Just as you think you have seen it all Varsity Cup rugby brings a game like Tuks against Pukke last night.
Most properly one of the most entertaining games of rugga I saw in a long time. From the start of the game till the 81st min we saw end to end stuff from both teams. Surely we need to contact Khalid Galant from the anti-doping to test these guys for surely they cannot play like that for 81 min.
Tuks boosted their hopes of securing a home semi-final with a last minute try to take a dramatic win in Johannesburg. Tuks got off to a brilliant start when Pollard went over the advantage line to see Blommetjies dive over in the third minute of the game. UJ answered right back with a try of their own by Wessel du Randt. Tries just kept on coming and Tuks took the teams into half time with a lead 26-16.
The second just saw both teams hammering at each other and it were UJ that took down the lead of Tuks with two tries. With minutes to go UJ lead 29-26 and I am sure everyone thought UJ would cause an upset and win the game. Tuks however had other plans and score with 1 minute to go to take the score to a match winning 31-29. Brilliant Varsity rugby, and the reason why this competition will stay one of the most exciting tournaments around for years to come.
Full Results from last night & Log:
|11||FNB UJ||29 – 34||FNB UP-Tuks 1||UJ Stadium, Jhbg|
|11||FNB Shimlas||21 – 21||FNB UCT||Xerox Shimla Park, Bloemfontein|
|11||FNB Wits||21 – 48||FNB Maties||Wits Rugby Stadium, Jhbg|
|11||FNB NWU-Pukke||39 – 36||FNB NMMU||Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds, Potch|
|2||FNB UP-Tuks 1||6||4||0||2||172||101||71||24||12||5||21|