Wits At Home Must Be The Favourites Against UWC


FNB Wits will host FNB UWC this afternoon @ 15h00 in Johannesburg in a crucial relegation game.

Wits will want to push the reset button after their loss against UJ a week ago when UJ scored the winning try during the final minutes of that game. Wits are currently 7th on the combined log with 5 log points from the dreaded relegation spots on the log.

UWC was given a proper hiding by TUKS (19-51) at home a week ago and currently share the 9th position on the combined log and another loss could force them into the 9th position.

Wits must be the overwhelming favourites to win this game at home with guts and passion the major building blocks of their successes this year.

Wits only made one change with Dagan Meuwese replacing Prince Mulea at hooker. Mulea drops to the bench.

UWC made several changes to their starting line-up with nine changes and four positional changes. 15 Aydon Topley, 14 Tasriq Mynhardt, 12 Lubelo Scott, 11 Peter Williams, 9 Wian van der Sandt, , 6 Romuald Ntumba, 3 Riaan van der Merwe, 2 Andries Engelbrecht, 1 Haniel du Toit are all the new face in the starting line-up.

FNB Wits – 15 Setshaba Mokoena, 14 Wian de Lange, 13 Luhle Matyolweni, 12 Tiaan Schutte, 11 Azi Afrika, 10 Chris Humphries, 9 Hlumelo Ndudula, 8 Phillip Krause, 7 Lindokuhle Ncusane, 6 Mark Snyman, 5 Edward White, 4 Cal Smid, 3 Ebot Buma (c), 2 Dagan Meuwese, 1 Jason Cloete. Replacements: 16 Prince Mulea, 17 Mikhaya Sonqishe, 18 Franco Groenewald, 19 Kyle van Eyssen, 20 Ziyanda Msipha, 21 Wernich Aucamp, 22 Keagan Lailvaux, 23 Siyabonga Xulu.

FNB UWC – 15 Aydon Topley, 14 Tasriq Mynhardt, 13 Gilroy Lee Philander, 12 Lubelo Scott, 11 Peter Williams, 10 Lyle Hendricks (c), 9 Wian van der Sandt, 8 Shaine Orderson, 7 Godfrey Muzanarwo, 6 Romuald Ntumba, 5 Jaen-Louis de Lange, 4 Jacques Mostert, 3 Riaan van der Merwe, 2 Andries Engelbrecht, 1 Haniel du Toit. Replacements: 16 Keon Links, 17 Mauritz Swart, 18 Keanuh Michaels, 19 Liam Tattersal, 20 Nicholas Chipanje, 21 Conwill Conradie, 22 Patrick Kotze, 23 Gino Kemp.