Monday, 11 April 2022

FNB CPUT in Varsity Shield semi-finals

VICTORY: FNB CPUT scored a victory against FNB WSU and secured their place in the semi-finals. VICTORY: FNB CPUT scored a victory against FNB WSU and secured their place in the semi-finals. Picture Credit: ASEM Engage

Defending champions FNB CPUT have secured their place in the Varsity Shield semi-finals.

The team scored five tries against the FNB WSU All Blacks on Friday to claim a 31-5 bonus-point victory.

 FNB CPUT made their attacking intentions clear from the outset of this contest. An unrelenting approach at the gain line – which was well complemented by the sharp decision-making of flyhalf Feghorn-Leigh Snyders – yielded four tries and the bonus point before half-time.

 The All Blacks fought hard to stay in the game. Their discipline let them down in the latter stages, though, as Thembani Kori and Dale Titus were sent to the sin bin. The bonus-point win sees FNB CPUT leapfrogging FNB UKZN Impi and finishing second in the FNB Varsity Shield standings.

FNB Varsity Shield Round 7 results and scorers:

FNB WSU All Blacks 5 (5) – Try: Khanya Solani.

FNB CPUT 31 (24) – Tries: Keanan Solomons, Keenan Williams, Feghorn-Leigh Snyders, Björkan Hendricks, Ché Klaasen. Conversions: Snyders (3).

FNB Player That Rocks: Ché Klaasen (FNB CPUT)

FNB UFH Blues 26 (8) – Tries: Ryan Maree, Kamvelihle Fatyela (2), Apiwe Sidloyi. Penalties: Keith Chiwara (2).

FNB DUT 0

FNB Player That Rocks: Kamvelihle Fatyela (FNB UFH Blues)

 FNB TUT Vikings 10 (10) – Try: Laro Delport. Conversion: Ayabulela Koza. Penalty: Koza.

FNB Rhodes 11 (11) – Try: Uzuqaqambe Nyanda. Penalties: Jano Roux (2).
Note: Match abandoned at half-time due to lightning

Don’t miss the FNB Varsity Shield semi-finals at Fort Hare’s Davidson Rugby Field next Thursday. Both matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

Semi-finals (Thursday, 14 April)

  • FNB CPUT vs FNB UKZN Impi (17:00, Davidson Rugby Field, SuperSport channel 207)
  • FNB UFH Blues vs FNB WSU All Blacks (19:15, Davidson Rugby Field, SuperSport channel 207)

Click here for fixtures, results and log.

Written by Varsity Shield