FNB Ikey Tigers Prepare To Host Defending Champions FNB Maties

Andile Majola

In round two of the FNB Varsity Cup, the Green Mile will play host to one of the oldest university rugby rivalries in the country when FNB UCT host defending champions FNB Maties.

This is a fixture in which current form is irrelevant as both sides always manage to find an extra gear to get one over their rivals.

The Ikey Tigers will be heading into this game with their confidence high after their bonus point victory over cape rivals FNB UWC and will be looking to build on that winning start.

The Ikey Tigers were industrious on attack managing to score tries from all over the pitch. This is a trait that will serve them well going forward this season especially against a FNB Maties team that are solid in defence.

The Maroon Machine have a healthy record over their city rivals and will be looking to replicate the form that saw them victorious in a recent warm up game between the two sides.

It will truly be a battle of attrition and a positive result for either side will go long way in determining playoff positions later on in the season.

FNB Player That Rocks Darian Hock is definitely one to watch for the home side. With tremendous accuracy in his kicking and a lethal counter attack to match in his arsenal, his form will be crucial to unlocking the FNB Maties defence.

In the same breath FNB UCT will have to find a way to shut down FNB Maties flyer Duncan Saal who has an incredible try scoring record in the competition and on his day is capable of deciding a fixture.

The match kicks off at 7pm on the Green Mile with tickets available on Webtickets. The Ikeys Pub and Grind will be open serving food and refreshments so come out and support the mighty Ikey Tigers as they look to get one over their oldest foes.