South v North varsity battles

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :In the news on 31 Mar 2008 at 08:15

Johannesburg- Two southern universities, Maties and Ikeys, play the Tukkies and Pukke-NWU from the north respectively on Monday night in the semi-finals of the hugely successful inaugural FNB Varsity Cup.

It is a strange coincidence that these two matches are a repeat of the first round, right down to the venues of the two matches.

Ikeys, log leaders, lost only that first match when Pukke beat them 23-17.

Since then they have since seen off the country’s best university sides, scoring 260 points against 69 in their seven matches at an average match score of 38-10, and the most tries (37) against the least (17) in the competition.

Ikeys head coach John Dobson was wary of the Pukke, but also confident.

Strong mentally

“We are aware of Pukke’s strengths, but we are a different side to the one that went down to them in that opening match. The guys have a new belief in themselves and you only have to look back at our games against UJ and Maties, when we were down at half-time, to realise how strong these guys are mentally,” Dobson said to the Varsity Cup website.

The Ikeys will start as favourites – but the way in which the Pukke played in their last two matches when they demolished Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and then the University of Johannesburg with a new brand of running rugby, could make them hard to contain.

Maties will still wonder how they let the Tukkies in after leading 31-10 for the Pretoria visitors to draw 31-all in their first fixture.

The match at Coetzenburg should be a humdinger as well, but somehow the

Maties, despite their losses to the Pukke and Ikeys and the Tukkies draw inspire more confidence.

It won’t be a major surprise if the two Western Province universities battle if out for the title in a week’s time.

But then, very little in this marvellous competition has gone to plan.

Monday’s semi-finals: Ikeys v Pukke at Groote Schuur, 14:30 (televised at 16:45); Maties v Tukkies, Danie Craven Stadium, 18:45 (direct TV transmission)


  • let the breeding pool of up and comming players grow and get stronger
    maybe one day there will be a KZN based uni team up there.

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.03.08 08:23:56 by barend Reply
  • Dont you need a decent uni first barend?

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.03.08 12:39:11 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Vinnie 😆

    Hey man we have had some shocking Varsity teams over the years.

    It is quite amazing how we have never managed to get a TOP team from any of the varsities.

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.03.08 12:41:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Half Time Score: Ikeys (Slaapstad Hippies) :mrgreen: 10 Pukke 23. Know their luck will run out. 😀

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.03.08 15:27:44 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Pukke 26 Ikeys 10 2nd half.

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.03.08 15:37:13 by PaarlBok Reply

    ok ignore my question on the other thread

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.03.08 15:40:44 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Is this the Sharks B side.

    Doing well until it counts and then …………….. 😆

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.03.08 15:41:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • hey What channel is this on?

    Nothing on my DSTV. 🙁

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.03.08 15:42:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • No its a relayed TV one. Live ticker from SARugby .net. Pukke score again.
    31 Mar 14:45 Second Half Groote Schuur Rugby Field
    10 31
    FNB Varsity Cup

    1 Tries 3
    1 Conversions 2
    1 Penalties 4
    0 Drop Goals 0
    Kicking Stats
    2/2 Total 6/6
    1/1 Conversions 2/2
    1/1 Penalties 4/4
    0 Yellow 1
    0 Red 0

    UCT Team NWU-PUKKE Team
    1 Tembelani Mayosi
    2 John – Peter Koster
    3 Dylan Rogers
    4 Michael Declan Ledwidge
    5 Martin Dirk Muller
    6 Luzuko Enoch Panya
    7 Mzothando Khanya Simani
    8 Jonathan Richard Gagiano
    9 Daniel Stephanus (SAU19) van der Merwe
    10 Matthew Ryan Rosslee
    11 Mathew Drew Turner
    12 Pieter Engelbrecht
    13 James Martin
    14 Marcello Edward Dennis Sampson
    15 Peter Rudi Haw
    1 Jacobus Johannes Hendriks Koch
    2 Chrisstoffel Johannes Duvenage
    3 Phillip Reginald Pienaar
    4 Grant le Roux
    5 Josef Markus Fourie
    6 George Frederik Maartens
    7 Thabo Molete
    8 Willem Ruurd (Beespan) Van der Wal
    9 Andries Stefanus Mahoney
    10 Dewan Eckard
    11 Lolo Yanga Waka
    12 Wouter Watermeyer
    13 Paul Wilhelm Bosch
    14 Willem Hendrik Minnaar Barnard
    15 Jean Tiedt

    UCT Reserves NWU-PUKKE Reserves
    16 Mark Jonathan Goosen
    17 Wesley Chetty
    18 Dane Quinan Galley
    19 Kyle Gie Brown
    20 Kyle Wickins
    21 Timothy John Whitehead
    22 Sean Van Tonder
    16 Bennie Geldenhuys Uys
    17 Renier Meyer Harmse
    18 Dirk Cornelius Rautenbach
    19 Wayne Patrick Wilschut
    20 Petrus Cornelius Nel
    21 Marcel du Toit
    22 Marco Nathan Jansen

    Run of Play
    56 Jean Tiedt Try
    45 Jean Tiedt Penalty
    32 Grant le Roux Yellow Card
    28 Matthew Ryan Rosslee Penalty
    26 Jean Tiedt Penalty
    24 Jean Tiedt Penalty
    15 Matthew Ryan Rosslee Conversion
    14 Mathew Drew Turner Try
    10 Jean Tiedt Penalty
    7 Jean Tiedt Conversion
    6 Lolo Yanga Waka Try
    4 Jean Tiedt Conversion
    3 Lolo Yanga Waka Try

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.03.08 15:45:45 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Who is this jean Tiedt guy? Seems to be scoring all the points

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.03.08 15:47:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Two quick scores by the Ikeys and they back in business. 24 -31 still 15 minutes to go and plenty of time left. Can the Hippies keep it south!

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.03.08 15:58:14 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Ikeys score right at the death but could not convert look like Pukke win 29-31.

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.03.08 16:10:23 by PaarlBok Reply

  • 31.03.08 15:42:49 – KSA Shark
    Delayed broadcast KSA, will be on at about 16:45

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.03.08 16:16:04 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Sorry Ikeys got a penalty at the end to win 32-31 and through to the final.

    Later tonight Maties vs Tuks live on CSN

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.03.08 16:18:41 by PaarlBok Reply

  • that guy that got tackled by Deon Kayser must be happy…

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.03.08 16:20:23 by Dive Pass Reply

    Dive Pass
  • SERIOUS???

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.03.08 16:22:18 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • ja what’s his name Robbie something….he coaches UCT

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.03.08 16:23:23 by Dive Pass Reply

    Dive Pass
  • Damn internet connection. 🙁

    I saw up to the 29-31 and then lost all my net. 🙁

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.03.08 16:55:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • I think his name is Robbie ice thrower

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.03.08 16:56:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • 31.03.08 16:56:09 – KSA Shark ©

    Wasn’t he the one that set Hejak on the road to career suicide?

  • Comment 20, posted at 31.03.08 16:57:20 by Dive Pass Reply

    Dive Pass
  • Dp

    Not sure if it was henjak, but he was caught in a CT night club throwing ice at a visiting Aus S14 team in an attempt to pick a fight.

    legendary stuff that. 🙄

  • Comment 21, posted at 31.03.08 17:00:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 31.03.08 17:04:15 by Dive Pass Reply

    Dive Pass
  • Dp

    Not sure if it was henjak, but he was caught in a CT night club throwing ice at a visiting Aus S14 team in an attempt to pick a fight.

    legendary stuff that.

    31.03.08 17:00:16 – KSA Shark © Edit

    Just a little bit of fun you wet blanket.

  • Comment 23, posted at 31.03.08 18:03:59 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Well it was legendary wasn’t it. 😉

  • Comment 24, posted at 31.03.08 18:19:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • hey you guys

  • Comment 25, posted at 31.03.08 18:46:52 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • Hey Rob

    Where you at? UK or RSA

  • Comment 26, posted at 31.03.08 19:10:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • RSA

  • Comment 27, posted at 31.03.08 19:22:45 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • I think Rob is having a “small” problem with his flight.

  • Comment 28, posted at 31.03.08 21:45:50 by Nessa Reply

  • Why do you say that?

  • Comment 29, posted at 31.03.08 21:49:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • I was just on Facebook and he posted a message from his cell phone to the effect that “Virgin Atlantic can go f&#@k themselves”. Sounded more than a little peed off!

  • Comment 30, posted at 31.03.08 21:50:52 by Nessa Reply

  • 😳 ouch

  • Comment 31, posted at 31.03.08 21:52:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Yup – sounds like he is having a great time.

  • Comment 32, posted at 31.03.08 21:54:40 by Nessa Reply


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