Varsity Cup

NMMU finally get their win

2011-03-07 21:34
NMMU's Oscar Mazaka (Gallo Images)
Port Elizabeth - The FNB NMMU Madibaz gave their long-suffering fans something to cheer about in Port Elizabeth on Monday night when they staged a dramatic fightback to beat their rivals FNB TUT by 40-15.

The Vikings took a 15-9 lead into the half-time break and looked in control but the home team pulled together and hit back hard in the second forty minutes to secure their first victory in the Varsity Cup since 2009.


NMMU: 15  Vuyolwethu Mazaka, 14 Juan du Preez, 13 Wade Roos, 12 Jeffrey Taljard, 11 Charl van Loggenberg, 10 Marius Muller, 9 Shannon Rick, 8 Jaco Swanepoel (captain), 7 Philip Hanekom, 6 Ferdinand Gerber, 5 Mzwande Zito, 4 Schalk Oelofse, 3 Ross Dawid-Anderson, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Musa Tukela.
Replacements: 16 Lumka Mbane, 17 Dexter Seanancy, 18 Louis Fourie, 19 Andre Goosen, 20 Marlin Ruiters, 21 Bradley Kretzmann, 22 Hlangoluhle Nodongwe, 23 Andile Mrwebi.

TUT: 15 Justin van Staden, 14 Andisa Gqobo, 13 Hansie Graaff, 12 Lutho Nyeka, 11 Thom Seabela, 10 Ruan Boshoff, 9 Manny Raposso, 8 Wessel Cronjé, 7 Wikus Botes (captain), 6 Vince Gwavu, 5 Mare Ewald, 4 Tinus van Wyk, 3 Anton Krynauw, 2 Johan Pieterse, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Jan Scheepers, 18 Ryno Lopes, 19 Julian Erasmus, 20 Zylon McGaffin, 21 Simphiwe Mtimkulu, 22 Ruan van Loo, 23 Dandre van der Westhuyzen.

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