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.

Scorers:

UJ:

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

Shimlas:

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

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

Teams:

UJ:

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.

UFS-Shimlas:

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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NWU-Pukke v FNB NMMU MADIBAZ, Potch 16:45
CUT v UJ, Bloemfontein 18:30
FNB UFS SHIMLAS v FNB UP - TUKS, Bloemfontein 18:30
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16 February 2015
FNB NMMU MADIBAZ v CUT, PE 16:45
FNB UP - TUKS v UCT, Pretoria 18:30
UJ v FNB UFS SHIMLAS, Johannesburg 18:30
Maties v NWU-Pukke, Stellenbosch 19:00
23 February 2015
CUT v FNB UFS SHIMLAS, Bloemfontein 16:45
UCT v FNB NMMU MADIBAZ, Cape Town 18:30
UJ v NWU-Pukke, Johannesburg 18:30
FNB UP - TUKS v Maties, Pretoria 19:00
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