No place like home for Ikey Tigers

Back with WP – Marcel Brache
After two big away games UCT will finish their half with a classic derby against neighbours Villagers RFC tomorrow afternoon on the Green Mile.

A win will see the Ikeys move to second place in the log, trailing Maties by a small margin. With the Club Champs qualification now a confirmed Maties or Hamiltons affair, UCT are now focused on plucking away at the Grand Challenge.

Coach Kevin Foote who has to do without a number of players on WP or SAU20 duty, had to reshuffle his side a bit following the hard earned five pointer at the Bay, with veteran center Andre Coetzer back in the starting team. He is joined by Therlow Pietersen outside him, who switches positions with young Nick Holton who will wear the no10 jersey.

The UCT forwards are unchanged and will have to bear the brunt of what will be a fired up Villagers pack. Villagers, who are coached by former French international prop Pieter de Villiers have only played five matches so far and had some very close calls which has left them with three wins, and 13 log points to show for it.

Last year’s derby at UCT was very evenly matched and produced an exciting 67 points with UCT emerging 37:30 victors.

The UCT Eagles derby clash may be even more hottly contested  than the 1st team’s and Ant Fenton Wells’ team will be happy to have experienced center in Dave Edgar in the side, after the latter’s recent comeback.

Eagles vs Villagers 2: 14.35
Ikey Tigers vs Villagers 1: 16.00

All UCT Old Boys are welcome to join the team for the Champions Celebration following the match.

UCT 1st XV

15. Rick Rijs 14. Paul Cohen 13. Therlow Pietersen 12. Andre Coetzer 11. Richard Stuard 10. Nicholas Holton 9. Nicholas Farrar 8. Gregory Mallet 7. Nicholas Fenton-Wells 6. Michael Morris 5. Donovan Armand 4. Bradley Bosman 3. Peter Olivier 2. Neil Rautenbach 1. Wesley Chetty.
 
Replacements: 16. Dayne Jans 17.  Francois van Wyk 18. Kyle Kriel 19. JJ Gagiano 20. Sharief Hendricks 21. Dave Edgar 22. Dave Russel.
Team Manager : Lisa Brown

UCT 2nd XV
15. John Batt 14. Ian Armstrong 13. Dave Russell 12. Dave Edgar 11. Sabelo Siyakatshana 10. Mathew Russell 9. Sharief Hendricks 8. Mark Whitehead 7. Blake Pengelly 6. Theunis Botha 5. Kyle Kriel 4. Digby Webb 3. Wilke Brink 2. Khotso Micha 1. Adriaan Botha.

Replacements: 16. Laurence Christie 17. Dale Dunn 18. Blaine Moolman 19. Nicholas Roslee.

Team manager : Jonathan Biderman-Pam

16:00 FNB UCT 1st XV “Ikey Tigers” VILLAGER 1 GROOTE SCHUUR A SCORE
14:45 FNB UCT EAGLES XV VILLAGER 2 GROOTE SCHUUR A SCORE
13:35 FNB UCT ISH DRAMAT XV VILLAGER 3 GROOTE SCHUUR A     SCORE
16:00 FNB UCT MOSS NNK 4 GROOTE SCHUUR B SCORE
16:00 FNB UCT MC MARAIS BRACKENFELL 4 GROOTE SCHUUR C SCORE
14:45 FNB UCT U20 A1 VILLAGER U20 A GROOTE SCHUUR B         SCORE
13:25 FNB UCT BABROWS VILLAGER U20B GROOTE SCHUUR B SCORE
13:25 FNB UCT CUBS DURBANVILLE U20B GROOTE SCHUUR C SCORE

 
FNB MATIES STELLENBOSCH SLA 1 9 7 0 2 312 137 33
STEINHOFF VICS STELLENBOSCH SLA 1 9 5 0 4 224 204 27
FNB UCT U C T SLA 1 8 5 0 3 207 145 24
SK-WALMERS SK WALMERS SLA 1 7 4 0 3 193 190 19
HAMILTONS HAMILTONS SLA 1 5 3 0 2 133 119 16
FALSE BAY FALSE BAY SLA 1 7 3 0 4 143 218 14
DURB-BELL DURB-BELL SLA 1 6 2 0 4 153 145 14
VILLAGER VILLAGER SLA 1 5 3 0 2 119 132 13
BELHAR BELHAR SLA 1 6 2 0 4 103 209 10
HELDERBERG HELDERBERG SLA 1 6 0 0 6 103 191 4
 

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