The FNB NWU Eagles Overpower FNB UFS Shimlas


The FNB NWU Eagles continued with their brilliant start to their 2023 campaign with a 63-16 win over FNB UFS Shimlas at the Fanie du Toit Sportsground.

Shimlas started the game strongly with a try from Michael Annies within the first minute of the game after he stormed over the Eagles’ defence from his half. The home team showed great character to fight back and score a try through Vernon Paulo.

There was a slight delay as NWU’s Zane Bester was replaced by Jandre Nel following a serious knee injury. For Shimlas, it was William Moffat who left the field with a head injury with Liyema Mgwigwi taking his place.

Things got worse for Shimlas as Chadd Adams was sent to the sin bin for dangerous play in the 28th minute. Two tries from Theuns Pretorius and another one from Naiden Jaarts ensured the Eagles went into halftime with a 32-9 lead.

Shimlas started the second half with the same intensity as the first with a try from Renier Viljoen. The Eagles quickly replied with Arminn Posthumus and Jandre de Beer going over. Keano Windvogel’s late try sealed an impressive victory.

FNB NWU EAGLES 63 (32) - Tries: Vernon Paulo, Theuns Pretorius(2), Naiden Jaarts, Arminn Posthumus, Jandre de Beer, Keano Windvogel(2), Ruben du Plessis. Conversations: Zinedine Robinson (4), Martin Venter. Penalties: Zinedine Robinson (2)
FNB UFS SHIMLAS 16 (9) - Tries: Michael Annies, Renier Viljoen. Conversations: Ethan Wentzel (2).
FNB Player That Rocks: Vernon Paulo (FNB NWU)