FNB CUT Ixias And FNB NWU Eagles Are Looking For A Win For Different Reasons


FNB CUT Ixias will host the FNB NWU Eagles tonight in Bloemfontein @ 19h00.

CUT Ixias will be desperate to win their first game of the 2022 Varsity Cup tournament. The Ixias is currently eighth on the combined 2022/2021 log with eight points ahead of FNB UWC who is currently the second team to be relegated at the end of the season.

The NWU Eagles will play for five log points in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. They are currently five log points behind the FNB Maties which is currently fourth on the log.

The Ixias lost 38-44 against UWC in Bellville a week ago while the Eagles had a dominant win against the Madibaz (61-26) at home.

FNB CUT Ixias – 15 David Cary, 14 Gian Bester, 13 Christiaan Venter, 12 Septimus Derkesen, 11 Jacquin van Wyk, 10 Floris Brand, 9 Xavier Swartbooi, 8 Ulrich Stander, 7 Luvuyo Ndevu (c), 6 Jan Kotze, 5 Kevin Strydom, 4 Matthew Sekele, 3 Cohen Kiewit, 2 Tiaan Drotske, 1 Sisipho Nofuya. Replacements: 16 Tebogo Masemola, 17 Albertus Venter, 18 Laurence Victor, 19 Andile Mfaswe, 20 Francois Bester, 21 Jakobus du Plessis, 22 Tsepo Malumane, 23 Karabo Maqeba.

FNB NWU Eagles – 15 Pienaar van Niekerk, 14 Keenan Twigg, 13 Theunis Pretorius, 12 Isrome Phatudi, 11 Tino Swanepoel, 10 Martin Venter, 9 Sylvester Hassien, 8 André Fouché, 7 Kagiso Woodbridge, 6 Chris Vermaak, 5 Ruben Dreyer, 4 Marvelous Mashimbyi, 3 Sampie Swiegers (c), 2 Vernon Paulo, 1 Ruben du Plessis. Replacements: 16 Chyle van Zyl, 17 Jason Jansen, 18 Xongani Ngobeni, 19 Wihan Nel, 20 Gustav Erlank, 21 Riaan Genis, 22 Nivan Petersen, 23 Heinrich Botha.