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.
Tries: Nicolaas Naude (2) Janco Cloete, Sango Xamleshe (7-point) Henk Pretorius (7-point) Menzi Nhlabathi (7-point). Cons: Nicolaas Naude (4)
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.
FNB UCT: 18
Tries: Nyasha Tarusenga, Josh Moon. Cons: Lohan Lubbe. Pens: Lohan Lubbe (2)
FNB NWU: 15
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.
Tries: Tiaan Erasmus (2), Stefan van Schalkwyk, Rayno Nel, LP Heymans.Cons: Heinrich Bitzi (4). Pen: Bitzi (1)
Tries: Gerrit Huisamen (2), Henry Brown, Wynand Grassmann, Jordan Koekemoer. Cons: Simon Bolze (2). Pens: Bolze (2)
FNB Player That Rocks: Tiaan Erasmus (CUT).