17 February 2016 Volume :4 Issue :2

Splendid Win for Our Impi

Splendid Win for Our Impi
UKZN Impi team.

On Monday, 15 February, UKZN Impi played host to the University of Fort Hare (UFH) at the Peter Booysen Rugby Stadium in front of thousands of spectators including UKZN students, Student Leadership (SRC), alumni, staff, and members of the Executive who were there to cheer the team on. The Vice Chancellor, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, together with the Executive Director: Student Services Dr Sibusiso Chalufu and the President of the KZN Rugby Union, Mr Graham Mackenzie, were amongst the VIPs who attended the match to support our Boytjies.

UKZN started the game with all cylinders firing as they put on the pressure from the kick off. Great backline play resulted in winger Thobekani Buthelezi scoring the opening try of the game which was followed by 3 tries from our Impi with Kerron van Vurren, Thobekani (brace) and kicker Tristan Tedder all going over the line. Tristan Tedder was able to convert all 4 tries in the first half whilst UFH managed to get 2 points through a penalty and ending the first half with UKZN leading 32—2.

Michael Horak’s boys continued their outstanding offensive play and this resulted in 4 additional tries for our Impi coming from Tristan Blewett, Kerron (brace), Shayne Makombe and Pierre van der Walt. UFH were able to fight back and secure a try before the end of the game taking the score to 58—10 at final whistle.

UKZN were able to convert 7 out of the 8 tries and kicker Tristan Tedder earned himself the Player That Rocks Award for the second match in a row.

A special word of gratitude goes to the thousands of students, the SRC, UKZN alumni and all the friends of UKZN who came out in numbers to support our UKZN Impi in Pietermaritzburg.

Our Impi will be travelling to the nation’s capital, Tshwane, to take on the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) on Thursday 18 February 2016.

The Sport Administration Department and the Student Governance and Leadership Development Department will be sending a delegation of registered students and student leadership to TUT to go and support our Boytjies.

Sibusiso Chalufu

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