Varsity Cup

CPUT beat WSU All Blacks in extra-time thriller to win Varsity Shield title

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CPUT players celebrate. (Varsity Shield - Twitter)
CPUT players celebrate. (Varsity Shield - Twitter)

Winger Nathan Nkutu scored a late extra-time try as Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) retained their Varsity Shield title by beating Walter Sisulu University (WSU) 30-26 in the final at Tuks Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday.

The Varsity Cup's official website reports that the WSU All Blacks had fought back from 23-6 down midway through the second half to draw level after 66 minutes.

WSU captain Litha Nkula then missed two late penalty goal attempts to snatch victory, before the match went to extra-time.

Nkula was on target with a penalty in the first half of extra time but Nkutu who snatched victory for the Cape students with a 99th-minute try.

Nkutu also scooped the Player that Rocks accolade.



Tries: Asisipho Malotana, Mogamat Ameer Hendricks, Feghon-Leigh Snyders, Nathan Nkutu

Conversions: Snyders (2)

Penalty: Snyders

Drop goal: Snyders

WSU All Blacks

Tries: Sakhele Ngeno, Eric Mcaphukana

Conversions: Litha Nkula (2)

Penalties: Nkula (4)



15 Raven Chester Smith, 14 Asisipho Malotana, 13 Jurick Lewis, 12 Lunathi Nxele, 11 Nathan Nkutu, 10 Feghon-Leigh Snyders, 9 Hugan Engelbrecht, 8 Sesona Macala, 7 Ché Klaasen, 6 Butsha Mputa (captain), 5 Roland van der Heever, 4 Mogamat Ameer Hendricks, 3 Matthew Coenraad, 2 Siyasanga Ngubelanga, 1 Dé-Angelo Williams

Substitutes: 16 Damian Isaacs, 17 Onika Mgijima, 18 Jacques-Lynn Josephus, 19 Bradley van Boven, 20 Phumlani Mkhaliphi, 21 Cuan Maree, 22 Bjorkan Hendricks, 23 Imibongo Vabaza

WSU All Blacks

15 Litha Nkula (captain), 14 Sakhele Ngeno, 13 Sicelo Tole, 12 Thembani Kori, 11 Tebogo Madigoe, 10 Lwandile Mapuko, 9 Eric Mcaphukana, 8 Adri Kermis, 7 Ayabulela Zono, 6 Siphosihle Magawu, 5 Hlomla Payi, 4 Asekho Marubelela, 3 Siyasanga Dingezweni, 2 Zanokuhle Nkabi, 1 Xolani Jacobs

Substitutes: 16 Nande Lucas, 17 Lindokuhle Seteni, 18 Miyelani Ngobeni, 19 Khanya Solani, 20 Lithemba Ngcetane, 21 Lisolethu Valisi, 22 Asivile Ngcawe, 23 S'bulelo Roji

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