Udubs reach Varsity Cup semi-final in great style

2017-03-23 06:03
The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) dominated the Varsity Shield competition in the opening stages,

The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) dominated the Varsity Shield competition in the opening stages,

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UWC Rugby team outclassed Walter Sisulu University 46-24 in East London on Monday evening to stretch their lead on the top of the Varsity Shield competition standings and cement their spot in this year semi-finals.

The win was the fifth out of the six games they have played in the round-robin mini league (their only loss was by a single point at Fort Hare University when narrowly lost by 32-32) and ensured that the Bellville-based team earns a home semi-final against the same Walter Sisulu on Monday 27 March 2017. Kick-off is at 18h30.

Under the guidance of two former Springboks in coach Chester Williams, who was part of the famous team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and his assistant Bolla Conradie, the UWC team has been in scintillating form in the Varsity Shield tournament this season.

They started with a hard-fought 26-23 victory over neighbours from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology before narrowly losing 32-31 away at Fort Hare University. That seemed to have sparked them on. The following match saw the Udubs boys trashing Rhodes University by 88-8 followed by a 30-10 victory over Tshwane University of Technology, both matches at UWC Sports Stadium. Then the team went on to win 53-5 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal before finishing the round-robin league with the Walter Sisulu victory.

The WSU dominated the Varsity Shield competition in the opening stages, and the Monday semi-finals promises to be a cracker.

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