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Varsity Cup Final


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 30 Mar 2009 at 06:51

Finals are unpredictable, and so it will be again when defending champions Maties meet the NWK-Pukke in this year’s FNB Varsity Cup final at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on Monday night.

Sport 24 reports that opposition coaches in the competition expect the Maties to run as they did against the Tukkies in the semi-final. And, conversely, the expectations are for a dour forward approach, supplemented by a solid defence, from Pukke’s side.

Not necessarily so, according to Pukke coach Rudy Joubert. He has been playing his cards close to his chest but indicated his side is adaptable and adept at switching to any style of play demanded.

“I’m pretty sure that they (Maties) would like to adopt an expansive approach. That will necessitate that we keep our mistakes to an absolute minimum and don’t give them any quality first-phase possession,” Joubert told the varsitycup website.

However, he added, that this is a final so “it’s difficult to make such assumptions because you don’t quite know what risks the teams will be willing to take.”

Maties captain Wesley Wilkins said that his side was looking at stamping their authority in the first 20 minutes. “If we can get up early (on the scoreboard), and with a partisan crowd behind us, we should, hopefully, be hard to stop,” said the Maties flanker.

“But Pukke will be a dangerous side,” he added. “They’ve been getting better and better as the tournament has progressed; they know all about playing at this level and they play with plenty of pride and passion.”

The Maties are the favourites for various reasons. One is, as Tukkies coach Freddie Grobler said, because they know when to take the step up. “It’s even more so on their home turf. Their performance against us in the semi-final (won 38-14 by the Maties) was the most recent example of how they can rise to the occasion.”

Ikeys assistant coach Robbie Fleck, whose team lost to the Pukke in the other semi-final, thinks the “Maties will run away with it.”

That’s what logic dictates, but with former Springbok assistant coach and 1995 World Cup winning technical advisor with the Boks, Rudy Joubert, at the Pukke helm, it will not necessarily be the case.

** The match will be preceded by the final in the 2009 Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championships between Huis Armentum (Shimlas) and Dromedaris (UJ).

Both finals will be televised live on SS1.

Kick-off times are:

Koshuis final: 4.45pm

Varsity Cup: 6.45pm.



58 Comments

  • Go Maties!!! :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.03.09 07:58:39 by wpw Reply
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  • Weather looks great for rugby. Maties, rom, rom, rom.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.03.09 15:57:49 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • How do they determine the Koshuis final teams?

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.03.09 16:07:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • They played in another league for the top ones from each university on the same principal.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.03.09 16:20:14 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 4) : Thanks. :grin:

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.03.09 16:28:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • Is ‘Huis Armentum’ a new koshuis a Kovsies?

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.03.09 16:29:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : Dunno.

    Struggle to get on the Varsity Cup site http://www.varsitycup.co.za
    Qoute
    TAKING KOSHUIS RUGBY TO THE NEXT LEVEL
    Koshuis Rugby is officially on the map. Last year, thanks to Steinhoff, this rugby war against the university residences was given national status, with a champion and alles!

    For the 2009 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International, all eight participating universities have already selected their best teams. Some of these have even been putting serious hours onto the pitch since early January – unheard of for the gung ho “Klippies Koshuisers” of the past!

    So prepare for more big rugby action when the eight koshuis teams do battle during March for the grand title of Steinhoff Koshuis Champion.

    It kicks off with a bit of North vs South rivalry. Playing in the Northern group is TUT, TUKS, UJ and NWU-PUKKE with UFS, US, UCT and NMMU in the Southern Group.

    Each group will play a single round, followed by a semi-final where the second seed of one group will play the first seed of the other and vice versa. The final will be played as a curtain raiser for the FNB Varsity Cup and will be televised live. Kyk hoe lyk ons nou, koshuis rugby!

    Qoute

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.03.09 16:47:48 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • League Table
    Koshuis League
    Position Team P W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
    North
    1 Drommedaris (UJ) 3 3 0 0 87 55 32 1 13
    2 Maroela (Tuks) 3 2 0 1 65 53 12 1 9
    3 Over de Voor (NWU-Pukke) 3 1 0 2 56 62 -6 2 6
    4 Monitor (TUT) 3 0 0 3 56 93 -37 1 1
    South
    1 Armentum (Shimlas) 3 3 0 0 138 29 109 3 15
    2 Barbarians (NMMU) 3 2 0 1 39 63 -24 0 8
    3 Steinhoff Majuba (Maties) 3 1 0 2 91 120 -29 2 6
    4 Steinhoff Cobras (UCT) 3 0 0 3 43 99 -56 2 2

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.03.09 16:50:48 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) :

    Link
    http://www.varsitycup.co.za/Community/custompages/KoshuiseTeam.aspx?vid=1

    History
    Huis Armentum het laas jaar sy 40ste bestaans jaar gevier as die top mans koshuis op die UV kampus.

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.03.09 16:52:28 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 7) : Very informative. :cool:

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.03.09 16:53:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) :
    Used to be Huis Hendrik Verwoerd. I wonder why they changed the name?

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.03.09 16:54:04 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 9) : :shock: Didn’t know that.

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.03.09 16:54:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 11) : Politics surely. Wasnt their the one Kovsie koshuis where they fed the workers akkies a year back? Cant remember the name.

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.03.09 16:55:58 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : Aaaah they used to be called Hendrik Verwoerd. :idea:

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.03.09 16:56:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 11) : Thanks. :smile:

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.03.09 16:56:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 13) :
    Yep, but thank heavens it wasnt Armentum (Verwoerd) or you can imagine the fall out that that would have caused.

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.03.09 16:58:34 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 13) : Reitz. But they only re-opened not long before that. Closed years ago. Not sure why they originally closed.

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.03.09 16:58:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • GO MATIES !!!!
    am I supporting the same team that wpw :?: :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.03.09 19:47:39 by rekinek Reply
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  • 60min

    Maties 8 – 6 Pukke

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.03.09 20:07:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And with that maties slot a PK

    Maties 11 – 6 Pukke

    61min

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.03.09 20:08:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH The Are playing Guru Josh. Infinity!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool: :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.03.09 20:09:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • good game

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.03.09 20:13:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 22) :

    Question or statement? :wink:

    I only switched on at 60min. Have just come back from training.

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.03.09 20:15:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Score please!! And make it snappy!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.03.09 20:16:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : statement – have been watching.

    kinda strange seeing rudi joubert

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.03.09 20:17:15 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 24) :

    Maties 11 – 6 Pukke

    67min

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.03.09 20:17:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : did u watch the final last year when maties scored in the last minute – that was cool

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.03.09 20:18:16 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 22) :

    Their Music is EXCELLENT.

    Just Played “Poker face”

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.03.09 20:18:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 25) :

    When I saw him there a sec ago I thought, “He has a LOT more experience than the other guy. Should be able to pull this off”

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.03.09 20:19:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) : the music is so prominent that it makes u wonder what’s more important : rugby or party – kinda think latter :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 30.03.09 20:20:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 30) :

    Sorta like a game in Durban. The Match is just the the Support act. :razz:

  • Comment 31, posted at 30.03.09 20:22:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • they taste them for dope :shock:

  • Comment 32, posted at 30.03.09 20:23:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • 72min and great defense by the Maties ON their line saves a certain try.

  • Comment 33, posted at 30.03.09 20:23:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 32) :

    :lol: Test

  • Comment 34, posted at 30.03.09 20:24:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : Only been twice at King’s Park and both times had to run as soon as game was over :neutral:

  • Comment 35, posted at 30.03.09 20:25:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 30.03.09 20:26:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • kette has just reminded me that 10 years ago to the minute she was walking around next to a rugby field with me. :cool:

    How do we remember that? The next morning our first daughter, Aimee, was born. Her Birthday tomorrow. :cool:

  • Comment 37, posted at 30.03.09 20:26:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 76min

    Maties 11 – 6 Pukke

  • Comment 38, posted at 30.03.09 20:27:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 78min

    Pukke have ball in hand for a few phases now

  • Comment 39, posted at 30.03.09 20:28:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • PK Maties 35m out with 1:30 to go.

  • Comment 40, posted at 30.03.09 20:29:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : and a kick to come – 79min

  • Comment 41, posted at 30.03.09 20:30:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) :

    Sorry 43m out.

    Going at goal.

  • Comment 42, posted at 30.03.09 20:30:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • About 10m short.

    Pukke counter

  • Comment 43, posted at 30.03.09 20:31:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 80min gone.

    Pukke on attack but side their own 22.

  • Comment 44, posted at 30.03.09 20:31:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) : :razz:

  • Comment 45, posted at 30.03.09 20:31:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • Knock on.

    80:35 on the clock and the ref let’s them scrum. :shock:

  • Comment 46, posted at 30.03.09 20:32:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • MAAAAAAATIEEEEEEEES :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 30.03.09 20:33:13 by rekinek Reply
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  • Maties spread it wide from the scrum but are forced into touch.

    GAME OVER

    MATIES ARE VARSITY CUP 2009 CHAMPIONS

    Maties 11 – 6 Pukke

  • Comment 48, posted at 30.03.09 20:33:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) : Must remember to congratulate you tomorrow.
    Polish (we are bit supersticious) believe that too early wishes bring bad luck.
    And you are not supposed to say thank you if somebody wishes u good luck for exams – that really comes across rude here :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 30.03.09 20:35:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 48) : again :cool:

  • Comment 50, posted at 30.03.09 20:36:13 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 50) : :lol:

  • Comment 51, posted at 30.03.09 20:37:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 49) :

    I can just Imagine that in SA on the East rand.

    Guy A: Hey My China good luck with the exams.

    Guy B: Did you check the bene on that Bokkie ekse?

    Guy A: Hey man! I tuned Sterke ve die Eksamen!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Buy B: Check Daai bene.

    Guy A: Kommie ek gat jou Bliksem!!!!!!

  • Comment 52, posted at 30.03.09 20:41:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 30.03.09 20:46:00 by rekinek Reply
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  • They’ve just played Sharks ad – marketingwise durban franchise is sooo advanced

  • Comment 54, posted at 30.03.09 20:47:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 54) :

    :cool:

    I’m off to bed, Night all.

    See ya on the morrow.

  • Comment 55, posted at 30.03.09 20:50:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) : see ya -
    i still need to do some work :???: so better get off the blog.
    cheers

  • Comment 56, posted at 30.03.09 20:52:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • Maties was great but hats off to Pukke. They sure was a well drilled side last night.

    The one thing I love about student or schoolboy rugby is the pace these laaities plays. Full steam and myself knew Johann Sadie cant kick a pill but he sure know to cut a line or putting his backline in space alla Jean.

    Hats of to Francois Pienaar and FNB sponsorring this and long may this continue. Like Hempies was saying last night “Doc Craven would be smiling if he could be there last night”

    Rugby and a team that rocks, Maties off course!

  • Comment 57, posted at 31.03.09 08:31:32 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Jessie and we won the koeksuster competition at half time! :cool:

  • Comment 58, posted at 31.03.09 11:40:55 by PaarlBok Reply

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