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Ikey Tigers jump to the top


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :In the news on 4 Mar 2008 at 08:52

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has rocketed to the top of the standings in the inaugural FNB Varsity Cup competition, as the new university tournament continue to rock the domestic scene.

UCT, or Ikey Tigers as they are affectionately known, have bounced back from their First Round loss to NWU-Puk (Potchefstroom) and have now won two on the trot in a play-off race that is wide open.

On Monday night the Ikeys recorded a nail-biting 34-31 win over their Johannesburg rivals. UJ, in a thrill-a-minute affair on the latter’s home ground.

Both teams entertained the local crowd to some excellent running rugby, but the visitors stage a comeback of epic proportions.

Trailing 3-24 at the half-time break, the Cape Town students played with the same gay abandon that saw them beat Tukkies last week.

Ikeys enthralled the crowd with some real varsity rugby and while UJ lifted their game as well, the visitors managed to edge ahead for a crucial win.

Scorer:

UJ:
Tries:
André Smith, Jaco Snyman 2
Cons: Ryno Luus 2
Pens: Luus 3
DG: André Smith

UCT:
Tries:
Marcello Sampson 2, Kyle Wickens, Matthew Rosslee
Cons: Rosslee 4
Pens: Rosslee 2

www.rugby365.com



14 Comments

  • I have just watch the end of the Maties game but hell they were disappointing. Great to see Jacobie Adriaanse in the props! Must say I enjoy this rugby and helps me to cope with the ELVs. It feels like this rules is design for student rugby.

    Congrats to the old enemy and rival for topping the log now.
    Pos Team P W Pts
    1 UCT 3 2 11
    2 NWU-PUKKE 3 2 9
    3 Maties 3 1 9
    4 TUKS 3 1 9
    5 TUT 3 2 9
    6 UJ 3 1 6
    7 Shimlas 2 1 5
    8 NMMU 2 0 2

    Still plenty of rugby to be played and a feast of rugby I tellYa.

    Rom, Rom, Rom.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.03.08 09:02:22 by PaarlBok Reply
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  • Morning PB
    The article had a section about the Maties game but i left it out to see if you had something to say. :mrgreen:

    Damn you are a good sport.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.03.08 09:10:59 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • ** Meanwhile the highly-rated NWU-Puk side survived a few tense moments before walking off deserved 31-24 winners over Maties (Stellenbosch) at the Fanie du Toit Stadium in Potchefstroom in another thrill-a-minute FNB Varsity Cup encounter.

    With the Maties seven points adrift and attacking all-out in the final minutes, one could see visions of the 31-all draw between the Stellenbosch students and their Pretoria counterparts two Mondays ago.

    The competition is only three weeks old, but Varsity Cup is here to stay. It is indeed Rugby that Rocks!

    Puk never looked like they could be beaten and they controlled the game for much of the 80 minutes, but such is the nature of the beast that it required some desperate measures in the end to hold Maties out.

    The Potchefstroom Institute led 28-10 and 31-17 in the second half and with their strong defence they had the game in the bag … so everybody thought!

    The nuggety Andries Mahoney kept the Stellenbosch defenders busy all night and Lolo Waqa and Stoffel Duvenhage scored excellent tries.

    And while fullback Corné Meyer had an average night, holding on to the ball on several occasions when tries were beckoning, he had his kicking boots on. He kicked four penalties and two conversions for a personal tally of 16 points.

    Maties were magnificently led by captain Wesley Wilkens, who scored a hat-trick on the night.

    When the final whistle blew, the Maties camped on the Puk try-line, but hats off to the Institute’s boys who showed true grit to hold out in the face of this fierce, late onslaught.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.03.08 09:12:00 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Maties could have drawn that one, if Sarel Potgieter was not so selfish… :cry:

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.03.08 09:30:17 by Charlie Reply

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  • Oh well look like Pukke has always been one over the Maroen machine. This weekend they just have to cope with the Ebersohns at Danie Craven Stadium.

    Agree with this part
    The competition is only three weeks old, but Varsity Cup is here to stay. It is indeed Rugby that Rocks!

    Will be interesting to see how many of these players will still play for their unis at the end of the series. That alone make it a success and give us a look at the next ELV generation.

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.03.08 09:47:53 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Ok its Monday and time for Varsity rugby. Tonite its Ikeys vs UPE and everything to play for with Pukke & Maties breathing in their necks!

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.03.08 16:50:22 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Thinkyou guys should open a Easter thread. Those of you that stay at home, switch on the TV, plenty of schoolboy, Varsity Cup & S14 rugby over the weekend on the kassie. This only the live rugby
    Thursday, March 20, 2008
    Time Channel Details Status

    12:45 – 14:55 SS1 FNB Varsity Cup Tut v Kovsies
    13:00 – 14:55 CSN FNB Varsity Cup Tut v Kovsies
    14:55 – 16:55 CSN/SS1 FNB Varsity Cup Uct v Maties
    16:55 – 18:55 CSN/SS1 FNB Varsity Cup Nwu-Pukke v Tuks
    18:55 – 20:45 CSN/SS1 FNB Varsity Cup Nmmu v Uj
    Friday, March 21, 2008
    Time Channel Details Status
    08:15 – 10:30 MNET/SS1 Vodacom Rugby Super 14: Crusaders v Waratahs
    10:30 – 12:45 MNET/SS1 Vodacom Rugby Super 14: Brumbies v Vodacom Cheetahs
    14:00 – 15:45 SS6 FNB Varsity Cup Tut v Kovsies
    15:45 – 17:30 SS6 FNB Varsity Cup Uct v Maties
    17:30 – 19:10 SS6 FNB Varsity Cup Nwu-Pukke v Tuks
    19:10 – 20:55 SS6 FNB Varsity Cup Nmmu v Uj
    Saturday, March 22, 2008
    Time Channel Details Status
    03:15 – 05:30 CSN/SS1 Vodacom Rugby Super 14: Highlanders v Western Force
    06:15 – 08:30 MNET/SS1 Vodacom Rugby Super 14: Blues v Vodacom Stormers
    08:30 – 10:25 MNET/SS1 Vodacom Rugby Super 14: Chiefs v Vodacom Bulls
    10:25 – 11:35 MNET/SS1 Grey High Rugby Festival Helpmekaar v Middleburg
    11:35 – 12:45 MNET/SS1 Grey High Rugby Festival Ithembelhle v Soloman Mhlanga
    12:45 – 13:55 MNET/SS1 Grey High Rugby Festival Framesby v Nelspruit
    13:55 – 15:05 MNET/SS1 Grey High Rugby Festival Graeme College v Nzondelelo
    15:05 – 16:30 MNET/SS1 Grey High Rugby Festival Grey v Michaelhouse
    16:30 – 19:00 MNET/SS1 Vodacom Rugby Super 14: Auto & General Super 14 Lions v Reds
    Monday, March 24, 2008 Time Channel Details Status
    10:15 – 12:25 SS1 FNB Varsity Cup Nwu-Pukke v Uj
    12:25 – 14:25 SS1 FNB Varsity Cup Tut v Maties
    14:25 – 15:55 CSN/SS1 FNB Varsity Cup Hostel Final
    15:55 – 17:55 CSN/SS1 FNB Varsity Cup Uct v Kovsies
    17:55 – 20:00 CSN/SS1 FNB Varsity Cup Nmmu v Tuks

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.03.08 13:16:18 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Aaaaaaaaah nooit PB,i forgot it winds up over the easter weekend.
    Gonna be away and havent had the PVR repaired yet.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.03.08 13:22:44 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Ill try to put up a bit of a crazy thread tomorrow/thursday with this schedule.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.03.08 13:23:47 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Easter?

    What is that? :sad:

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.03.08 13:29:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I am also going to miss it. Groot trek to Struisbaai. Time to hit the beach before the winter starts.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.03.08 13:30:05 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Gonna be away and havent had the PVR repaired yet.

    18.03.08 13:22:44 – provincejoulekkading Edit

    Do they repair? Don’t they just exchange for a previously repaired unit?

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.03.08 13:30:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • something like that, fact remains,i haven’t done anything yet.

    Weskus for me PB

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.03.08 13:40:01 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • PJLD

    PLEASE tell me more about your photo?!!!!!!!!!

    Everytime i see it, I think you are a “taakmag” dude standing at a roadblock drinking a beer?

    i need something to get that image out of my head.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.03.08 13:48:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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