Tuks stun Maties

2011-03-14 21:21

Pretoria - FNB Tuks survived two yellow cards and a penalty try to triumph 27-13 over the FNB Maties in their Varsity Cup clash in Pretoria on Monday night.

It was a hard-fought encounter but Tuks deserved the win after looking the more composed team throughout the game.

The result throws the Varsity Cup log wide open as we move towards the business end of the competition.


FNB Tuks: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Jean du Plessis, 12 Dabeon Draghoender, 11 Hayden Groepes, 10 Wesley Dunlop (captain), 9 Danie Faasen, 8 Jono Ross, 7 Jacques Verwey, 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Nqubeko Zulu, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Morné Mellet.

Replacements: 16 Chris Crous, 17 Vincent Koch, 18 Sthembiso Mlongo, 19 Willie Nel, 20 Clayton Stewart, 21 JC Roos, 22 GD Kotzee, 23 Steph Pretorius.

FNB Maties: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Ryan Nell, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Louis Jordaan, 11 Tythan Adams, 10 André Kemp, 9 Donald Stevens, 8 Meyer Swanepoel, 7 Sam Mabombo, 6 Helmut Lehman, 5 Hugo Kloppers (captain), 4 Andrew Prior, 3 Buhle Mxunyelwa, 2 Gareth Light, 1 Os Hamman.

Replacements: 16 Johannes Gericke, 17 Nian Berg, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Reuben Johannes, 20 James Alexander, 21 Jody Rose, 22 Jarryd Buys, 23 Suan Havenga.


  • Alwyn - 2011-03-15 07:15

    At last a bit of good news for a team from Pretoria, Hopefully this will rub off on the Bulls team,they have a lot of catching up to do in the Super Rugby.We need to play for 4 tries,defend better and forget about the up and under kicks,this way we only gave posession away and the teams used it to counter.Get the balls to the wings,they are more than capable,

  • Henry - 2011-03-15 07:30

    Alwyn, I cannot agree more. Well said.

  • sonnyg - 2011-03-15 08:23

    Not sure where that ref learned to ref a game but to send off two players within in a min of each other and award a penalty try was the most Ridiculous thing I have ever seen. There was not even a warning.

  • Pop - 2011-03-15 08:59

    What a GAME!!! Well done TUKKIES!!! it was really a team effort but no's 6 (what a game give 110% till the end), 7 and 8 - brilliant!!!!

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