The FNB UJ Young Guns managed to beat the FNB NMMU Young Guns 34-31 in a tightly contested affair in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
The game started very well for UJ when they went into an early lead after they scored two tries in the first ten minutes of the game.
UJ managed to gain a big 21-0 lead after the first 20 minutes of the game after scrumhalf Kallie Erasmus scored.
NMMU were not going to lie down and hit back with three tries of their own and actually went into the half-time break with a 24-21 lead.
They managed to score straight away after the break to give themselves a 29-21 lead.
That missed conversion cost them as UJ scored ten minutes into the second half and made it 29-26 to NMMU with a quarter of the game to go.
This really put life into the UJ side who managed to score once more try before the end to just pip the Madibaz at the end.
For FNB NMMU Young Guns:
Tries: Bernardo, Dlepu, Mbambeni, Marx
Cons: Turner 3
For FNB UJ Young Guns:
Tries: McDonald, Bester, Erasmus, Njobeni, Mooki
Cons: Newton 3
FNB NMMU Young Guns: 15 Gary Loest, 14 Khaya Malotana, 13 Siphumelele Msutwana, 12 Jaco Bernardo, 11 Ayabulela Dlepu, 10 Mitchell Turner, 9 Wandile Mbambeni, 8 Marius le Roux, 7 Kevin Kaba, 6 Zane Marx, 5 Brendan Hector, 4 Ervine Slabbert, 3 Mzuvukile Sofisa, 2 Tyrone Rankin, 1 Yakha Qinela.
Replacements: 16 John-Henry Schmitt, 17 Similile Qinela, 18 Eben Delport, 19 Riaan Barkhuizen, 20 Sonwabo Majola, 21 Phelo Mfini, 22 Gregory Lutge, 23 Ruaan de Jager.
FNB UJ Young Guns: 15 Divan Nel, 14 Tshepo Mooki, 13 James Bester, 12 Franscois Grobler, 11 Leon Potgieter, 10 Jason Newton, 9 Kallie Erasmus, 8 Junius Deysel, 7 De Wt Meyer, 6 Ruan McDonald, 5 Jacques Fourie, 4 Siphelele Njobeni, 3 Brandon Palmer, 2 Jannes Synman, 1 Dylan Malgas.
Replacements: 16 Dillan Bakos, 17 Dustin Kobrowisky, 18 Tiaan Benadie, 19 Allistair Mcquire, 20 Jacques Fick, 21 Sabelo Mahlangu, 22 Che-ree Stevens, 23 Heinrich Pretorius.