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30 April 2021
UWC overturn half-time deficit to secure comfortable FNB Varsity Cup win over UJ
FNB UWC scored three second-half tries to claim a comfortable 31-5 win against FNB UJ at Loftus Versfeld Stadium - concluding 'Bubble 2' of FNB Varsity Cup 2021.
FNB UJ scored the only try of a tight first half, but it was the Capetonians who dominated the second, with two late tries by centre André Manuel (pictured, below) inflating the score.
After an uneventful first 20 minutes, UJ broke the deadlock when winger Prince Nkabinde powered over from close range to score.
UWC were reduced to 14 men late in the first half when lock Bronlee Mouries was yellow-carded for collapsing an UJ maul. However, they did not concede any points while he was off the field.
UWC scrumhalf Branden de Kock kicked a penalty early in the second half before UJ No. 8 Siyabonga Masuku was sent to the sin-bin.

Four minutes later, UWC's replacement flyhalf Ethan Diston scored a superb point-of-origin try, with De Kock kicking the conversion and then adding a penalty to make it 15-5.
UJ had more than one chance to get back into the game but their execution and finishing cost them.
UWC then sealed the deal when Manuel ran in two late tries,
the first a seven-pointer, to secure their second win of the competition.
FNB Player That Rocks: Justin Theys (FNB UWC)
FNB UJ – Try: Prince Nkabinde.
FNB UWC – Tries: Ethan Diston (1x7), André Manuel (1x7, 1x5). Conversions: Branden de Kock (3). Penalties: De Kock (2).

Report courtesy Photos by Christiaan Kotze/FNB Varsity Cup