FNB Varsity Cup
VarsityCup.co.za selects the standout players from Monday’s matches.
SAMPIE SWIEGERS (FNB NWU EAGLES)
The Eagles were made to lament their inconsistent performances over the course of the season when they failed to qualify for the semi-finals. In the final league match against FNB Wits, however, Swiegers delivered an influential performance at the scrums and collisions – scoring two tries from close range.
BERNARD VAN DER LINDE (FNB UP-TUKS)
The defending champions favoured a more tactical approach in the must-win clash against FNB UJ. Van der Linde was key to FNB UP-Tuks' drive for territory. While he starred with the boot, he was equally impressive with ball in hand, scoring an important try in the first half.
SEAN SWART (FNB MATIES)
Swart continues to devastate defences with his powerful drives from the back of the maul and around the fringes. The hooker scored two tries in the 40-31 win against FNB UWC on Monday. That brace boosted Swart’s tally for the season to nine. He is currently the leading try-scorer in the tournament.
JOOSTE NEL (FNB UFS SHIMLAS)
Shimlas romped to a 72-24 win over the FNB Madibaz. Nel, along with flyhalf George Lourens, has been integral to their attack in 2022, and had another big game in Gqerbeha.
IMAD KHAN (FNB UCT IKEYS)
The Ikey Tigers overcame a poor start to claim an important victory against the FNB CUT Ixias. Replacement back Imad Khan produced yet another explosive cameo, scoring two tries at a crucial stage of the contest.
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