Maties still the best in the Cape
VARSITY CUP ROUND SIX WRAP: Maties amplified why they are the best in Cape Town with a 33-14 win over UCT-Ikeys on Monday.
The win sees the Maties extend their lead at top of the Varsity Cup table.
Second-place Wits continued to punch above their weight with a comfortable 52-18 win over CUT.
Reigning champions Tuks suffered another defeat this time to the likes of NWU-Pukke in Pretoria.
While in Johannesburg, UJ climb to the fourth spot with 69-8 demolitions of the Madibaz.
All the action of Round Six
Maties 33-14 UCT-Ikeys
It took just two minutes for Maties to score their first try. Dangerman Duncan Saal got his name on the scoresheet thanks to great work by inside centre Chris Smit, who powered through three the Ikeys' defenders.
Just before the first quarter Maties extended the lead with a penalty try.
As the match unfolded Maties continued to produced stellar rugby which handed them a lead 26-0 lead at the break.
UCT-Ikeys finally got in the game the second half. They managed to score two tries thanks to hooker Cuan Hablutzel and Stefano de Gouveia.
However, it was little too late as the Maroon Machine added another score to their tally for the win.
Tries: Duncan Saal; Brandon Nell; Stephan Streicher; Janco Venter
Cons: Chris Smith 2
Tries: Cuan Hablutzel; Stefano de Gouveia
Cons: Karl Martin; Lohan Lubbe
Yellow Cards: Johan Momsen (Maties); Brandon Valentyn (Maties)
Maties: 15 Reinardt Fortuin, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Elden Schoeman, 12 Chris Smit, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Christopher Smith, 9 Remu Malan, 8 Janco Venter, 7 Marno Redelinghuys, 6 Mitchell Carstens, 5 Johan Momsen, 4 Brandon Valentyn, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Chippie Oelofse (captain)
Replacements: 16 Hendrik Luus, 17 Ricky Mwagbara, 18 Piet Strauss, 19 Chris Massyn, 20 Stephan Streicher, 21 Logan Boonzaaier, 22 Herman van Dyk, 23 Munier Hartzenberg
UCT-Ikeys: 15 Khanyo Ngcukana, 14 Karl Martin, 13 Liam Furniss, 12 Robbie Ball, 11 Joel Smith, 10 Darian Hock, 9 Pieter Schoonraad, 8 Nyasha Tarusenga, 7 Josh Moon (captain), 6 Kuyenzeka Xaba, 5 Duncan Saffy, 4 David Meihuizen, 3 Simon Raw, 2 Cuan Hablutzel, 1 Wayrin Losper
Replacements: 16 Josh Van Vuuren, 17 Ashwin Adams, 18 Stanley Modjadi, 19 Gary Porter, 20 Kwezi Puza, 21 Stefano de Gouveia, 22 Lohan Lubbe, 23 Suwilanji Chibale
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
CUT 18-52 Wits
The hosts were off to a fine start when Denver Klue put his side ahead with the boot, 3-0.
Wits hit back through seven-point tries courtesy of David Cary and Lwazi Monakali, respectively. Ruan Wasserman pulled one back before the break, but a third for Wits by Ameer Williams meant that the visitors had a 25-8 lead.
In the second stanza, Wits added another three seven-point tries – two by Kwanele Ngema and one by Ayabilela Mdudi.
CUT's Stefan Kruger scored his side only try in the second half however in the final five minutes Wits ran in two long-distance tries to conclude perfect result on the road.
Tries: Ruan Wasserman, Stefan Kruger
Pens: Denver Klue 2
Tries:Kwanele Ngema 2, David Cary, Monakali, Ameer Williams, Ayabulela Mdudi.
Cons: Christian Humphries 6
CUT: 15 Dimitrio Tieties, 14 Masego Toolo, 13 Ruan Wasserman, 12 Louis J Nel, 11 Dean Jacobs, 10 Denver Kleu, 9 Johannes Heymans (captain), 8 Gerhardus Nel, 7 Ruan Smit, 6 Dean Rossouw, 5 Stefan Kruger, 4 Sylvester Makakole, 3 Stefan van Schalkwyk, 2 Tiaan Erasmus, 1 Quintin Vorster
Replacements: 16 Johannes Terblanche, 17 Raynard Esterhuizen, 18 LW Viljoen, 19 Thabo Chirwa, 20 Isiah Bila, 21 Tiisetso Madonsela, 22 Marnu van Niekerk, 23 Karabo Maqeba
Wits: 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Kwanele Ngema, 13 Adriaan van Blerk, 12 Taine Chabant, 11 Daniel Kapepula, 10 Christian Humphries, 9 Ruan Cloete, 8 Ayabulela Mdudi, 7 Jethro de Lange, 6 Constant Beckerling (captain), 5 Sipho Siboza, 4 Conor-Terrah Brockschmidt 3 CJ Greeff, 2 CJ Conradie, 1 Ameer Williams
Replacements: 16 Justin Brandon, 17 Craig Hume, 18 Pascal Snyman, 19 Dawid Bodenstein, 20 David Cary, 21 Lwazi Monakali, 22 Manqoba Mbatha, 23 Luyolo Qinela
Referee: Paul Mente
UJ 69-8 Madibaz
It was always going to be a difficult challenge for Madibaz. Despite their valid efforts the hosts were just to supreme for the visitors.
UJ's impeccable performance made sure they had a solid 30-8 lead at the break.
There were few inconsistencies from both teams in the second half, but UJ always looked the better team. They sealed the victory with great tries form Tatendaishe Mujawo, Austin Davids, Hendrik-Petrus van Schoor and Malembe Mpofu.
Superb kicking from Kobus Englebrecht also played a significant role in the final score.
Tries: Johannes Snyman 2; James Venter; Bradley Thain; Austin Davids; Tatendaishe Mujawo; Odwa Nkunjana; Henrik-Petrus van Schoor; Malembe Mpofu
Cons: Kobus Engelbrecht 8
Try: Siphumelele Msutwana
Con: Simon Bolze
Yellow cards: Siphumelele Msutwana (Madibaz); Jordan Koekemoer (Madibaz); Wynand Grassmann (Madibaz)
UJ: 15 Ronald Brown, 14 Tatendaishe Mujawo, 13 Jan-Louis la Grange, 12 Austin Davids, 11 Odwa Nkunjana, 10 Kobus Engelbrecht, 9 Bradley Thain, 8 Wian Conradie, 7 Adriaan Bester, 6 James Venter, 5 Estian Enslin, 4 Kevin du Randt, 3 Nico du Plessis, 2 Jannes Snyman (captain), 1 Sibusiso Lali
Replacements: 16 Hendrik-Petrus van Schoor, 17 Dillon Bakos, 18 Siyabonga Luwaca, 19 Malembe Mpofu, 20 Johan Esterhuizen, 21 JeanLuc Cillier, 22 Cyprian Nkomo, 23 Cohen Kiewit
Madibaz: 15 Jordan Koekemoer, 14 Athenkosi Mayinje, 13 Siphumelele Msutwana 12 Riaan Esterhuizen (captain), 11 Lindelwe Zungu, 10 Simon Bolze, 9 Sibusiso Ngcokovane, 8 Wynand Grassmann, 7 Henry Brown, 6 Bunganga Magwentsu, 5 Ruben le Roux, 4 Luyolo Dapula, 3 Johan van Wyk, 2 Jean-Pierre Jamieson, 1 Nicolas Roebeck
Replacements: 16 Andre Lategan, 17 Tembelihle Yase, 18 Dylan Barendse, 19 Jayson Reinecke, 20 Nathan Gogela, 21 Dundre Maritz, 22 Henrique Olivier, 23 Micheal Botha
Referee: Ruhan Meiring
UP-Tuks 26-40 NWU-Pukke
A rain-drenched field greeted the teams as UP-Tuks shot out the blocks as they made massive inroads into NWU's territory but the men from Potchefstroom weathered the storm with the home team only managing a penalty goal courtesy of flyhalf Cliven Loubcher.
The lack of reward for their efforts seemed to have taken the wind out of the University of Pretoria's sails as NWU piled on the pressure which culminated in scrumhalf Chriswell September collecting a pop pass to dive over for the opening try in the 23rd minute. Flyhalf Schalk Hugo added the conversion.
NWU-Pukke extended their lead with time up in the first half as a dominant scrum allowed flank Gideon van der Merwe to score a converted try to hand the visitors a 20-3 lead at the break.
In the second half, Pukke continued their onslaught with three additional tries.
However, the hosts made the scoreboard look a little more respectable as they ran in three tries in the final ten minutes but it was a case of too little, too late.
Tries: Marius Verwey, Marnus Potgieter, Johan Grobbelaar
Con: Cliven Loubcher
Pen: Cliven Loubcher
Tries: Chriswell September, Gideon van der Merwe, Tiaan Bezuidenhout, Tapiwa Mafura, Henko Marais
Cons: Schalk Hugo 2
Pens: Hugo 3
UP-Tuks: 15 Willem Strydom, 14 Emilio Adonis, 13 Marnus Potgieter, 12 Toko Seerane, 11 Ciaran Dayaram, 10 Cliven Loubser, 9 Carlo Engelbrecht, 8 Eduan Lubbe (captain), 7 Stefan Smit, 6 Reynhard Fourie, 5 Brian Leitch, 4 Marius Verwey, 3 Andrew Beerwinkel, 2 Jan-Henning Campher, 1 Wesley Adonis
Replacements: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Franco van den Berg, 18 Ewart Potgieter, 19 Orateng Koikanyang, 20 Joshua Allderman, 21 Ruben Beytell, 22 Xolisa Guma, 23 Mashao Mukhari
NWU: 15 Tapiwa Mafura, 14 Dean Gordon, 13 Evardi Boshoff, 12 AK Nela, 11 Dean Stokes, 10 Hugo Schalk, 9 Chriswill September, 8 Tiaan Bezuidenhout (captain), 7 Estehan Visagie, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Johan Retief, 3 Robert Hunt, 2 Louis van der Westhuizen, 1 Matimu Manqanyi
Replacements: 16 Percy Mngadi, 17 Nelius Theron, 18 Theo Ferreira, 19 Jaco Swanepoel, 20 Wandile Mazibuko, 21 Nkosana Mathaba, 22 Henko Marais, 23 Jimmy Mpailane
Referee: Stephan Geldenhuys