FNB UJ ends FNB Maties’ unbeaten run, defeating them 42-16
The FNB UJ ended the last round of the Varsity Cup group stages with a bang as they gave FNB Maties their first defeat of the season.
FNB UJ won the match 42-16 and secured a home semi-final in the process for finishing second on the log. FNB Maties rang the changes for this match to give some of their first team players a rest, ahead of their semi-final clash against FNB Tuks next Monday.
FNB Maties started the match well as winger, Brandon Asher-Wood scored a nine-point try, but FNB UJ fly half, Divan Nel drew his side level after two penalties and a drop goal.
Ronald Brown and captain, Jakobus Porter scored two great tries for FNB UJ just before the break as they led 27-9 at half time. FNB Maties were dealt a further blow before half time when centre, Chris Smit was yellow carded for a late tackle.
The side from Johannesburg continued where they left off in the second half as they scored two more tries through Caswell Khoza and Etienne Oosthuizen to claim a bonus point.
FNB Maties completely failed to get going in the second half as discipline and poor execution let the Maroon Machine down, but they did manage a consolation try at the end through Carlisle Nel.
FNB Maties: 16
Nine- point tries: Brandon Asher-Wood
Seven-point tries: Carlisle Nel
FNB UJ: 42
Nine-point tries: Jakobus Porter
Five-point tries: Ronald Brown, Caswell Khoza, Etienne Oosthuizen
Cons: Divan Nel (3)
Pens: Divan Nel (3)
Drop Goals: Divan Nel
FNB Maties: 15 Jason Worral, 14 Brandon Asher-Wood, 13 Kyle Steyn, 12 Chris Smith, 11 Carlisle Nel, 10 Chris Smith, 9 SP Ferreira, 8 Martin Groenewald, 7 Robey Labuschagne, 6 Geor Malan, 5 Justin Moberly, 4 Johan Momsen, 3 Martin Oosthuizen, 2 Freddie Kirsten ©, 1 Wesley Adonis
16 Craig Corbett, 17 Boeta Kleinhans, 18 Conal Brown, 19 Saud Abrahams, 20 Bjorn Bernardo, 21 Brendon Nell, 22 Carlton Fortune, 23 Derick Marais
FNB UJ: 15 Ronald Brown, 14 Peter John Walters,13 Bradley Moolman, 12 Robert de Bruyn, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Divan Nel, 9 Devon Mare, 8 Jakobus Porter ©, 7 Etiienne Oosthuizen, 6 Wian Conradie, 5 David Antonites, 4 FP Pelser, 3 Nico du Plessis, 2 Johannes Snyman, 1 Nzuzo Siyakubonga
16 Emmanuel Morowane, 17 Kyle Kruger, 18 Jeremy Jordan, 19 Kyle van Dalen, 20 Hilton Mudariki, 21 Caswell Khoza, 22 Kroezen Dominic, 23 Waldo Weideman