Home sides dominate in opening round of Varsity Cup
February 05, 2019
Three out of four hosts in the opening round of the Varsity Cup used their home ground advantage to the utmost on Monday, with FNB UCT, FNB UP-Tuks and FNB Maties scored wins. FNB UCT hosted newcomers FNB UWC at the Green Mile for the opening FNB Varsity Cup match in a tense tug-of-war game, with the Ikey Tigers securing a 32-24 win.

FNB UP-Tuks were made to work hard for their 23-6 (half-time 8-3) victory against the FNB CUT Ixias in their Round One clash at the Tuks Rugby Stadium on Monday evening. FNB Maties battled past a fierce FNB Wits team at the Danie Craven in Stellenbosch on Monday night, winning 33-17.

FNB NWU withstood FNB UJ and the rain as they emerged victorious in their season opener, winning 23-8 at UJ Rugby Stadium in the only match where the visiting team could claim a victory.


FNB UCT 32 (14). Tries: Tumi Mogoje (5 point try), Stef de Gouveia (5 point try), Cuan Hablutzel (7 point try), Michael Brink (7 point try). Conversions: Darian Hock (4)
FNB UWC 24 (7). Tries: Kurt-Lee Arendse (5 point try), Tristan Leyds (5-point try), Andre Manuel (5 point try). Conversions: Lyle Hendricks (3). Penalty: Lyle Hendricks (1).

FNB UP-Tuks 23 (8). Tries: Stephan Smit, Ciaran Dayaram, Wian van Niekerk. Penalties: De Beer (2).
FNB CUT 6 (3). Penalties: Marc Morrison, Heinrich Bitzi.

FNB Maties 33 (17). Tries: HJ Luus (2), Logan Boonzaaier (7 point try). Conversations: Jordan Chait (2). Penalties: Chait (4)
FNB Wits 17 (12). Tries: Krappies van den Berg, CJ Conradie (2). Conversations: Christian Humphries

FNB UJ 8 (0). Tries: Cyprian Nkomo. Penalty: Jeanluc Cilliers.
FNB NWU 23 (14). Tries: Louis Van Der Westhuizen, Pienaar Van Niekerk, Lungelo Gosa. Conversions: Schalk Hugo (3).

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