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

February 24, 2014
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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

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

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

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    First try to UCT

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    FNB UCT lead by 8-0

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    FNB UCT 5 meters out with attacking scrum

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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

  10. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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

  11. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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.

  15. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

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

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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.

  18. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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.

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

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

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    February 24th, 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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