The FNB CUT Young Guns played some of their best rugby in the last match of their Young Guns season, played at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Easter Monday. But it wasn’t enough to halt FNB Maties Young Guns from defeating them 44-8.
Although they went down to FNB Maties by 44-8, the Bana Boys showed some good skills and superb defence against FNB Maties, who had the majority of possession in this contest. Once again, unnecessary handling errors and turnovers conceded cost the Bana dearly, as FNB Maties ran in seven tries to one.
FNB Maties led 18-0 at half time.
As in their match on Saturday, the FNB CUT Young Guns left it to the last minute to score their only try of the match, after continuous pressure on the FNB Matie goal line paid off.
Both teams played positive, running rugby, and with all their possession, FNB Maties enjoyed giving the ball air and utilised the full width of the field.
The season turned out to be quite a bruising time, with the Bloemfontein Boys pushed to all physical limits in their fierce defensive executions to more dominant opposition.
The FNB Maties eventually won the clash 44-8.
FNB Maties Young Guns: 44
Tries: Albert de Wet (2), Michael Andrande, Rudolf Brits, David du Toit, Carlton Fortune, Hendrik Luus
Cons: Richie Bryant (3)
FNB CUT Young Guns: 8
Tries: Thiardt Ingram
Cons: Denver Kleu
FNB Maties Young Guns:
15 Willem Smal, 14 Lynn-Jay Hendriks, 13 Andre-Pierre Gouws, 12 Michael Andrande, 11 Carlton Fortune, 10 Richard Bryant, 9 Albertus de Wet, 8 Stefan Janse van Vuuren, 7 Hadley Hendricks, 6 Cornelius Oosthuizen, 5 Brendon Fortuin, 4 Emile Cloete, 3 Carel Roux, 2 Rudolf Brits, 1 Jake Blew
16 Hendrik Luus, 17 David du Toit, 18 Conal Brown, 19 Damian van den Bergh, 20 Johann van Niekerk, 21 Logan Boonzaaier, 22 Morne Taljaard, 23 Marthinus Fourie
FNB CUT Young Guns:
15 Eben Nieuwoudt, 14 Kylan Griqua, 13 Gerhardus Potgieter, 12 Desmond Robertson, 11 Denzel Fiff, 10 Denver Kleu, 9 Charl Hugo, 8 Dirk Hanekom, 7 Jean Smal, 6 Clinton Moloi, 5 Alessandro Trelawney, 4 Lovien Esterhuizen, 3 Ambrogio Rê, 2 Janco van Zyl, 1 LW Viljoen
16 Simbulele Mnweba, 17 Stephanus Vermaak, 18 Kian Skippers, 19 Marius Kruger, 20 Mcdyllon Eilerd, 21 Gerhardus Nel, 22 Thiardt Ingram, 23 Ben-Hendrik Jansen van Vuuren
By Carel Korff