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FNB Players That Impressed - Varsity Cup Round 7

FNB NWU Eagles will host FNB UCT Ikeys in Potchefstroom and FNB Maties are at home in Stellenbosch against FNB UFS Shimlas in the semi-finals of the 2024 FNB Varsity Cup. Both the Eagles and Maties will seek to make it two from two against their opponents this season.   


Here are some of the standout players from round 7. 


Naiden Jaarts (FNB NWU Eagles)  

Naiden Jaarts delivered an outstanding performance in NWU’s victory over UCT displaying remarkable speed and dribbling skills. He also added his name to the scoresheet with a try in the second half. Jaarts ultimately contributed significantly to his team’s success on the night. 

High School: Upington High School 

Provincial representation: U18 Academy Week, Provincial U19, Provincial U20/21, Currie Cup (Premier and/or 1st Division) 


Juan Mostert (FNB Maties) 

Juan Mostert played a vital leadership role for Maties in the encounter against FNB CUT. In tough conditions, he secured the ball and ensured retention on attack. The fly-half set up several moves that culminated in line breaks, territory gain, and moved the team up the field with his tactical kicking. 

High School: Paul Roos Gimnasium  

Provincial representation: U13 Craven Week, U16 Grant Khomo Week, U18 Craven Week, SA Schools, Provincial U19, Provincial U20/21, Currie Cup (Premier and/or 1st Division), International, United Rugby Championship, Heineken Cup 


Ethan Wentzel (FNB UFS Shimlas)  

Ethan Wentzel marshalled his troops well, handling the ball with confidence in unfavourable conditions. His kicking game played, especially on the tactical front, a vital role in securing his team’s victory over FNB Wits. Wentzel was instrumental as a playmaker in commanding his team to earn a bonus point in the end.  

High School: Hoërskool Centurion  

Provincial representation: U18 Academy Week 


Mauritz Swart (FNB UJ) 

It was an impressive performance by Mauritz Swart as the Orange Army handed FNB UWC their seventh defeat of the season. He scored two tries and played a key role in UJ’s set pieces. The hooker ensured his team was able to drive strong mauls on their way to an impressive victory. 

High School: Strand High 

Provincial representation: Provincial U20/21 



For the full fixture list, click HERE.  

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