Fourth plays fifth in Round Five of FNB Varsity Young Guns when the FNB UCT Trojans come up against the FNB NWU-Pukke Young Guns on the Green Mile on Monday.
The Trojans have won two of their three matches and have a mathematical chance of making the Final if they thump NWU-Pukke Young Guns with a big enough margin and hope the Madibaz pick up nothing in their game and the young Tuks’ team winning without a bonus-point.
The odds of that happening might be a bit long, but it is something that will give the UCT team some extra motivation.
Pukke Young Guns have no chance of making the championship decider and can at best finish in third if other results go their way. They had a disappointing season so far with their only win being the 37-29 result over the FNB UJ Young Guns in Round One.
FNB UCT Trojans: 15 Karl Martin, 14 Jesse Wilensky, 13 Sebastian Roodt, 12 Evan Frylinck, 11 Ibrahim Adams, 10 Shane Fourie, 9 Stefano de Gouveia (captain), 8 Nyashe Tarusenga, 7 Aphiwe Qaba, 6 Devon Stone, 5 Stuart Stopforth, 4 Duncan Saffy, 3 Alexander Goldstein, 2 Keagan Timm, 1 Wahl Enslin.
Replacements: 16 Struan Murray, 17 Niven Poleman, 18 Jarryd Hayes-Hill, 19 Matthew Andrews, 20 Hishaam Davids, 21 Stefan Zimmerman, 22 Robert Ball, 23 Rayno Mapoe.
FNB NWU-Pukke Young Guns: 15 Gene Willemse, 14 Rudi Pieters, 13 Elden Schoeman, 12 Julian Delicado, 11 Zweli Silaule, 10 Siyabonga Masuku, 9 Elof Scheepers, 8 Tiaan Bezuidenhout (captain), 7 Dolf van Deventer, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Jaco Swannepoel, 4 Joshua van Niekerk, 3 Roan Grobbelaar, 2 Gerrie le Roux, 1 Komape Moloto.
Replacements: 16 Casper Aucamp, 17 Robert Hunt, 18 Wessel Steyn, 19 Francois Jacobs, 20 Eugene Hare, 21 Timothy Prince, 22 Lecander Salies, 23 Thando Magalakangqa.
Date: Monday, March 23
Venue: UCT Rugby Fields, Cape Town