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17 March 2023
UWC Rugby claim derby bragging rights against FNB CPUT
FNB UWC outplayed hosts FNB CPUT in Bellville and won the Cape derby 31-10.

The home side managed a single penalty in the first half with UWC running in three tries to head into the break with a comfortable 17-3 lead.

The win means UWC consolidated their number one spot atop the FNB Varsity Shield log after both sides went into the round 5 fixture unbeaten.

No points were scored in the first 20 minutes. A single penalty via the boot of Oyintando Maseti was the only first-half points for Alastair Theys' men while UWC ran in three tries.

For UWC, the tries come quickly and fast after the strategic break. Hlomla Ncana, Franco Ceasar, and Bilaal Moerat (pictured) all scored.

At the start of the second half, the 2018 Varsity Shield champions picked up where they left when Almore Kuilders went over for the bonus point try.

For the next 15 minutes, it was all CPUT as the 2022 finalists stretched the UWC defensive lines, but it held. A series of clinical errors by the home side however prevented them from converting any of the pressure into points.

Despite a late surge and a consolation try by Dwayne Atkins, UWC retain their unbeaten record and secured a convincing victory.


FNB CPUT 10 (3) – Try: Dwayne Atkins. Conversion: Oyintando Maseti. Penalty: Maseti.
FNB UWC 31 (17) – Tries: Hlomla Ncana, Franco Ceasar, Bilaal Moerat, Almore Kuilders, Louan De Lange. Conversions: Conwill Conradie (3)
FNB Player That Rocks: Conwill Conradie (UWC) - pictured
FNB UWC Starting XV: 1 Christian Lamprecht [captain], 2 Mauritz Swart, 3 Franco Ceasar, 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 Ethan Diston.
Head coach: Paul Treu

Match summary and images courtesy Varsity Cup Media.