FNB Wits Steal A Great Win Against FNB CUT Ixias


FNB Wits left it late but once again showed that they will not be one of the two teams to be relegated after they snatched another famous home-game win against a willing FNB CUT Ixias.

Unfortunately, both teams showed a lack of making the correct decisions on the field costing both teams several scoring opportunities which could have resulted in a win for both teams. The coaching staff of both have a lot of work to do as these "errors in judgement" will cost them against the top sides in this competition.

Wits started like a house on fire but the visitors absorbed all the initial pressure and scored the first try of the match after twenty minutes of play. Ixias led 13-10 at the halftime break.

The Ixias controlled much of the second half, however a Wits try with 5 minutes to go followed by a converted penalty gave Wits a winning lead of 20-18 with a minute to go.

Once again the Ixias attacked with the kick-off and although they controlled the ball until the final whistle, they lacked the intensity to force a penalty which resulted in them making a mistake, which was followed by the final whistle.

FNB Wits: Tries: Setshaba Mokoena, Azi Afrika. Conversions: Chris Humphries (2). Penalties: Chris Humphries (2).
FNB CUT Ixias: Tries: Jacquin van Wyk, Tiaan Drotske, Kevin Strydom. Penalty: Floris Brand.
FNB Player That Rocks: Chris Humphries (FNB Wits)


FNB Wits: 15 Setshaba Mokoena, 14 Wian de Lange, 13 Yanga Hlalu, 12 Tiaan Schutte, 11 Azi Afrika, 10 Chris Humphries, 9 Hlumelo Ndudula, 8 Cal Smid, 7 Lindokuhle Ncusane, 6 Mark Snyman, 5 Edward White, 4 Kyle van Eyssen, 3 Ebot Buma (c), 2 Prince Mulea, 1 Gamhiwa Charles. Replacements: 16 Dagan Meuwese, 17 Jason Cloete, 18 Franco Groenewald, 19 Franz Gerber, 20 Ziyanda Msipha, 21 Wernich Aucamp, 22 Keagan Lailvaux, 23 Luhle Matyolweni.

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