FNB Varsity Shield
VarsityCup.co.za selects the standout players from Friday’s matches.
KAMVELIHLE FATYELA (FNB UFH BLUES)
While the Blues had their problems at the lineout against FNB DUT, Fatyela delivered a rousing performance at the scrums and around the park. The Fort Hare skipper scored two tries and was deservedly named the FNB Player That Rocks.
ALBERTH KAPENDA (FNB DUT)
Kapenda worked hard to disrupt the set pieces of the FNB UFH Blues and made some big contributions with ball in hand. The industrious lock finished a promising season – which ended with FNB DUT being relegated in heartbreaking circumstances – on a powerful note.
FEGHORN-LEIGH SNYDERS (FNB CPUT)
‘The General’ put in another commanding performance for FNB CPUT in their 31-5 win over the FNB WSU All Blacks. Snyders took some excellent options on attack, orchestrating several linebreaks and executing a superb kick-pass to set up a try for Björkan Hendricks. The flyhalf scored a try of his own and kicked three conversions.
JANO ROUX (FNB RHODES)
Roux has been one of FNB Rhodes’ most consistent performers over the course of a challenging season. The versatile back scored 16 points in the narrow defeat to the FNB UKZN Impi last week. In the do-or-die battle with the FNB TUT Vikings on Friday, Roux slotted two penalties as FNB Rhodes went to the break with an 11-10 lead. The game did not continue due to lightning in the area, but the half-time result stood – and FNB Rhodes avoided relegation from the tournament.
CHÉ KLAASEN (FNB CPUT)
The powerful flanker delivered yet another influential showing at the collisions and breakdowns in FNB CPUT’s victory against the FNB WSU All Blacks. Klaasen was prominent with ball in hand and scored a late try to clinch the result for his side.