This year’s Varsity Cup kicked off on Monday February 20. Read more for summaries of the matches, results and upcoming fixtures.
FNB UFS SHIMLAS 26 FNB UP-TUKS 25
Defending champions FNB Tuks were shocked on home turf in Pretoria when
FNB UFS Shimlas scored a narrow 26-25 victory. In the process, the visitors avenged their
defeat in last year’s semi-final.
Shimlas: 26 (21) – Tries: Asanda Kunene (2), Kwezi Dlamini, John Moffat.
Conversions: Ethan Wentzel (3)
Tuks: 25 (14) – Tries: Kyle Cyster, Allister Williams, penalty try. Conversions: Jacobus
Burger (1). Penalties: Jacobus Burger (2)
FNB Player That Rocks: Pierre Uys (UFS Shimlas)
FNB MATIES 21 FNB UCT IKEYS 19
It was a derby in the style of many an intervarsity but the FNB Maties claimed the tightest of
victories over old foe FNB UCT Ikeys at the Danie Craven Stadium, winning 21-19 at the
Maties: 21 (9) – Tries: Jurie Matthee, Thomas Bursey. Conversions: Matthee (2)
Penalties: Matthee (1)
Ikeys: 19 (16) – Tries: Duran Koevort, Lyle Hendricks. Conversions: Ntokozo
Makhaza (2). Penalties: Makhaza (1)
FNB Player That Rocks: Asad Moos (UCT Ikeys)
FNB WITS 59 FNB CUT 49
FNB Wits drew first blood in the 2023 FNB Varsity Cup with a strong second-half showing
against FNB CUT Ixias in Bloemfontein on Monday afternoon, coming away with a 59-49
Wits: 59 (31) – Tries: Lindokuhle Ncusane, Wian de Lange (2), Mark Snyman (2), Kabelo
Mokhethi, Azakhiwe Afrika, Banele Mthenjane. Conversions: Chris Rheeder (5).
CUT: 49 (28) – Tries: Tokelo Ntapane (3), Zachery Bester, Ulrich Stander, Thabiso
Mkhwebane, Maboe Sekele. Conversions: Christian Humphries (7) Penalties: Christian
FNB Player That Rocks: Mark Snyman (Wits)
FNB NWU EAGLES 41 FNB UJ 28
FNB NWU Eagles got their 2023 Varsity Cup campaign started with an enthralling 41-28
victory over FNB UJ at the Fanie du Toit Sports Ground.
NWU Eagles: 41 (15) – Tries: Isrome Phatudi, Theuns Pretorius, Vernon Paulo, Sylvester
Hassien, Stephan Krugel, Wihan Nel. Conversations: Zinedine Robinson (2), Martin Venter
(1). Penalties: Robinson (1)
UJ: 28 (18) – Tries: Dernell Osuagwu, Jonathan Viljoen (2). Conversations: Jonathan
Viljoen (1). Penalties: Jonathan Viljoen (3)
FNB Player That Rocks: Sylvester Hassien (NWU Eagles)
Check out tonight’s (Feb 27) fixtures here. Ticket information here
You can see the log standings here
Courtesy: Varsity Sports And Varsity Cup