Ikey Tigers can go all the way


The University of Cape Town (UCT) retained their place at
the top of the FNB Varsity Cup standings with another outstanding
display of running rugby.

The Ikey Tigers outscored the Tswane University of Technology (TUT)
by eight tries to one to record a 52-16 win for their second-successive
win on the road.

Despite having suffered a narrow defeat in their opening match
against NWU-Puk (Potchefstroom), subsequent wins against Tukkies
(Pretoria) and the University of Johannesburg propelled them to the top
of the standings.

Ikeys continued their prolific form on Monday, comprehensively
beating TUT to head the standings – with arch rivals Maties
(Stellenbosch) in second place, the Pukke in third and UJ in fourth.

TUT coach Jimmy Watt praised Ikeys after their victory.

”I think they will go all the way," Watt said.

"We have seen that any side can beat any other side in this competition. They play a true student brand and
they have adapted to the new laws.

”Their skills levels are very high. It doesn’t matter if it is a
back or a forward, he can get his hands through the tackle and offload
to a teammate.

”They move the ball around and if you miss one tackle, you stand behind your own goal-line,” said Watt.

Matthew Turner, who scored a brace in a 10 minute cameo against Puk, added a hat-trick against TUT.


Matthew Turner 3, Tim Whitehead, Pieter Engelbrecht, Marcello Samson, Danie van der Merwe, penalty try
Cons: Matthew Rosslee 6

Jannie Cloete
Con: Braam Pretorius
Pens: Pretorius 3

Ikey Tigers:
1 Herbert Mayosi, 2 JP Koster, 3 Dylan Rogers, 4 Mike Ledwige, 5 Donovan Armand, 6 Luzuko Panya, 7 Kyle Brown, 8 JJ Gagiano
9 Danie van der Merwe, 10 Matthew Rosslee, 11 Marcelo Sampson, 12
Pieter Engelbrecht (VC), 13 Tim Whitehead, 14 Matthew Turner, 15 Peter

Reserves: Mark Goosen / Bradford Gornall, Wesley Chetty, Dane
Galley, Mzotando Simani, Stuart Commins, Sean van Tonder, Justin Bijl


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