UP-Tuks win Carlton Cup

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UP-Tuks emerged as winners when they overpowered the Pretoria Police team 44-15

The Carlton Cup Competition has come and gone. The final was played at midday on Loftus A field before a handful of spectators, reports Johanna de Vos. UP-Tuks emerged as winners when they overpowered the Pretoria Police team 44-15 and walked off with the Carlton Cup. The students made it three Carlton Final wins in a row.
Halftime Tuks were already well ahead (25-10). Police’s defence were at times quite mediocre, allowing Tuks to score tries with apparent ease. Police did not display their usual passion. Maybe this was because a few star players were injured.

Police’s stalwart Ruan “Strepies” van Loo injured his right leg’s quadriceps when he took the second kick-off after about five/six minutes of play. He was very unhappy and disappointed as he was helped off the field. He was sorely missed the rest of the game.

Replacement winger Ivan Venter stepped in as kicker. Ruan will be lost to Police as he is leaving for England at the end of the year for two years.

Two minutes into half time came the next blow when captain Nico Luus was injured and carted off. He was also playing his last club game and at the age of 38 years intends to retire from rugby. He meant a lot to the team and to the club and would not be replaced that easily.

If he recovers in time from his injury he still has to play a few games for the Blue Bulls Amateurs (6-11 September) before the final curtain on his long and illustrious career.

UP-Tuks out-scored, out-ran and out-scrummed Bobbies. Right from the start it was obvious who was going to be victorious after eighty minutes. During the season they scored many more tries and piled up more points than the other teams in the Carlton. Lets’ hope they can take this through to the Varsity Cup next year.


Tuks 44 (20). Tries: Vian Riekert (2), Dwight Pansegrouw (2), Riaan Britz, Emile Temperman. Conversions: Abri Reynolds (4). Penalties: Abri Reynolds (2).
Pretoria Police 15 (10). Tries: Ian van Deventer, Heinrich Rademeyer. Conversion: Ivan Venter. Penalty: Ivan Venter.

Tuks team: Riaan Britz, Abri Reynolds, Vian Riekert, Max Calitz, Andries “Chippie” Kruger, Marcel Steyn-Scholtz, Emile Temperman ©, Willie Engelbrecht; Marius Oosthuizen, Dwight Pansegrouw, Pieter Jansen van Vuren, Schalk van Heerden, Primo Ncube, Jan Enslin, Heinrich Els. Replacements: Frederik Eksteen, Du Toit Genis, Pieter Griesel, Gerrit “Meerkat” Engelbrecht, Jerome Bastick, Lourens Pretorius, Damian van Wyk. Coach Pote Human. Manager Morris Gilbert.
Police team: Gaybrin Smith, Ruan “Strepies” van Loo, Heinrich Rademeyer, Wynand “Natal” de Sousa, Shaun Pienaar, Zolani Nkosi, Hendrik van der Nest, Louis “Luka” van Biljon, Tinus van Wyk, Ian van Deventer, Nico Luus ©, Jerry Sefoko, Rayno Wasserman, Birtie Powell, Hannes Ludik. Replacements: Johan Pieterse, Carl Fabian, Imille Keyser, Gerhard du Preez, Mich Pienaar, Ivan Venter, Elvis Noludwe. Coaches Naas Rossouw & Corrie Prinsloo. Manager Japie van der Ryst.

2015 Top Points Scorers
134 Ruan van Loo Police (29 conversions, 7 penalties, 11 tries)
107 Jean Grobler Centurion & Naka Bulls (31 conversions, 10 penalties, 3 tries)

2015 Top Try Scorers
14 Curtley Brinkhuis (Centurion)
13 Gerrit Engelbrecht (Tuks)
13 Dwight Pansegrouw (Tuks)
11 Ruan van Loo (Police)
11 Ian van Deventer (Police)

Finals played over the past two weeks.
Seconds Final:
Centurion 26 (9), Tuks Fezelas 13 (10).
Thirds Final:
Tuks Pumas 34 (29), Harlequins 26 (7).
Cup: Naka Bulls 23, Pretoria Police 22.
Plate: Impala 15, Centurion 0.
Cup: Tukkies 43, TUT 16.

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Aug 24, 2015

(2) UP-Tuks win Carlton Cup

  1. gravatar poliesman says:
    Nee man Bobbies!!!!!!!!!!
  2. gravatar Blouland says:
    Met Arno en Hanru uit, wie gaan nou agsteman speel, nie sommer enige ou kan daardie posisie speel nie, moet weet wat daar aangaan, anders kan dit probleme wees vir die agterlyn.

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