Match Report: FNB Wits vs FNB UKZN

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Thobekani Buthelezi of UKZN Impi running to the try line during 2016 FNB Varsity Shied Rugby presented by Steinhoff International, Monday 14 February, FNB Stadium Soweto, Johannesburg Gauteng.

FNB UKZN claims memorable 26-21 win over FNB Wits

The FNB UKZN came from 21-2 down against FNB Wits to claim a remarkable 26-21 victory in a game of two halves in Soweto on Monday afternoon.

FNB Wits dominated the first half and lead 21-2 at the break, before FNB UKZN made the most of the wind at their backs in second half, to seal a great day for the men from the coast.

FNB UKZN winger Thobekani Bhuthelezi used his speed to great success as he dotted down twice. FNB UKZN had numerous injuries, including star player, Curwin Bosch, but that didn’t stop the determination from them as they continued their great run in the tournament.

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It ended 26-21 to FNB UKZN following an incredible second half comeback.

FNB Player That Rocks: Thobekani Bhuthelezi (FNB UKZN)

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Scorers:

FNB UKZN:

Tries: Thobekani Bhuthelezi (2), Tristan Tedder

Cons: Tedder (3)

Pens: Bosch (1)

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FNB Wits:

Tries: Tijde Visser, CJ Conradie, Morne Joubert

Cons: Warren Gilbert (2)

Teams:
FNB UKZN:
15 Curwin Bosch, 14 S’busiso Nkosi, 13 Tristan Blewitt, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Thobekani Bhuthelezi, 10 Tristan Tedder, 9 Willem Badenhorst, 8 Adam Wessels, 7 Zwela Zondi, 6 Sanele Malwane, 5 Jean Droste, 4 Rikus Zwart, 3 Ntandoyenkosi Mpofana, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 John-hubert Meyer
Replacements: 16 Mikyle Webster, 17 Andrew Acton, 18 Michael Meyer, 19 Alwanyno Visagie, 20 Langelihle Shange, 21 Shayne Makhombe, 22 Morne Joubert, 23 Pierre van der Walt


FNB Wits:
15 L Ntsepe, 14 K Ngema, 13 J Jarvis, 12 W Worthington, 11 T Marobela, 10 W Gilbert, 9 R Cloete, 8 C Beckerling, 7 C Brockschmidt, 6 R MacDonald 5 R Herbst, 4 G Logan, 3 L Pupuma, 2 CJ Conradie, 1 T Visser
Replacements: 16 C Hume, 17 A Williams, 18 M Fraser, 19 A Mdudi, 20 S Champion, 21 K Wesemann, 22 AJ van Blerk, 23 B Palmer

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