Tuks replacement lock Bart le Roux ensured that they had the final say of the match against Maties

Maties sneaks the Varsity Cup win at TUKS

What an exciting, Tough Varsity Cupmatch up this was between the age-old traditional North & South warriors with never-say-die action till the very last minute!
The Final Score was TUKS 24-26 MATIES (half-time 14-12)
Thinus De Beer’s two crucial missed penalty kicks were the difference at the end of the day but TUKS kept coming and closed the gap with a try by the spirited replacement lock, Bart le Roux in the last minute!!  You gotta feel for the boys!



FNB Player that Rocks: Chris Smit (FNB Maties)
Steers Kinging Moment: Werner Fourie (FNB UP-Tuks)

FNB UP-Tuks – Tries:
 Etienne Janeke, Werner Fourie, Bart le Roux; Conversions: Tinus de Beer (3); Penalty: De Beer.
FNB Maties – Tries: Munier Hartzenburg (seven points), HJ Luus, Jordan Chait, Daniel Jooste; Conversions: Chait (2).

FNB UP-Tuks:
 15. Vaughen Isaacs, 14. Dewald Naude, 13. Lourens Pretorius, 12. Erich Cronje, 11. Ciaran Dayaran, 10. Tinus de Beer, 9. Theo Maree, 8. Denzel Hill, 7. Ewart Potgieter, 6. Stephan Smit, 5. Ruan Nortje, 4. Marius Verwey (c), 3. Jean-Pierre Smith, 2. Werner Fourie, 1. Etienne Janeke.

Replacements: 16. Llewellyn Classen, 17. Jacobus Eloff, 18. Bart le Roux, 19. Brian Leitch, 20. Raegan Oranje, 21. Damian Bonaparte, 22. Irvin Ali, 23. Hanru Sirgel.

FNB Maties: 15. Edwill van der Merwe, 14. Duncan Saal, 13. Cornel Smit, 12. Chris Smit, 11. Munier Hartzenberg, 10. Jordan Chait, 9. Logan Boonzaaier, 8. Stephan Streicher, 7. Ernst van Rhyn, 6. Johann van Niekerk, 5. Johan Momsen (c), 4. Sesink-Clee Jordan, 3. Piet Strauss, 2. HJ Luus, 1. Ricky Nwagbara.

Replacements: 16. Dan Jooste, 17. Wayrin Losper, 18. Leon Lyons, 19. Ben-Jason Dixon, 20. Mitchell Carstens, 21. Brendon Nell, 22. Reinhardt Fortuin, 23. Adrian Seerane.



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Photo:  Catherine Kotze/SASP


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