FNB Varsity Cup: FNB UCT 16, FNB UP Tuks 26

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Defending champions UP-Tuks are the only unbeaten side left in the competition, but they will still have their work cut out for them against a UCT team high on confidence.

Having won their last two games on the road, the Ikeys will be aiming to claim a big scalp in front of their home fans and cement their position in the top four.

As ever the windy conditions on the Green Mile will play a central role, so it could be down to which halfback combination is able to keep their forwards on the front foot.

UP-Tuks have been forced to make a couple of changes to their team, whilst UCT are enjoying some good continuity, so this will not be easy for the visitors.

FNB UCT: 15 Ross Jones-Davies, 14 Richard Stewart, 13 Martin Sauls, 12 Nic Holton, 11 Lihleli Xoli, 10 Dean Grant, 9 Liam Slatem (captain), 8 Guy Alexander, 7 Vince Jobo, 6 Jason Klaasen, 5 James Kilroe, 4 Jan Uys,3 Digby Webb, 2 Neil Rautenbach, 1 Robin Murray.
Replacements: 16 Chad Soloman, 17 Michael Kennedy, 18 Shaun McDonald, 19 Zakeyo Tinetenda, 20 James Alexander, 21 Huw Jones, 22 Suwilanji Chibale, 23 David Maasch.

FNB UP-Tuks: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Dries Swanepoel,12 Ryan Nell, 11 Kefentse Mahlo; 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Carlo Engelbrecht, 8 Reniel Hugo (captain), 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Dennis Visser, 4 Irné Herbst, 3 Andrew Beerwinkel, 2 Corniel Els, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Arno van Wyk, 17 Brummer Badenhorst, 18 Jono Janse van Rensburg, 19 Leneve Damens, 20 Emile Temperman, 22 Francois Tredoux, 22 Duncan Matthews, 23 Neethling Fouche.

Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Neville Heilbron

 

 

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24 comments for “FNB Varsity Cup: FNB UCT 16, FNB UP Tuks 26

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    February 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    And the Cape Doctor is doing his work in Cape Town as the teams line-up for the anthems

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    February 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    FNB UFS Young Guns showed Wits no mercy in their 122-0 demolition job in Bloemfontein

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    February 24, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    FNB UJ Young guns beat UCT 40-29 on a windy Green Mile to notch their second win of the season

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    February 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Wind will play a big part in the game and FNB UCT is playing with it in the first half

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    February 24, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    First try to UCT

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    February 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    FNB UCT lead by 8-0

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    February 24, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    FNB UCT 5 meters out with attacking scrum

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    February 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    21 phases for Tuks from their own 22 just to lose the ball in a turn over and UCT kicking with the wind kicks it out 5 meters from Tuks line

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    February 24, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    UCT went through 7 phases on Tuks gaol line and mess it up once they spread the ball wide.

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    February 24, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    FNB UCT will have to build a proper lead with the wind.

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    February 24, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    At the first half strategy break in Steinhoff Koshuis action. Heimat lead Humanities 13-0 in Bloem and Patria lead Oppidani 10-0 in PE

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    February 24, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Francois Crous adds a third try for Steinhoff Heimat. They lead 18-0 over Steinhoff Humanities in Steinhoff Koshuis action

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  13. avatar
    February 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Intercept try to Humanities from Etienne Wessels. Steinhoff Heimat 18-8 Steinhoff Humanities

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    February 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    FNB UP-Tuks loosehead prop Juan Schoeman forces his way over on the stroke of half-time to score a crucial try and level the scores at 8-8.

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    February 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Bonus point tries for Steinhoff Patria and Steinhoff Heimat in Koshuis Rugby action. Scores: Oppidani 0-23 and Heimat 34-8 Humanities

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    February 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby score update: Oppidani 0-23 Patria; Heimat 42-8 Humanities

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    February 24, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    FNB UP-Tuks take the lead against UCT for the first time with a great try in the corner from fullback Warrick Gelant to make it 13-8.

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    February 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby score update: Oppidani 0-31 Patria; Heimat 55-16 Humanities

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    February 24, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Second strategy break on the Green Mile and FNB UP-Tuks holding on to their 13-8 over UCT in the wind

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    February 24, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Turn over ball for Tuks and the score their third try in the corner and extending their lead….

    Score: FNB UCT 8, FNB UJ Tuks 18

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    February 24, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Yellow card for FNB UP-Tuks replacement Leneve Damens for repeated infringements. Both sides looking for a bonus point in the final stages.

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    February 24, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Van Wyk seals the bonus point try and win for FNB UJ Tuks in Cape Town….

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    February 24, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    FNB UCT score in the last minute of the game as the defence of Tuks is opened up.

    Final Score in Cape Town

    FNB UJ Tuks 26, FNB UCT 16

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    February 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    FNB UFS-Shimlas have wrapped up the bonus point before half-time against UJ with Joubert Engelbrecht scoring to make it 29-0

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