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FNB Varsity Shield - Players who impressed - Round 3

FNB UP-Tuks, FNB Madibaz and debutants FNB Varsity College remain the only unbeaten teams in the 2024 FNB Varsity Shield competition after round 3. Points difference and bonus points mean they occupy the top positions on the log as follows – Tuks, Varsity College and Madibaz.   


Here are some of the standout players from round 3. 

Marco Venter (FNB UP-Tuks) 

Marco Venter also crossed the whitewash in a try fest that saw the former Varsity Cup champions score an impressive away win over FNB WSU. The eight-man contributed his five-pointer just before half-time. His overall work rate on attack contributed greatly to the Stripe Generation’s domination upfront. Venter was also named the Player That Rocks.  

High School: Hoërskool Dr. EG Jansen 

Provincial representation: Provincial U20/21 


Juan Steyl (FNB Varsity College) 

Juan Steyl has been part and parcel of the impressive debut of Varsity College in the competition. In the victory against FNB UKZN, this loose forward put his body on the line throughout the match, stopping attack after attack. Steyl’s performances have improved match after match as he is becoming more effective on all fronts.  

High School: Hoërskool Garsfontein 

Provincial representation: U16 Grant Khomo Week 


Danielle Padiachy (FNB CPUT) 

A late call-up in the backline for FNB CPUT, Danielle Padiachy was a sure-fire on the right wing. He made telling runs with the ball in hand, and his dart up the right side in the opening 10 minutes resulted in Iwaan Blooys cantering in for the all-important first try. Padiachy’s display of sheer pace and strength meant that CPUT easily got over the advantage line when spreading the ball out wide. 

High School: Bonnievale High School 

Provincial representation: WP Rugby Academy 


Kehan Myburgh (FNB Madibaz)  

In a tight first half against Eastern Cape neighbours FNB UFH, Kehan Myburgh’s boot kept the Madibaz in the game as he was successful with three penalties. The second half was a different story with a full onslaught by the students from Gqeberha with the left wing putting in several darting runs before handing off to his teammates. Myburgh added a conversion to his points tally.  

High School: Grey High School 

Provincial representation: Provincial U20/21 


For next week’s fixtures, click HERE.   



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