Varsity Shield – FNB Tuks Swept Past FNB UKZN


FNB UP-Tuks are on a roll with their second runaway victory in succession. Last week it was debutants FNB Varsity College and this time it was FNB UKZN at the receiving end of a 69-3 drubbing at the Howard College Stadium in Durban.

The man of the moment was hooker Henry Till who was deservedly named the FNB Player That Rocks after crashing over the try line no less than four times.

Till and Walter Visser combined for the first 14 points on the board for the Stripe Generation before Kyle Cyster trashed his way through the Impi defence to add his name to the growing list of try scorers.

Ill-disciplined play by UKZN captain Tino Mazindhu led to a penalty try for the visitors.

Another try by Till, contributions by Marco Venter and Tharquinn Thane Manuel in this department and a Visser penalty brought the half-time score to 52-0.

In the second 40 minutes, the flow stemmed somewhat but not before Kobus Janse van Rensburg, Bayanda Ngubane and that man Till once again crossed the whitewash.

A lone Khanya Kama penalty late in the match meant that UKZN avoided a zero on the scoreboard.

FNB UP-Tuks: Tries: Henry Till (4), Kyle Cyster, Penalty Try, Marco Venter, Tharquinn Thane Manuel, Kobus Janse van Rensburg, Bayanda Ngubane. Conversions: Walter Visser (7). Penalty: Walter Visser.
FNB UKZN: Penalty: Khanya Kama

FNB Player That Rocks: Henry Till (FNB UP-Tuks)

FNB UP-TUKS: 1 Bambolunye Samkelo Dlamini, 2 Henry Edwin Till, 3 Jacobus Johan Louw, 4 Cayno Douglas February, 5 Roald Hattingh, 6 Kamohelo Tlome, 7 Haydn Scott Kemp, 8 Dillon Shane Smith, 9 Daimon O’Connell, 10 Walter Visser, 11 Nqubeko Sbongakonke Mkwanazi, 12 Kobus Janse van Rensburg, 13 Tharquinn Thane Manuel, 14 Bayanda Ngubane Ngubane, 15 Kyle Edward Cyster.

FNB UKZN: 1 Benjamin Maseko, 2 Qhawe Praiseworthy Ndabezinhle Nxumalo, 3 Ulrich Cameron Walker, 4 Wilhelm Fenske, 5 Mumbo Nzama Nzama, 6 Wela-Aphumele Mnata Takata, 7 Kwandile Mthethwa, 8 Tinotenda Mazhindu, 9 Zak Richard Smith, 10 Khanya Junior Kama, 11 Zamakuhle Zulu, 12 Russell Adrian Fick, 13 Singele Mkhize, 14 Jarryd Nicholls, 15 Cham Zondeki.