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PukkeUJPukke (12) 31 / 36 (17) UJ (Final Score)

NWU-Pukke (North West University) and UJ (University of Johannesburg) did battle

in the Varsity Cup 2016 at the Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom at 19:00 SA Time (17:00 GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1 & CSN on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Rhyno Smith (1)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Lucian Cupido (1), Jeandré Rudolph (1), Sylvian Mahuza (1), Wilmar Arnoldi (1)
  • Conversions – Rhyno Smith (2)


  • Penalties – Divan Nel (3)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Aphiwe Dyantyi (2), Penalty Try (1)
  • Conversions – Divan Nel (3)


15 February at 19:00 SA Time
  • Team: 15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Lucian Cupido, 13 Sylvian Mahuza, 12 Hendrik Marais, 11 Dean Stokes, 10 Barend Janse van Rensburg, 9 Malherbe Swart, 8 Marno Redelinghuys, 7 Jeandré Rudolph (Captain), 6 Jaco Jordaan, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Neil Morrison, 3 Bart le Roux, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Mashudu Mafela
  • Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Johan Smith, 18 Daniel Jordaan, 19 Gideon van der Merwe, 20 Kurshwill Williams, 21 Schalk Hugo, 22 Akhona Nela, 23 Mogau Mabokela
  • Team: 15 Ronald Brown, 14 Andries Oosthuizen, 13 Bradley Moolman, 12 Robert de Bruyn, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Divan Nel, 9 Hilton Mudariki, 8 Jakobus Porter, 7 Kyle van Dalen, 6 Wian Conradie, 5 David Antonites, 4 Jeremy Jordaan, 3 Nico du Plessis, 2 Johannes Snyman, 1 Siya Nzuzo
  • Replacements: 16 Emmanuel Morowane, 17 Kyle Kruger, 18 Johan Oosthuizen, 19 Phenyo Seriteng, 20 Johan Esterhuizen, 21 Kobus Engelbrecht, 22 Godfrey Ramaboea, 23 Waldo Weideman

Referee: Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant Referees: Local
TMO: Willie Vos

71 Responses to Varsity Cup 2016: NWU-Pukke vs UJ – Live Game Article

  • 52

    Final Score: Shimlas 47 / 46 Tuks

  • 53

    Final Score: CUT 10 / 9 UCT

  • 55

    That was Pukke’s bonus point for tries.

  • 57

    Strategy Break, 2nd Half!

  • 58

    Students are not people… they are animals…

    … till real life cures them somewhat… hahaha

  • 60

    UJ attempted Drop Goal… missed.. but a penalty for UJ on the 22m line of Pukke… easy kick.

  • 62

    5 Minutes to go… the deficit is also 5.

  • 63

    Ding-dong game… could still go either way..

  • 64

    UJ penalty, side entry…

  • 65

    Less than 2 minutes to go.

  • 66

    Final Score: UJ (17) 36 / 31 (12) Pukke

  • 67

    OK, that’s me for the night…


  • 68

    Anybody read the article by Dan Retief in City Press yesterday? Damning stuff if it is true. Surely SARU, Jurie and even HM must respond to this questions asked by him.

    Mind Games: The questions around Jurie Roux won’t go away

    The one piece of “news” that came out of the deliberations of the SA Rugby Union (Saru) around their embattled CEO, Jurie Roux, was widely accepted as a sop to the prying press.

    Roux, it was said (in a story broken by Rapport’s Hendrik Cronje and also carried in City Press a week ago) had been “punished” by being removed from his lead role in the process to pick a new Springbok coach.

    Instead of Roux sifting through the candidates and putting forward to the high-performance committee the names of those, in his opinion, who were best qualified, he was allegedly removed from the body.

    Most accepted this as a lame gesture by the executive that they were doing something about “Juriegate.”

    However, in my cynical mind, I wondered whether there was perhaps a deeper reason. Could it have been a pointer that Saru’s executive were concerned about some incidents under Roux’s stewardship? Were they perhaps removing him from a position in which some irregularities had occurred? My mind went back to one of those calls we journos often receive.

    A “contact” called to give me a tip-off, but typically could not provide any verification of his allegations or allow himself to be identified.

    It was in 2013, just after the Maties rugby club’s former coach Chean Roux had, from left field, been elevated into Heyneke Meyer’s Springbok coaching group as the performance analyst. His appointment (as far as I could ascertain, he is no relation of Jurie Roux) was unexpected, and my caller put an intriguing spin on it.

    “You know why Heyneke gave Chean a job?” he enquired. Naturally, I was interested.

    “It was a trade-off. Heyneke desperately wanted to get Fourie du Preez back from Japan, but Du Preez is very expensive – especially the insurance Saru would have to pay to [his club] Suntory Sungoliath.

    “So Jurie cut a deal with Heyneke. ‘I’ll give you Fourie if you give me Chean.’”

    It seemed too far-fetched to follow up, but my curiosity was again pricked later that year when something else most odd occurred. Two players, Lourens Adriaanse and Louis Schreuder, were out of the blue selected to go on the Springboks’ northern hemisphere tour.

    Both had Maties connections and, again, there was the intimation that Jurie Roux might have influenced their selections – especially when it emerged they were both on the books of one Chris de Beer – Roux’s successor as chairperson of the Stellenbosch Rugby Club.

    De Beer worked with, and after, Roux as a financial officer at the university and was implicated in the financial improprieties that allegedly occurred.

    These are oddities, and it is strange that Saru has not demanded they be investigated.

    Did Jurie get his friend Chean a well-paid job? Did he cause players to be picked in the Springbok team?

    Surely answers are required.

  • 69

    @ Nama:
    Hi Nama has there been any more news about this?

  • 70

    I note with great sadness the passing of Klippies Kritzinger.

    Klippies played for Transvaal, Orange Free State and South Africa.

    Klippies was 67 years old.

    He coached me as a youngster in the late 80’s at Germiston Simmer.

    Another legend gone.

    Somewhere a great squad is being assembled.

  • 71

    @ Scrumdown:
    RIP Klippies



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