Sevens: Pukke remain unbeaten

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:03
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VARSITY SEVENS DAY ONE WRAP: NWU-Pukke continued their success in the Varsity scene when they emerged unbeaten after the opening day's action in the Varsity Sevens competition at Villagers.

Pukke picked up five victories from their five matches while bagging three bonus points along the way to end the day on 23 points. In their opening match, they held off Fort Hare 28-12 before overcoming UCT-Ikeys 26-12.

They followed that up with a narrow 19-12 victory over UP-Tuks before they were pushed all the way by defending champions UFS-Kovsies to claim a 12-10 win. In their final match of Day One, the NMMU-Madibaz found themselves on the wrong end of a 36-10 scoreline.

Maties are sitting pretty in second place, having claimed four wins with four bonus points for their haul of 20 points. The Stellenbosch speedsters easily saw off both Cape rivals in their opening matches, beating UCT 24-0 and UWC 26-7.

A 31-0 victory over Walter Sisulu and 45-0 thrashing of Fort Hare left the Maroon Machine in prime position to claim top spot but a final match 0-24 loss to Tuks saw their perfect defence being breached.

UWC currently occupy third place on 16 points, having also claimed four victories from their five matches, however, they failed to pick up any bonus points. An opening 31-12 victory over Tuks sent shock waves through the venue but that high was short lived as they lost to Maties.

They picked themselves up to claim a 24-17 victory over Fort Hare before edging UJ 14-10. They ended their day on a positive note by bagging a 19-7 victory over Kovsies.

Tuks rounds off the top four, after securing 15 points from their five matches. Losses to UWC and Pukke were offset by victories over the Madibaz (31-7), UCT (29-14) and Maties (24-0).

With just 10 points separating the top six sides, there will be plenty to play for on Day Two. The day's action starts at 10.15 local time.

Day One results:

UFS-Kovsies 36-10 Walter Sisulu
UP-Tuks 12-31 UWC
UJ 19-17 NMMU-Madibaz
UCT-Ikeys 0-24 Maties
NWU-Pukke 28-12 Fort Hare
UP-Tuks 31-7 NMMU-Madibaz
UJ 19-10 Walter Sisulu
UFS-Kovsies 22-19 Fort Hare
NWU-Pukke 26-12 UCT-Ikeys
UWC 7-26 Maties
UFS-Kovsies 26-12 UJ
UP-Tuks 12-19 NWU-Pukke
UCT-Ikeys 21-21 NMMU-Madibaz
Maties 31-0 Walter Sisulu
UWC 24-17 Fort Hare
UFS-Kovsies 10-12 NWU-Pukke
UCT-Ikeys 14-29 UP-Tuks
UJ 10-14 UWC
Maties 45-0 Fort Hare
NMMU-Madibaz 26-10 Walter Sisulu
UFS-Kovsies 7-19 UWC
UP-Tuks 240 Maties
UJ 17-12 Fort Hare
UCT-Ikeys 21-17 Walter Sisulu
NWU-Pukke 36-10 NMMU-Madibaz


Logs after Day One:
(under played, won, lost, drawn, points difference, bonus points, total points)

1 NWU-Pukke 5 5 0 0 65 3 23
2 Maties 5 4 1 0 95 4 20
3 UWC 5 4 1 0 23 0 16
4 UP-Tuks 5 3 2 0 39 3 15
5 UFS-Kovsies 5 3 2 0 29 3 15
6 UJ 5 3 2 0 -2 2 13
7 NMMU-Madibaz 5 1 3 1 -36 2 8
8 UCT-Ikeys 5 1 3 1 -51 0 6
9 UFH 5 0 5 0 -76 3 3
10 WSU 5 0 5 0 -86 2 2

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 24 February 2018
Sunwolves v Brumbies 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Chiefs 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Stormers 08h45 Allianz Park
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Lions v Jaguares 13h05 Johannesburg
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Ireland v Wales 14h15 Aviva Stadium
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 Twickenham Stoop
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Bath v Sale Sharks 14h30 Recreation Ground
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Sun, 25 February 2018
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
Fri, 02 March 2018
Blues v Chiefs 06h35 Eden Park
Reds v Brumbies 09h00 Suncorp Stadium
Kings v Dragons 17h35 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Edinburgh v Munster 19h35 Myreside
Cardiff Blues v Treviso 19h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Harlequins v Bath 19h45 Twickenham Stoop
Sat, 03 March 2018
Sunwolves v Rebels 22h00 Tokyo
RESULT SCORE
Fri, 23 February 2018
France v Italy 34 | 17
Leinster v Kings 64 | 7
Dragons v Edinburgh 12 | 25
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 21 | 10
Rebels v Reds 45 | 19
Highlanders v Blues 41 | 34
Mon, 19 February 2018
NWU-Pukke v UJ 18 | 15
Maties v CUT-Ixias 75 | 12
UCT-Ikeys v Shimlas 27 | 32
NMMU-Madibaz v Wits 29 | 32
Sun, 18 February 2018
Dragons v Treviso 15 | 18
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 13 | 7
Sat, 17 February 2018
Cardiff Blues v Munster 25 | 18
Lions v Sharks 26 | 19
Leinster v Scarlets 20 | 13
VARSITY CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Maties 4 4 0 0 19
Wits 4 3 0 1 15
Shimlas 4 3 0 1 14
UCT-Ikeys 4 2 0 2 11
NWU-Pukke 3 2 0 1 10
UJ 3 1 0 2 6
CUT-Ixias 3 1 0 2 5
NMMU-Madibaz 3 0 0 3 3
UP-Tuks 3 0 0 3 2