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Wins for northern universities in Varsity Cup
March 14, 2017
The teams from Tuks, Pukke and UJ secured good wins in the Varsity Cup on Monday, with log leaders Maties having a bye.

Tuks smashed Shimlas, Pukke edged CUT and UJ travelled to Cape Town to beat Ikeys.

Wits also kept their winning ways by beating NMMU.

A summary of matches are:

FNB UJ 40, FNB UCT 12

An impressive attacking display from FNB UJ saw the FNB IKey Tigers’ hopes of finishing in a top-four spot slip further away with only two fixtures remaining before the semi-finals. The match ended 40-12 in favour of FNB UJ.

FNB Player That Rocks: Aphiwe Dyantyi (FNB UJ)

Scorers

FNB UCT: 12. Tries: Gerard Pieterse (seven-pointer), Seb Roodt. Yellow Cards: Jason Klaasen
FNB UJ: 40. Tries: Johan Esterhuizen, Curtley Adams (seven-pointer), Jo-Hanco de Villiers, Godfrey Ramaboea (seven-pointer). Conversions: Divan Nel (4). Penalties: Divan Nel. Yellow Cards: Godfrey Ramaboea

Teams

The FNB Ikey Tigers starting XV: 1 Wayrin Losper, 2 Cuan Hablutzel, 3 Michael Kumbirai, 4 Duncan Saffy, 5 Gary Porter, 6 Jason Klaasen (C), 7 Kuyenzeka Xaba, 8 Nyasha Tarusenga, 9 Stefano de Gouveia, 10 Rob Anderson, 11 Seb Roodt, 12 Hendrik Lategan, 13 Joel Smith, 14 Rayno Mapoe, 15 Gerard Pieterse. Substitutions: 16 Martin Chandler, 17 William Day, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazebuko, 19 Luke Stringer, 20 Sanele Malwane, 21 Michael Henning, 22 jez Macintyre, 23 Suwi Chibale.

FNB UJ starting XV: 1 Brendon Weideman, 2 Johannes Snyman, 3 Nico du Plessis, 4 Kevin du Randt, 5 Adriaan Bester, 6 Gavin Delport, 7 Wian Conradie, 8 Jo-Hanco de Villiers, 9 Johan Esterhuizen, 10 Divan Nel, 11 Godfrey Ramaboea, 12 Jaco Fourie, 13 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 14 Ronald Brown, 15 Curtley Adams. Replacements: 16 Baard Le Roux, 17 Kyle Kruger, 18 Chergin Fillies, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Willem Massyn, 21 Devon Mare, 22 Carlisle Jordaan, Peter-John Walters.

FNB Tuks 65, FNB Shimlas 19

Scoring nine tries, FNB Tuks made light work of FNB Shimlas, winning 65-19 in the seventh round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Bloemfontein at the Free State Stadium, home of the Cheetahs.

FNB Player that Rocks: Sibahle Maxwane (FNB UP-Tuks)

Scorers

FNB Shimlas: 19. Tries: Vuyani Maqina (five-pointer) Benji Van Vuuren (five-pointer) Liheli Xoli (five-pointer). Cons: Marco Mason (2)
FNB Tuks: 65. Tries: Sibahle Maxwane (seven-pointer x2), Dewald Naude (five-pointer + seven-pointer), Andrew Beerwinkel (seven-pointer), Chris Massyn (seven-pointer), Clyde Davids (five-pointer), Divan Rossouw (five-pointer), Jan Henning Campher (five-pointer). Cons: Tinus De Beer (5). Yellow card: Brian Leitch, Clyde Davids, Juan Swanepoel

Teams

FNB Shimlas starting XV: 15 Sechaba Motsoela, 14 Vuyani Maqina, 13 Lihleli Xoli, 12 Stephan Janse Van Rensburg, 11 Marco Mason, 10 Henco Postumus, 9 Dian Badenhorst, 8 Nardus Erasmus, 7 Wilandre Kotzenburg, 6 Benji Janse Van Vuuren, 5 Ruben Schoeman, 4 Nicolaas Immelman, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Francois Steyn, 1 Kwenzokuhle Blose. Replacements: 16 Anrich Alberts, 17 Johan Kotze, 18 Thabiso Msiza, 19 Rohan Roelofse, 20 Musa Mahlasela, 21 Armand Pretorius, 22 Carel Wynand Coetzee,23 Phumzile Maqondwana.

Tuks starting XV: 1 Andrew Beerwinkel, 2 Corniel Els, 3 Johan Fouche, 4 Brian Leitch, 5 Brad Fortuin, 6 Eduan Lubbe, 7 Hendrik Massyn, 8 Eathan Davids, 9 Riaan Warner, 10 Tinus De Beer, 11 Ndiphiwe Maxwane, 12 Brecher Visser, 13 Toko Maebane, 14 Dewald Naude, 15 Divan Rossouw. Substitutions: 16 Jan Henning Campher, 17 Jaco Holtzhausen, 18 Jacques Verwey, 19 Juan Swanepoel, 20 Theo Maree 21 Keenan van Wyk, 22 Trevor Stander, 23. Franco van den Berg.

FNB Pukke 43, FNB CUT 38

FNB Pukke scored a deserved victory of 43-38 over FNB CUT in Bloemfontein this evening, after they led 31-10 at half time. FNB Pukke ran in seven tries to five but the FNB Ixias fought back valiantly in the second half. FNB Pukke hooker Wilmar Arnoldi was awarded the FNB Player that Rocks award.

FNB Player That Rocks: Wilmar Arnoldi (FNB Pukke)

Scorers

FNB Pukke: 43. Tries: Elden Schoeman, Wilmar Arnoldi, Jimmy Mpailane, Jeandre Rudolph, Boela Venter, Tapiwe Mafura and Walt Steenkamp. Cons: Julian Delicado (4)
FNB Ixias: 38. Tries: Kabous Van Schalckwyk (2), Ruben Heymans, Dian Dry and Kian Skippers. Cons: Martin Jacobs (3). Pens: Jacobs

Teams

FNB CUT: 15. Ruan Wasserman, 14. Toolo Mosego, 13. Gert Cronje, 12. Johan Nel (c), 11. Olwethu Ndakisa, 10. Martin Jacobs, 9. Ruben Heymans, 8. Dean Rossouw, 7. Vincent Maruping, 6. Dian Dry, 5. Brendan Verster, 4. Kian Skippers, 3. Chrisjan du Toit, 2. Henco Smit, 1. Kabous van Schalkwyk. Replacements: 16. Stefan Jacobs, 17. Francois du Toit, 18. Kyle Ess, 19. Andre Venter, 20. Stefan Kruger, 21. Dean Jacobs, 22. Waldo Putter, 23. Sylvester Makakole

FNB NWU-Pukke starting XV: 1 Dolf van Deventer, 2 Louis van der Westhuizen, 3 Morné Strydom, 4 Loftus Morrison, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 6 Wandile Mazibuko, 7 Marno Redelinghuys, 8 Jeandré Rudolph, 9 Chriswill September, 10 Julian Delicado, 11 Lungelo Gosa, 12 Jaap Pienaar, 13 Elden Schoeman, 14 Jimmy Mpailane, 15 Tapiwe Mafura Reserves: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Dewald Dekker, 18 Matimu Reckson Manganyi, 19 Boela Venter, 20 Marcel Henn, 21 Caleb Louw, 22 Nkululeko Mcuma, 23 Dean Stokes

FNB Wits 30, FNB Madibaz 20

FNB Wits hosted the FNB Madibaz at Wits Stadium in a mouthwatering clash in the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International. The match was one played at a very high intensity, which saw the exciting young FNB Wits backline thrive when attacking. The game ended with the men from Johannesburg emerging 30-20 victors.

FNB Player That Rocks: CJ Greeff (FNB Wits)

Scorers

FNB Wits: 30. Tries: Constant Beckerling, Rhyno Herbst, Jethro De Lange, CJ Greef. Cons: Gianni Lombard, Warren Gilbert. Pens: Warren Gilbert (2)
FNB Madibaz: 20. Tries: Jixie Molapo (seven-point), Henry Brown. Cons: Thomas Kean. Pens: Thomas Kean, Henry Brown

Teams

FNB Madibas starting XV: 15. Lindelwu Zungu, 14. Athenkozi Mayinje, 13. Ivan-John Du Preez, 12. Andile Jho, 11. Jixie Molapo, 10. Thomas Kean, 9. Luvo Classen, 8. Kevin Kaba (C), 7. Wynand Grassmann, 6. Henry Brown, 5. Gerrit Huisamen, 4. Reyno Du toit, 3. Nicolas Oosthuizen, 2. Jean-Pierre Jamieson, 1. Xandre Vos. Subs: 16. Jedwyn Harty, 17. Thembelihle Yase, 18. Nicolas Roebeck, 19. Hayden Tharret, 20. Justin Hollis, 21. Davron Austin Cameron, 22. Simon Bolze, 23. Siphumele Msutwana

FNB Wits starting XV: 15. Lux Ntsepe, 14.Kwanele Ngema 13. Wandisile Simelane , 12. Brandan Hewitt, 11. Joshua Jarvis, 10. Gianni Lombard, 9. Ruan Cloete, 8. Jethro De Lange, 7. Conor Brockschmidt, 6. Constant Beckerling, 5. Graham Logan, 4. Rhyno Herbst, 3. Luvuyo Pupuma, 2. CJ Conradie, 1. Ameer Williams. Subs: 16. Justin Brandon, 17. Brandon Palmer, 18. Pascal Snyman, 19. Ruan Macdonald , 20. Tyrone Green, 21. Warren Gilbert, 22. Manuel Rass, 23. CJ Greeff

Varsity Shield results:

FNB TUT 21-16 FNB UKZN
FNB Rhodes 15-45 FNB WSU
FNB CPUT 29-12 FNB UFH

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