Varsity Cup

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2012-03-19 19:58
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Cape Town - The University of Pretoria's Tuks scored a deserved 29-18 Varsity Cup win over the hapless defending champions, UCT, in last-round action at the Green Mile on Monday.

The visitors trailed 8-16 half-time, but scored three second-half tries - which also secured a four-try bonus point - to hit the top of the log, with the Maties still due to play against UJ in Johannesburg later on Monday.

Scorers:

UCT:

Tries: Leyds, Stewart
Cons: Holton 2
Pen: Holton

Tuks:

Tries: Groepes, Helberg, Liebenberg, Mhlongo
Cons: Du Plessis 3

Teams:

UCT: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Richard Stewart, 13 Tiger Bax, 12 Adrian Kritzinger, 11 Mark Winter, 10 Nick Holton, 9 Liam Slatem, 8 Rayn Smid, 7 Brad Bosman, 6 Ntsolo Setlaba (captain), 5 Levi Odendaal, 4 James Kilroe, 3 Francois van Wyk, 2 Dayne Jans, 1 Wes Chetty.

Substitutes: 16 Matt Page, 17 Shane Meier, 18 Pallo Manuel, 19 James Tatham, 20 Stephen Wallace, 21 Paul Cohen, 22 Nathan Nel, 23 Digby Webb.

UP-Tuks: 15 Hayden Groepes, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Dabeon Draghoender, 11 Courtnal Skosan, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Lohan Jacobs, 8 Jono Janse van Rensburg, 7 Jacques Verwey,  6 Wiaan Liebenberg, 5 Nqubeko Zulu, 4 Mike Williams, 3 Grant Kemp, 2 Zane Botha (captain), 1 Vincent Koch.

Substitutes: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 18 Sthembiso Mlongo, 19 Lee Thompson, 20 Rudi van Rooyen, 21 Fanie Booysen, 22 Gerhardus Kotzee, 23 Basil Short.

Referee: Lesego Legoete
Assistant referees: Matt Kemp, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: JC Fortuin, Deon van Blommestein

Scores from Monday's Varsity Rugby action:
(Half-time scores in brackets)

Varsity Cup:

UCT 18 (16) UP-Tuks 29 (8)
UJ 10 (0) Maties 10 (2)
TUT 34 (5) NMMU 90 (37)
NWU-Pukke 64 (40) Shimlas 24 (8)

Varsity Shield:

UKZN 15 (15) Fort Hare 16 (8)
UWC 15 (5) Wits 28 (23)

Varsity Young Guns:

UCT Under-20s 8 (8) UP-Tuks Under-20s 66 (37)
UJ Under-20s 32 - Maties Under-20s 31 – no half-time score available

Koshuisrugby Championships:

Monitor 16 (8) Dagbreek 42 (16)
Patria 87 (26) Oppidani 8 (8)

 

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