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10 March 2023
UWC Rugby delight home crowd with exciting win over FNB WSU
Three tries in the opening 20 minutes ensured a solid 47-12 for FNB UWC over FNB WSU at UWC Sports Stadium.

The men from Bellville raced to a substantial 28-0 lead at halftime courtesy of four tries by Will Vraagom, Riaan van der Merwe, Zhaun-Jacques Brynard, and Elkan Willemse. Conwill Conradie was successful with all the conversions.
Bilaal Moerat on his way to the tryline

UWC was running rampant with players like Conradie, Willemse, and flank forward Bilaal Moerat gaining quality ball for the home side. The team from East London had very little possession in the opening 40 minutes.

It was much of the same in the first quarter of the second half, with UWC exploiting the gaps in the WSU defensive lines.

Simthembile Zozi and Lisolethu Valisi got the only points for WSU minutes before the second strategy break. Valisi succeeded with one of his conversions.

With the victory, UWC has consolidated their position at the top of the log while WSU remains winless after four games.


FNB UWC 47 (28) – Tries: Will Vraagom, Riaan van der Merwe, Zhaun-Jacques Brynard, Elkan Willemse, Mauritz Swart, Bilaal Moerat, Matthew Stephens. Conversions: Conwill Conradie (6).
FNB WSU 12 (0) – Tries: Simthembile Zozi, Lisolethu Valisi. Conversion: Lisolethu Valisi.
FNB Player That Rocks: Liam Tattersall (UWC - pictured)
FNB UWC Starting XV: 1 Christian Lamprecht, 2 Mauritz Swart, 3 Riaan van der Merwe, 4 Liam Tattersall, 5 Carel van der Merwe, 6 Almore Kuilders, 7 Bilaal Moerat, 8 Zinzan Magerman, 9 Conwill Conradie, 10 Elkan Willemse, 11 Hlomla Ncana, 12 Bryan Breda, 13 Zhaun-Jacques Brynard, 14 Will Vraagom, 15 Tasriq Mynhardt.
Head coach: Paul Treu

Match summary and all images courtesy of Varsity Cup Media.