Monday afternoon proved some scintillating viewing for Rugby Varsity Cup fans when FNB Maties played FNB NMMU in the second round of the 2016 Steinhoff Varsity Cup.

With two FNB Maties players in the Sin Bin or “Afkoelstoel” as it is now known, their odds to win were looking slim in the last ten minutes of the match, as NMMU were ahead 25-20. However after consecutive mauls from the powerful team which put loads of pressure on FNB NMMU, Branden Nell dived over to equal the scores before Ernst Stapelberg kicked a difficult conversion solidifying a pivotal win for the FNB Maties.

FNB Maties are next set to play FNB Tuks on the 22nd February at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

The Final of the 2016 Steinhoff Varsity Cup takes place on the 11th April.

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