The 2023 edition of the FNB Varsity Cup is living up to its reputation as the premier university rugby competition in the country with a couple of close encounters and a few upsets.
Here are our standout players from round 3.
Jandré de Beer (FNB CUT)
The Ixias inside centre led by example as his team scored a famous 41-39 victory over defending champions FNB UP-Tuks. De Beer opened the scoring for his team with a try and created a few scoring opportunities for his teammates with strong runs in the midfield. De Beer was deservedly named the Player That Rocks.
Jurie Matthee (FNB Maties)
The kicking boot of the Maties flyhalf kept his team in touch in a tough encounter against FNB NWU Eagles. Matthee contributed 19 points as the Maroon Machine fought
back from a ten-point deficit at halftime to score an important away win.
Kwezi Dlamini (FNB UFS)
Kwezi Dlamini delivered another stellar performance, consistent with the way he’s been playing from the beginning, as Shimlas narrowly beat FNB Wits by one point. The live-wire loose forward was all over the park and he was duly rewarded with two tries.
Kelvin Kanenungo (FNB UJ)
The number 6 played a key role in giving the Orange Army their first victory of this year’s tournament when they beat FNB UCT. He had a solid performance in all facets of play, supporting his teammates and being a menace to the opposition. Kanenungo thoroughly deserved his award as the Player That Rocks.