Rhinos’ Second 100+ Thumping In Varsity Shield

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Hooker Siyasanga Ngubelanga scored four tries, including a first-half hat-trick, as FNB CPUT added to FNB DUT’s woes. CPUT won (109-06).

The Rhinos suffered a 136-11 defeat to FNB WSU in their first-ever FNB Varsity Shield match six days ago, and while they produced an improved performance and were competitive at times in this clash, they still conceded 17 tries and another century of points.

FNB CPUT set the tone with two tries in the opening four minutes, while FNB DUT lost loosehead prop Bayanda Mdladla and centre Langelihle Ntombela to injury early on.

FNB CPUT relied heavily on their backline in their first two matches of this tournament, but made good use of their forwards here, with hooker Ngubelanga (four) and flanks Roland van der Heever (two) and Butsha Mputa (three) all crossing the line.

Flyhalf Nelson Mhlongo kicked a drop goal for FNB DUT to make it 60-6 after 55 minutes, but FNB CPUT scored another six tries in the final quarter to take their tally past the hundred mark.

FNB DUT didn’t help their cause by receiving two yellow cards, one in each half.

FNB DUT Rhinos: Penalty: Luyolo Nkwanca. Drop goal: Nelson Mhlongo.
FNB CPUT: Tries: Siyasanga Ngubelanga (4), Jurick Lewis (2), Roland van der Heever (2), Damian Isaacs, Asisipho Malotana, Butsha Mputa (3), Nathan Nkutu, Hughwan Engelbrecht, Tauriq Gamieldien, Lucien Phillips. Conversions: Feghon-Leigh Snyders (5), Imibongo Vabaza (7).