Varsity Shield – FNB UKZN Secure First Win Against FNB TUT


FNB UKZN overcame a slow first half to score their first win of the competition when they beat FNB TUT 41-05 in Durban.

It was the home team who made their early pressure pay off after a strong driving maul was finished off by hooker Sikhona Ndulini who dove over for an unconverted try. TUT were quick to respond when Kgomotso Maribana fought his way over the try line past a stubborn defence.

The visitors tried to find their way through, but the Impis’ defence denied them time after time. With their superb defending and clean kicking from Khanya Kama who added two penalties, the home team took an 11-5 lead at half-time.

After the break, UKZN returned to the field in high spirits as Siso France finished off a perfect team to add his name to the try scorers.

It was the Kama show as he added two more penalties, converted Tino Mazindhu’s try and thereafter got a try of his own that he converted. It was a convincing bonus-point victory for UKZN.

FNB UKZN: Tries: Sikhona Ndulini, Siso France, Tinotenda Mazhindu, Khanya Kama. Conversions: Khanya Kama (3). Penalties: Khanya Kama (5).
FNB TUT: Try: Kgomotso Maribana.

FNB Player That Rocks: Khanya Kama (FNB UKZN)


FNB UKZN: 1 Benjamin Maseko, 2 Sikhona Cebolenkosi Ndulini, 3 Ulrich Cameron Walker, 4 Wilhelm Fenske, 5 Nhlakanipho Ntando Hleloluhle Mathonsi, 6 Wela-Aphumele Mnata Takata, 7 Tinotenda Mazhindu,8 Siphesihle Dlamini, 9 Thando Sphesihle Cele, 10 Khanya Junior Kama, 11 Thato Tshepang Matsoso, 12 Siso France, 13 Singele Mkhize, 14 Jarryd Nicholls, 15 Cham Zondeki.

FNB TUT: 1 Mxolisi Innocent Nzama, 2 Jandre van Zyl, 3 Lawrence Nong, 4 Lwazi Lwandile Dlamini, 5 Thato Mopedi, 6 Ajay Lottering, 7 Knowledge Chaira, 8 Kgomotso Samuel Chuene Maribana, 9 Buhlebuyeza Sthandwa Tebogo Ndunakazi, 10 Mihlali Sipho Bam, 11 Shandon Manuel Botha, 12 Josh Sandile Robinson, 13 Mauritz Maritz, 14 Vuyani Vanqa, 15 Ayabonga Thokozani Zakwe.