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FNB Players That Impressed - Varsity Shield Round 5

With just two round-robin matches left in the 2024 FNB Varsity Shield competition, FNB UP-Tuks and FNB Madibaz look likely to host the two semi-final encounters on Friday 19 April. Debutants FNB Varsity College should also make it through and while FNB WSU currently find themselves in the top four on the log, a host of teams are hot on their heels.

Here are some of the standout players from round 5.

Kyle Cyster (FNB UP-Tuks)

For the second week in a row, the Stripe Generation handed out a hefty defeat to their opponents with FNB UKZN at the receiving end this time around. Kyle Cyster had no problem slipping past the opposition, scoring one of his side’s nine tries. The fullback’s stepping, and offloads right from the start until the final whistle went was simply outstanding.

High School: Hottentots-Holland High School

Provincial Representation: Provincial U19, Provincial U20/21

Kyle Erasmus (FNB Madibaz)

Madibaz walked away with a solid victory over FNB TUT and Kyle Erasmus was a force in the mauls dotting down two tries. The team from Gqeberha dominated on attack and in the mauls with the burly hooker at the centre. It was clear that he enjoyed himself in the breakdowns as he disrupted the opposition’s play and forced a handful of turnovers.

High School: Die Brandwag High School

Provincial Representation: Provincial U20/21

MacMillan Mudara (FNB Varsity College)

Varsity College continued to build on in impressive first season in the Varsity Cup when they beat FNB CPUT at home in Durban. MacMillan Mudara has been a stalwart in the midfield and delivered yet another clean performance, resulting in his Player That Rocks accolade. He has been impressive throughout the competition with quick-stepping and some fire in the legs.

High School: Northwood Boys High / Lomagundi

Provincial Representation: U18 Academy Week, Zimbabwe U20, Zimbabwe Grant Khomo Week, U18 Seven Zimbabwe

Khanya Solani (FNB WSU)

A sublime performance by Khanya Solani helped WSU record an important victory and bragging rights against Eastern Cape neighbours FNB UFH. The flanker's performance, especially during open play, made sure the hosts had enough scoring opportunities. His assistance in gaining those extra yards landed him the Player That Rocks award.

High School: Ntsonkotha Senior Secondary School

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