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Varsity Cup | Bloemfontein
16:30 (GMT) | 20-03-2017
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  • 15 Craig Barry
  • 14 Duncan Saal
  • 13 Paul Streicher
  • 12 Barend Smit
  • 11 Edwill van der Merwe
  • 10 Christopher Smith
  • 9 Remu Malan
  • 8 Jacobus van Dyk
  • 7 Janco Venter
  • 6 Beyers de Villiers
  • 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys
  • 4 John Groenewald
  • 3 Jacobus van der Merwe
  • 2 Johan Kirsten
  • 1 Niel Oelofse
RESERVES
  • 23 Johannes Kleinhans
  • 22 Kyle Steyn
  • 21 Brandon Asher-Wood
  • 20 Bjorn Bernardo
  • 19 Saud Abrahams
  • 18 Sidney Labuschagne
  • 17 Wesley Adonis
  • 16 Marko Janse van Rensburg
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Preview: Varsity Cup, Round Eight

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:15

MOVING DAY: With just two round-robin matches remaining, six teams remain in the hunt to claim a play-off spot and this week could see some teams secure their spot. Tauriq Ebrahim reports.

Victory for log leaders UP-Tuks and second-placed Maties should secure their spots in the semifinals while Shimlas will need to shake off their recent slump to keep themselves in touch with the top two sides.

UP-Tuks have the luxury of playing at home in the final match of the round against UCT-Ikeys, who have been inconsistent throughout. The home side though are in a rich vein of form and should fancy themselves to bag a bonus-point victory to retain their top spot.

Maties make the trip to Bloemfontein to face basement-dwellers CUT-Ixias. The home side is yet to claim a victory in the competition but have already proven that they can push big teams all the way. Maties are coming off a bye week and are fresh for this encounter. The fact that they saw themselves being overtaken by Tuks should serve as motivation to reclaim top spot.

Shimlas host the Madibaz and, given their recent form, the Port Elizabeth students are going to be a handful. The Madibaz have managed just one victory thus far but have been unlucky in a few of their matches.

The home side, who are five points off the top two and in fourth place, will need to win this one to put a bit of a buffer between themselves and fifth-place NWU-Pukke - who are on a bye this week.

The match of the round gets the action underway as UJ face Johannesburg rival Wits. UJ are on four-match unbeaten run and will be eyeing a fifth consecutive victory to guarantee themselves a semifinal spot.

Wits, on the other hand, are also in good form as their young squad continues to impress since their Round Six victory over Pukke. The equation for Wits is simple. Win and remain in the hunt for a semifinal spot, lose and kiss your hopes goodbye.

All the Round Seven fixtures:

UJ v Wits
(Johannesburg, Kick-off: 16.45, 14.45 GMT)

UJ: 15 Ewan Adams, 14Ronald Brown, 13 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 12 Jaco Fourie, 11 Godfrey Ramaboea, 10 Divan Nel, 9 Johan Esterhuizen, 8 Jo-Hanko De Villiers, 7 Wian Conradie, 6 Gavin Delport, 5 Adrian Bester, 4 Kevin Du Randt, 3 Nico Du Plessis, 2 Jannes Snyman (captain), 1 Waldo Weideman.
Replacements: 16 Le Roux Baard, 17 Kyle Kruger, 18 Chergin Fillies, 19 Reinhardt Nothnagel, 20 Devon Mare, 21 Carlisle Jordan, 22 Peter Walters, 23 Willem Massyn.

Wits: 15 Gianni Lombard, 14 Kwanele Ngema, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Brandan Hewitt, 11 Luxolo Ntsepe, 10 Warren Gilbert (captain), 9 Ruan Cloete, 8 Constant Beckerling, 7 Conor Brockschmidt, 6 Ruan Macdonald, 5 Rhyno Herbst, 4 Graham Logan, 3 Luvuyo Pupuma, 2 CJ Conradie, 1 CJ Greeff.
Replacements: 16 Justin Brandon, 17 Brandon Palmer, 18 Pascal Snyman, 19 Jethro de Lange, 20 Tyrone Green, 21 Manuel Rass, 22 Joshua Jarvis, 23 Ameer Williams.

Referee: Jaco Pretorius
Assistant referees: Local
TMO: Johan Greeff

CUT-Ixias v Maties
(Bloemfontein, Kick-off: 18.30, 16.30 GMT)

CUT: 15 Waldo Putter, 14 Mosego Toolo, 13 Gert Cronje, 12 Ruan Wasserman, 11 Olwethu Ndakisa, 10 Martin Jacobs, 9 Ruben Heymans, 8 Stefan Kruger, 7 Vincent Maruping, 6 JP Smal, 5 Brendan Verster, 4 Kian Skippers, 3 Chrisjan du Toit, 2 Henco Smit, 1 Kabous Van Schalkwyk.
Replacements: 16 Stefan Jacobs, 17 Kyle Ess, 18 Francois du Toit, 19 Andre Venter, 20 Sylvester Makakole, 21 Dean Jacobs, 22 Denver Kleu, 23 Diederick Muller.

Maties: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Craig Barry (captain), 13 Michal Haznar, 12 Jan Venter, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Albertus de Wet, 8 Stephan Streicher, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Mitchell Carstens, 5 Johannes Momsen, 4 John Groenewald, 3 Jacobus van der Merwe, 2 Craig Corbett, 1 Niel Oelofse.
Replacements: 16 Shane Farmer, 17 Wesley Adonis, 18 Carel Swart, 19 Ruben de Villiers, 20 Nicholas Edberink, 21 Brendan Nell, 22 Theo Stapelberg, 23 Duncan Saal.

Referee: Ricus van der Hoven
Assistant referees: Local

Shimlas v NMMU-Madibaz
(Bloemfontein, Kick-off: 18.30, 16.30 GMT)

Shimlas: 15 Sechaba Motsoela, 14 Vuyani Maqina, 13 Carel-Jan Coetzee, 12 Lihleli Xoli, 11 Marco Mason, 10 Nicholas Naude, 9 Albertus Erasmus, 8 Nardus Erasmus, 7 Phumzile Maqondwana, 6 Benji Janse van Vuuren, 5 Nicolaas Immelman, 4 Neil Claassen, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Anrich Alberts, 1 Johan Kotze.
Replacements: 16 Francois Steyn, 17 Kwenzokuhle Blose, 18 Thabiso Msiza, 19 Raymond Woest, 20 Musa Mahlasela, 21 Dian Badenhorst, 22 Henco Posthumus, 23 Wilhelm Kotzenberg.

Madibaz: 15 Lindelwe Zungu, 14 Athenkosi Mayinje, 13 Ivan-John Du Preez, 12 Andile Jho, 11 Jixie Molapo, 10 Thomas Kean, 9 Rouche Nel, 8 Kevin Kaba (captain), 7 Henry Brown, 6 Stephanus Nieuwoudt, 5 Reyno du Toit, 4 Wynand Grassmann, 3 Nicholas Oosthuizen, 2 Jean-Pierre Jamieson, 1 Xandre Vos.
Replacements: 16 Nathan Gogela, 17 Tembelihle Yase, 18 Nicolas Roebeck, 19 Hayden Tharrat, 20 Justin Hollis, 21 Lovu Claassen, 22 Simon Bolze, 23 Siphumelele Msutwana.

Referee: Jaco Kotze
Assistant referees: Local

UP-Tuks v UCT-Ikeys
(Pretoria, Kick-off: 19.00, 17.00 GMT)

UP-Tuks: 15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Dewald Naude, 13 Adrian Maebane, 12 Impi Visser, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Marthinus de Beer, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Clyde Davids, 7 Christiaan Massyn, 6 Eduan Lubbe, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Brian Leitch, 3 Johan Fouche, 2 Cornelius Els, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel.
Replacements: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Jacobus Holtzhausen, 18 Marius Verwey, 19 Juan-Re Swanepoel, 20 Embrose Papier, 21 Keanan van Wyk, 22 Joshua Stander, 23 Gerhardus Steenekamp.

UCT-Ikeys: TBC

Referee: Vusi Msibi
Assistant referees: Local
TMO: Willie Vos

Varsity Shield

UWC have already sealed top spot on the log and can head into their final round-robin match against Walter Sisulu with a depleted team, if they wish. The Mthatha side are looking to gain a play-off spot, so will be eyeing nothing but victory in their final home game of the competition.

CPUT can secure themselves a home semi-final with victory over TUT in Wellington as the Cape side trail second placed UFH by four points.

TUT has an outside mathematical chance of sneaking into the semi-finals but they would need to firstly beat CPUT and rely on other results going their way.

UKZN-Impi are in the same boat as TUT, as they line up to face basement dwellers Rhodes in Durban. Victory is a must for the Durban-based students and they would need to rely on WSU losing to UWC to sneak into the play-offs.

CPUT v TUT 
(Wellington, Kick-off: 18.30, 16.30 GMT)

Referee: Archie Sehlako
Assistant referees: Local

UKZN-Impi v Rhodes
(Durban, Kick-off: 18.30, 16.30 GMT)

Referee: Pieter Maritz
Assistant referees: Local

WSU v UWC
(Mthatha, Kick-off: 18.30, 16.30 GMT)

Referee: Stephan Geldenhuys
Assistant referees: Local

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Barry's four sends Maties into semis

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:24

VARSITY CUP REPORT: Maties captain Craig Barry bagged four tries to help his side cruise to a 73-44 victory over CUT-Ixias in Bloemfontein to secure their spot in the semi-final.

The victory took Maties to the top of the standings but they will need to wait another week before knowing whether or not they will host a semi-final or not. The Stellenbosch students ran in a total of nine tries and took their foot off the gas in the final minutes that allowed the Ixias to score a total of five tries.

CUT got the ball rolling when Martin Jacobs slotted a penalty for the first points of the game to hand the home side a 3-0 lead after four minutes but Maties replied a few minutes later when wing Edwill van der Merwe dotted down a seven-pointer.

Tiaan Swanepoel added the extras to ensure a 9-3 lead. Jacobs reduced the deficit in the ninth minute with a second successful penalty but then came two Maties tries to give themselves some breathing space.

Captain Craig Barry dotted down in the 12th minute before Johan Momsen handed his side a second seven-point try in the 20th minute. Swanepoel added both conversions to hand the visitors a 25-6 lead at the first Strategy Break.

Jacobs grabbed another three points for the Ixias after the resumption of play to reduce the deficit to 9-25 before Barry secured the bonus point for the visitors when he raced away for an 80-metre runaway score. Swanepoel added the extras to stretch the lead to 34-9 after 29 minutes.

Van der Merwe grabbed his second try of the match in the 31st minute for another seven-point try. Swanepoel's conversion ensuring a 43-9 lead. CUT had the final say of the half though as they dotted down a converted score to head into the break trailing 16-43.

Maties were not taking their foot off the gas in the second half as Mitchell Carstens added his name to the scoresheet in the 44th minute. Swanepoel maintained his 100 percent kicking record to stretch their lead to 50-16.

Barry then completed his hat-trick two minutes later thanks to another seven-point try. Swanepoel failed for the first time from the kicking tee but Maties now had a 57-16 lead. CUT hit back with their second converted try of the match in the 49th minute to trail 23-57 at the second Strategy Break.

Barry added his fourth try in the 67th minute that went unconverted before Iver Aanhuizen added his side's final try of the match. Swanepoel's conversion stretching their lead to 73-23 after 69 minutes.

CUT hit back with three tries in the final seven minutes of the match to secure a four-try bonus point. Ruben Heymans, Brendan Verster and Olwethu Ndakisa - a seven-pointer - adding their names to the scoresheet. Jacobs slotted all the conversions to conclude the match.

Scorers:

For CUT:
Tries: TBC 2, Heymans, Verster
Cons: Jacobs 4
Pens: Jacobs 3

For Maties:
Tries: van der Merwe 2, Barry 4, Momsen, Carstens, Aanhuizen
Cons: Swanepoel 7

Teams:

CUT: 15 Waldo Putter, 14 Mosego Toolo, 13 Gert Cronje, 12 Ruan Wasserman, 11 Olwethu Ndakisa, 10 Martin Jacobs, 9 Ruben Heymans, 8 Stefan Kruger, 7 Vincent Maruping, 6 JP Smal, 5 Brendan Verster, 4 Kian Skippers, 3 Chrisjan du Toit, 2 Henco Smit, 1 Kabous Van Schalkwyk.
Replacements: 16 Stefan Jacobs, 17 Kyle Ess, 18 Francois du Toit, 19 Andre Venter, 20 Sylvester Makakole, 21 Dean Jacobs, 22 Denver Kleu, 23 Diederick Muller.

Maties: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Craig Barry (captain), 13 Michal Haznar, 12 Jan Venter, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Albertus de Wet, 8 Stephan Streicher, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Mitchell Carstens, 5 Johannes Momsen, 4 John Groenewald, 3 Jacobus van der Merwe, 2 Craig Corbett, 1 Niel Oelofse.
Replacements: 16 Shane Farmer, 17 Wesley Adonis, 18 Carel Swart, 19 Ruben de Villiers, 20 Nicholas Edberink, 21 Brendan Nell, 22 Theo Stapelberg, 23 Duncan Saal.

Referee: Ricus van der Hoven
Assistant referees: Local