Tuks put Ixias to the sword #VarsityCup

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Wiaan Liebenberg in action during the FNB Varsity Cup – FNB TUKS vs FNB CUT played at LC de Villiers Stadium, Pretoria on 09 March 2015.

FNB UP-Tuks showed little mercy in their 63-8 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International demolition of FNB CUT in Pretoria – Photo: Anton Geyser

 

The two-time champions outscored the Ixias by nine tries to one, to hand the Free State side another heavy defeat in what is turning out to be a very tough debut season for the newcomers.

 

The home side wasted no time and took the game to CUT, with big flank Jannes Kirsten drawing first blood with an early try.

 

They followed that up soon afterwards as prop Dayan van der Westhuizen forced his way over to put them 13-0 up at the first strategy break.

 

UP-Tuks continued to pile the pressure on the visitors which told when hooker Jaco Visagie got over for their third try, and they had the bonus point wrapped up soon afterwards as inside centre John Jackson crossed for their fourth after just 25 minutes.

 

They were not done there, and there was still time for a fifth try from left wing Jermaine Kleinsmith to give them an imposing 34-0 lead at half-time.

 

CUT opened their account early in the second half through flyhalf Duan Pretorius who converted his own try, but UP-Tuks responded with two quick tries of their own from skipper Wiaan Liebenberg and No.8 Clyde Davis to take their lead to 50-8.

 

Outside centre Dan Kriel was next to get in on the act to give the home side a massive 58-8 lead at the second strategy break, and replacement hooker Jan Enslin put the final touch on a big win for the home side.

 

FNB Player that Rocks: Nqobisizwe Mxoli

 

The scorers:

 

For FNB UP-Tuks:

Tries: Kirsten, Van der Westhuizen, Visagie, Jackson, Kleinsmith, Liebenberg, Davis, Kriel, Enslin

Cons: Human 6

 

For FNB CUT:

Try: Pretorius

Con: Pretorius

 

Teams:

 

FNB UP-Tuks: 15 Jacques Rossouw, 14 Damian van Wyk, 13 Daniel Kriel, 12 John Jackson, 11 Jermaine Kleinsmith, 10 Dewald Human, 9 André Warner, 8 Clyde Davids, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg (captain), 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Dennis Smith, 3 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Nqobisizwe Mxoli.

Replacements: 16 Jan Enslin, 17 Neethling Fouche, 18 Jason Jenkins, 19 Pieter Janse van Vuren, 20 Emile Temperman, 21 Joshua Stander, 22 Adrian Maebane, 23 Andrew Beerwinkel.

 

FNB CUT: 15 Luke Cyster, 14 Lethole Makoena, 13 Dean Kouprihanoff, 12 Jacques Nel, 11 Christiaan Erasmus, 10 Duan Pretorius, 9 Dean Jacobs, 8 Daneel Botes, 7 Jean-Claude Fourie, 6 Frans Sisita, 5 Fanie Coetzee, 4 JJ Nel, 3 Gerard Baard, 2 Jozua De Jager, 1 Lens Noort.

Replacements: 16 Ian Smith, 17 Niel Schoombee, 18 Jean Pretorius, 19 Rayno Nel, 20 Victor Maruping, 21 Dean Rossouw, 22 Naude van Biljon, 23 Boetie Makethlo.

 

Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Ben Crouse

Assistant referees: Local

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