Varsity Cup Round 3

Lloyd Mafura from NWU Pukke during the Varsity Cup Rugby match between FNB UCT Ikeys and FNB NWU Pukke at UCT Rugby FIelds in Cape Town on February 12, 2018

Round 3 of the competition saw wins for Shimlas, Maties, CUT and UCT.

Shimlas 44 v Wits 24

Shimlas defeated Wits in the third round of the FNB Varsity Cup in Bloemfontein last night.

Shimlas: 44
Tries: Nicolaas Naude (2) Janco Cloete, Sango Xamleshe (7-point) Henk Pretorius (7-point) Menzi Nhlabathi (7-point). Cons: Nicolaas Naude (4)

Wits: 24
Tries: Cecil Conradie, Kasende Kapepula (2), Conor Brockschmidt. Cons: Christiaan Humpries (2)

FNB Player That Rocks: Nicolaas Naude (Shimlas)


Maties 24 v Tuks 16

Maties added their third victory of the campaign with a hard fought win over Tuks in Stellenbosch.

FNB Maties: 24
Tries: Johan Momsen; Chris Massyn. Cons: Chris Smith(2).Pens: Chris Smith

FNB Tuks: 16
Tries: Willem Strydom. Cons: Tinus de Beer. Pens: Tinus de Beer (3)

Cards: Ernst van Rhyn (Maties); Marco van Staden (Tuks)

FNB Player That Rocks: Marno Redelinghuys (Maties)

UCT 18 v NWU 15

UCT dominated most of the match at their home ground but NWU sprung to life midway through the second half to level the scores at 15-15. UCT were awarded a penalty in the dying minutes, snatching a victory and four valuable points.

Tries: Nyasha Tarusenga, Josh Moon. Cons: Lohan Lubbe. Pens: Lohan Lubbe (2)

Tries: Dean Stokes, Johan Retief. Cons: Schalk Hugo. Pens: Schalk Hugo.

FNB Player That Rocks: Robert Ball (UCT).

Cut 38 v Madibaz 37

CUT Ixias recorded only their second Varsity Cup win ever, in a close match against Madibaz.


CUT: 38

Tries: Tiaan Erasmus (2), Stefan van Schalkwyk, Rayno Nel, LP Heymans.Cons: Heinrich Bitzi (4). Pen: Bitzi (1)

Madibaz: 37

Tries: Gerrit Huisamen (2), Henry Brown, Wynand Grassmann, Jordan Koekemoer. Cons: Simon Bolze (2). Pens: Bolze (2)

FNB Player That Rocks: Tiaan Erasmus (CUT).