Maties smash Ikeys

Maties beat UCT 60-13 at Soccer City, while there were also wins for Shimlas, Pukke and Tuks in round four of the Varsity Cup.

Maties, who remain unbeaten in the competition, dominated proceedings in the Cape derby taking a 28-6 lead into half-time before more than doubling their score in the second half.

Flyhalf Tom Bendall opened the scoring for UCT when he converted a fifth-minute penalty. Maties hit back four minutes later through prop Jon-Roy Jenkinson who went over for the first try. Flyhalf Ernst Stapelberg added the extras.

Bendall slotted another penalty before Maties scored three more tries through wingers Duncan Saal and Edwill van der Merwe and a seven-point try by Jenkinson.

Maties continued to dominate in the second half scoring through No 8 Kobus van Dyk and nine-point tries from fullback Craig Barry and Van der Merwe.

UCT scored late through flanker Luke Stringer, but it was little consolation.

In Monday’s other matches, Shimlas edged CUT 10-9 in a tense Bloemfontein derby, Pukke scored six tries to beat NMMU 46-18 and Tuks scored five tries to end UJ’s unbeaten run this season as they beat their Gauteng rivals 43-8.

In the Varsity Shield, UKZN came from behind to beat Wits 26-21, while UWC thumped Fort Hare 30-5.

Varsity Cup results (Round 4):

Shimlas (10) – Try: Mosolwa Mafuma. Conversion: Marco Mason. Penalty: Mason.
CUT (9) – Penalty: Meyer van Tonder (3).

Pukke (46) – Tries: Sylvian Mahuza (2), Jaco Jordaan, Penalty try, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Louis van der Westhuizen. Conversions: Rhyno Smith (3).
NMMU (18) – Tries: Henry Brown, Warren Swart. Conversions: Simon Bolze (2).

Tuks (43) – Tries: Corniel Els, Andre Warner, Aston Fortuin, Duncan Matthews, Marco van Staden. Conversions: Joshua Stander (4). Penalties: Stander (2).
UJ (8) – Try: Johannes Snyman. Penalty: Divan Nel.

Maties (60) – Tries: Jon-Roy Jenkinson (2), Duncan Saal, Edwill van der Merwe (2), Craig Barry. Conversions: Ernst Stapelberg (4), Chris Smith (2). Penalty: Stapelberg.
UCT (13) – Tries: Luke Stringer. Conversion: TBC. Penalties: Tom Bendall (2).

Varsity Shield results (round 5):

UWC (30) – Tries: Gordon Plaatjies, Aidynn Cupido (2), Jeremy Papier, Philbrey Josephs, TBC.
Fort Hare (5) – Try: Misubukhosi Pienaar.

UKZN (26) – Tries: Thobekani Bhuthelezi (2), Tristan Tedder. Conversions: Tredder. Penalty: Curwin Bosch.
Wits (21) – Tries: Tijde Visser, CJ Conradie, Morné Joubert. Conversion: Warren Gilbert (2)

Photo: Christiaan Kotze/SASPA