The game in Alice became a rout as FNB Fort Hare produced a fine second-half display.
FNB TUT were smarting after two losses on the bounce and were hoping that they could take something of significance away from their trip to Alice.
The Fort Hare Blues are always difficult to beat at home and this match was no different as TUT could never find any momentum and kept falling further and further behind.
In the first period TUT took the lead through two Morne Hugo penalties but these points were cancelled out through a Sibabalwe Mtsulwana try which was converted by Oliver Zono to give FNB Fort Hare a 8-4 lead at half-time.
The first-half of the match was fairly quiet with both sides scrapping it out and unable to gain control over the opposition, but this would change when the sides came out after the break.
The second period started with Morne Hugo closing the gap to two points in the 43rd minute but as is with Fort Hare, they scored through outside centre Lundi Ralarala and the conversion was kicked by inside centre Saneliso Ngoma to give his side a 16-6 lead with under 25 minutes to play.
An injury to talismanic flyhalf Oliver Zono in the build-up to the try could have thwarted the momentum of the home side but they remained focused and kept on hammering away the advantage.
Heading down the final stretch of the game Fort Hare managed to score another try through flyer Garth Van Rayner with ten minutes to go. The conversion was successful from Ngoma and it seemed that there was very little left in the TUT tank.
Right at the death the Blues sealed the deal through a try by fullback Khanyiso Komani. The try not only closed out the match, but gave the homeside a much needed four-try bonus point as they cruised to a comfortable 32-6 win.
The hosts would feel that this could be the result that might get their season back on track as the linger in fourth place on the table although they have played once less match than UKZN and TUT.
As for TUT, they have come off an incredibly tough week which included only one home game and trips to both Bellville and Alice.
Do not take anything away from the performance of the home side as they have now sounded a fairly emphatic warning to any side that thinks they will stroll to a victory at the Davidson Rugby Stadium.
FNB Fort Hare: 15 Khanyiso Komani, 14 Garth Van Rayner, 13 Lundi Ralarala, 12 Saneliso Ngoma, 11 Lithabile Mgwadleka, 10 Oliver Zono, 9 Sibabalwe Mtsulwana, 8 Nkosikhona Nofuma, 7 Billy Dutton (captain), 6 Onke Dubase, 5 Masixole David, 4 Mzwandile Yalezo, 3 Xola Mapapo, 2 Luzuko Nyabaza, 1 Lwando Mabenge.
Replacements: 16 Zuko Lerula, 17 Siyabulela Sijula, 18 Sibabalwe Tshoni, 19 Andile Makinana, 20 Anele Tsiko, 21 Lutho Zatu, 22 Lwando Makhongolo, 23 Douglas Manyame.
FNB TUT Vikings: 15 Paul Walters, 14 Victor Mbuqe, 13 Zandre De Bruin, 12 Oswald Gibson, 11 Fanie Raseroka, 10 Morne Hugo, 9 Nico Venter, 8 Werner Lourens, 7 Tinus Van Wyk (captain), 6 Mandla Mdaka, 5 Gareth Bredenhann, 4 Isak Deetlefs, 3 Dylan Middleditch, 2 Adriaan Joubert, 1 Gerrit Van Gerwe.
Replacements: 16 Dawid Roux, 17 Ricardo Burger, 18 Nordeje Barend, 19 Welile Ntozakhe, 20 Ewald Mare, 21 Anele Magubane, 22 Shaun Jaards, 23 Xander Grobler.
For FNB Fort Hare:
Tries: Sibabalwe Mtsulwana, Lundi Ralarala, Garth van Rayner, Khanyiso Komani
Con: Oliver Zono, Saneliso Ngoma 3
For FNB TUT:
Pens: Morne Hugo 3
Referee: Lusanda Jam