Varsity Cup

Tuks late show stuns Ikeys

2012-03-19 19:58
Deon Helberg (Gallo Images)
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.



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


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


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)


Read more on:    varsity cup

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

27 February 2017
UCT v Maties, Cape Town 16:45
CUT v UJ, Bloemfontein 18:30
FNB Tuks v Wits, Pretoria 18:30
Shimlas v FNB NWU-Puk, Bloemfontein 19:00
06 March 2017
FNB Tuks v CUT, Pretoria 16:45
FNB NWU-Puk v Wits, Potch 18:30
FNB Madibaz v UJ, Johannesburg 18:30
Shimlas v Maties, Bloemfontein 19:00
13 March 2017
UCT v UJ, Cape Town 16:45
CUT v FNB NWU-Puk, Bloemfontein 18:30
Shimlas v FNB Tuks, Bloemfontein 18:30
Wits v FNB Madibaz, Wits Rugby Stadium 19:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will you be supporting in this year's Varsity Cup competition?

Love 2 Meet
SuperBru Super Rugby challenge

Enter and challenge Sport24's staff!


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.