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FNB Maties beat FNB Shimlas convincingly, 59-14, in round eight of the FNB Varsity Cup in in Bloemfontein at Shimla Park, scoring eight tries.

Player that Rocks:  Johann Van Niekerk

FNB Shimlas: 14
TRIES: Kurt Eybers, Charl Pretorius
CONS: Lubabalo Dobela (2)   

FNB Maties: 59
TRIES:
 Johann van Niekerk, Daniel Jooste, Zirk Jansen, Pieter-Louw Strauss, Jordan Chait (2) Brendon Nell, Munier Hartzenberg
CONS: Jordan Chait (5)
PENS: Jordan Chait

FNB Wits powered away to an emphatic 74-40 victory against FNB UWC at the Wits Rugby Stadium in Johannesburg.

FNB Player That Rocks: Constant Beckerling (FNB Wits)
Steers Kinging Moment: Runaldo Pedro (FNB Wits)

Scores
FNB Wits: 74
Tries:
 Sicelo Champion, CJ Conradie, Jared Fuller, Runaldo Pedro, Daniel Kasende, Conor Brockschmidt, Philip Krause(2), Sipho Siboza, Constant Beckerling 
Conversions: Chris Humphries (9)

FNB UWC: 40
Tries:
 Tristan Leyds, Andre Cameron Manuel (3), Reece Bocks
Conversions: Keegan Fortune (4)
Penalties: Keegan Fortune 
 

FNB CPUT secured a home semi-final in this year’s edition of the FNB Varsity Shield by beating FNB UKZN  69-40 in Bellville on Monday night.

Scores
FNB CPUT: 69
Tries:
 Ameer Hendricks (2), Salman Anenceba, Asisipho Malotana, Randy Brinkhuis (2), Christopher Andrews, Jurick Lewis, Ceadon Consul, Bradley von Boven and Xavier Myburgh
Conversions: Ralton October (1) and Brinkhuis (6)

FNB UKZN: 40
Tries: Dylan Coombe, Asanda Kunene, Mpumalanga Monareng, Tonderai Ndudzo, Onke Jiba and Byron Booysen.
Conversions: Coombe (5)

The FNB Madibaz didn’t let the wet conditions stop them from defeating the FNB UFH 32-9 on Monday night.

Scores
FNB UFH: 9
Conversions:
 Jeandre Christian (3)

FNB NMU: 32
Tries: 
Grey Laken, Riaan Esterhuizen, Tembekile Boltina, Maritz Dundre, Christopher Hollis, Tevin Claasen
Conversion: Tristan Fourie

FNB CUT were no match for the FNB NWU, the match ended with a score of 60-7

FNB Player that Rocks: Edmund Rheeder (NWU)
Steers Kinging Moment: Schalk Hugo (NWU)

Scores
FNB CUT: 7
Tries:
 Karabo Maqeba
Cons: Marc Morrison

FNB NWU: 60
Tries:
 Pienaar van Niekerk (2)m AK Nela, Johan Retief, Chuiner Van Rooyen, Lugelo Gosa, Keagan Tait, Lincoln Daniels
Cons: Schalk Hugo (8)

FNB NMU came in with a bang and brought the FNB CUT down to earth with a bang, securing a score of 60-7.

FNB Player that Rocks: Edmund Rheeder (NWU)
Steers Kinging Moment: Schalk Hugo (NWU)

Scores
FNB CUT: 7
Tries:
 Karabo Maqeba
Cons: Marc Morrison

FNB NWU: 60
Tries:
 Pienaar van Niekerk (2)m AK Nela, Johan Retief, Chuiner Van Rooyen, Lugelo Gosa, Keagan Tait, Lincoln Daniels
Cons: Schalk Hugo (8)

The FNB UCT and FNB TUKS finished it off with a tie, Settling at a score of 26-26.

FNB Player that Rocks: Busanda Mabena (FNB UCT)
Steers Kinging Moment: Rayno Mapoe (FNB UCT)

Scores
FNB UP-Tuks: 26
Tries
: Denzel Hill, Erich Cronje, Bart le Roux
Conversions: Tinus de Beer (3)
Penalty: De Beer

FNB UCT: 26
Tries
: Rayno Mapoe, Jonty Bredell, Cuan Hablutzel.
Conversions: Jonty Bredell
Penalties: Bredell (3)

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Fun Run to raise awareness

Students together with City Waldorf took to the streets for a Fun Run raising awareness about depression

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Depression, anxiety, and stress are no strangers when you are a student at varsity. Depression can be a struggle at any time.

According to the South African Depression and Anxiety group(sadag), one in four South African teens has attempted suicide. In South Africa 60% of people who commit suicide are depressed, the group said.

City Waldorf together with students took to the streets to raise awareness about depression and they did this through their participation in a Fun Run.

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FNB Shimlas powers their way to the semi-finals

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The much anticipated match between FNB UJ and FNB Shimlas, ended on a disappointing note for FNB UJ as they were no match for the FNB Shimlas.

FNB Shimlas put out a quality display of rugby as they beat FNB UJ in their own backyard in the 2019 Varsity Cup’s final round.

FNB Shimlas were the most dominant side and outclassed FNB UJ at home. The final whistle blew and FNB Shimlas deservedly won the match 38-14.

Scores
FNB UJ: 14
Tries
: Dian Schoonees, Adrian Bester
Cons: Wynard Botha (2)

FNB Shimlas: 38
Tries:
 Albertus De Bod (7-pointer), Menzi Nhlabathi , George Rossouw (7-pointer), Kurt Eybers, Ruan Henning
Cons: Lubabalo Dobela (2)
Pens: Lubabalo Dobela

FNB Player That Rocks: Lubabalo Dobela

In other games:

FNB NWU proved why they’re deserved semi-finalists when they beat FNB Wits 74-15 at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds on Monday 1 April.

FNB Maties and FNB UWC ended the game with 84-26 in their FNB Varsity Cup encounter on Monday night at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

keys’ clinched a 36-10 bonus-point victory against FNB CUT at the Green Mile on Monday night, to remain in the running for a semi-final spot.

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UJ determined to end varsity Cup with a victory

The FNB UJ sets a goal of ending on a high when they play their final Varsity Cup match against Shimlas

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The University of Johannesburg says it’s prepared to end on a high in their final match against Shimlas in Johannesburg on Monday.

Kick-off is at 18:30.

Taking the unsatisfactory results produced by UJ this season, securing one win, defeating Wits out of seven fixtures. This has put them second from the bottom log, only one point ahead of Cup rookies the University of the Western Cape.

2019 Varsity Cup log

Despite that record, the team’s captain Adriaan Bester said their spirits remained high and they were ready to tackle Shimlas at the UJ Stadium.

“We are definitely up for the challenge we face on Monday,” he said.

Despite the team’s disappointing position on the Log, he took the time to pay tribute to the UJ fans for the support they showed throughout the season.

“To our supporters I want to say a very big thank you for your encouragement at our home games. We definitely take a lot out of that energy and gees (spirit) when we play at home.”

For Today:
Monday, 01 April 2019 
UCT Ikeys v CUT, UCT Rugby Fields 16:45 
Maties v UWC, Danie Craven Stadium 18:30 
UJ v Shimlas, UJ Stadium 18:30 
FNB NWU v Wits, Fanie du Toit Stadium 19:00 

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