2017 Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff, FNB and STEERS. Monday, 27 February 2017
FNB UP-TUKS vs FNB WITS at Tuks Rugby Field

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Round Seven preview: Do or die

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FNB Ikeys simply have to defeat FNB UJ to be in with a chance at the top four, while second plays third when FNB Shimlas host FNB Tuks. FNB Wits look to build on their historic victory and FNB Pukke need a victory against a struggling FNB CUT as they hope to defend their title.

FNB UCT vs FNB UJ
Time:
16:45
Venue: UCT Rugby Fields

FNB UCT will see this as knockout match. They simply have to win it if they are in with any chance of a top four finish. The problem for them is that so will FNB UJ. It should be a cracker as FNB UCT could move up to fifth with a victory while FNB UJ could go as high as second.

FNB UCT team:

  POSITION NAME SURNAME
15 Full back Ewan Adams
14 Right wing Ronald Brown
13 Right centre Aphiwe Dyantyi (VC)
12 Left centre Jaco Fourie
11 Left wing Godfrey Ramaboea
10 Fly half Divan Nel
9 Scrum half Johan Esterhuizen
8 Number eight Jo Hanko De Villiers
7 Right flanker Wian Conradie
6 Left flanker Gavin Delport
5 Right lock Adrian Bester
4 Left lock Kevin Du Randt
3 Tight head prop Nico Du Plessis
2 Hooker Jannes Snyman  (C)
1 Loosehead prop Waldo Weideman

Replacements

16 Hooker Le Roux Baard
17 Prop Kyle Kruger
18 Prop Chergin Fillies
19 Utility Forward Reinhardt Nothnagel
20 Utility Forward Leon Massyn
21 Scrum Half Devon Mare
22 Utility Back Carlisle Jordaan
23 Utility Back Peter John Walters

FNB UJ team:

  POSITION NAME SURNAME
15 Full back Ewan Adams
14 Right wing Ronald Brown
13 Right centre Aphiwe Dyantyi (VC)
12 Left centre Jaco Fourie
11 Left wing Godfrey Ramaboea
10 Fly half Divan Nel
9 Scrum half Johan Esterhuizen
8 Number eight Jo Hanko De Villiers
7 Right flanker Wian Conradie
6 Left flanker Gavin Delport
5 Right lock Adrian Bester
4 Left lock Kevin Du Randt
3 Tight head prop Nico Du Plessis
2 Hooker Jannes Snyman  (C)
1 Loosehead prop Waldo Weideman

Replacements

16 Hooker Le Roux Baard
17 Prop Kyle Kruger
18 Prop Chergin Fillies
19 Utility Forward Reinhardt Nothnagel
20 Utility Forward Leon Massyn
21 Scrum Half Devon Mare
22 Utility Back Carlisle Jordaan
23 Utility Back Peter John Walters

 

FNB CUT vs FNB Pukke
Time:
18:30
Venue: CUT Rugby Stadium

FNB Pukke will be looking to bounce back after a shock defeat to newly-promoted FNB Wits. They were outclassed on Monday night and find themselves in the unusual position of needing to to win to stay in the competition. If they should lose and FNB UJ win it would be the end of the road for them. FNB CUT on the other hand will be eager to put their 100-0 loss behind them and have a point to prove.

FNB CUT team:

  POSITION NAME SURNAME
15 Full back Ruan Wasserman
14 Right wing Mosego  Toolo
13 Right centre Gert Cronje
12 Left centre Johan Nel (K)
11 Left wing Olwethu Ndakisa
10 Fly half Martin Jacobs
9 Scrum half Ruben Heymans
8 Number eight Dean Rossouw
7 Right flanker Vincent Maruping
6 Left flanker Dian Dry
5 Right lock Brendan Verster
4 Left lock Kian Skippers
3 Tight head prop Chrisjan Du Toit
2 Hooker Henco Smit
1 Loose head prop Kabous Van Schalkwyk

Replacements

16 Hooker Stefan Jacobs
17 Prop Francois Du Toit
18 Prop Kyle Ess
19 Utility Forward Andre Venter
20 Utility Forward Stefan Kruger
21 Scrum half Dean Jacobs
22 Utility back Waldo Putter
23 Utility back Sylvester Makakole


FNB Pukke team:

  POSITION NAME SURNAME
15 Full back Tapiwe Mafura
14 Right wing Jimmy Mpailane
13 Right centre Elden Schoeman
12 Left centre Jaap Pienaar
11 Left wing Lungelo Gosa
10 Fly half Julian Delicado
9 Scrum half Chriswill September
8 Number eight Jeandre Rudolph
7 Right flanker Marno Redelinghuys
6 Left flanker Wandile Mazibuko
5 Right lock Walt Steenkamp
4 Left lock Loftus Morrison
3 Tight head prop Morné Strydom
2 Hooker Louis Van der Westhuizen
1 Loose head prop Rudolph Van Deventer

Replacements

16 Hooker Wilmar Arnoldi
17 Prop Dewald Dekker
18 Prop Matimu Manganyi
19 Utility Forward Boela Venter
20 Scrum half Marcel Henn
21 Utility back Caleb Louw
22 Utility back Nkululeko Mcuma
23 Utility back Dean Stokes

 

FNB Shimlas vs FNB Tuks
Time:
18:30
Venue: Free State Stadium

It’s two versus three as FNB Shimlas host the on-fire FNB Tuks. FNB Tuks will keep a home semi-final (and possibly final) dream alive should they win, while FNB Shimlas need to win to secure their spot in the top four.

FNB Shimlas team:

  POSITION NAME SURNAME
15 Full back SECHABA MATSOELE
14 Right wing VUYANI MAQINA
13 Right centre LIHLELI XOLI
12 Left centre STEPHAN JANSE VAN RENSBURG
11 Left wing MARCO MASON
10 Fly half HENCO POSTHUMUS
9 Scrum half DIAN BADENHORST
8 Number eight NARDUS ERASMUS
7 Right flanker WILANDRE KOTZENBERG
6 Left flanker BENJI JANSE VAN VUUREN
5 Right lock RUBEN SCHOEMAN
4 Left lock NICOLAAS IMMELMAN
3 Tight head prop RUAN KRAMER
2 Hooker FRANCOIS STEYN
1 Loose head prop KWENZOKUHLE BLOSE

Replacements

16 Hooker ANRICH ALBERTS
17 Prop JOHAN KOTZE
18 Prop THABISO MSIZA
19 Utility Forward ROHAN ROELOFSE
20 Utility Forward MUSA MAHLASELA
21 Scrum half ARMAND PRETORIUS
22 Utility back CAREL WYNAND COETZEE
23 Utility back PHUMZILE MAQONDWANA


FNB Tuks team:
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FNB Wits vs FNB Madibaz
Time:
19:00
Venue: Wits Rugby Stadium

it’s probably too late for FNB Madibaz to reach the final four, but that won’t stop them from trying. Meanwhile FNB Wits have given themselves a real chance at reaching the semis. Can they keep the fairytale alive?

FNB Wits team:

  POSITION NAME SURNAME
15 Full back Luxolo Ntsepe
14 Right wing Kwanele Ngema
13 Right centre Wandisile Simelane
12 Left centre Brandan Hewitt
11 Left wing Joshua Jarvis
10 Fly half Gianni Lombard
9 Scrum half Ruan Cloete
8 Number eight Jethro De Lange
7 Right flanker Conor Brockschmidt
6 Left flanker Constant Beckerling
5 Right lock Rhyno Herbst
4 Left lock Graham Logan
3 Tight head prop Luvuyo Pupuma
2 Hooker CJ Conradie
1 Loose head prop Ameer Williams

Replacements

16 Hooker Justin Brandon
17 Prop Brandon Palmer
18 Utility Forward Pascal Snyman
19 Utility Forward Michael Renwick
20 Scrum half Karl Erasmus
21 Utility back Manuel Rass
22 Utility back AJ Van Blerk
23 Prop CJ Greeff


FNB Madibaz team:

  POSITION NAME SURNAME
15 Full back LINDELWU ZUNGU
14 Right wing ATHENKOZI MAYINJE
13 Right centre IVAN-JOHN DU PREEZ
12 Left centre ANDILE JHO  ( VC )
11 Left wing JIXIE MOLAPO
10 Fly half THOMAS KEAN
9 Scrum half LUVO CLAASSEN
8 Number eight KEVIN KABA (C )
7 Right flanker JUSTIN HOLLIS
6 Left flanker HENRY BROWN
5 Right lock GERRIT HUISAMEN
4 Left lock WYNAND GRASSMANN
3 Tight head prop NICHOLAS OOSTHUIZEN
2 Hooker JEAN-PIERRE JAMIESON
1 Loose head prop XANDRE VOS

Replacements

16 Hooker JEDWYN HARTY
17 Prop THEMBELIHLE YASE
18 Prop NICOLAS ROEBECK
19 Utility Forward RYENO DU TOIT
20 Utility Forward HAYDEN THARRAT
21 Scrumhalf DAVRON AUSTIN CAMERON
22 Utility back SIMON BOLZE
23 Utility back  SIPHUMELE MSUTWANA

 

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