FNB UP-Tuks scored 14 tries in their 100-0 (halftime 54-0) drubbing of FNB CUT Ixias in Round Six of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International at the Tuks Rugby Stadium on Monday, 6 March 2017.
The men from Pretoria set a new winning margin with their 100 nil win, surpassing the record set by FNB UJ against FNB TUT (93-0) in 2012.
It took FNB UP-Tuks a mere 6 minutes to record their first try through inside centre Joshua Stander. His try was follwed by tries to prop Neethling Fouche, a brace by wing Dewald Naude and fullback Manie Libbok, lock Brian Leitch and scrumhalf Andre Warner.
Naude and Libbok’s second tries were particularly noteworthy with Naude running a perfect angle off flyhalf Tinus de Beer to score untouched while Libbok collected a perfect grubber to score a seven-point try.
World Rugby’s crackdown on illegal tackles was brought to light when FNB UP-Tuks no.8 Jsuan-Re Swanepoel was shown a yellow card in the 27th minute for rolling a player by his neck.
The second half started in the same fashion as the first half with Naude crossing for his hat-trick. The University of Pretoria crossed the line a further five times to end the match with 14 tries.
Inside centre Divan Rossouw showed the spirit that defines rugby when he crossed the line to score his second try but opted to allow De Beer the opportunity to get his name on the scoreboard.
The FNB Player that Rocks, Manie Libbok, showed exactly why he is a Junior Springbok when he put in a perfectly weighted cross kick that saw wing Sibahle Maxwane score his first Varsity Cup try.
It was replacement prop, Franco van den Berg, who had the last say in a one-sided match when he raced away to score three minutes after the end of regulation time. Libbok converted to bring up the magic 100.
FNB UP-Tuks travel to Bloemfontein to face FNB Shimlas next Monday. Kick-off is scheduled for 18:30.
FNB Player that Rocks: Manie Libbok (FNB UP-Tuks)
FNB UP-Tuks: 100
Tries: Joshua Stander, Neethling Fouche, Dewald Naude (3), Manie Libbok (2), Brian Leitch, Andre Warner, Aston Fortuin, Sibahle Maxwane, Divan Rossouw, Tinus de Beer, Franco van den Berg
Cons: Stander (4), Libbok (5)
FNB CUT: 0
FNB UP-Tuks: 15. Manie Libbok, 14. Dewald Naude, 13. Divan Rossouw, 12. Joshua Stander, 11. Sibahle Maxwane, 10. Tinus de Beer, 9. Andre Warner, 8. Jsuan-Re Swanepoel, 7. Chris Massyn (c), 6. Eduan Lubbe, 5. Brian Leitch, 4. Aston Fortuin, 3. Neethling Fouche, 2. Jan-Henning Campher, 1. Andrew Beerwinkel.
Replacements: 16. Theuns Reynolds, 17. Jaco Holtzhausen, 18. Marius Verwey, 19. Denzel Hill, 20. Theo Maree, 21. Keanan van Wyk, 22. Willem Strydom, 23. Franco van den Berg.
FNB CUT: 15. Ruan Wasserman, 14. Tsitetso Madonsela, 13. Waldo Putter, 12. Johan Nel (c), 11. Olwethu Ndakisa, 10. Martin Jacobs, 9. Ruben Heymans, 8. Stefan Kruger, 7. Vincent Maruping, 6. Dean Rossouw, 5. Andre Venter, 4. Kian Skippers, 3. Henco Smit, 2. Stefan Jacobs, 1. Kabous van Schalkwyk.
Replacements: 16. Lambert Rautenbach, 17. Jean Volkwyn, 18. Kyle Ess, 19. Brendan Verster, 20. Dian Dry, 21. Dean Jacobs, 22. Gert Cronje, 23. Mosego Toolo.
By Dan Lombard