Maties avenge 2016 final

Revenge was sweet for Maties as last year’s Varsity Cup losing finalists routed defending champions Pukke 31-9 in Stellenbosch on Monday night.

The hosts streaked to a 15-0 lead and finished with three tries, one scored by man-of-the-match Kobus van Dyk, while flyhalf Ernst Stapelberg kicked 14 points.

Winger Jimmy Mpailane credited Pukke with seven points after scoring an intercept-try from his own half and Schalk Hugo added the extras as Pukke sank into fourth place on the overall standings.

The result saw Maties move into second place behind Shimlas, who were ambushed 22-7 by UCT in Bloemfontein.

Hammered by the Madibaz in the opener, and unconvincing in last week’s win against CUT, Ikeys shrugged off slippery conditions to hand Shimlas their first loss of the season.

Tuks came back from a week off to hammer Madibaz 33-16 in Pretoria, which puts them in third place with nine points and a game in hand on both Shimlas and Maties.

Newly-promoted Wits claimed their first Varsity Cup scalp when they scored five tries to demolish winless CUT 43-3.

A tally of six log points from three matches places Wits sixth, behind UCT (eight points) and one point clear of Madibaz.

Eighth-placed UJ will return from a bye next week to continue the search for their first win.

Maties: 31
Tries: Mitchell Carstens, Kobus van Dyk, Edwill van der Merwe
Cons: Ernst Stapelberg, Chris Smith
Pens: Ernst Stapelberg (4)

Pukke: 9
Tries: Jimmy Mpallane (seven-point try)
Cons: Schalk Hugo

MATIES:
 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Kyle Steyn, 12 Braam Venter (c), 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Devon Nash, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Mitchell Carstens, 5 Johan Momsen, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 JE van der Merwe, 2 Craig Corbett, 1 Wesley Adonis
Bench: 16 HJ Luus, 17 Niel Oelofse, 18 Wikus Groenewald, 19 Saud Abrahams, 20 Stephan Streicher,
21 Logan Boonzaaier, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Michal Hazner

PUKKE: 15 Lungelo Gosa, 14 Jimmy Mpallane, 13 Nico Schoeman, 12 Henko Marias, 11 Tapiwa Mafura, 10 Schalk Hugo, 9 Bradley September, 8 Jeandre Rudolph (c), 7 Boela Venter, 6 Muziwandile Mazibuko, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Nell Morrison, 3 Dewald Dekker, 2 Arnoldi Wilmar, 1 Dolf van Deventer
Bench: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Nico van Tonder, 18 Morne Strydom, 19 Marno Redelinghuys, 20 Marcel Henn, 21 Joshua Louw, 22 Kulu Mcuma, 23 Justin Newman.

 

Wits: 43
Tries: Wandisile Simelane, Graham Logan, Justin Brandon, Constant Beckerling, Ameer Williams
Cons: Warren Gilbert (5)
Pen: Warren Gilbert (2)

CUT: 3
Pen: Martin Jacobs

WITS: 15 Lux Ntsepe, 14Kwanele Ngema 13 Joshua Jarvis, 12 Brandan Hewitt, 11 Wandisile Simelane, 10 Warren Gilbert(c), 9 Ruan Cloete, 8 Constant Beckerling, 7 Conor Brockschmidt, 6 Ruan Macdonald, 5 Graham Logan, 4 Rhyno Herbst, 3 Luvuyo Pupuma, 2 CJ Conradie, 1 Cornelius Greeff
Bench: 16 Justin Brandon, 17 Brandon Palmer, 18 Pascal Snyman, 19 Jethro De Lange, 20 Karl Erasmus, 21 Manuel Rass, 22 Jarred Branco, 23 Ameer Williams

CUT: 15 Denver Klue, 14 Mosego Toolo, 13 Waldo Putter, 12 Clinton Toua, 11) Tsitetso Madonsela, 10 Martin Jacobs, 9 Ruben Heymans, 8 Stefan Kruger, 7 Sylvester Makakole, 6 Dean Rossouw (c), 5 Ryno Nel, 4 Andre Venter, 3 Henco Smit, 2 Theuns Truter, 1 Jean Volkwyn
Bench: 16 Stefan Jacobs, 17 Kabous Van Schalkwyk, 18 Kyle Ess, 19 Kian Skippers, 20 Dian Dry, 21 Dean Jacobs, 22 Ruan Wasserman, 23 Denzil Fiff

 

Tuks: 33
Tries: Impi Visser, Theo Maree, Tinus de Beer, Manie Libbok (2)
Cons: de Beer (3), Joshua Stander

Madibaz: 16
Try: Gerrit Huisamen
Con: Simon Bolze
Pen: Simon Bolze (3)

TUKS: 15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Dewald Naude, 13 Toko Maebane, 12 Impi Visser, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Theo Maree, 8 Clyde Davids, 7 Chris Massyn (c), 6 Eduan Lubbe, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Brian Leitch, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Jan-Henning Campher, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel
Bench: 16 Theuns Reynolds, 17 O’Neil Thiart, 18 Marius Verwey, 19 Jsuan-Re Swanepoel, 20 Raegen Oranje, 21 Joshua Stander, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Franco van den Berg

MADIBAZ:  15 Lindelwu Zungu, 14 Jixie Molapo, 13 Siphumelele Msutwana, 12 Andile Jho, 11 Athi Mayinje, 10 Simon Bolze, 9 Luvo Claassen, 8 Kevin Kaba (c), 7 Henry Brown, 6 SF Nieuwoudt, 5 Gerrit Huisamen, 4 Janse Roux, 3 James Beyl, 2 JP Jamieson, 1 Nicolaas Oosthuizen
Bench: 16 Jedwyn Harty, 17 Xandre Vos, 18 Nicolas Roebeck, 19 Jayson Reinecke, 20 Rouche Nel, 21 Jordan Koekemoer, 22 Ivan-John du Preez, 23 Robert Izaks

 

Shimlas: 7
Tries: Marco Mason (five-point try)
Cons: Marco Mason

UCT: 22
Tries: Henrik Lategaan (seven-point try), Cuan Hablutzel, Rayno Mapoe (seven-pointer)
Pens: Lohan Lubbe
Yellow card: Ruben Schoeman 

SHIMLAS: 15 Sechaba Motsoela, 14 Carel Wynand Coetzee, 13 Lihleli Xoli, 12 Stephen  Janse Van Rensburg (c), 11 Marco Mason,  10 Nicholas Naude , 9 Dian Badenhorst, 8 Bernardus Erasmus, 7 Musa Mahlasela ,6 Daniel Maartens,5  Neil Claasen, 4 Ruben Schoeman ,3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Francois Steyn , 1 Thabiso Msiza
Bench
: 16 Anrich Alberts, 17 Johan Kotze, 18 Kwenzokuhle Blose ,19 Raymond Woest, 20 Phumzile Maqondwana, 21 Armand Pretorius , 22 Sango Xamlashe ,23 Niel Stannard

UCT: 1 Wayrin Losper, 2 Cuan Hablutzel, 3 Michael Kumbirai, 4 Nama Xaba, 5 Duncan Saffy, 6 Jason Klaasen (c), 7 Luke Stringer, 8 Nyasha Tarusenga, 9 Stefano de Gouveia, 10 Rob Anderson , 11 Joel Smith, 12 Rico Lategan, 13 Tristan Mouton, 14 Rayno Mapoe, 15 Lohan Lubbe
Bench: 16 Martin Chandler, 17 William Day, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazebuko, 19 Sanele Malwane, 20 Alva Senderayi 21 Michael Henning, 22 Matthew Redman, 23 Hilio De Abreu

 

- All Out Rugby Staff Writer