North v South in Cup semis

Sun, 01 May 2016 18:31
Large niyaas uwc sevens 800

VARSITY SEVENS, DAY TWO WRAP: UWC and Maties face the tough task of defending the Cape region from their northern counterparts as the sides head into the Varsity Sevens Cup semifinals on Monday.

Maties, who finished third after the round robin fixtures will be up against second-placed UP-Tuks while fourth-placed UWC have the tough task of taking on log leaders NWU-Pukke.

However, UWC will head into their semifinal with the psychological edge after they handed Pukke their first and only defeat of the round-robin phase. The Bellville-based students emerged 17-14 victors over the Day One pace-setters.

They followed that up with victories over Cape rivals UCT-Ikeys (39-24), Walter Sisulu (24-17) and a narrow 14-12 win over NMMU-Madibaz to remain one of two teams to remain unbeaten on Day Two.

Despite their early loss, Pukke went on to bag victories in their remaining matches, overcoming UJ 17-15, Maties 29-19 and Walter Sisulu 22-5. The victories ensured they finished on top of the standings with 37 points.

Tuks were the other side to emerge unscathed on Day Two as they maintained climbed two places, after finishing Day One in fourth place. A 33-0 victory over Walter Sisulu was followed by a 29-12 victory over defending champions UFS-Kovsies.

The winning never stopped there as they handed UJ a 26-19 defeat and wrapped their day's action off with a massive 43-0 demolition of Fort Hare.

The Cape region's second side in the Cup semifinal, Maties claimed third place after their nine matches after picking up a total of 34 points. The Stellenbosch students started their day off with a 17-7 victory over UJ before walking away comfortable 22-7 victors over the Madibaz.

Their momentum was halted in their third match when they went down 19-29 to Pukke but soon bounced back to winning ways with a massive 50-10 win over Kovsies.

In the Plate section, fifth place Kovsies will play eighth placed UCT while UJ will play the Madibaz. Walter Sisulu and Fort Hare will do battle to avoid finishing in the dreaded 10th spot.

Review Day One's action here!

Day Two results:

UP-Tuks 33-0 Walter Sisulu
NWU-Pukke 14-17 UWC
UJ 7-17 Maties
UCT-Ikeys 26-17 Fort Hare
UFS-Kovsies 20-19 NMMU-Madibaz
NWU-Pukke 17-15 UJ
UCT-Ikeys 24-39 UWC
Maties 22-7 NMMU-Madibaz
UFS-Kovsies 12-29 UP-Tuks
Walter Sisulu 26-12 Fort Hare
NWU-Pukke 29-19 Maties
UFS-Kovsies 27-7 UCT-Ikeys
UP-Tuks 26-19 UJ
NMMU-Madibaz 50-7 Fort Hare
UWC 24-7 Walter Sisulu
UJ 24-15 UCT-Ikeys
UFS-Kovsies 10-50 Maties
NWU-Pukke 22-5 Walter Sisulu
UP-Tuks 43-0 Fort Hare
UWC 14-12 NMMU-Madibaz

Standings after Day Two:
(under played, won, lost, drawn, points difference, bonus points, total points)

1 NWU-Pukke  9 8 1 0 91 5 37
2 UP-Tuks  9 7 2 0 139 7 35
3 Maties  9 7 2 0 151 6 34
4 UWC  9 8 1 0 60 2 34
5 UFS-Kovsies  9 5 4 0 -8 3 23
6 UJ  9 4 5 0 -12 3 19
7 NMMU-Madibaz  9 2 6 1 -11 5 15
8 UCT-Ikeys  9 2 6 1 -83 2 12
9 Walter Sisulu  9 1 8 0 -139 1 5
10 Fort Hare  9 0 9 0 -188 3 3

Day Three fixtures:
(all times are local - GMT plus two)

Plate semi-finals:

14.00 - UFS-Kovsies v UCT-Ikeys
14.22 - UJ v NMMU-Madibaz

Cup semifinals:

14.44 - NWU-Pukke v UWC
15.06 - Maties v UP-Tuks

Ninth/10th play-off: 15.28 - Walter Sisulu v Fort Hare
Seventh/eighth play-off: 15.50 - TBC v TBC
Fifth/sixth play-off: 16.12 - TBC v TBC
Bronze medal match: 16.34 - TBC v TBC
Cup Final: 17.04 - TBC v TBC

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Thu, 02 March 2017
Force v Reds 10h30 Perth
Fri, 03 March 2017
Chiefs v Blues 06h35 Hamilton
Edinburgh v Ospreys 19h35 Myreside
Ulster v Treviso 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Connacht v Zebre 19h35 Ascoli Piceno
Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints 20h15 AJ Bell Stadium
Sat, 04 March 2017
Hurricanes v Rebels 04h15 Wellington
Highlanders v Crusaders 06h45 Dunedin
Brumbies v Sharks 08h45 Canberra
Sunwolves v Kings 10h55 Singapore
Lions v Waratahs 13h05 Johannesburg
Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs 15h00 Welford Road
Gloucester v Harlequins 15h00 Kingsholm
Bath v Wasps 15h00 Recreation Ground
Glasgow Warriors v Dragons 15h00 Scotstoun Stadium
Worcester Warriors v Bristol 15h00 Sixways
Stormers v Jaguares 15h15 Cape Town
Cardiff Blues v Munster 17h15 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Cheetahs v Bulls 17h30 Bloemfontein
Leinster v Scarlets 19h35 RDS Arena
Sun, 05 March 2017
Newcastle Falcons v Saracens 15h00 Kingston Park
Mon, 06 March 2017
UP-Tuks v CUT-Ixias 14h45 Pretoria
UKZN-Impi v UWC 16h30 Durban
WSU v CPUT 16h30 Mthatha
Fort Hare v TUT 16h30 Davidson Stadium
NMMU-Madibaz v UJ 16h30 Port Elizabeth
NWU-Pukke v Wits 16h30 Potchefstroom
Shimlas v Maties 17h00 Bloemfontein
VARSITY CUP
MORE LOGS
Pool CUP
Team P W D L Pts
Maties 5 4 0 1 19
Shimlas 5 4 0 1 19
UP-Tuks 4 3 0 1 14
NWU-Pukke 5 3 0 2 13
UJ 4 2 0 2 11
UCT-Ikeys 5 2 0 3 9
Wits 4 1 0 3 6
NMMU-Madibaz 4 1 0 3 5
CUT-Ixias 4 0 0 4 0
Pool SHIELD
Team P W D L Pts
UWC 4 3 0 1 17
WSU 3 3 0 0 14
Fort Hare 4 2 0 2 11
CPUT 3 2 0 1 10
TUT 3 1 0 2 5
UKZN-Impi 3 1 0 2 4
Rhodes 4 0 0 4 2