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Varsity Cup, Round 6

Jacques looks at the action from Round 5 and gives us the line up’s for tonight’s games.

by Jacques

Round 5 in this year’s Varsity Cup did not bring a lot of surprises but we still got the full throttle non-stop action last Monday.

In the first match of the day we saw a struggling UCT hosting their neighbours Maties at the Green Mile. I was actually impressed by the commitment and style the men from UCT played with and I’m actually surprised that they did not win more matches this year. They have big and fast backs which run the ball from any place on the field and the forwards can stand tall with any other team in the competition.  Maties only manage to pull clear of UCT in the second half after applying a lot of pressure on the UCT gaol line. Maties scored the bonus point try and won the game 37-15.

Our second match saw Pukke take on Shimlas in an open running game. Pukke struggled to get going on the night and in some circles the end score was a surprise as Shimlas run away with a 38-18 win. Players like Robbie van Schalkwyk and Nico Scheepers is names we will hear in the future.

Due to the fact that NMMU have beaten Shimlas, draw against UCT and win against Wits it was not really a surprise that the won against UJ on Monday night. This team was struggling for the past few years on the bottom of the log but showed this year that they can be counted as one of the top universities in the country now. NMMU won the game 20-13.

In the other match Tukkies got a good run in after their lost against Maties when the beat Wits 52-0.

In this week’s matches the one that must be the game of the week will be Pukke vs NMMU. NMMU will want to keep their good form running as they will be having one eye on a semi-final spot. Another game worth watching tonight will be UJ who will be hosting Tuks.

The full schedule for tonight:

Pukke vs. NMMU

Shimlas vs. UCT

UJ vs. Tuks

Maties vs. Wits

**additional information from www.varsitycup.co.za and Sports Media365.

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    Here We go

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    FNB UJ Young Guns lead FNB UCT Young Guns 8-5 in a tightly fought contest.

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    NMMU (MADIBAZ) 5 vs NWU (PUKKE) 0 after 4 min. Try scored by Roy Godfrey for MADIBAZ

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    Pukke burst through with nr 2 JC Olberholzer

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    MNNU still lead 8-5 after 20 min

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    FNB UFS Young Guns have taken an early 8-0 lead over Wits thanks to a try from loosehead prop Petrus Senekal.

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    Score is 8-8 at Shimla Park in the match between Steinhoff Vishuis and the Steinhoff Cobras

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    FNB NMMU extend their lead to 10-5 over NWU-Pukke with a penalty to flyhalf Justin van Staden.

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    FNB UJ Young Guins 18-13 FNB UCT Young Guns in Bloemfontein.

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    willemse score for Madiba NNMU

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    FNB UFS Young Guns lead Wits 16-2 in Joburg after a try from inside centre Johan Peens.

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    NMMU 18-5 33 min

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    Danie Jordaam score for Pukke

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    FNB NWU-Pukke lock Danie Jordaan hits back with a try for the home side to reduce the gap to 18-12 against the Madibaz.

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    Madibas score again

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    NMMU (MADIBAZ) 23 vs NWU (PUKKE) 10 after 40 min. Try scored by Gerhardus Smith for Madibaz

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    FNB UFS-Shimlas Young Guns wrap up the bonus point just before half-time with a try to Stephan Janse Van Rensburg to make it 32-2

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    A great penalty kick from Justin van Staden 28-13.

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    Great try from MNNU Martin Ferreira

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    NMMU 36 Pukke 13, remember this is the same team that beat the Tuks team in the first match

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    Steinhoff Vishuis open up a substantial 37-8 lead over the Steinhoff Cobras in Bloemfontein.

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    Pukke score

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    FNB NWU-Pukke hit back with a try by Robey Labuschagne from a driving maul to reduce NMMU’s lead to 36-21.

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    Some real nice agro between Pukke and NMMU

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    Pukke score NMMU still leads 36-29

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    FNB NWU-Pukke No.8 SJ Niemand crashes over to secure the bonus point and reduce NMMU’s lead to 36-29

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    Pukke on attack again

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    Steinhoff Vishuis remain in a commanding 45-13 lead over Steinhoff Cobras with not long left.

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    NMMU (MADIBAZ) 36 vs NWU (PUKKE) 29 after 70 min.

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    FNB UFS-Shimlas Young Guns lead Wits 37-2 thanks to five unanswered tries in Joburg.

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    37-36 Pukke what a fight back

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    The FNB UCT Young Guns beat FNB UJ Young Guns 41-36 in an absolute try fest in Johannesburg.

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    39-36 Pukke after penalty kick

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    Pukke take a greatr game of rugga 39-36

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    Steinhoff Vishuis eased past Steinhoff Cobras in their Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championship match on Monday

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    UFS (SHIMLAS) 0 vs UCT (IKEYS) 0 after 0 min

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    Some School rugby news: PAARL BOYS HIGH SCHOOL 38 vs SAN ISIDRO CLUB (ARG) 20 Full-time

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    FNB UFS-Shimlas put Wits to the sword in Joburg racking up a 63-2 victory.

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    UJ vs Tuks let’s hope it is a cracker

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    8-0 For Tuks

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    UJ 0 vs UP (TUKS) 8 after 3 min. Try converted by Handre Pollard for TUKS

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    FNB TUT take an early 2-0 lead against FNB Fort Hare in Pretoria

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    FNB UJ hit back with a try from loosehead prop Wessel du Randt to level the score against UP-Tuks at 8-8.

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    And Tuks score again

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    FNB UP-Tuks centre Piet Lindeque busts the line to get over in the corner for a great try to give them a 16-8 lead over UJ.

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    FNB Wits hit back with a try by Riaan Arends which is converted by Kyle Peyper. FNB Wits 8 – 8 FNB Maties

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    UFS (SHIMLAS) 8 vs UCT (IKEYS) 8 after 14 min. Try converted for SHIMLAS

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    UJ 8 vs UP (TUKS) 16 after 17 min

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    Time for a strategy break at Shimla Park. FNB Ikeys and FNB Shimlas locked at 8-8

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    FNB CUT score their second try through captain Inus Kritzinger and the conversion is good from Noel Marx to give CUT a 16-2 lead over UKZN

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    Try for Andries Truter, converted by Dean Grant. FNB Maties 16-8 FNB Wits

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    UJ mistake give Tuks another score

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    Another try for skipper Helmut Lehmann and Grant converts again. FNB Maties stretch their lead to 24-8 over FNB Wits

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    FNB UCT Young Guns managed to sneak past FNB UJ Young Guns 41-36 in a nail-biter in Johannesburg

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    UFS (SHIMLAS) 8 vs UCT (IKEYS) 8 after 30 min.

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    A penalty from Handre Pollard and a try to Shaun Adendorff stretches FNB UP-Tuks’ lead over UJ to 26-8.

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    Yellow card for FNB Shimlas prop Carl van Heerden

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    Ref give try to UJ from Line out 5 min out

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    Tuks lead 26-16 halftime

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    UFS (SHIMLAS) 8 vs UCT (IKEYS) 13 after 40 min

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    UFS (SHIMLAS) 8 vs UCT (IKEYS) 16 Half-time Try converted by Jones Davies for IKEYS

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    Half Time: FNB Maties 24-8 FNB Wits

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    HALF-TIME: FNB Fort Hare lead FNB TUT 12-4 at the break

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    UFS (SHIMLAS) 16 vs UCT (IKEYS) 16 after 43 min. Try converted by Nico Scheepers for SHIMLAS

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    Hat-trick for Helmut Lehman! Grant slots the conversion again. FNB Maties 32-8 FNB Wits. 45 min played

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    Uj score through Pretorius Tuks lead 26-24

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    Kwevoels

    March 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Go MATIES :wave: :bowdown: :bowdown:

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    FNB UKZN score soon after the restart through Chris Ndlovu but Kritzinger scores again to cancel that Impi’s try out. CUT 32-18 UKZN

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    Wits scores in the corner! Second try by them! 32-13 Maties!

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    UFS (SHIMLAS) 16 vs UCT (IKEYS) 21 after 51 min. Try scored for IKEYS

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    Brad Bosman scores a try for FNB Ikeys. Jones-Davies conversion hits the uprights and misses. FNB Ikeys 21-16 FNB Shimlas. 53 min gone

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    Another try for FNB Fort Hare as they opening up a healthy 17-4 lead against FNB TUT

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    UFS (SHIMLAS) 21 vs UCT (IKEYS) 21 after 58 min

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    Kwevoels

    March 11, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    This is my prediction for the Varsity Cup Finals

    20-12

    For the Maties

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    Divandre Strydom goes over for Shimlas. Scheepers misses the conversion and its FNB Shimlas 21-21 FNB Ikeys

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    TRY TIME!!! Grant converts! 40-13 vir Maties!

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    UFS (SHIMLAS) 21 vs UCT (IKEYS) 21 after 65 min.

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    Kwevoels

    March 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny)Die wat nie hier is nie is elders!! @ 8:21 pm: You know it :bowdown: :respek: :wave: :boxing:

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    At the Strategy break FNB CUT lead FNB UKZN 32-20

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    UJ 24 vs UP (TUKS) 26 after 64 min

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    FNB Maties extend their lead to 40-13 over FNB Wits with a try that Grant converts again

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    FNB Ikeys 21-21 FNB Shimlas. 70 min gone on the clock

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    FNB CUT move into a commanding 45-20 lead with under 10 minutes to go in the game

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    Try UJ

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    Brilliant :wave:

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    UJ 29 Tuks 26

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    FNB UJ fullback Kobus de Kock is over in the corner for the bonus-point try to give them a 29-26 lead over UP-Tuks with five minutes left.

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    US (MATIES) 48 vs WITS 13

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    Kwevoels

    March 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    to Jacques(Bunny)Die wat nie hier is nie is elders!! @ 8:33 pm: No way they can get a trie in 10 min against the matiesReply :whistling:

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    Tuks score

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    Bryanton Booysen scores for FNB Maties who now lead FNB Wits 48-13

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    Pollard over Tuks lead 31-29

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    Courtnall Skosan gets over for a late try to give FNB UP-Tuks the lead back at 33-29 over UJ. That is a heartbreaker for the home side

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    Kwevoels

    March 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny)Die wat nie hier is nie is elders!! @ 8:40 pm:

    Say goodnight to UJ :cheers:

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    Tuks take it brilliant game great stuff real rugby

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    Rinus Bothma goes over for Wits and Peyper converts. FNB Maties 48-21 FNB Wits

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    Final Score: FNB Ikeys 21-21 FNB Shimlas. Another draw for the UCT boys!

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    :whistling: Tuks winless in 2013

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    Sorry wrong team

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  100. avatar

    Sorry Morne, UCT still winless in 2013

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    FULL-TIME and FNB Fort Hare have beaten FNB TUT in the last minute 25-18!

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    Morne watch quickly they show highlights of the Maties UCT game :soek:

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    Varsity Shield Results: TUT (VIKINGS) 18 vs FORT HARE 25

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    Kwevoels

    March 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    It was a good night of Varsity Cup. All the teams that i wanted to win did 8). If the maties goes on like this then my prediction is going to be true .

    But Maties has to watch out for Pukke remember they did win us in the last final but i think the maties’s teamwork , defence and attack are better this year so Pukke watch out.

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