Varsity Cup

UJ rampant victors in Bloem

2017-02-27 21:49
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Cape Town - UJ picked up a bonus-point victory in thrashing the home side, CUT, in Bloemfontein on Monday, scoring nine tries in demolishing the Ixias 73-20.

UJ led 50-15 at half-time.

For the vast majority of the first half it was one-way traffic as the black jerseys ran in six tries, thanks to some poor defence by the Ixias.

The UJ forwards won enough good possession up front to ensure their potent backline ran circles around CUT.

Except for a brief 10-minute period around the middle of the first half when the Ixias showed some grit and fought back with two tries of their own, it was a XV-man show by the visitors that kept CUT behind their tryline for the duration of the match.

For 33 minutes in the second half, CUT showed some character, extending the UJ defence themselves and tackling with real heart to keep the UJ scorers quiet.

But then the wall broke, allowing UJ to run in three more late converted tries.

Player That Rocks: Godfrey Ramaboea (FNB UJ)



Tries: Ruben Heymans, Martin Jacobs and Darron Adonis
Conversion: Jacobs
Penalty: Jacobs


Tries: Godfrey Ramaboea, Ewan Adams (2), Aphiwe Dyantyi, Jannes Snyman, Jaco Fourie, Leon Massyn, Estian Enslin, Wian Conradie
Conversions: Divan Nel (8)



15. Darren Adonis, 14. Olwethu Ndakisa,  13. Ruan Wasserman,  12. Johan Nel,  11. Waldo Putter,  10. Martin Jacobs,  9. Ruben Heymans,  8. Stefan Kruger,  7. Vincent Maruping,  6. Dean Rossouw (captain),  5. Kian Skippers,  4. André Venter,  3. Henco Smit,  2. Bester Olivier,  1. Jean Volkwyn.

Substitutes: 16. Kyle Ess,  17. Kabous van Schalkwyk,  18. Chrisjan du Toit,  19. Burger van Niekerk,  20. Dean Jacobs,  21. Dian Dry,  22. Denver Klue and 23. Brendan Verster


15 Ewan Adams, 14 Peter John Walters, 13 Aphiwe Dyanti, 12 Jaco Fourie, 11 Godfrey Ramaboea 10 Divan Nel, 9 Johann Esterhuizen, 8 Leon Massyn, 7 Adrian Bester, 6 Wian Conradie, 5 Estian Enslin, 4 Reinhaardt  Nothnagel, 3 Nico du Plessis, 2 Johannes Snyman (captain), 1 Waldo Weideman

Substitutes: 16 Le Roux Baard, 17 Kyle Kruger, 18 Chergin Fillies, 19 Jo Hanko De Villiers, 20 Siyabonga Luwaca , 21 Kevin du Randt, 22Devon Mare, 23 Carlisle Jordan

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