Varsity Shield – FNB Madibaz Remained Unbeaten Following Win Over FNB UFH


FNB Madibaz made it three out of three when they beat Eastern Cape neighbours FNB UFH 31-06 in Gqeberha.

The Alice-based team were however the ones that came out the gate like men possessed and even though they were playing against the wind, managed to put the Madibaz under huge pressure.

Flyhalf Aphiwe Sidloyi was on song with the boot to kick two penalties that signalled the visitors were here to play.

Madibaz started to find their rhythm after UFH’s opening salvo and a succession of penalties by wing Kehan Myburgh gave them a slender 9-6 lead at the half-time break.

The second half proved to be a completely different story, much to UFH’s disappointment as playing the full 80 minutes was something they had talked up during the week.

From the moment Madibaz hooker Kyle Erasmus crossed the whitewash minutes after the break there was only one side in it. The cohesion they had lacked in the first half came flooding back, resulting in three more tries through Leon van der Merwe, Lwando Davane and Andries Fleming. UFH simply had no answer and suffered their third successive loss.

FNB Madibaz: Tries: Kyle Erasmus, Leon van der Merwe, Lwando Davane, Andries Fleming. Conversions: Kehan Myburgh. Penalties: Kehan Myburgh (3).
FNB UFH: Penalties: Apiwe Sidloyi (2).

FNB Player That Rocks: Troy Delport (FNB Madibaz)


FNB Madibaz: 1 Endinako Kuse, 2 Kyle Erasmus, 3 Andries Johannes Flemming, 4 Dewald Gerber, 5 Mekyle Recodin Solomon, 6 Mzwakhe Kevin Hlupheko, 7 De Wet Goedhals, 8 Leon van der Merwe, 9 Mpumelelo Solani Mavuso, 10 Raashied Conrad, 11 Kehan Myburgh, 12 Troy Delport, 13 Lwando Davane, 14 Qurin Cupido, 15 Bryce Sven Collins.

FNB UFH: 1 Mesuli Sinovuyo Samkele Nzima, 2 Bunono Jamani, 3 Bulela Magopeni, 4 Mpho Kensly Jnr Ramahala, 5 Cinga Nqotyana, 6 Anda Simanga, 7 Chulumanco Boya, 8 Kamvelihle Fatyela, 9 Sinalo Jivana, 10 Apiwe Sidloyi, 11 Okuhle Pangwa, 12 Ryan Kelly Maree, 13 Lakheni Majali, 14 Bulumko Mfundisi, 15 Cyril Mphatsoe.