2016 FNB Varsity Shied Rugby

FNB UKZN make a final surge for promotion with a 72-8 drumming of FNB TUT

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In their final match of the Varsity Shield’s regular round stages, FNB UKZN ended strongly, defeating FNB TUT 72-8 at Rand Stadium on Saturday

FNB UKZN may be ahead on the Varsity Shield log, but played like a team possessed against the battling FNB TUT Vikings, scoring nine tries to one in their 72 – 8 victory over the Vikings in Johannesburg on Saturday.  FNB Wits led 32-0 at the change.

For most of the match FNB UKZN launched one attack after the other, mainly due to unforced errors and vital turnovers conceded by the troops from Tswane.

The Vikings never gave up, scoring their only try midway through the second half.

But the Impi from UKZN displayed their quality and how well they would suit the 2017 Varsity Cup, should their promotion be secured.

Scorers:
FNB UKZN: 72

Tries: Thobekani Buthelezi (3), Marius Louw (2), Litha Vumisa, Grant Ratray, Kerron van Vuuren, John-Hubert Meyer
Cons: Tristen Tedder (9)

FNB TUT: 8

Tries: Kurt Mackay
Cons: Frankie Abrahams

Teams:
FNB UKZN:

15 Tristan Blewett, 14 Shayne Makhombe, 13 Grant Rattray, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Thobekani Bhuthelezi, 10 Tristan Tedder, 9 Willem Badenhorst, 8 Michael Meyer, 7 Zwela Zondi, 6 Sanele Malwane, 5 Jean Droste, 4 Adam Wessels, 3 Pierre van der Walt, 2 Kerron Van Vuuren, 1 Ntandoyenkosi Mpofana

16 Mikyle Webster, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 Jordan Martin, 19 Kwezi Puza, 20 Langelihle Shange, 21 Morne Joubert, 22 Siphathisene Dube, 23 Khuthazani Mchunu

FNB TUT:
15 Shaun Jaards, 14 Litha Vumisa, 13 Arno Brits, 12 Ian Truter, 11 Tshepo Nyathi, 10 Lukas Van Zyl , 9 Kurt Mackay, 8 George Letshuma, 7 William Thompson, 6 Calvin Maduna, 5 Claude Johannes, 4 Cory van Rooyen, 3 Armand Marshall, 2 Stanley Modjadji, 1 Jonty Voogt

16 Christo Lategan, 17 JJ Nelson, 18 Francois de Villiers, 19 Schalk van Niekerk, 20 Chestwin Gaffley, 21 Frankie Abrahams, 22 Dumsani Mthethwa, 23 Kevin Nkateko

 

By Carel Korff

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