With only one round remaining in the 2023 FNB Varsity Cup, the only team assured of a place in next week’s semi-finals is the log leaders FNB NWU Eagles. Five teams are vying for the other three spots which makes tomorrow’s matchups an interesting affair.
FNB CUT take on FNB UCT Ikeys in Bloemfontein in a must-win game for both teams, with a victory that could push them into the top four. Both teams are on 17 points on the log, with Ikeys one position above CUT courtesy of a better points difference.
FNB Wits are looking to stake their claim for a place in the semi-final in their game against FNB NWU Eagles in Johannesburg. Witsies have 18 points and are lying fourth, with the Eagles at the top on 27.
FNB Maties host FNB UFS Shimlas in Stellenbosch in another crucial match. Maties occupy the number two spot on the log with Shimlas at number three. The Maroon Machine would want to secure a home semi-final while the Free State team would want to remain in contention.
FNB UP-Tuks and FNB UJ face off in a bottom-of-the-log match in Pretoria that is of pure academical value. The defending champions have already been relegated to the Varsity Shield for 2024 but would want to save face with a last-gasp victory. The Orange Army could move out of a possible relegation match against FNB Madibaz with a victory.
FNB CUT vs FNB UCT Ikeys – 15:30 – CUT Stadium
NB CUT: 15 Vergotine Devanito Lushan, 14 Gouveia Adielson Gouveia, 13 Bester Zac, 12 de Beer Jandré, 11 Malumane Tsepo Siphosethu, 10 Brand Floris J Jacobus, 9 Swartbooi Xavier Alister, 8 Venter Jacobus Daniel, 7 Stander Ulrich Stephan, 6 Cloete Jacobus Johannes, 5 Sekele Matthew M. Maboe, 4 Marubelela Asekho Phindile, 3 Joubert Sarel Jacobs, 2 Drotske Tiaan, 1 Moshoaliba Mamello.
FNB UCT Ikeys: 15 Koevort Duran, 14 Louw Rethabile Donovan, 13 Boulle Joshua Michael, 12 Lamb Kyle Grame, 11 Makhaza Ntokozo Sibusiso, 10 Hayes David Robert, 9 Moos Asad, 8 Delport Laro, 7 Ndiao Kyle Enos, 6 Dyonase Siphumezo, 5 Van der Westhuizen George, 4 Crous Reynhardt Wouter, 3 Le Roux Bryan Justin, 2 Blanckenberg Keagan Jordan, 1 Woji Luthando Solomon.
FNB WITS vs FNB NWU EAGLES – 19:00 – Wits Stadium
FNB Wits: 15 Lwandile Mapuko, 14 De Lange William Johannes, 13 Matyolweni Luhle, 12 Moekoena Setshaba, 11 Mouton Gershwin, 10 Mokhethi Kabelo, 9 Aucamp Wernich 8 Msipha Ziyanda Golden, 7 Ncusane Lindokuhle, 6 Mark Snyman, 5 Smid Cal, 4 Gouws Hendrick Theunis, 3 John-Kelly Okonkwo, 2 Venter DameonM 1 Banele Mthenjane.
FNB NWU Eagles: 15 Swanepoel Tino Santino , 14 Roulston Sean Michale, 13 Keevy Brandon, 12 Fortuin Matthew Luke, 11 Jaarts Naiden, 10 Venter Martin, 9 Madaka Aphelele, 8 Clack Calvin, 7 De Beer Jandre, 6 Vermaak Chris, 5 Krugel Stephan, 4 Ngobeni Miyelani, 3 Swiegers Ruan, S 2 Van Zyl Chyle, 1 Jansen Jason.
FNB UP-TUKS vs FNB UJ – 19:00 – Tuks Stadium
FNB UP-Tuks: 15 Lewis Clyde Alfrudo, Myeni Samkelo Andile, 13 Reynders Zander, 12 Daniels Lincoln Liam, 11 Kruger Zandre, 10 Cloete Rowan, 9 Valentine Chad-lee, 8 Venter Divan, 7 Schoonees Dian, 6 Gie Hilton, 5 Nkombua Justice Kabasele, 4 Meiring Dawid, 3 Geldenhuys Werner, 2 Williams Allister Noel, 1 Van der Merwe Andre
FNB UJ: 15 David Cary, 14 Nkabinde Prince, 13 Radebe Nkondlokamthimbkhulu, 12 Likhaya Tengimgene 11 Liqhayiya Gantsho, T 10 Rowan Malgas, 9 Khubheka Mpho Vincent, 8 Kelvin Tafirenyika Kanenungo 7 Pretorius Francois Christiaan, 6 Ricardo Fourie 5 Apea-Adu Philip, 4 Buhlebenkosi Qaba, 3 Pohlmann Heiko Peter Eugene, 2 Osuagwu Darnell Jerry-Fred, 1 Kiewit Kayden Nicklo.
FNB MATIES vs FNB UFS SHIMLAS – 19:00 – Danie Craven Stadium
FNB Maties: 15 Croy Cade Martin, 14 Burger Luke John, 13 Topley Aydon Colin, 12 Solaan Waqar Bradwell, 11 Titus Marcqiewn Beon, 10 Matthee Jurie Johannes, 9 Volmoer Mckyle, 8 Basson Eric Chris, 7 Nel Louw Adriaan Jacobus, 6 Matanda Siyabonga, 5 Van Rhyn Marco, 4 Kitshof Matthys, 3 Burton Moegammad Anmaar, 2 Van den Heever Willem Jacobus, 1 Matongo Vernon Tadiwa.
FNB UFS Shimlas: 15 Mabece Avuyile, 14 Zondani Siviwe, 13 Annies Michael Jnr Kurt, 12 Ngobe Nkoka Sydney Luvuyo, 11 Kunene Asanda Sihle, 10 Nkula Litha Siyasanga, 9 Nel Jandre, 8 Kwezi Dlamini, 7 Mahlasi Thabang, 6 Lourens Oosthuizen (captain), 5 Dylan Sjöblom, 4 Uys Pierre-Raymond, 3 Dos Reis Francisco, 2 Moffat William John, 1 Johan Schutte.
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