Richard Ferguson

Varsity Cup and Shield results

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 5 Feb 2013 at 08:11
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Monday night rugby returned to our screens last night with the start of the 2013 Varsity Cup, with entertaining rugby delivered in the first week already.

Maties and UJ got us under way in the early kick off, with Maties coming through in the second half after a poor start to the match. They scored four tries in the second half to record a 29 – 8 win over UJ.

The pick of the evening matches was between defending champions UP Tuks, playing away at NWU Pukke. Pukke gave their fans something to shout about, getting off to a flying start in running a 24 point lead. Tuks woke up in the second half, but it was a step too far as they finished 26 – 23, losing by a mere three points after missing 9 points in conversions.

UCT Ikeys hosted the NMMU Madibaz at a windy Green Mile, with each team scoring a try and neither managing the conversion, the game ended in a 5-all draw.

Newly promoted Wits got a warm welcome to the top tier, UFS Shimlas running out 61 – 7 victors in Johannesburg. Shimlas has wrapped up the bonus point in the first half already, but went on to score a further four in the second stanza.

There was less good news for the UKZN Impi in the Varsity Shield, as they succumbed to their first loss of the season, losing to the CUT Ixias in Pietermaritzburg 26 – 12. The CUT Ixias are now the only unbeaten team in the Shield.

The other Shield result saw the Fort Hare Blues grabbing a bonus point win over the TUT Vikings, scoring four tries in the 32 – 6 victory.

Varsity Cup:

Wits 7-61 Shimlas
Maties 29-8 UJ
Pukke 26-23 Tuks

Varsity Shield:

UKZN 12-26 CUT
Fort Hare 32-6 TUT


  • I might not be thinking straight, but how does a team go to a 24-point lead whilst only winning the game with 26 points?

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.02.13 11:47:24 by Seaton Reply
  • @Seaton (Comment 1) : they kicked a penalty that is only worth 2 points in the varsity cup comp

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.02.13 12:19:48 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @Seaton (Comment 1) :

    In Varsity cup you only get 2 points for a penalty or drop. A try is still 5 points but a conversion is 3 points. This is to promote running rugby.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.02.13 12:21:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Madibaz!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.02.13 14:32:04 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 4) : wow, you clearly took a very long holiday, Megs! Welcome back

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.02.13 14:37:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 4) :

    I must say I was surprised at that result.

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.02.13 15:19:46 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : we beat them last year, why would you be amazed?

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.02.13 15:47:35 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 7) : I remember that game now. The wind was howling in PE that day if I remember correctly. The wind was also very strong on Monday. Coincidence…..I think not! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.02.13 16:11:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) : Nope, no coincidence, when is the wind in either PE or Cape Town ever not strong? 😆

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.02.13 16:22:41 by Greg Reply


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