FNB Varsity Cup
VarsityCup.co.za selects the standout players from the matches on Monday and Tuesday.
HLUMELO NDUDULA (FNB WITS)
The livewire scrumhalf was at the heart of FNB Wits’ attacking success in the emphatic 51-12 victory over FNB UWC on Monday night. Ndudula made several searing breaks, and finished two outstanding tries.
SEAN SWART (FNB MATIES)
The FNB Maties try-machine continues to fire. Swart made some powerful contributions at the set pieces and breakdowns against the FNB NWU Eagles. The hooker showed his strength when he scored an important try from close range. Swart has scored seven tries in this year’s tournament.
SAMPIE SWIEGERS (FNB NWU EAGLES)
The NWU Eagles scrum made an impressive comeback during the latter stages of the match against FNB Maties. Swiegers made a big impact around the park too, and proved virtually unstoppable when he was deployed close to the opponents’ tryline. The Eagles skipper touched down twice in the 20-12 loss.
KABELO MOKOENA (FNB UP-TUKS)
FNB UP-Tuks thrashed the FNB CUT Ixias 61-12 in Pretoria to strengthen their bid for a home playoff. Fullback Mokoena – who is having a fantastic season – was a constant threat on attack and touched down for one of his side’s nine tries.
GEORGE LOURENS (FNB UFS SHIMLAS)
Shimlas scored eight outstanding tries in their impressive 58-7 win against the FNB UCT Ikeys in Bloemfontein. Lourens managed the game well from the flyhalf position and orchestrated a number of telling linebreaks.
Photos: Abbey Sebetha/Luigi Bennett/Catherine Kotze/Christiaan Kotze//Hannes Naude/ASEM Engage