Varsity Shield – FNB TUT Hung On For Win Over FNB WSU

 

Despite losing flyhalf Jamie Felix in the first ten minutes of the match, FNB TUT did enough to hang on for a 20-10 victory over FNB WSU in Pretoria.

The home side found it hard to get out of their half in the first 10 minutes of the clash, with WSU dominating possession. The game was stopped for ten minutes when Felix was stretchered off.

The visitors were finally rewarded when Lukhangele Tshayi was successful with a penalty.

Flash Malinga’s troops retaliated with a penalty and try through hooker Jandre Van Zyl when he dotted down from a driving maul. The halftime score was 10-03 in favour of TUT.

The Vikings wasted no time as they kicked off the second half with a penalty score from the boot of Mauritz Maritz. Van Zyl stretched TUT’s lead when he completed his brace.

WSU posed a threat with a couple of attacking moves and were finally rewarded with a try late in the contest courtesy of Tshayi. Their efforts were not enough though as TUT managed to hold on and register their first victory of the season.

Scorers:
FNB TUT: Tries: Jandre van Zyl (2) Conversions: Mauritz Maritz (2). Penalties: Mauritz Maritz (2).
FNB WSU: Try: Lukhangele Tshayi. Conversion: Yandisa Myokwana. Penalty: Lukhangele Tshayi.

FNB Player That Rocks: Mauritz Maritz (FNB TUT)

Teams:

FNB TUT: 1 Mxolisi Innocent Nzama, 2 Jandre van Zyl, 3 Lawrence Nong, 4 Lwazi Lwandile Dlamini, 5 Clinton Mbusowenkosi Ngomane, 6 Knowledge Chaira, 7 Lutho Luxolo Tom, 8 Kgomotso Samuel 9 Chuene Maribana, 10 Buhlebuyeza Sthandwa Tebogo Ndunakazi, 11 Jamie Felix, 12 Tandai Chikohwa, 13 Josh Sandile Robinson, 14 Mauritz Maritz, Vuyani Vanqa, 15 Ayabonga Thokozani. Zakwe.

FNB WSU: 1 Sinethemba Zwelonke, 2 Mangaliso Zixesha, 3 Ayabonga Masivuye Spelt, 4 Kamva Tetani, 5 Lutho Mampunye,6 Khanya Solani, 7 Pernell Mervian Mandes, 8 Sandisiwe Mkwayimba, 9 Esenam Mniki, 10 Maxwell Curtley Klaasen, 11 Zenande Mdledle, 12 Axola Mtyali, 13 Awonke Sondishe, 14 Simthembile Zozi, 15 Lukhangele Tshayi.