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Another thrilling round of Varsity Cup
March 22, 2017
UJ 28, Wits 23

FNB UJ managed to beat rivals FNB Wits in an enthralling game to solidify their top four spot in the 2017 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International.

FNB Player that Rocks: Jo-Hanko De Villiers (FNB UJ)

Scorers

FNB UJ 28. Tries: Jo Hanko De Villiers, Jaco Fourie, Adrian Bester. Conversions: Divan Nel (2). Penalties: Divan Nel (3)
FNB Wits 23. Tries: CJ Conradie, Ruan Cloete, Graham Logan. Conversion: Warren Gilbert. Penalties: Warren Gilbert (2)

Yellow Cards: Aphiwe Dyanti (UJ)

Teams

FNB UJ starting XV: 1 Waldo Weideman, 2 Johannes Snyman ©, 3 Kyle Kruger, 4 Kevin du Randt, 5 Adriaan Bester, 6 Gavin Delport, 7 Wian Conradie, 8 Jo-Hanco de Villiers, 9 Johan Esterhuizen, 10 Divan Nel, 11 Godfrey Ramaboea, 12 Jaco Fourie, 13 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 14 Ronald Brown, 15 Ewan Adams. Replacements: 16 Baard Le Roux, 17 Sarel Smith, 18 Chergin Fillies, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Leon Massyn, 21 Devon Mare, 22 Carlisle Jordaan, Peter-John Walters.

FNB Wits starting XV: 15 Gianni Lombard, 14 Kwanele Ngema 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Brandan Hewitt, 11 Luxolo Ntsepe, 10 Warren Gilbert, 9 Ruan Cloete, 8 Constant Beckerling, 7 Conor Brockschmidt, 6 Ruan Mcdobald, 5 Rhyno Herbst, 4 Graham Logan, 3 Luvuyo Pupuma, 2 CJ Conradie, 1. CJ Greef. Replacements: 16. Justin Brandon, 17. Brandon Palmer, 18. Pascal Snyman, 19 Jethro De Lange, 20 Tyrone Green, 21 Joshua Jarrvis, 22. AJ Van Blerk, 23. Ameer Williams

Maties 73, CUT 44

FNB Maties ensured that they will stay in the running for the final of the Varsity Cup, by comfortably rolling over a gutsy FNB CUT in Bloemfontein this evening. After leading 43-16 at the break, FNB Maties eventually won 73-44, scoring nine tries to the five of FNB CUT.

FNB Player That Rocks: Michal Haznar (FNB Maties)

Scorers

FNB Maties 73. Tries: Craig Barry (4), Edwill Van Der Merwe, Johan Momsen, JE Van Der Merwe, Mitchell Carstens, Iver Aanhuizen. Conversions: Tiaan Swanepoel (6), Ernst Stapelberg.
FNB CUT Ixias 44. Tries: Henco Smit, Stefan Kruger, Reuben Heymans, Brendan Verster, Olwethu Ndakisa. Conversions: Martin Jacobs (4). Penalties: Jacobs (3).

Teams

FNB CUT team: Waldo Putter, Mosego Toolo, Gert Cronje, Ruan Wasserman, Olwethu Ndakisa, Martin Jacobs, Ruben Heymans, Stefan Kruger, Vincent Maruping, Jean Small, Brendan Verster, Kian Skippers, Chrisjan Du Toit, Henco Smit, Kabous Van Schalkwyk. Replacements: Stefan Jacobs, Kyle Ess, Francois Du Toit, Andre Venter, Sylvester Makakole, Dean Jacobs, Denver Klue, Nicolaas Muller.

FNB Maties team: Tiaan Swanepoel, Craig Barry, Micheal Haznar, Jan Venter, Edwill van der Merwe, Reinhard Fortuin, Paul de Wet, Stephan Streicher, Ernst van Rhyn, Michell Carstens, Johan Momsen, Ian Groenewald, Jacobus van der Merwe, Craig Corbett, Neil Oelofse. Replacements: Shane Framer, Wesley Adonis, Roux Swart. Ruben de Villiers, Nic Egberink, Brendon Nell, Ernst Stapelberg, Duncan Saal.

Shimlas 23, Madibaz 7

FNB Shimlas beat FNB Madibaz 23-7 in the eighth round of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Bloemfontein at Xerox Shimla Park and could not secure a bonus point, leaving their semi-final spot dependant on next week’s result between FNB Tuks and FNB Pukke.

FNB Player that Rocks: Marco Mason (FNB Shimlas)

Scorers

FNB Shimlas 23. Tries: Marco Mason (seven-pointer), Vuyani Maqina (five-pointer), Nakkie Naude (seven-pointer). Conversions: Marco Mason (2)
FNB Madibaz7. Try: Andile Jho (seven-pointer) Yellow card: Francois Nieuwoudt (NMMU), Francois Steyn (Shimlas) Teams FNB Shimlas starting XV: 15 Marco Mason, 14 Vuyani Maqina , 13 Kurt Eybers,12 Lihleli Xoli, 11 Carel Coetzee, 10 Nicholaas Naude , 9 Armand Pretorius, 8 Wilandre Kotzenberg, 7 Phumzile Maqondwana ,6 Benji Janse Van Vuuren , 5 Niel Claasen, 4 Nicolaas Immelman ,3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Anrich Alberts , 1 Kwenzokuhle Blose. Substitutes: 16 Francois Steyn, 17 Johan Kotze, 18 Thabiso Msiza , Raymond Woest, 20 Nardus Erasmus, 21 Dian Badenhorst, 22 Rayhaan Lombaard ,23 Sechaba Matsoele

FNB Madibaz starting XV: 1 Xandre Vos, 2 Juan Pierre Jamieson, 3 Nicholaas Oosthuizen, 4 Wynand Grassmann , 5 Reyno du Toit, 6 Francois Nieuwoudt , 7 Brandon Brown, 8 Kevin Kaba, 9 Rouche Nel, 10 Michael Kean, 11 Jixie Molapo, 12 Andile Jho, 13 Ivan John du Preez, 14 Athenkosi Mayinje, 15 Siyanda Zungu. Substitutes: 16 Xolela Gogela, 17 Tembelihle Yase, 18 Graham Tharratt, 19 Neil Roebeck, 20 Warren Hollis, 21 Tevin Claasen, 22 Simon Bolze, 23 Petros Msutwana.

Tuks 51, UCT 23

FNB UP-Tuks outscored FNB UCT seven tries to three in their 51-23 win (halftime 12-23) over the men from Cape Town in their Round Eight match of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International in Pretoria.

FNB Player that Rocks: Divan Rossouw (FNB UP-Tuks)

Scorers

FNB UP-Tuks 51. Tries: Andre Warner, Sibahle Maxwane (5 pt. try, 7 pt. try), Toko Maebane, Penalty Try (2), Tinus de Beer (7 pt. try). Conversions: Tinus de Beer (4).
FNB UCT 23. Tries: Cuan Hablutzel (2), Nyasha Tarusenga (seven pt try). Conversions: Lohan Lubbe (3).

Yellow cards: Gary Porter (FNB UCT), Cuan Hablutzel (FNB UCT), Michael Kumburai (FNB UCT), Chris Massyn (FNB UP-Tuks)

Teams

FNB UP-Tuks: 15. Divan Rossouw, 14. Dewald Naude, 13. Toko Maebane, 12. Impi Visser, 11. Sibahle Maxwane, 10. Tinus de Beer, 9. Andre Warner, 8. Clyde Davids, 7. Chris Massyn (c), 6. Eduan Lubbe, 5. Aston Fortuin, 4. Brian Leitch, 3. Neethling Fouche, 2. Corniel Els, 1. Andrew Beerwinkel. Replacements: 16. Jan-Henning Campher, 17. Jaco Holtzhausen, 18. Marius Verwey, 19. Jsuan-Re Swanepoel, 20. Embrose Papier, 21. Keanan van Wyk, 22. Joshua Stander, 23. Gerhard Steenekamp.

FNB UCT: 15. Lohan Lubbe, 14. Rayno Mapoe, 13. Joel Smith, 12. Hendrik Lategan, 11. Seb Roodt, 10. Rob Anderson, 9. Stefano de Gouveia, 8. Nyasha Tarusenga, 7. Kuyenzeka Xaba, 6. Jason Klaasen (c), 5. Gary Porter, 4. Duncan Saffy, 3. Michael Kumburai, 2. Cuan Hablutzel, 1. Wayrin Losper. Replacements: 16. Martin Chandler, 17. William Day, 18. Lee-Marvin Mazebuko, 19. Alva Senderayi, 20. Sanele Malwane, 21. Msizi Zondi, 22. Michael Henning, 23. Gerard Pieterse.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, September 30 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday, October 07 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 11 2017
19:30 - Ireland vs South Africa
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Saturday, November 18 2017
20:45 - France vs South Africa
Stade de France, Paris
Saturday, November 25 2017
00:00 - Italy vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, December 02 2017
16:30 - Wales vs South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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