UCT gear up for NNK

The Ikeys forwards ready for a kick off.
UCT will travel to Parow NNK tonight and are looking to continue their good run of form. The team has changed slightly from last week, with promising youngster Pallo Manuel coming into the fold at lock.
(Photo Peter van As)

Rob Hopwood is starting at wing, coming in for the injured Marcello Sampson and young Matt Page takes over at hooker for Hanyani Shimange who is back with Western Province.

With Michael Passaportis out sick and regular lock Don Armand and back-up utility forward Dane Galley injured, Pallo Manuel gets a well deserved change to debut for the  1st team.

NNK had a big defeat at the hands of the rampaging Maties last week, but were unlucky to go down with so many points against. They will look to redeem themselves on their home ground, so a tough battle awaits the Ikey Tigers.

The match kicks off at 9 o’clock at Jan Burger Stadium in Parow.

UCT Ikey Tigers
15 Therlow Pieterson, 14 James Martin, 13 Dave Edgar 12 Matthew Rosslee (VC),  11 Rob Hopward , 10 Doug Mallet 9  Stu Commins, 8 Sam Peter, 7 Craig Kleu, 6 Nick Fenton-Wells, 5 Pallo Manuel, 4 Bodo Sieber (captain), 3 Dylan Rogers, 2 Matthew Page, 1 Ashley Wells.

Replacements: 16 Wes Chetty 17 Herbert Mayosie 18 Don Armand, 19 Graham Knoop  20 Sean van Tonder 21 Justin Bijl 22 Freddie Strange

21:00 FNB UCT 1st XV “Ikey Tigers” NNK 1 JAN BURGER A
19:45 FNB UCT 2nds XV “Eagles XV” NNK 2 JAN BURGER A
18:35 FNB UCT 3rds “Ish Dramat XV” NNK 3 JAN BURGER A
18:35 FNB UCT U20 A1 “Trojans” NNK U20A JAN BURGER B