Varsity Cup Round 6 previews and predictions

March 12, 2012
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Even if just for the supporters on the other left-side of the Orange River, tonight is the game everyone was waiting for in this year’s Varsity Cup as Maties will host their neighbours Ikeys at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

by Jacques

For the Maties supporters you can even look forward to see this on Supersport if you cannot make it to the sold out stadium.  Maties is the only unbeaten team thus-far in the competition while UCT will be fighting for what remains a very slim chance to make the semi-finals.

“It’s going to be a big, big game and UCT will very psyched to pick up a win in Stellenbosch,” said Maties head coach Chean Roux. “I don’t care what’s happened up till now – UCT will be well up for this match… it’s going to be a lekker one!”

UCT went from heroes last season to zero’s this season as they won six trophies including a first ever local club title in 37 years.

“Our results haven’t been good this year, it doesn’t take a genius to work it out, but I really don’t think we’re playing that badly – it’s just a few things letting us down at the moment”

Two teams that will keep a close eye on this game are UJ and Tuks. They are second and third on the table and a loss from Maties tonight will benefit them the most. UJ and Tuks are arguably the best two teams in the competition at this stage and would like to have both semi-finals up in the north rather than to travel or play each other.

UJ travel to Potch to face Pukke.   A win for Pukke tonight will all but assure them the fourth semi-final spot, but it can also throw the cat amongst the pigeons for other teams in their aspirations to get a home semi-final.

Shimlas will play TUT in Bloemfontein to hopefully end their four-game losing streak.  TUT is fighting to get out of the automatic promotion relegation zone. For that they have to win tonight and next week against Madibaz but that is a big ask for a team who could not register a win yet this year.

Maties and UCT will maybe grab all the headlines in Round Six but there will be something to gain or lose for every team on the games tonight.

Predictions:

  • Shimlas vs. TUT – Easy…..Shimlas by Fingy(Plenty)
  • Maties vs UCT – Difficult one but will go with home team and my teamJMaties by 10
  • Tuks MNNU- Tuks by 30 points will be too good for MNNU
  • Pukke vs. UJ – I can see a surprise here with Pukke by 5

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134 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Shimlas 16 TUT 8 14 min gone

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Try scored by Gavin Engelbrecht for VIKINGS

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Try scored by Armand Koster and Raymond Rhule for SHIMLAS

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Maties U20 in control early on against NMMU. Tries from captain Cobus Nel and centre Christof van Tonder have given them a 13-0 lead.

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Penalty for TUT…shimlas lead 16-10

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Penalty converted by Ruan van Loo for VIKINGS

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    nice running game :applause:

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Penalty for TUT again

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    and he miss

  10. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    20 minutes gone in Bloemfontein (first strategy break): FNB Shimlas 16 FNB TUT Vikings 10

  11. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Maties U20s have the bonus point in the bag after just 23 mins. Captain Cobus Nel getting over for the 4th try to put them 29-0 ahead v NMMU

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    The Shimlas getting penalised heavily here in Bloem, all the TUT points have come off penalties thus far.

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    If TUT score two more points tonight, they would have exactly doubled their entire tally for the season.

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Shimlas score in Blou Bulls time(Pink Shorts) 24 -10 leading TUT

  15. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Patria lead Bastion 7-5 after 25min in the Koshuisrugby Championships

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    shimlas driving over for a try from lineout

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    TMO?

  18. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Double movement penalty TUT shame such a good drive idiot went down to soon

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Try TUT must say they deserve it after all play they made

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    SHIMLAS 24 vs TUT 15 after 36 min. Try scored by Hagen Munba for VIKINGS

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Maties U20 are running NMMU ragged. Seven tries to make it 50-0 before half-time in Stellenbosch.

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Shimlas 24 (3 tries) TUT 18 (2 tries) – 37 minutes gone

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Bastion trail Patria by 15-13 at half-time

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Shimlas score through Willie Britz in injury time 1 ste half 32-18 half time score

  25. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    47 minutes gone in Bloemfontein – Shimlas 40 (5 tries) TUT 18 (2 tries

  26. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Patria lead Bastion 23-13 with 20min to play in the Koshuisrugby Championships in Potch

  27. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Try TUT shimla slead 40-26

  28. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    and another one for TUT

  29. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    TUT run from own 25m to score brilliant try

  30. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    ry before this one scored by Wikus Botes for VIKINGS

  31. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    JT their is your penalty after try scored for their is still time left :soek:

  32. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Shimlas 40 (5 tries) TUT 34 (4 tries).

  33. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    TUT looks like the team who wants to win this now

  34. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    The Shimlas defence is nothing less than shocking, they”ve allowed the weakest side in the competitions history to score 4 against them

  35. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    penalty infront fro TUT after again attacking Shimlas line

  36. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Shimlas 40-TUT 36 58 min gone

  37. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Bulls time again VC going pink with second stragegy break

  38. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Smilas making shit load of msitakes

  39. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Penalty Shimlas kickable

  40. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    sorry penalty TUT kick for line

  41. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    10 min to go still 40-36 for Shimlas both teams are forcing the play now with lost of msitakes

  42. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Shimlas score Strydom in the gap and over

  43. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Shimlas 48-36 maybe that is the fat lady singing in the background

  44. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Defending Koshuis champions Patria have beated Bastion 44-21 in Potch

  45. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Full-time: FNB Shimlas 56 (7 tries) FNB TUT Vikings 36 (4 tries).

  46. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Now for the big one Maties against Souties from UCT

  47. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Beatiful to see a full stadium in Stellenbosch

  48. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Maties score from the kick off great stuff from whole team using forwards and backs

  49. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Maties 8-0

  50. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    UCT building up nicely

  51. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Penalty offside against Maties

  52. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    UCT take quick one

  53. avatar Boertjie says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 7:02 pm:

    And a beautiful setting.
    :whistling:

    Maties have clearly visible numbers
    on their backs, unlike so many SS15
    teams.

  54. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Maties turnover

  55. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 7:08 pm: Yes maybe Alister and kie can come and learn a bit

  56. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Hope they watching

  57. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Varsity Shield action tonight: Wits v UKZN in Joburg and CUT v UWC in Bloem. No scores yet.

  58. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Maties struggeling in lineouts

  59. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    UCT trying to make the game fast

  60. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Great kick by andre smith deep in uct half

  61. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Andre Smit score for maties in the corner

  62. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Great forward buildup with good finishing from backline why the flook can Stormers not play this way

  63. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    12 minutes gone in Stellenbosch: FNB Maties 13 (2 tries – Hattingh, Smith) FNB UCT 0

  64. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Maties brilliant in defense

  65. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    from JJ Harmse Tuks 8-0 after 15

  66. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    From JJ Tuks 16-0 na 20 min

  67. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    UCT allready 7 turnovers conceded

  68. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    UCT attacking scrum now on Maties line

  69. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Bulls time at Stellenbosch

  70. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    CUT have scored two early tries to take a 16-0 lead over UWC at the first strategy break in Bloemfontein.

  71. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Maties again with brilliant defense

  72. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    From JJ 16-5 Tuks

  73. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    varsitycup At the first strategy break it is still scoreless between Wits and UKZN

  74. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Smit score again great break by number 9 abrams to put smit away for his second

  75. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Maties 21 UCT souties 0

  76. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    27 min

  77. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Steinhoff Koshuisrugby score update: (Almost half-time) Vishuis 34 Monitor 5 (1 try, 1 red card).

  78. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    From JJ, NMMU druk Tweede drie, 16-10

  79. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Maties score bonus points through Helmut

  80. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    From JJ Harmse Tuks 24, NMMU. 10

  81. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Maties 29-0 37 min

  82. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    TUKS 24 vs NMMU 10 (Half Time)

  83. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Again Maties stood ferm in defense no way through for UCT

  84. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Wits are on the scoreboard thanks to a penalty from flyhalf Greg Blom. Wits 2-8 UKZN just before HT in JHB.

  85. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Score update from Potch – just before half-time: NWU-Pukke 24 UJ 8.

  86. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    UCT score try in end of 1ste half

  87. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Half Time Maties 29 UCT 5

  88. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    CUT are running riot against UWC and have wrapped up the four-try bonus point at half-time. CUT 27-0 UWC in Bloemfontein.

  89. avatar DavidS says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    UJ v Pukkies?

  90. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championships score update: Vishuis 71 (Shimlas) Monitor (TUT) 13. Into the second half now.

  91. avatar Boertjie says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Did you see that long tunnel
    behind a Maties ruck?

  92. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Maties 29-5 still 45 min gone

  93. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    A charge-down try from replacement Thato Mavundla has given Wits a one-point lead. Wits 9-8 UKZN

  94. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    TUKS 32 vs NMMU 18 (Second Half)Reply to Boertjie @ 8:06 pm: :D

  95. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championships update – 60 minutes: Vishuis 87 Monitor 13

  96. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Maties murdering UCT in the scrums

  97. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Maties over but we need to see the TMO for a bit

  98. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Score update from Pretoria: 53 minutes gone – UP-Tuks 32 (four tries now) NMMU 10 (2 tries).

  99. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Try aarded in Stellenbosch Maties 37-5

  100. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championships score update – 67 minutes gone: Vishuis 103 Monitor 13

  101. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    UKZN have a slender 10-9 lead at the second strategy break of their match against Wits

  102. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Maties killing the souties in scrum again

  103. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Bulls break in 2de half

  104. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    TUKS 32 vs NMMU 26 (Second Half)

  105. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Pink ball in play

  106. avatar Boertjie says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 8:25 pm:

    Shame. Souties are probably underfed.

  107. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    With 20min still to play NWU-Pukke lead 32-16 against UJ in Potch

  108. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    TUKS 37 vs NMMU 26 (Second Half)

  109. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    UCT out of VC thank God we do not have to see too many of their kak in SS next year

  110. avatar DavidS says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Yo Zambonian…

    UJ / Pukke score please…

    :wink:

  111. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    From TUKSFM 42 vs NMMU 26 (Second Half)

  112. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championships score update – full-time: Vishuis 133 (Shimlas) Monitor 13 (TUT).

  113. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:37 pm: Waiting comming now

  114. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:37 pm: UJ fighting back in Potch. 10min to go and NWU-Pukke lead 32-24

  115. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    :whistling:

  116. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Result: TUKS 42 vs NMMU 31 (Full Time)

  117. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Maties 37 -5 72 min

  118. avatar DavidS says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 8:30 pm:

    Yay Pukkies!

  119. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    CUT have slaughtered UWC, running in ten tries to beat the Cape side 73-8 in their Varsity Shield clash in Bloemfontein.

  120. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Wits leading UKZN 13-12 with just minutes left in their tense Varsity Shield game.

  121. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Flat ball from stevens and wessel coetzee under the sticks for maties

  122. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Maties 42 – 5

  123. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:41 pm: 4 tries a piece in Potch! NWU-Pukke 32-32 UJ with 5min to play

  124. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Final Countdown playing in Stellenbosch

  125. avatar DavidS says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 8:45 pm:

    Fargin hell… UJ making a comeback!

  126. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Stupid soutie going in with head after ref blew

  127. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    All over at stellenbosch Maties hammer souties 45-5

  128. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:49 pm: Last minute penalty wins it for NWU-Pukke 34-32 against UJ in Potch!”

  129. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:49 pm: Great win for hardworking Pukke

  130. avatar DavidS says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Yup great win for them! Been coming close in many games this season.

    My one cousin is their biokineticist…

  131. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:58 pm: :applause:

  132. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Over 100 tackles by Maties in a great defensive display but they also put 45 points

  133. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Ok score round ups

    Maties 45 UCT 5
    Pukke 34 UJ 32
    Tuks 42 MNNU 31
    Shimlas 56 TUT 36

    Tx to wwwvarsitycup.co.za; JJ harmse for Tuks scores and rugby15.co.za for all the updates

  134. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Great to see souties lose again to Maties like always :whistling:

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