FNB UWC and FNB CPUT are the only two unbeaten teams at the halfway mark of the 2023 FNB Varsity Shield competition while FNB WSU and FNB Rhodes are yet to score a victory.
Here are our standout players from round 4.
Conwill Conradie (FNB UWC)
Not even the rainclouds in Belville could dampen Conwill Conradie’s spirit as the livewire scrumhalf played a crucial role in UWC’s comprehensive victory over FNB WSU. Sending through quality ball to his backline leading to 7 tries, Conradie was also successful with 6 conversions.
Soyama Ngceke (FNB CPUT)
In an absolute humdinger, SoyamaNgceke’s two tries helped CPUT secure an epic win over FNB Madibaz in Gqeberha. Whatever CPUT coach Alistair Theys told his charges at halftime with the score 26-7 in favour of the opposition, made the prop put in a strong performance in the last 40 minutes.
Merlin du Plessis (FNB UFH)
Merlin du Plessis’ contribution of a try, six conversations and three penalties (26 points) in UFH’s convincing victory over FNB Rhodes deservedly earned him the Player That Rocks award. The number 9 was a thorn in the opposition’s side with good all-round attacking and defensive play.
Jamie Felix (FNB TUT)
TUT scored an impressive away win over FNB UKZN in Durban with Jamie Felix scoring two stunning tries in the first half. The dynamic fullback’s first one was particularly impressive as he finished off a beautiful backline move. His mere presence on the field makes Felix an incredibly valuable player.