UFH just too good for TUT

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:17
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VARSITY SHIELD WRAP: UFH bagged a 28-16 victory against basement dwellers TUT in Alice.

The win ensured Fort Hare leap-frogged to the second spot on the table.

In the other fixtures, WSU recorded a hard-fought 20-15 victory against CPUT, while UWC cruised to a comfortable 53-5 victory against UKZN-Impi in Durban.

We taka a look at Monday's action!

UFH 28-16 TUT

The encounter was evenly poised as both teams failed to break through the walls of the opposition and the crowd had to wait 20 minutes for the first points on the board.

Sibongile Novuka's try and Jeandre Christian's conversion proved to be the only difference between the sides as UFH took a lead of 8-0 at the strategy break.

On the stroke of half-time, UFH extended their lead with an additional converted try to make the score 16-0.

As the second half commenced, TUT was still finding it difficult to make sense of their attack, and in defence, the were struggling. The visitors were penalised twice and UFH's flyhalf Christain took full advantage to extend the lead to 20-0 after 60 minutes of play.

With 10 minutes left on the clock, TUT got themselves back in the game with two converted tries to trail, 16-20.

However, UFH proved too strong as they scored a late try to end on a high note and bag a great victory.

The scorers:

For UFH:
Novuka, TBC 2
Cons: Christain 3
Pens: Christian  2

For TUT:
Brito, TBC
Cons: Jaards 2


UFH: 15 Wilfred Bowers, 14 Zayne Farmers, 13 Batshise Luyolo, 12 Somila Jho, 11 Sibongile Novuka, 10 Jeandre Christian, 9 Qhama Masiza, 8 Sibusiso Sutyebu, 7 Thulani Njenje, 6 Zanocolo Qwele, 5 Philisani Ncoko, 4 Athenkosi Makeleni, 3 Bulelani Mdodana, 2 Mkhonto Caku-Caku, 1 Sivuyile Mdishwa.
Replacements: 16 Litha Magocoba, 17 Lixhanti Tame, 18 Siphosethu Tsotsa, 19 Leon Ndlovu, 20 Lindokuhle Kenene, 21 Xolela Daniels, 22 Siphuxolo Zaula, 23 Asiphe Fanele.

TUT: 15 Bongani Zwane, 14 Tshepo Nyathi, 13 Chestwin Gaffley, 12 Litha Vumisa, 11 Arno Brits, 10 Shawn Jaards, 9 Bongani Phangisa, 8 Francois De Villiers, 7 Mpho Kganakga, 6 Mandla Mdaka, 5 William Thomson, 4 Claude Johannes, 3 Reginald Standers, 2 Stanley Modjadji, 1 JJ Nelson.
Replacements: 16 Dalton Dreyer, 17 Shadow Ndlala, 18 Mulauba Mukendi, 19 Lungelo Xulu, 20 Viagian Groenewald, 21 Jan Van der Merwe, 22 Mfundo Gumede, 23 Bongani Mtshali.

Referee: Archie Sehlako
Assistant referees: Local

WSU 20-15 CPUT

WSU held a commanding 12-2 lead at the break and had to fight off a powerful second half performance by CPUT.

CPUT only managed to produced a penalty for their first half efforts while WSU enjoyed most of the possession which saw them slot over two penalties and scored a converted try before the half-time break.

It was a different story in the second half, though, as CPUT dominated possession and two consecutive tries shifted the lead the Cape Town-based team, 15-12 after 60 minutes of play.

WSU had to dig deep and their efforts were rewarded with a converted try to secure them the victory.

The scorers:


WSU: 15 Zizipho Kayi, 14 Khanyiso Roloma, 13 Ludwe Jack, 12 Luzuko Mafu, 11 Ntando Mfengu, 10 Sinegugu Lituka, 9 Minenhle Ngidi, 8 Xolani Mbombo, 7 Lubabalo Lento, 6 Mihlali Qoma, 5 Athenkosi Khethani, 4 Mihlali Mosi, 3 Sinesipho Puzi, 2 Siyamthanda Sineko, 1 Sandile Buthelezi.
Replacements: 16 Masixole Gubeni, 17 Nkosinathi Hulana, 18 Luyolo Fata, 19 Siphosihle Magawu, 20 Phuzukuvela Sithole, 21 Lusanda Xakwana, 22 Khwezi Zinto, 23 Luvo Matiwane.


Referee: Mpho Matsaung
Assistant referees: Local


Table-topping UWC cemented their spot at the top with a scintillating performance in Durban.

The Cape Town side took a lead of 37-0 points at the break.

The second half did not get any easier for the struggling UKZN, as UWC seemed to have gone into cruise mode they added another 16 points to their tally.

Just before the final hooter, the home team scored a consolation try to trail, 5-53.

However, the writing was on the wall and Cupido & Co. took a bonus-point win on the road.  

The scorers:



UKZN: 15 Thobekani Buthelezi,14 Branwin Julius, 13 Michael Sibiya, 12 Paki Mosiek, 11 Wandile Shabangu, 10 Ruan Kotze, 9 Willem Bardenhorst, 8 Sikhulile Sokhela, 7 Jean-Pierre Stopforth, 6 Nduduzo Sithole, 5 Donovan Magu, 4 Mpumalanga Monareng, 3 Clive Musasiwa, 2 Mathew Mandioma, 1 Ntandoyenkosi Mpofana.
Replacements: 16 Rameon Daniels, 17 Melusi Mthabela, 18 Lindokuhle Radebe, 19 Okuhle Mbewu, 20 Sphephelo Mabuza, 21 Sibonakaliso Dubazane, 22 Lungelo Dlamini, 23 Mongezi Masoek.

UWC: 15 Daniel Bock, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Michaine Fick, 12 Hendrik Carstens, 11 Andre Manuel, 10 Aidynn Cupido, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Adrian Paarwater, 7 Shaine Orderson, 6 Dean Van Tonder, 5 Curtley Thomas, 4 Brandon Valentyn, 3 Justin Theys, 2 Ralph Jansen, 1 Mzo Buthelezi.
Replacements: 16 Ismaeel Schroeder, 17 Nathan Cloete, 18 Matthew Le Roux, 19 Alwyn Carstens, 20 Clayton Daniels, 21 Roderick Moses, 22 Keagan Fortune, 23 Bradley Jumaats.

Referee: Archie Sehlako
Assistant referees: Local

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