FNB Maties Ends FNB Wits’s Unbeaten Streak


FNB Maties scored five tries in their 37-10 win against FNB Wits at the Danie Craven Stadium to end Wits' unbeaten streak in the 2022 Varsity Cup and even more important denied Wits any bonus points.

The match started with both sides scoring a try each. Wits' ill discipline gave Nevaldo Fleurs the opportunity to stretch Maties' lead to 18-05 with two successive penalties late in the first half. The hosts led 18-5 at half-time.

Wits opened the scoring in the second half when winger Thando Ngcelwane scored a great try. Maties scored two tries during the last ten minutes of the match to secure a bonus point win.

FNB Maties: Tries: Mike Mavovana, Sean Swart, Marcqiewn Titus, Chris Rossouw, McKyle Volmoer. Conversions: Nevaldo Fleurs (3). Penalties: Nevaldo Fleurs (2).
FNB Wits: Tries: Prince Mulea, Thando Ngcelwane.
FNB Player That Rocks: Vernon Matongo (FNB Maties)

FNB Maties – 15 Nevaldo Fleurs, 14 Titus Marcqiewn, 13 Waqar Solaan, 12 Brendan Venter, 11 Mike Mavovana, 10 Adriaan van der Bank (c), 9 Thomas Bursey, 8 Simon Miller, 7 De Wet Marais, 6 Siyabonga Matanda, 5 Matt Gray, 4 Juan Beukes, 3 Matimu Manganyi, 2 Sean Swart, 1 Vernon Matongo. Replacements: 16 Chris Rossouw, 17 Rhynardt Rijnsburger, 18 Edward Combrinck, 19 Hendrik du Toit, 20 Gift Dlamini, 21 Mckyle Volmoer, 22 Taigh Schoor, 23 Sibabalwe Xamlashe.

FNB Wits – 15 Setshaba Mokoena, 14 Thando Ngcelwane, 13 Yanga Hlalu, 12 Tiaan Schutte, 11 Azi Afrika, 10 Chris Humphries, 9 Hlumelo Ndudula, 8 Cal Smid, 7 Lindokuhle Ncusane, 6 Mark Snyman, 5 Edward White, 4 Franz Gerber, 3 Ebot Buma (c), 2 Prince Mulea, 1 Charles Gamhiwa. Replacements: 16 Dagan Meuwese, 17 Jason Cloete, 18 Franco Groenewald, 19 Ziyanda Msipha, 20 Alexander Skudder, 21 Wernich Aucamp, 22 Keagan Lailvaux.