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Wits grab historic first Varsity Cup victory
February 15, 2017
Round three of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International was played on Monday with some unexpected results. Wits managed a first win ever in the competition, while Ikeys shocked high-flying Shimlas in Bloemfontein. Tukkies also impressed with a strong show in Pretoria, while defending champions, NWU Pukke, suffered a loss against Maties in Stellenbosch in what was a replay of last year's final.

A summary of the matches played are:

FNB Wits vs FNB CUT

The first FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International match of Monday night, saw FNB Wits pick up their maiden Varsity Cup win, over FNB CUT. FNB Wits dominated possession, territory and the scoreboard, running out 43-3 victors on a historic day for FNB Wits rugby. FNB Player that Rocks: Rhyno Herbst (FNB Wits)

Scorers:

FNB Wits: 43. Tries: Wandisile Simelane, Graham Logan, Justin Brandon, Constant Beckerling, Ameer Williams. Conversions: Warren Gilbert (5). Penalties: Warren Gilbert (2).
FNB CUT: 3. Penalty: Martin Jacobs

Teams

FNB Wits starting XV: 15. Lux Ntsepe, 14.Kwanele Ngema 13. Joshua Jarvis, 12. Brandan Hewitt, 11. Wandisile Simelane, 10. Warren Gilbert(capt), 9. Ruan Cloete, 8. Constant Beckerling, 7. Conor Brockschmidt, 6. Ruan Macdonald, 5. Graham Logan, 4. Rhyno Herbst, 3. Luvuyo Pupuma, 2. CJ Conradie, 1. Cornelius Greeff. Subs: 16. Justin Brandon, 17. Brandon Palmer, 18. Pascal Snyman, 19. Jethro De Lange, 20. Karl Erasmus, 21. Manuel Rass, 22. Jarred Branco, 23. Ameer Williams
FNB CUT Starting XV: 15. Denver Klue, 14. Mosego Toolo, 13. Waldo Putter, 12. Clinton Toua, 11.) Tsitetso Madonsela, 10. Martin Jacobs, 9. Ruben Heymans, 8. Stefan Kruger, 7. Sylvester Makakole, 6. Dean Rossouw (C), 5. Ryno Nel, 4. Andre Venter, 3. Henco Smit, 2. Theuns Truter, 1. Jean Volkwyn. Subs: 16. Stefan Jacobs, 17. Kabous Van Schalkwyk, 18. Kyle Ess, 19. Kian Skippers, 20. Dian Dry, 21. Dean Jacobs, 22. Ruan Wasserman, 23. Denzil Fiff.

FNB Tuks vs FNB Madibaz

FNB UP-Tuks scored five tries to one as they eased past FNB Madibaz 33-16 (half time 21-3) in Round Three of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International.

FNB Player that Rocks: Impi Visser (FNB UP-Tuks)

Scorers:

FNB UP-Tuks: 33. Tries: Impi Visser, Theo Maree, Tinus de Beer, Manie Libbok (2). Cons: de Beer (3), Joshua Stander
FNB Madibaz: 16. Try: Gerrit Huisamen; Conversions: Simon Bolze. Penalties: Simon Bolze (3)

Teams

FNB UP-Tuks: 15. Divan Rossouw, 14. Dewald Naude, 13. Toko Maebane, 12. Impi Visser, 11. Sibahle Maxwane, 10. Tinus de Beer, 9. Theo Maree, 8. Clyde Davids, 7. Chris Massyn (c), 6. Eduan Lubbe, 5. Aston Fortuin, 4. Brian Leitch, 3. Neethling Fouche, 2. Jan-Henning Campher, 1. Andrew Beerwinkel. Subs: 16. Theuns Reynolds, 17. O'Neil Thiart, 18. Marius Verwey, 19. Jsuan-Re Swanepoel, 20. Raegen Oranje, 21. Joshua Stander, 22. Manie Libbok, 23. Franco van den Berg.
FNB Madibaz: 15. Lindelwu Zungu, 14. Jixie Molapo, 13. Siphumelele Msutwana, 12. Andile Jho, 11. Athi Mayinje, 10. Simon Bolze, 9. Luvo Claassen, 8. Kevin Kaba (c), 7. Henry Brown, 6. SF Nieuwoudt, 5. Gerrit Huisamen, 4. Janse Roux, 3. James Beyl, 2. JP Jamieson, 1. Nicolaas Oosthuizen. Subs: 16. Jedwyn Harty, 17. Xandre Vos, 18. Nicolas Roebeck, 19. Jayson Reinecke, 20. Rouche Nel, 21. Jordan Koekemoer, 22. Ivan-John du Preez, 23. Robert Izaks.

FNB Shimlas vs FNB UCT

FNB Shimlas lost against the visiting team, FNB UCT 22-7 in the third round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Bloemfontein on a soaked Xerox Shimla Park on Monday night.

FNB Player that Rocks: Joel Smith (FNB UCT)

Scorers:

FNB Shimlas: 7. Tries: Marco Mason (five-point try). Conversion: Marco Mason
FNB UCT: 22. Tries: Henrik Lategaan (seven-point try), Cuan Hablutzel, Rayno Mapoe (seven-pointer). Penalties: Lohan Lubbe

Teams

FNB Shimlas Starting XV: 15 Sechaba Motsoela, 14 Carel Wynand Coetzee, 13 Lihleli Xoli, 12 Stephen Janse Van Rensburg (C), 11 Marco Mason, 10 Nicholas Naude, 9 Dian Badenhorst, 8 Bernardus Erasmus, 7 Musa Mahlasela, 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Neil Claasen, 4 Ruben Schoeman,3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Francois Steyn, 1 Thabiso Msiza.Subs: 16 Anrich Alberts, 17 Johan Kotze, 18 Kwenzokuhle Blose, 19 Raymond Woest, 20 Phumzile Maqondwana, 21 Armand Pretorius, 22 Sango Xamlashe, 23 Niel Stannard.
FNB UCT Starting 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 Stefano de Gouveia, 10 Rob Anderson , 11 Joel Smith, 12 Rico Lategan, 13 Tristan Mouton, 14 Rayno Mapoe, 15 Lohan Lubbe. Subs: 16 Martin Chandler, 17 William Day, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazebuko, 19 Sanele Malwane, 20 Alva Senderayi 21 Michael Henning, 22 Matthew Redman, 23 Hilio De Abreu.

FNB Maties vs FNB NWU-Pukke

The FNB Maties restored some pride on Monday evening when they beat defending champions, FNB NWU Pukke 31-9 at a packed Danie Craven Stadium. FNB Maties got their sweet revenge over the men from Potchefstroom for last year’s FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International final, where FNB Pukke won the trophy in added time. FNB Player That Rocks: Kobus van Dyk (FNB Maties)

Scorers:

FNB Maties: 31. Tries: Mitchell Carstens, Kobus van Dyk, Edwill van der Merwe. Conversions: Ernst Stapelberg, Chris Smith. Penalties: Ernst Stapelberg (4).
FNB NWU Pukke 9. Try: Jimmy Mpallane (seven-point try). Conversion: Schalk Hugo

Teams

FNB Maties starting XV: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Kyle Steyn, 12 Braam Venter ©, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Devon Nash, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Mitchell Carstens, 5 Johan Momsen, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 JE van der Merwe, 2 Craig Corbett, 1 Wesley Adonis. Subs: 16 HJ Luus, 17 Niel Oelofse, 18 Wikus Groenewald, 19 Saud Abrahams, 20 Stephan Streicher, 21 Logan Boonzaaier, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Michal Hazner.
FNB NWU-Pukke starting XV: 15 Lungelo Gosa, 14 Jimmy Mpallane, 13 Nico Schoeman, 12 Henko Marias, 11 Tapiwa Mafura, 10 Schalk Hugo, 9 Bradley September, 8 Jeandre Rudolph ©, 7 Boela Venter, 6 Muziwandile Mazibuko, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Nell Morrison, 3 Dewald Dekker, 2 Arnoldi Wilmar, 1 Dolf van Deventer. Subs: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Nico van Tonder, 18 Morne Strydom, 19 Marno Redelinghuys, 20 Marcel Henn, 21 Joshua Louw, 22 Kulu Mcuma, 23 Justin Newman.

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