FNB Mopanie are once again the FNB UP-Tuks Franchise Rugby League champions as they beat FNB Academy Old Boys 29-13 (half-time 14-6) in a thrilling encounter on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at the Tuks Stadium.
FNB Mopanie managed to build up a bit of steam going into the half-time break as scrumhalf E. Smit and flank T. de Jager both scored in the opening stanza.
Outside centre D. Jacobs landed both conversions which provided a sweet buffer as their opponents could only notch up two penalty goals courtesy of flyhalf H. Dale.
It was much of the same for FNB Mopanie in the second half as they scored a further two tries through wings P. Teitge and R. Joubert which D. Jacobs converted and landed a penalty goal.
FNB AOB replied with a try to wing R. Kotze which was converted by H. Dale but ultimately it was not enough as FNB Mopanie emerged as victors and will represent the University of Pretoria in the FNB Res Rugby competition in 2020.
FNB Mopanie U20 also won their final against FNB AOB U20 (23-18).
FNB Mopanie - Tries: E. Smit, T. de Jager, P. Teitge, R. Joubert; Conversions: D. Jacobs (3); Penalty: D. Jacobs.
FNB AOB - Try: R. Kotze; Conversion: H. Dale; Penalties: H. Dale (2).