FNB UJ inflicted an immense bonus-point victory over the home side FNB CUT in Bloemfontein on Monday evening, scoring a massive nine tries to three in demolishing the FNB Ixias by 73-20. FNB UJ secured this win after leading 50-15 at the break.
For most of the first half, it was one-way traffic as the black jerseys ran in six tries, thanks to some poor defensive rugby by the FNB Ixias. The FNB UJ forwards won enough good possession up front to ensure their potent backline ran circles around FNB CUT.
Except for a brief 10-minute session around the middle of the first half, when the FNB Ixias showed some grit and fought back with two tries of their own, it was a 15-man show by the visitors that kept FNB CUT behind their goal line.
For 33 minutes in the second half, FNB CUT showed some character, extending the FNB UJ defence themselves, and tackled with real heart to keep the FNB UJ quiet.
But then the wall broke, allowing FNB UJ to run in three more converted tries and win 73-20.
FNB Player That Rocks: Godfrey Ramaboea (FNB UJ)
FNB CUT: 20
Tries: Ruben Heymans, Martin Jacobs and Darron Adonis.
Cons: Jacobs (1)
Pens: Jacobs (1)
FNB UJ: 73
Tries: Godfrey Ramaboea, Ewan Adams (2), Aphiwe Dyantyi, Jannes Snyman, Jaco Fourie, Leon Massyn, Estian Enslin and Wian Conradie.
Cons: Divan Nel (8)
FNB CUT: 15. Darren Adonis, 14. Olwethu Ndakisa, 13. Ruan Wasserman, 12. Johan Nel, 11. Waldo Putter, 10. Martin Jacobs, 9. Ruben Heymans, 8. Stefan Kruger, 7. Vincent Maruping, 6. Dean Rossouw (Capt), 5. Kian Skippers, 4. André Venter, 3. Henco Smit, 2. Bester Olivier, 1. Jean Volkwyn.
Replacements: 16. Kyle Ess, 17. Kabous van Schalkwyk, 18. Chrisjan du Toit, 19. Burger van Niekerk, 20. Dean Jacobs, 21. Dian Dry, 22. Denver Klue and 23. Brendan Verster.
FNB UJ: 15 Ewan Adams, 14 Peter John Walters, 13 Aphiwe Dyanti, 12 Jaco Fourie, 11 Godfrey Ramaboea 10 Divan Nel, 9 Johann Esterhuizen, 8 Leon Massyn, 7 Adrian Bester, 6 Wian Conradie, 5 Estian Enslin, 4 Reinhaardt Nothnagel, 3 Nico du Plessis, 2 Johannes Snyman ©, 1 Waldo Weideman
Replacements: 16 Le Roux Baard, 17 Kyle Kruger, 18 Chergin Fillies, 19 Jo Hanko De Villiers, 20 Siyabonga Luwaca , 21 Kevin du Randt, 22Devon Mare, 23 Carlisle Jordan
By Carel Korff