Varsity Cup

Dramatic draw sinks Shimlas

2013-03-18 19:41
Vian van der Watt (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - University of Johannesburg (UJ) scrumhalf Vian van der Watt scored two late tries to salvage a dramatic 26-26 draw with UFS-Shimlas in Johannesburg on Monday.

The result means that Shimlas, who were reduced to 13-men in the final stages, cannot qualify for the semi-finals.

Shimlas led 26-5 with 25 minutes remaining before a stunning fightback by the hosts.

VIDEO: UJ v Shimlas, highlights

Replacement hooker AJ le Roux got a try before Shimlas' Armandt Koster and Pieter-Steyn de Wet were sent to the sin-bin and from close quarters replacement scrumhalf Van der Watt darted over for two tries close in, both converted by Guy Cronje to seal the dramatic draw.



Tries: Pretorius, Le Roux, Van der Watt (2)
Conversions: Cronje (2)


Tries: De Klerk, Marais, Luiters
Conversions: Scheepers (3)
Penalty: Scheepers

Yellow card: Koster (74 mins), De Wet (76 mins)



15 Kobus De Kock, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Bradley Moolman, 12 Luan Steenkamp, 11 Chrysander Botha, 10 Divan van Zyl (captain), 9 Jacques Pretorius, 8 RJ Liebenberg, 7 Johan van der Hoogt, 6 Thilip Marole, 5 David Antonites, 4 Shane Kirkwood, 3 Ewald Van Der Westhuizen, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Wessel Du Randt .

Substitutes: 16 AJ le Roux, 17 Wiseman Kamanga, 18 Fabian Booysen, 19 Kobus Porter, 20 Vian van der Watt, 21 Adriaan Vermeulen, 22 Andries Oosthuizen, 23 Njabulo Mkize.


15 Nico Scheepers, 14 Maphutha Dolo, 13 Robbie van Schalkwyk, 12 Stephan van der Merwe, 11 JJ de Klerk, 10 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 9 Kevin Luiters, 8 Erik le Roux, 7 Teboho Mohoje (captain), 6 Freddie Ngoza, 5 JC Astle, 4 Fanie van der Walt, 3 Nick Schonert, 2 Elandre Hugget, 1 Charles Marais.

Substitutes: 16 JC van Wyk, 17 Carl van Heerden, 18 Lebo Zietsman, 19 Armandt Koster, 20 Hlanlha Hlongwane, 21 Divandre Strydom, 22 Marco Mason, 23 Luan de Bruin.

Referee: Pieter Janse van Vuuren

Varsity Rugby results on Monday:

Varsity Cup:

UJ 26-26 Shimlas
NMMU 13-7 Tuks
Maties 37-34 Pukke
UCT 50-40 Wits

Varsity Shield:

Fort Hare 12-36 CUT
UKZN 36-13 UWC

Varsity Cup semi-final line-up:

Monday, March 25:

Tuks v UJ, Pretoria

Maties v NMMU, Stellenbosch

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