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23 April 2021
UWC come up short against NWU as FNB Varsity Cup recommences
FNB NWU dominated territory and possession against FNB NWU to win their first match of the second bubble at the Tuks B-Field, 28-15.
 
The Eagles relied heavily on their forwards and hooker Gustav du Rand found the tryline off the back of the maul early on.
 
Scrumhalf Branden de Kock slotted a penalty for UDubs, before NWU scored their second try through lock Jeandré Leonard.
 
Flyhalf Keagan Fortune missed both conversions but slotted a penalty to make it 13-3 at half-time.
 
The start of the second half was dominated by NWU's forwards, with No 8 André Fouché going over for their third try.
 
Left wing Lungi Msenge’s converted point-of-origin try put UDubs back within striking distance of the Eagles at 20-15.
 
But NWU No 11 Charl Pretorius took the game away from them when he scored his team’s bonus-point try.
 
Fortune then kicked a penalty after UWC winger André Manuel had been sent to the sin bin for the remainder of the game.
 
FNB Player That Rocks: Jeandré Leonard (FNB NWU Eagles)
 
FNB NWU Eagles – Tries: Gustav du Rand, Jeandré Leonard, André Fouché, Charl Pretorius. Conversion: Keagan Fortune. Penalties: Fortune (2).

FNB UWC – Try: Lundi Msenge (1x7). Conversion: Branden de Kock. Penalties: De Kock (2).

Report courtesy varsitycup.co.za. Photo by Christiaan Kotze/FNB Varsity Cup
 
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