Varsity Cup – FNB UJ Saved Best For FNB Wits


In the battle of the Johannesburg neighbours, FNB UJ secured their first victory of the season when they beat FNB Wits 49-26 at the UJ Stadium.

Wits were the first to break the deadlock when hooker Dewet Lottering broke through to go over the line. Dustyn Holmes did not waste time adding another one for the visitors.

The Orange Army opened up play and took full advantage of building phase after phase to claim a points-of-origin try through Sfiso Dlamini. He was an important player for his team as he secured a brace.

Kurtley Kiewiet also added to UJ’s success, not only on conversion duty but also contributing to the tries tally as they took a 16-12 half-time lead.

The Orange Army’s Likhona Finca crossed the try line just after play resumed in the second half. It was Luhle Matyolweni who responded for Wits.

Connor van Buuren and David Cary added to the UJ try feast.

Both teams faced difficulties throughout the match. UJ prop Andrew Siminyu came off after an injury while Wits had to spend some time with a 14-man squad after Tireque Apolles was sent off due to a head collision.

FNB UJ: Tries: Sfiso Dlamini (2), Kurtley Kiewiet, Likhona Finca, Connor van Buuren, David Cary. Conversions: Kurtley Kiewiet (5); Rowan Malgas (1). Penalty: Kurtley Kiewiet.
FNB Wits: Tries: Dewet Lottering, Dustyn Holmes, Luhle Matyolweni, Setshaba Mohlakoane Mokoena. Conversions: Tireque Apolles; Setshaba Mohlakoane Mokoena (2).

FNB Player That Rocks: Likhona Finca (FNB UJ)


FNB UJ: 1 Andrew Peter Siminyu, 2 Mauritz Swart, 3 Bian Douglas Janse Van Rensburg, 4 Marius Coetzee, 5 Connor Van Buuren, 6 Kamohelo Rorisang Molefe, 7 Phillip Apea-Adu, 8 Franco Julian Schutte, 9 Liam Rowan, 10 Kurtley Kiewiet, 11 Prince Nkabinde, 12 Likhona Finca, 13 Sfiso Perseverance Dlamini, 14 Boldwin Hansen, 15 Rowan Malgas.

FNB Wits: 1 Jason Hayden Cloete, 2 Dewet Lottering, 3 Sibusiso Thando Shongwe, 4 Armin Durandt Weiderman, 5 George Lawson St Leger Devenish, 6 Kelvin Tafirenika Kanenungo, 7 Thandolwethu Biyela, 8 Lindokuhle Ncusane, 9 Mogamad Pead, 10 Tireque Caleb Apolles, 11 Lindani Dweba, 12 Mthokozisi Siyabonga Xulu, 13 Luhle Liyema Matyolweni, 14 Dustyn Matthew Holmes, 15 Setshaba Mohlakoane Mokoena.