Wits FNB end their winning streak in game against FNB Shimlas.

The FNB Wits were not strong enough for the Shimlas as they suffered their defeat of the Varsity Cup season losing 44-24 in Bloemfontein last night.

FNB Shimlas crossed the try line first in the seventh minute with flyhalf Nicolaas Naude scoring and converting his own try to open the scoreboard 7-0. FNB Wits responded with a try in the 11th minute by hooker Cecil Conradie to bring the score to 7-5.

FNB Wits managed to catch up and take the lead with winger Kasende Kapepula to scoring a try, and flyhalf Christiaan Humpries converted the try, which put FNB Wits in the lead 7-12. But the FNB Shimlas did not back down and managed to level the score by half time with a try by Janco Cloete.

FNB Shimlas looked committed at the start of the second half. They regained the lead with a seven-point try in the 42nd minute and Naude converted to take the lead 21-12 for FNB Shimlas.

FNB SHIMLAS ON A WINNING STREAK: Johan Kotze number 1 of Shimlas during the Varsity Cup match between Shimlas and Wits at Shimlapark UFS, Monday 12 February 2018, Bloemfontein, 2018. Photo: Van Zyl Naude

However, that was not the end of their scoring ways. FNB Shimlas scored their bonus-point try in the 45th minute and again Naude did his thing and converted the try to take the score to 30-12.

FNB Wits attempted to make a comeback with a try in 58th minute, by Conor Brockschmidt to take the score to 30-17. But FNB Shimlas maintained their strong lead, scoring

FNB Shimlas flanker Menzi Nhlabathi sealed hammered in the last nail in Wits’ coffin by scoring a try and conversion just before the final whistle.

FNB Player That Rocks: Flyhalf Nicolaas Naude (FNB Shimlas). Nicolaas Naude had a great day on the field with eighteen points scored.
FNB Shimlas: 44
Tries: Nicolaas Naude (2) Janco Cloete, Sango Xamleshe (7-point) Henk Pretorius (7-point) Menzi Nhlabathi (7-point)
Conversion Tries: Nicolaas Naude (4)
FNB Wits: 24
Tries: Cecil Conradie, Kasende Kapepula (2), Conor Brockschmidt
Conversion Tries: Christiaan Humpries (2)