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Varsity Cup – UJ defeats Wits

WITS’ second loss in five matches, sees UJ victorious.

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Shaun Williams of UJ Photo: Christiaan Kotze/SASPA/VarstityCup

It is the University of Johannesburg’s first win of the 2019 Varsity Cup season over WITS at UJ Stadium on Monday 5th March evening.

The game marks WITS’ second loss in five matches, although they had the edge over UJ on the Varsity Cup log going into the match, but UJ produced a greater performance, leading 17-0 at halftime, a conversion added by Mashudu Raphunga.

UJ’s Odwa Nkunjana scored two tries in the first half, and thanks to Shaun Williams with an added seven-pointer.


Photo: Christiaan Kotze/SASPA/VarstityCup

WITS responded in the 52nd minute with a try by Adrian van Blerk, and shortly afterwards, a seven-point run-in from Kasende Kapepula took them within striking range of UJ at 20-16.

UJ had two quick penalty kicks, followed by a converted try, which gave them a breath of fresh air on the scoreboard again. But within five minutes to go, a converted five-pointer by Adriaan Bester made UJ’s lead – and ultimately their win!!

SOURCE – IOL / Wynona Louw

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Varsity Cup update

The week’s update on what went down in University sport.

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FNB CUT Ixias won another epic Bloem battle by 38-35, after the sides were locked at 21-all at half time.

Scores
FNB CUT: 38

Tries: Hardus Nel, Cohan Jasper, Dimitrio Tieties, Rayno Nel and Edward Davids.
Cons: Heinrich Bitzi (4) 
Pen: Heinrich Bitzi

FNB Shimlas: 35
Tries: Jan Cloete, Hanno Snyman, Tiaan Schutte (2) and Justin Taylor
Cons: Lubabalo Dobela (3)

FNB Madibaz continued their unbeaten run against FNB TUT in another exciting match full of tries, winning 62-5 to secure a home semi-final with a game in hand.

Scores
FNB Madibaz : 62
Tries:
 Njabulo Toni, Yomelela Kwesa, Bunganga Magwesthu, Ruan Jonker, Sibusiso Ngcokovane, Tristan Fourie, Charles Radebe, Bevan Prinsloo, Dirk Ferreira, Christopher Hollis
Cons: Tristan Fourie (5), Lovu Claassen

FNB TUT : 5
Tries:
 Mpho Kganakga

FNB Player that Rocks: Laken Grey
Steers Kinging Moment: Tristan Fourie

An inspired FNB UWC saw off 2018 semi-finalists FNB UJ 29-17 for their first-ever FNB Varsity Cup victory on Monday night at the UWC Sports Stadium in Bellville.

Scorers
For FNB UWC: 29
Tries:
 Aidynn Cupido, Lyle Hendricks, Justin Theys, Labib Kannemeyer
Cons: Aidynn Cupido (3)
Pen: Aidynn Cupido

For FNB UJ: 17
Tries:
 Adrian Bester, Tatendaishe Mujawo
Con: Mashudu Raphunga
Pen: Mashudu Raphunga

For FNB UJ: 17
Tries:
 Adrian Bester, Tatendaishe Mujawo
Con: Mashudu Raphunga
Pen: Mashudu Raphunga


FNB UCT were the visitors on Monday evening in a game that was highly entertaining and saw FNB Wits hold on for a narrow 30-29 victory over the men from the Cape.

Scores
FNB Wits: 30
Tries:
 AJ Van Blerk (2), Sicelo Champion 
Conversions: Chris Humphries (3)
Penalties: Chris Humphries 

FNB UCT: 29
Tries:
 Gary Porter, Joshua Moon, Joshua Van vuuren
Conversions: Darian Hock (2)
Penalties: Darian Hock

FNB NWU suffered a hefty 28-0 defeat to FNB Tuks at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds on Monday 18 March.

Steers Kinging Moment: Damian Bonaparte (FNB Tuks)
FNB Player That Rocks: Johan Grobbelaar (FNB Tuks).

FNB NWU: 0

FNB Tuks: 28
Tries:
 Johan Grobbelaar, Damian Bonaparte, Brian Leitch
Conversions: Tinus de Beer
Penalties: Tinus de Beer (3)


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FNB Rhodes travelled up to Pretoria on Monday night to go against the FNB TUT.The result saw FNB Rhodes crumble to yet another loss, their fourth this season out of five and with one more game to play.

FNB Rhodes went down 25-17 at TUT Stadium


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Varsity Cup : Update

UPDATE of this week’s Varsity Cup matches

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FNB CPUT held on to a big lead and did just enough to beat FNB Fort Hare 41-25 at the CPUT Sports Stadium in Bellville on Monday night. 

FNB Player that Rocks: Butsa Mputa
Steers Kinging Moment: Ralton October

Scores
FNB CPUT: 41
Tries:
 Keadon Consul (2), Lunathi Nxele, Jurick Lewis, Colin April, Ralton October (2)
Conversions: October (2), Randy Brinkhuis (1)

FNB UFH: 25
Tries:
 Sokhana Mpemba (2), Somila Jho
Penalties: Brandt Fields (2)
Conversions: Jeandre Christian (2)

FNB NWU got revenge on FNB UCT when they won 32-17 at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds on Monday 11 March.

FNB Player That Rocks: Edmund Rheeder
Steers Kinging Moment: Reuben du Plooy

Scores
FNB NWU: 32
Tries:
 Reuben du Plooy (2), Botter Moloto, Edmund Rheeder
Conversions: Schalk Hugo (3)
Penalties: Schalk Hugo
Yellow cards: Eugene Hare
Red cards: Gideon van der Merwe

FNB UCT: 17
Tries:
 Joshua van Vuuren, Gary Porter
Conversions: Darian Hock (2)
Penalties: Darian Hock
Yellow cards: Brandon Salomo, Joshua Moon

A powerhouse performance from the FNB CUT pack of forwards saw them outmuscle FNB UWC 21-38 on Monday evening at the UWC Sport Stadium.

FNB Player That Rocks: Rayno Nel (FNB CUT)
Steers Kinging Moment: Tristan Leyds (FNB UWC)

Scores
FNB UWC: 21
Tries:
 Tristan Leyds, Tristan Leyds (7-point try), Andre Manuel
Cons: Aidynn Cupido (2)
Yellow Card: Labib Kannemeyer
Red Card: Jaen-Louis de Lange

FNB CUT: 38
Tries:
 Ruan Wasserman, Rayno Nel, Anrich Alberts, Anrich Alberts, Hardus Nel
Cons: Heinrich Bitzi (2), Marc Morrison (3)
Pen: Marc Morrison

FNB Tuks defeated FNB Shimlas 27-14 in the sixth round of the FNB Varsity Cup at a wet and cold Shimla Park on Monday evening.

FNB Player that Rocks: Johan Grobbelaar

Scores
FNB Shimlas: 14
TRIES:
 Bertie de Bod, Zak Burger (7-pointer)
CONVERSIONS: Lubabalo Dobela (1)   
PENALTIES:  Lubabalo Dobela

FNB Tuks: 27
TRIES:
 Lourens Pretorius, Stephan Smit, Erich Cronje
CONVERSIONS: Marthinus De Beer (3)
PENALTIES: Marthinus De Beer (2)

FNB Maties, who won 24-13, were made to sweat as FNB UJ pushed them all the way in their FNB Varsity Cup encounter on Monday night at the Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch.

FNB Player That Rocks: HJ Luus (Maties)
Steers Kinging Award: Jesse Johnson (Maties)

Scores
FNB Maties: 24
Tries:
 Anton du Toit, Jesse Johnson
Conversions: Jordan Chait
Penalty: Jordan Chait (4)

FNB UJ: 13
Tries:
 Malembe Mpofu
Conversions: Mashudu Raphunga
Penalty: Mashudu Raphunga (2)

SOURCE– Varsitycup.co.za

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