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Varsity Cup | Pretoria
17:00 (GMT) | 17-04-2017
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There you have it, Tuks the 2017 Varsity Cup Champions. Thank you so much for joining us!
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Swanepoel with a quick tap and go and they shift it wide, maties is on the attack and Hazner took his eye of the ball and knocks it on... and that is how the final comes to an end!
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Maties building some momentum as they try to keep possession, the side eventually break past the 22 and wins a penalty.
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Maties have a 5 metre scrum and get a penalty after Tuks' were penalised for an early shove.
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Tuks have possession, and are 5 metres out form the try-line. Warner making use of his forwards and they try to power their way over the line. Warner pass to De Beer and the flyhalf knocks it on.
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Tuks win the line-out and De Beer slots it downfield to put pressure again on the Maties. The hosts forced the kick and Tuks have a line-out on the MAties' 22.
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From the line-out Maties win the ball and have a penalty after Tuks were penalised for being off-side. Maties kick to touch
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Tuks have a scrum near their own 10 metre. Warner eventually pass the ball to De Beer who kicks it downfield to touch.
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Maties have a line-out and win the ball after some phases the pass to Barry swings forwards and that puts an halt to their potential attack.
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Maties win the ball and Remu Malan slots it down field, Libbok returns the favour but eventually Swanepoel win as he kick the ball to touch.
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Tuks have a line-out on the 50 metre and they have possession. Warner shifts it wide and Rossouw clears with a perfect kick to touch for a 5 metre line-out inside the Maties' half.
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Tuks' scrum have been dominating and they move forward with the Maties who now concedes a penalty. De Beer opt to kick for the three points and from just inside the Maties' half, De Beer extends the lead!
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Again the ref halts play to check for a high tackle on Hazner, however video footage concludes its nothing and play contunues with a Tuks' scrum on the halfway mark.
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Maties win the line-out on their own 22, and they set up an attack, but on the halfway the visitors struggle at the breakdown and the ball is overturned
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From the line-out, Tuks defence this stand tall and wins the ball, Warner pops it to De beer who slots it down field for a line-out in the Maties' 22
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Tuks are penalise for player the jumper in the air and Maties have the opportunity to kick to touch.
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Tuks have a scrum inside the maties half and Warner with the quick ball after Maties concede a penalty. The ball is shifted wide, but Tuks ran out of space and its a line-out just inside Maties' 10.
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Tuks kick to touch and have a line-out on the Maties' 22. The Tuks win the ball and shifts it wide, Libbok's drop goal attempts sways wide and Maties have a 22 drop out!
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Maties have called for the white card referral for a potential offside at the line-out , however there is no clear evidence that that was an offside and the ref goes with his on field decision which is a penalty for Tuks inside ther own 22.
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Barry set up the counter attack and the captain has Haznar in support but a huge tackle on Hazner by Warner fails to dent the centre's momentum as he shifts it wide
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Smith narrows the gap with the crucial three points!
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A deliberate shoulder charge by Jaco Holtzhausen and he is given his marching orders!
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From the restart Maties have possession inside the Tuks' 10 metre.... the ref plays the advantage but evertually halts play to check for a possible tip tackle.
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De Beer steps up and from just outside the Maties' 22 he slots over and extends the lead!
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Scrum is reset for the third time...Steady scrum and Tuks pushes them back but Ref calls it back as the scrum was not steady. Scrum is reset and evertually Maties are penalised for front row collapsing...
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Tuks have a 5-metre line-out, but Warner knocks it on and its a Maties' scrum in between the MAties' 10 and 22!
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From the restrat the teams are exchanging kicks before the Maties eventually force the line-out on the Tuks' 10. However its stolen by Tuks and Warner slots it clear in the hand of Swanepoel who slots it out directly.
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De Beer adds the extras!
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Tuks have a line-out in their own half and De Beer gives a nice chip and Divan Rossouw snatches the ball and goes over for the 7-point try!
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Tuks collapse the maul on their own 22 and Maties again go for the three pointer.. Chris Smith steps up and slots it over !
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Maties win a penalty inside their own half and opt to kick to posts. However Tiaan Swanepoel steps up and its just short the score remains, 15-13
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De Beer gets the second-half underway!

Half Time

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The ref returns for the penalty and De Beer slots it over to trail, 13-15 at half-time!
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Warner feeds the scrum but Maties put them under pressure and the ball is ripped from the Tuks, however the MAties' captain Barry fails to hold onto the ball and its a Tuks' scrum on the Maties' 10 metre. Tuks have the advantage, Beerwinkel with a pick-up and drive fails to make metres and Warner shifts it out wide.
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Scrum is reset again but eventually comes out the side of MAties. They shift it wide and Steyn puts in an up-and-under and the ball is knock-on just inside the Maties' 10 metre,
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After knock-ons by both teams, the scrum eventually go the way of Maties. Scrum is reset just outside the Maties' half!
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Naude collects the ball and takes on Barry on the Tuks' 10 metre... teams exchanging kicks, before the ball goes out for a line-out.
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Maties have a line-out on the 50 metre mark, but its stolen by Davids, but again Tuks' grubbers goes past the tryline and Maties have a 22 drop out!
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Maties gain penalised for not releasing the player Tuks opt to kick to touch and De Beer slots over the penalty!
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Maties switching up their exit plan as they tries a rolling maul buy eventually Stapelberg kicks it out but just as far as Sibahle Maxwane who puts on teh pace and gets his side in the Maties half.
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From the line-out Maties win the ball and sets up an attack inside the Maties' half. Haznar tries to break pass the defence but its halted but at least wins a penalty. Maties opt for the posts and for 49 metres out Swanepoel slots it over!
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Against Maties are under pressure inside their own 22 and Swanepoel are forced to clear but just as far as Libbok and he kicks it out directly!
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Warner swings it wide on the Maties' 22 and Divan Rossou puts in a grubber but this times Maties deal with as Steyn sets up the counter.
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Early shove by the teams and the ref calls for the strategy break!
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From the line-out Tuks have rolling maul and Warner feeds it to the middle. Libbok puts in a grubber near the touchline with Naude in pursuit. Maties failed to grab hold of the ball and eventually Barry clears the ball, however, Tuks have a scrum for the Maties' knock-ons.
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Tuks have a line-out on their own 22. Tuks win the ball and shift it to the middle, with his side going nowhere Warner put in the box kick.
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Ref Pretorius calling on the TMO to check for a possible tip-tackle on Marco van Staden. Venter makes his way to the bin after the video footage!
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Maties have a scrum inside their own half, but Tuks with a huge scrum shoves the Maties back. Warner snaps it up a pass to Naude who puts in a grubber, however the Maties defence proved too good and their have a 22 metre drop out!
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From the restart Maties win the ball and make they way to their way to the Tuks' 22, and their are rewarded as Clyde Davids concedes a penalty for a later tackle. Maties opt for the posts and Steyn adds the three!
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Tinus de Beer strikes it neatly!
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scrum is reset! And from the back of the scrum Chris Massyn burst over the try!
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Tuks have a 5 metre line-out in the Maties' half! Tuks have a rolling maul and Maties are penalised for collapsing the maul. Tuks now opt for a scrum in the red zone.
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Stapelberg adds the extras!!!
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Maties win the line-out on the Tuks' 10 metre. The visitors are losing territory as Tuks' defence pushes tehm back. AExhanging some kicks and Maties set up an attack the ball is shifted to the middle and wuick hands by Maties sends the tall Jaco Venter over for the try!
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Ball still available for Tuks as they make their way to that Maties' 22, however Fortuin concede a penalty and Maties kick to touch,
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Tuks win the ball at the breakdown and make some metres up an until the MAties's half. Warner with a grubber but the ball is collected by the Maties and cleared as far as Naude who sets up an counter attack!
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Mchal Hazner penalised early on the Tuks' 22, and Tuks have an opportunity to clear the to touch, however the ball fails to makes touch and Maties counter attack.
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Maties get the game underway!
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The referee for the fixture is Jaco Pretorius, while the assistant referees are Paul Mente, and Lesego Legoete.
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Tuks have the opportunity to become the second team to claim three titles tonight. History and home ground advantage do favour the Tuks, however in a Final anything could happen.
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Maties head into this encounter without wing Edwill van der Merwe, the speedster's presence with surely be missed in that formidable backline, however Hawies Fourie's charges have enough attacking prowess to challenge the Tuks.
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Tuks received the honour of Final hosts after finishing on top of the table at the end of the round-robin phase before bagging a narrow 28-21 semi-final victory over Shimlas. Tuks knows what it is like to claim back-to-back titles as their two titles came in 2012 and 2013 - against Maties on both occasions.
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Maties advance to their second consecutive Final after a 22-14 win against UJ in the semifinal. Since 2008, Maties claimed the first of three consecutive titles - they are still the most successful team in the competition with those titles and would be hoping to end their six-year dry spell today.
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Welcome to the Varsity Cup Grand Finale between Tuks and Maties in Pretoria!
UP-Tuks
Maties
START LINE UP
  • 15 Manie Libbok
  • 14 Dewald Naude
  • 13 Divan Rossouw
  • 12 Joshua Stander
  • 11 Sibahle Maxwane
  • 10 Marthinus de Beer
  • 9 Andre Warner
  • 8 Clyde Davids
  • 7 Chris Massyn
  • 6 Marco Van Staden
  • 5 Aston Fortuin
  • 4 Bryan Leitch
  • 3 Neethling Fouche
  • 2 Corniel Els
  • 1 Andrew Beerwinkel
RESERVES
  • 23 Franco van den Berg
  • 22 Keanan van Wyk
  • 21 Toko Maebane
  • 20 Theo Maree
  • 19 Eduan Lubbe
  • 18 Marius Verwey
  • 17 Jaco Holtzhausen
  • 16 Jan-Henning Campher
START LINE UP
  • 15 Tiaan Swanepoel
  • 14 Kyle Steyn
  • 13 Michal Haznar
  • 12 Chris Smit
  • 11 Craig Barry
  • 10 Christopher Smith
  • 9 Brendon Nell
  • 8 Devon Nash
  • 7 Kobus van Dyk
  • 6 Mitchell Carstens
  • 5 Jaco Venter
  • 4 Ian Groenewald
  • 3 Niel Oelofse
  • 2 Craig Corbett
  • 1 Wesley Adonis
RESERVES
  • 23 Duncan Saal
  • 22 Theo Stapelberg
  • 21 Remu Malan
  • 20 Stephan Streicher
  • 19 Johan Momsen
  • 18 Wikus Groenewald
  • 17 Ricky Ngwabara
  • 16 Hendrik Luus
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Preview: UP-Tuks v Maties

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:18

VARSITY CUP FINAL: The 10th edition of the prestigious Varsity Cup tournament will come to a thrilling conclusion on Monday night when UP-Tuks host Maties in Pretoria.

Tuks received the honour of Final hosts after finishing on top of the table at the end of the round-robin phase before bagging a narrow 28-21 semi-final victory over Shimlas. 

Maties finished second on the log, tied on points with Tuks and only separated by points difference, to play hosts to UJ in the other semifinal - a match they won 22-14 to advance to their second consecutive Final since Hawies Fourie took over the helm in Stellenbosch.

Both sides have been involved in the competition since its inception in 2008, where Maties claimed the first of three consecutive titles - they are still the most successful team in the competition with those titles and would be hoping to end their six-year dry spell.

"The guys have been working hard as I am sure Tuks have been too but I feel that the team who wants it more on Monday will take it.

"We are like family, the boys have formed a strong bond with each other and this, I feel, will give us that edge we need to pull it off," Maties captain Craig Barry said.

Tuks knows what it is like to claim back-to-back titles as their two titles came in 2012 and 2013 - interestingly enough against Maties on both occasions. Victory on Monday will see the Pretoria-based team become the second team to claim a total of three titles.

"This is what we have been building towards all season, wanting to make it into the Final. We have been working hard all season and the fact that we topped the log after the regular season means nothing in the playoffs. 

"This is all that matters, to go out, make our family and supporters proud and to enjoy the game we all love," Tuks captain Chris Massyn said.

Maties have come out short of the title on three occasions - 2012, 2013 and 2016 - while Tuks have failed to take that extra step on one previous occasion - in 2011 where they lost to UCT-Ikeys.

Prediction: Maties knocked Tuks out of the 2016 competition with a resounding 49-11 victory in Stellenbosch but Tuks have the upper-hand this season as they claimed a narrow 13-9 victory in Pretoria in Round One of the 2017 edition. Maties have been unbeaten since that opening round defeat while Tuks' solitary defeat came in Round Four but have been in excellent form since then. The general consensus among the other participating coaches is the Tuks has a slight edge based on home ground advantage. However, it has been a while since they have been in a Final and Maties still has fresh memories of their last-second defeat at the hands of Pukke last season. It is for that reason that we feel Maties has the mental edge and will win by three points.

Teams:

UP-Tuks: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Dewald Naude, 13 Divan Rossouw, 12 Joshua Stander, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Tinus De Beer, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Clyde Davids, 7 Chris Massyn (captain), 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Bryan Leitch, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Els Corniel, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel.
Replacements: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Jaco Holtzhausen, 18 Marius Verwey, 19 Eduan Lubbe, 20 Theo Maree, 21 Toko Maebane, 22 Keanan van Wyk, 22 Franco van den Berg.

Maties: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Michal Haznar, 12 Chris Smit, 11 Craig Barry (captain), 10 Theo Stapelberg, 9 Brendon Nell, 8 Devon Nash, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Mitchell Carstens, 5 Johan Momsen, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Niel Oelofse, 2 Craig Corbett, 1 Wesley Adonis.
Replacements: 16 Hendrik Luus, 17 Ricky Ngwabara, 18 Wikus Groenewald, 19 Ruben de Villiers, 20 Stephan Streicher, 21 Remu Malan, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Duncan Saal.

Referee: Jaco Pretorius
Assistant referees: Paul Mente, Lesego Legoete

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Tuks dominate set-piece to hoist trophy

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:55

VARSITY CUP FINAL REPORT: UP-Tuks dominated the set-pieces from the outset to bag a 28-21 victory over Maties and claim their first Varsity Cup title since 2013.

The victory, Tuks' third since the inception of the competition in 2008, has now equalled Maties' record of three Cup titles. It was heartache for a second consecutive year for the men from Stellenbosch as the title continues to evade them.

Maties soaked up early pressure before winning a penalty inside their 22. They launched an attack from that point and took the ball through the phases. After getting into Tuks' 22, centre Chris Smit ran a brilliant line before offloading inside to Jaco Venter, who cantered over for the a seven-point try.

Chris Smith added the extras to hand Maties a 9-0 lead after six minutes.

Tuks then went on the attack and found themselves with an attacking scrum on Maties' five-metre line after the visitors were penalised for collapsing a maul. A powerful shove by the Tuks pack allowed captain Chris Massyn to easily dot down for a five-pointer.

Tinus de Beer made no mistake with his first kick of the game to reduce the deficit to 7-9 after 10 minutes.

Maties were happy to play a counter-attacking game and found further points in the 13th minute when Smith added a penalty after Tuks No.8 Clyde Davids was caught in an offside position on his 22.

The visitors were dealt a hefty blow in the 16th minute when try-scorer Venter was yellow carded for a tip tackle on an opponent but that mattered little as fullback Tiaan Swanepoel extended their lead to 15-7 after 26 minutes when he slotted a massive 50 metre penalty.

Tuks continued to apply the pressure and found reward with two late de Beer penalties to head into the break trailing 13-15.

Maties increased their lead to five points soon after the restart when Smith slotted his second penalty in the 44th minute but then Tuks hit back with a seven-point try to take the lead for the first time in the match.

Flyhalf de Beer chipped ahead from inside his half and outside centre Divan Rossouw chased, collected and raced away to dot down under the uprights. De Beer added the extras to hand the home side a 22-18 lead after 46 minutes.

De Beer extended the home side's lead to 25-18 in the 53rd minute when he slotted his third penalty of the match but Maties hit back straight away with a Smith penalty after Tuks' replacement prop Jaco Holtzhausen was sent to the sin bin for a no-arms, off the ball tackle.

Tuks' lead was back to seven points when de Beer slotted his fourth penalty in the 67th minute, to hand the home side a 28-21 lead.

Time was not on Maties' side as they launched a final attack in the closing minutes but it was not meant to be as Pretoria celebrated their third title.

Man of the match: Michal Haznar ran hard lines while Chris Smith's boot kept Maties in the contest. Devon Nash put in the hard yards but Kobus van Dyk was their best player of the game with his work-rate at the breakdowns. Tinus de Beer controlled matters brilliantly with his tactical kicking. However, he was only allowed to do that off the back of a dominant scrum and line-out. Therefore, we cannot give this award to an individual but instead have opted to hand it to the entire Tuks pack of forwards, who stamped their authority on the match from the opening scrum.

Scorers:

For UP-Tuks:
Tries: Massyn, Rossouw
Cons: de Beer 2
Pens: de Beer 4

For Maties:
Try: Venter
Con: Smith
Pens: Smith 3, Swanepoel

Yellow cards: Jaco Venter (Maties, 16 - tip tackle); Jaco Holtzhausen (UP-Tuks, 55 - no arms, off the ball tackle)

Teams:

UP-Tuks: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Dewald Naude, 13 Divan Rossouw, 12 Joshua Stander, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Clyde Davids, 7 Chris Massyn (captain), 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Bryan Leitch, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Els Corniel, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel.
Replacements: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Jaco Holtzhausen, 18 Marius Verwey, 19 Eduan Lubbe, 20 Theo Maree, 21 Toko Maebane, 22 Keanan van Wyk, 22 Franco van den Berg.

Maties: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Michal Haznar, 12 Chris Smit, 11 Craig Barry (captain), 10 Chris Smith, 9 Brendon Nell, 8 Devon Nash, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Mitchell Carstens, 5 Jaco Venter, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Niel Oelofse, 2 Craig Corbett, 1 Wesley Adonis.
Replacements: 16 Hendrik Luus, 17 Ricky Ngwabara, 18 Wikus Groenewald, 19 Johan Momsen, 20 Stephan Streicher, 21 Remu Malan, 22 Theo Stapelberg, 23 Duncan Saal.

Referee: Jaco Pretorius
Assistant referees: Paul Mente, Lesego Legoete
TMO: TBC

Chris Massyn (9min) and Divan Rossouw (45min)
TRIES
Jaco Venter (5min)
Marthinus de Beer (10min) and Marthinus de Beer (47min)
CONVERSIONS
Chris Smit (7min)
Marthinus de Beer (29min), Marthinus de Beer (40min), Marthinus de Beer (52min), and Marthinus de Beer (66min)
PENALTIES
Kyle Steyn (12min), Tiaan Swanepoel (24min), Chris Smit (44min), and Chris Smit (55min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
Jaco Holtzhausen (54min)
Jaco Venter (16min)
 
 
VENUE Pretoria
REFEREE Jaco Pretorius