FNB Huis Marais pounce on FNB Huis Visser slip up

FNB Varsity Cup, Koshuis Rugby

FNB Huis Visser, leaders of the FNB Res League for the last two weeks slipped to a shock 17-12 loss to FNB Simonsberg last week and with FNB Huis Marais making light-weight of FNB Elsenburg – beating them 33-0, FNB Huis Marais have now opened a 3 point gap at the summit of Pool A.

This, of course has not meant that FNB Huis Visser are completely out of the running for a top finish, it simply means that they have it all to do in the next two games and it starts with a fixture against the limping FNB Elsenburg before they play FNB Huis Marais in round five, on September 21 – a potential top spot decider.

In other results, Pool B saw the FNB PSO Barbarians sink FNB Wilgenhof 29-12 while FNB Helshoogte obliterated FNB Majuba 59-7 to move from the bottom of that pool. No other surprise results were recorded as FNB Eendgrag kept their hold at the top of Pool B after beating FNB Dagbreek 15-10 to go three from three in the FNB Res League.

Results 24 August

 

 

Result

FNB Huis Marais

FNB Elsenburg

33-0

FNB Huis Visser

FNB Simonsberg

12-17

FNB Helderberg

FNB Medics

10-26

FNB Dagbreek

FNB Eendrag

10-15

FNB PSO Barbarians

FNB Wilgenhof

29-12

FNB Helshoogte

FNB Majuba

59-7

FNB Huis Marais hoping for a FNB Elsenburg win

After this Thursday’s action, FNB Res Rugby returns on 21 September in Stellenbosch with Pool B of the 12-team tournament bringing the best of the excitement which has seen the FNB PSO Barbarians rise to second on the log, ahead of the more fancied FNB Dagbreek, but all that could change when the two square off for a place behind leaders FNB Eendrag heading into the break.

FNB Huis Marais, who are the new leaders of Pool A will want to keep FNB Huis Visser at bay as long as possible and will be hoping that for them at least, a win against FNB Helderberg (currently last in their pool) is within their reach while hoping that FNB Elsenburg can do them a favour and upset FNB Huis Visser in the other game on Thursday.

Elsewhere, FNB Majuba will know that their task gets harder and harder by the week and sitting bottom on the log, facing down the barrel of leaders FNB Eendrag may well turn out to be another long day at the office.

Fixtures 30 August

Date

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Venue

 

17:00

FNB Huis Marais

FNB Helderberg

F Field

 

17:00

FNB Elsenburg

FNB Huis Visser

E Field

 

17:00

FNB Simonsberg

FNB Medics

I Field

 

17:00

FNB Dagbreek

FNB PSO Barbarians

D Field

 

17:00

FNB Eendrag

FNB Majuba

G Field

 

17:00

FNB Helshoogte

FNB Wilgenhof

H Field

 

LOG

Pos

Team (Pool A)

PL

W

D

L

PD

BP

PTS

1

FNB Huis Marais

3

3

0

0

67

2

14

2

FNB Huis Visser

3

2

0

1

5

3

11

3

FNB Simonsberg

3

2

0

1

3

2

10

4

FNB Medics

3

1

0

2

-11

3

7

5

FNB Elsenburg

3

1

0

2

-14

2

6

6

FNB Helderberg

3

0

0

3

-48

0

0

 

 

Pos

Team (Pool B)

PL

W

D

L

PD

BP

PTS

1

FNB Eendrag

3

3

0

0

32

2

14

2

FNB PSO Barbarians

3

2

0

1

14

3

11

3

FNB Dagbreek

3

2

0

1

52

2

10

4

FNB Wilgenhof

3

1

0

2

-22

2

6

5

FNB Helshoogte

3

1

0

2

31

1

5

6

FNB Majuba

3

0

0

2

-105

0

0