joel Smith, 12 Rico Lategan, 13 Tristan Mouton, 14 Rayno Mapoe, 15 Lohan Lubbe. Replacements: 16 William Day, 17 Marty Chandler, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazebuko, 19 Alva Senderayi, 20 Sanele Malwane, 21 Lohan Lubbe, 22 Rob Anderson, 23 Stef de Gouveia
FNB CUT first XV: 1 Jean Volkwyn, 2 Theunis Truter, 3 Hendrik Smit, 4 Pieter Venter, 5 Rayno Nel, 6 Dean Rossouw (C), 7 Dian Dry, 8 Stefan Kruger, 9 Ruben Heymans, 10 Martin Jacobs, 11 Tiiesetso Madonsela, 12 Louis Nel, 13 Waldo Putter, 14 Masego Toolo, 15 Darren Adonis. Replacements: 16 Stefan Jacobs, 17 Stefan van Schalkwyk, 18 Sylvester Makakole, 19 Kian Skippers, 20 Dean Jacobs, 21 Denver Kleu, 22 Brendan Verster, 23 Chrisjan du Toit
FNB MATIES 26 vs 14 FNB WITS
FNB Maties were made to work hard for their first victory of the 2016 FNB Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff International, when they beat FNB Wits 26-14 at Danie Craven Stadium on Monday night.
FNB Maties scored two quick tries at the beginning at the second half to break the FNB Wits defence who held firm until half time. FNB Maties held a slender 6-5 lead at the break but came out firing in the second half.
The men from Stellenbosch were dealt a massive blow in the 51st minute when flanker, Janco Venter received his second yellow card of the match and in the process a red card. This led FNB Wits back into the match and they came into touching distance through the boot of Ruan Cloete as FNB Maties led 20-14 at the second strategy break.
Ernst Stapelberg proved to be the difference in the end as he converted two more penalties to give FNB Maties a 12-point victory.
FNB Player That Rocks: Kobus van Dyk (Maties)
FNB Maties 26. Tries: Craig Corbett (five-point), Kyle Steyn (seven-point). Con: Ernst Stapelberg. Pens: Stapelberg (4)
FNB Wits 14. Try: Jethro de Lange (five-point). Drop goal: Ruan Cloete. Pens: Ruan Cloete (2)
FNB Maties starting XV: 15 Craig Barry, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Kyle Steyn, 12 Braam Venter, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Kobus van Dyk, 7 Janco Venter, 6 Mitchell Carstens, 5 Ernst van Reyn, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Christiaan Hamman, 2 Craig Corbett, 1 Niël Oelofse. Replacements: 16. HJ Luus, 17 Jake Blew, 18 Wikus Groenewald, 19 Saud Abrahams, 20 Devon Nash, 21 Logan Boonzaaier, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Michal Haznar
FNB Wits starting XV: 15 Luxolo Ntsepe, 14 Peabo Ngema, 13 Johannes van Blerk, 12 Benjamin Hewitt, 11 Christian Jarvis, 10 James Gilbert, 9 Ruan Cloete, 8 Jeathro de Lange, 7 Constant Beckerling, 6 Ruan Macdonald, 5 Rhyno Herbst, 4 Johan Logan, 3 Phindile Pupuma, 2 CJ Conradie, 1 Jacobus Greeff. Replacements: 16 Carl Brandon, 17 James Palmer, 18 Ludwig Snyman, 19 Conor-Terrah Brockschmidt, 20 Jarred Branco, 21 Lwazi Monakali, 22 Themba Mpemvu, 21 Ameer Williams.
FNB UJ 22 vs 47 FNB SHIMLAS
FNB UFS-Shimlas reigned supreme in a nine-try thriller as they convincingly beat FNB UJ 22-47 in the 2017 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International.
FNB Player that Rocks: Johannes Maartens (FNB Shimlas)
FNB UJ 22. Tries: Godfrey Ramaboea, Jo Hanko De Villiers, Johann Esterhuizen. Cons: Divan Nel, Tshepo Thulo. Pen: Nel
FNB UFS Shimlas 47. Tries: Neil Classen (seven-point), Stephen Janse Van Rensburg, Marco Manson (2), Phumzile Maqondwana (seven-point), Raymond Woest. Cons: Neil Stannard (2), Marco Manson (4). Pen: Stannard
Yellow cards: Vuyani Maqina, Ruben Schoeman
FNB UJ starting XV: 15 Ronald Brown, 14, Peter John Walters ,13 Godfrey Ramaboea, 12 Jaco Fourie, 11 Aphiwe Dyanti, 10 Divan Nel, 9 Devon Mare, 8 Jo-Hanko de Villiers, 7 Adrian Bester, 6 Wian Conradie, 5 Estian Enslin, 4 Kyle van Dalen, 3 Nico du Plessis, 2 Johannes Snyman, 1 Khanya Gela. Replacements: 16 Dilon Bakos, 17 Kyle Kruger, 18 Chergin Fillies, 19 Reinhaardt Nothnagel, 20 Leon Massyn, 21 Johan Esterhuizen, 22 Ewan Adams, 23 Dominic Kroezen
FNB Shimlas starting XV: 15 Matsoele Sechaba, 14 Coetzee Wynand, 13 Xoli Tandokuhle, 12 Janse van Rensburg Stephan, 11 Mason Frederick, 10 Stannard Niell, 9 Badenhorst Dian, 8 Erasmus Bernardus, 7 Maqondwana Phumzile, 6 Maartens Johannes, 5 Claassen Neil, 4 Woest Raymond, 3 Kramer Adrian, 2 Snyman Hanno, 1 Blose Ndumiso
Replacements: 16 Steyn Pienaar, 17 Kotze Johannes, 18 Msiza Lindohuhle, 19 Schoeman Ruben, 20 Mahlasela Musa, 21 Pretorius Wynand, 22 Xamlashe Sango, 23 Naude Nicholas Charl.
FNB NWU-Pukke 37 vs 7 FNB MADIBAZ
Captain, Jeandré Rudolph, took the lead to secure a bonus-point victory in this year’s FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International, as they clinched the match 37-7 over the FNB NMMU-Madibaz. Rudolph joined the party behind the try line, as he went over for two quick tries in the 70th minute of the game. Rudolph’s second try, which was also the bonus try of the match, managed to get seven points to make it two wins from two matches.
FNB Player that Rocks: Boela Venter (FNB NWU-Pukke)
FNB NWU-Pukke 37. Tries: Arnoldi, Schoeman, Jeandre Rudolph (2). Cons: Schalk Hugo (4). Pens: Hugo (3)
Yellow Card: Jimmy Mpailane
FNB Madibaz 7. Try: Xander Vos. Con: Simon Bolze (1)
Yellow Card: Xander Vos
FNB NWU-Pukke starting XV: 1. Dolf van Deventer, 2. Wilmar Arnoldi, 3. Dewald Dekker,4. Walt Steenkamp, 5. Loftus Morrison, 6. Wandile Mazibuko, 7. Boela Venter, 8. Jeandré Rudolph, 9. Chriswill September, 10. Schalk Hugo, 11. Tapiwe Mafura, 12. Henko Marais, 13. Elden Schoeman, 14. Jimmy Mpailane, 15. Lungelo Gosa. Replacements: 16. Louis van der Westhuizen, 17. Nico van Tonder, 18. Morné Strydom, 19. Marcel Henn, 20 Caleb Louw, 21. AK Nela, 22. Justin Newman.
FNB Madibaz starting XV: 1. Xander Vos, 2. Jean-Pierre Jamieson, 3. Nicolas Neil Roebeck, 4. Wynand Grassmann, 5. Gerrit Huisamen, 6. Stephanus Francois Niewuodt, 7. Henry Brandon Brown, 8. Kevin Aneh Kaba, 9. Lovu Tevin Claassen, 10. Simon Nord Bolze, 11. Athenkosi Mayinje, 12. Somila Jho, 13. Thomas Michael Kean, 14. Khanya Malotana, 15. Lindelwe Siyanda Zungu. Replacements: 16. Jedwyn Brett Harty, 17. Tembelihle Yase, 18. Janse Roux, 19. Jayson Chris Reinecke, 20. Rouche Nel, 21 Jordan Koekemoer, 22. Luan Nieuwoudt, 23. Nicolaas Jacobus Oosthuizen