CUT continued their record-breaking season with a historic first-ever victory over Maties, whereas there have been Varsity Cup round-six wins for UWC, Shimlas and TBC.
CUT IXIAS 23 (0) MATIES 18 (15)
CUT recorded their best feat as they scored a last-minute attempt to beat Maties on the Tuks B-Subject.
With the scores locked at 18-18, a spilt ball from Maties on midway was picked up by CUT lock Derik Pretorius, who stormed upfield earlier than placing fullback Cohen Jasper away for the match-winning strive.
It’s the first time that the three-time Varsity Protect winners have overwhelmed the five-time Varsity Cup champions.
As anticipated, the huge storm in Pretoria in the course of the night time and lengthy into the morning, brought about each groups to wrestle to say themselves as unforced errors dominated the day.
The Maroon Machine discovered their attacking groove on one event as scrumhalf Lian du Toit was readily available to obtain the ultimate cross to rating an early point-of-origin strive.
Nonetheless, the primary half dissolved right into a stop-start affair, with alternatives to assault being stifled by errors and the remaining factors coming courtesy of flyhalf Christian Schreuder’s boot.
A yellow card to Maties flank Mitchell Carstens allowed the Ixias to fan the flames on assault, which they capitalised on off a strong lineout drive with flank Hans Terblanche being credited with the strive.
With their tails up, CUT have been rampant on assault and acquired their simply rewards as inside centre Heino Bezuidenhout smashed his method over for an unconverted strive simply earlier than the second technique break.
A penalty apiece by the kickers stored the scores stage till Jasper snatched a dramatic win for the Ixias.
Participant That Rocks: Zinedine Booysen (CUT Ixias)
CUT Ixias – Tries: Hans Terblanche, Heino Bezuidenhout, Cohen Jasper. Conversion: Charles Williams. Penalties: Williams (2).
Maties – Strive: Lian du Toit (1×7). Conversion: Christian Schreuder. Penalties: Schreuder (3).
MADIBAZ 20 (5) UFS SHIMLAS 24 (12)
UFS Shimlas scored an 81st-minute strive in opposition to the Madibaz to document their first win of the 2021 Varsity Cup.
The Free Staters opted to kick a late penalty to the touch relatively than at purpose, which might have given them a draw. And that daring method paid off as alternative wing Luyanda Mkhize scored within the right-hand nook.
Very similar to the sooner match on the Tuks B-Subject, proceedings have been dampened by the situations. Nonetheless, it did little to stop Shimlas from operating from all areas on the pitch as they capitalised on the Madibaz’s poor self-discipline.
Shimlas inside centre JP Duvenage knocked over 4 penalties handy them a 12-0 lead on the first technique break, earlier than Madibaz lock Hardus van Eeden crashed over from a lineout for an unconverted strive.
The second half belonged to the lads from the Jap Cape as an early penalty coupled with two tries courtesy of wing Nkoka Ngobe and prop Le-Kleu Stokes gave them a slender lead, regardless of Shimlas scoring a strive by way of inside centre Janco Klinck.
However the males from Bloemfontein snatched victory when Mkhize – who had simply come off the bench – touched down within the nook, with Duvenage including the conversion.
Participant That Rocks: Luyolo Dapula (Madibaz)
Madibaz – Tries: Hardus van Eeden, Nkoka Ngobe, Le-Kleu Stokes. Conversion: Tiaan Schutte. Penalty: Tiaan Schutte.
UFS Shimlas – Tries: Janco Klinck, Luyanda Mkhize. Conversion: JP Duvenage. Penalties: Duvenage (4).
UWC 31 (0) UJ 5 (5)
UWC scored three second-half tries to assert a snug win over UJ at Loftus Versfeld.
UJ scored the one strive of a decent first half, nevertheless it was the Capetonians who dominated the second, with two late tries by centre Andre Manuel inflating the rating.
After an uneventful first 20 minutes, UJ broke the impasse when wing Prince Nkabinde powered over from shut vary to attain.
UWC have been decreased to 14 males late within the first half when lock Bronlee Mouries was yellow-carded for collapsing an UJ maul. Nonetheless, they didn’t concede any factors whereas he was off the sphere.
UWC scrumhalf Branden de Kock kicked a penalty early within the second half earlier than UJ No 8 Siyabonga Masuku was despatched to the sin bin.
4 minutes later, UWC alternative flyhalf Ethan Diston scored an excellent point-of-origin strive, with De Kock kicking the conversion after which including a penalty to make it 15-5.
UJ had multiple likelihood to get again into the sport however their execution and ending price them.
UWC then sealed the deal when Manuel ran in two late tries, the primary a seven-pointer, to safe their second win of the competitors.
Participant That Rocks: Justin Theys (UWC)
UJ – Strive: Prince Nkabinde.
UWC – Tries: Ethan Diston (1×7), Andre Manuel (1×7, 1×5). Conversions: Branden de Kock (3). Penalties: De Kock (2).
NWU EAGLES 22 (6) WITS 20 (5)
Flyhalf Keagan Fortune kicked an 82nd-minute penalty purpose to offer the NWU Eagles a dramatic win at Loftus Versfeld.
It was Fortune’s fifth penalty in a match performed in pouring rain for many of the first half. He punished the indiscipline of Wits, who outscored their opponents by three tries to 1 and took a 20-19 lead within the 79th minute.
Wits got here into this match with confidence having thrashed the Madibaz on Tuesday, whereas NWU have been trying to get again to profitable methods after a disappointing loss to Maties.
Because the rain bucketed down at Loftus, Fortune kicked an early penalty for NWU earlier than prop Keagan Glade went over for FNB Wits’ first strive.
Wits have been dealt a heavy blow after shedding skilled lock Kevin du Randt, who was stretchered off the sphere, and Fortuin’s second penalty gave the Eagles a slender 6-5 lead at half time.
No 8 Travis Gordon confirmed nice energy and talent to attain Wits’ second strive early within the second half, however Fortune’s boot decreased the deficit to 1.
Within the 57th minute, Wits flyhalf Kurt Webster was red-carded for a shoulder cost and NWU lastly gained momentum by means of the maul, with alternative hooker Gustav du Rand scoring his seventh strive of the event.
Their lead was short-lived, nevertheless, as Wits centre Yanga Hlalu sliced by means of the defence to attain underneath the posts and fullback Christian Humphries’ first conversion of the night put his facet forward 17-16.
Fortune and Humphries then exchanged penalties, nevertheless it was the Eagles No 10 who would have the ultimate say.
Participant That Rocks: Chuiner van Rooyen (NWU Eagles)
NWU Eagles – Strive: Gustav du Rand. Conversion: Keagan Fortune. Penalty: Fortune (5).
Wits – Tries: Keagan Glade, Travis Gordon, Yanga Hlalu. Conversion: Christian Humphries. Penalty: Humphries.
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