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Impi surge to the summit


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 10 Feb 2015 at 14:35
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In a textbook start to their campaign, Ryan Strudwick’s UKZN IMPI side recorded a massive 68-5 victory over the TUT Vikings in their second outing of the 2015 Varsity Shield, securing top spot on the table with 9 logs points from a possible 10.

The Impi scored ten tries to a signle consolation score from the visitors, with Sharks under 19 centre Marcel Coetzee (no relation) grabbing a hat trick (and the “player that rocks” award). Left wing Shayne Maokme helped himself to a brace, with the other five tries shared between fullback Sipho Dube, flyhalf Inno Radebe, number 8 Addo Wessels, flank Lwazi Ngcungama and loosehead prop Hulk Mhize.

Impi take on second-placed WITS in Maritzburg next week and will look for a third victory to cement their position as early favourites for a maiden Shield title.

Scorers:

For FNB UKZN:
Tries: Coetzee 3, Makombe 2, Dube, Radebe, Wessels, Ngcungama, Mkize
Cons: Dube 4, Radebe 2

For FNB TUT:
Try: Shawn

Teams:

FNB UKZN: 15 Siphatisene Dube, 14 Yandisa Mdolomba, 13 Marcel Coetzee, 12 Hendrik Lategan, 11 Shayne Makombe, 10 Inny Radebe, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Adam Wessels, 7 Sanele Malwane, 6 Lwazi Ngcungama, 5 Johan Du Toit, 4 David Harel, 3 Sizwe Kubheka, 2 Chris De Beer, 1 Njabulo Mkize.
Replacements: 16 Mikyle Webster, 17 Ntandoyenkosi Mpofana, 18 Michael Hutton, 19 Siyabonga Mhlongo, 20 Graham Koch, 21 Gavin Nyawata, 22 Sandile Zulu, 23 Matthew Mandioma.

FNB TUT: 15 Paul Walters, 14 Tovhowani Nefale, 13 Vian Riekert, 12 Edwin Oliver, 11 Nelis Snyman, 10 Dylan Du Buisson, 9 Shawn Jaards, 8 Claude Johannes, 7 Tiny Jordaan, 6 Mandla Mdaka, 5 Jaco Van Staden, 4 Armand Marshall, 3 James Frost, 2 Attie Joubert, 1 Wian Van Schalkwyk.
Replacements: 16 DK Mukendi, 17 JJ Burger, 18 Ross Middelcote, 19 Calvin Maduna, 20 Deon Joubert, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 RW Van der Wal, 23 Jean Claude Le Roux.



65 Comments

  • Well done Impi! If I were the Sharks SR coaching team I’d be sorely tempted to draft Marcel Coetzee straight into the senior side. Thankfully I’m not running the show :grin:

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.02.15 14:41:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : can you imagine the confusion?

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.02.15 14:44:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : What confusion? This guy is lacking that extra “L” in his name :twisted:

    I might consider drafting him into the senior side purely to mess around with the Supersport commentators.

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.02.15 14:49:55 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : Or the Aussies.

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.02.15 15:02:34 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • NICE!!!!!!!!!!! Well done IMPI!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.02.15 15:37:19 by JD Reply
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  • Yay a new batch of young players for the sharksworld faithful to go on and on about how they should be playing super rugby.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.02.15 15:55:46 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 6) : We’ll shut up as soon as Gold includes Tyler Fisher. This is known.

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.02.15 18:57:07 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Jaaa!! Sehr gut, Marcel!

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.02.15 19:08:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : We Germans only write Marcel with one ‘L’ (his mother is German and he’s from our neck of the woods…)

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.02.15 19:09:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good stuff by the Impi…they struggled for rhythm in the first game, but that seems to have been sorted…

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.02.15 19:10:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Hulk? I like it…

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.02.15 19:11:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 9) : I’m actually familiar with that. We’ve some German ancestry on my mother’s side and my brother also happens to be named Marcel. I believe the double L is French?

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.02.15 20:20:56 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 9) : don’t know the story about one or two l’s but I do know there’s only one Marcell !!!!!!! Ich liebe Marcell!!!!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.02.15 22:25:18 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 12) : French German I don’t care he playes like an all conquering brut of a Viking!!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.02.15 22:28:05 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 7) : now why don’t I believe you? :-D

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.02.15 22:49:42 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 12) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.02.15 06:39:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 6) : :lol: Hope you managed to get to the game – 10 tries, it must have been entertaining. :twisted:

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.02.15 09:04:07 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Guys don’t be fulled, this is the same Marcel he just changed his name a bit to cause confusion with the officials. He is also the forwards coach and there he has 3 L’s it must be Zimbabwean :mrgreen: :lol: :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.02.15 09:22:05 by Chippa Reply

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  • @Chippa (Comment 18) : :cool: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.02.15 09:25:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Chippa (Comment 18) : :lol: I heard he was on his way to Italy to save them from all kinds of things – has added an lo to the end of his name.

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.02.15 09:41:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 20) : i heard he can travel back in time by chewing his gum guards and he was responsible for delivering chuck norris in a bush with lions watching :razz:

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.02.15 11:16:48 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 20) : @Poisy (Comment 21) : :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.02.15 11:49:46 by Chippa Reply

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  • In Varsity Cup news: jeepers, Shimlas are dismantling CUT in a big way! Maybe it was a good thing that the Impi didn’t get into Varsity Shield quite yet…

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.02.15 18:38:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And speaking of the IMPI, if twitter is to be believed they won 21-13 away to Fort Hare. Well done…

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.02.15 18:47:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 24) : How many games have they played now? How many have they won?

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.02.15 18:50:19 by Ben Reply
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  • 57-0 to the Shimlas now…and that with the game almost being called off at halftime due to a heavy downpour!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.02.15 18:54:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • For the Impi, flyhalf Innocent Radebe scored a try and flanker Retief Marais scored a brace…but they did not score any points in the second half…but they did get the win!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.02.15 19:01:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 25) : They have now played 4 and won 3. The are in second place with 13 points. Wits are playing UWC as we speak – Wits are already on 15 points and will remain in first place even if they lose. UWC are on 9 points and could move level with or even passed Impi if they win. The score there is currently 8-8…

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.02.15 19:05:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • My alma mater, MAAAATIES, is now playing Tukkies. After two draws so far (incredibly) they will want to win this one…

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.02.15 19:06:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • UWC now leads Wits by 16-8…good start by them. So far Wits has been thumping everyone!! They certainly hammered the Impi last time around…

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.02.15 19:09:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Having had three tries at halftime, the Impi will be very disappointed to have missed out on the bonus point!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.02.15 19:09:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Maties-Tuks at 0-0 after 10 minutes…

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.02.15 19:14:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Agggg!! Lineout to Maties 5m out from the Tuks line…and they throw it over the jumping lock…and Tukkies play great rugby to work it aaaaall the way…TMO to check whether that is a try…

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.02.15 19:16:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Oh, great save by the Maties fullback…no try…

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.02.15 19:17:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wits score to make it 16-16…

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.02.15 19:18:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ag no…and now Tukkies score as well…silly mistake by Maties at one end of the field leads to a try at the other end…

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.02.15 19:19:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wits score again to make it 16-21 at UWC…

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.02.15 19:20:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Poor conversion by Tukkies makes it 0-5…

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.02.15 19:20:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wonderful work by the Maties flyhalf and then brilliant work by the backs levels the score by means of a great try in the corner!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.02.15 19:22:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • After awarding the try, then allowing the ball to be placed for the conversion and the flyhalf to just about start his run up for the kick, the ref stops the kicker and then,calls for the move to be checked for a forward pass…that took a long time!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.02.15 19:24:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wow…can the defending team call for the white card and TMO to check?

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.02.15 19:25:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I get it…they can challenge…

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.02.15 19:25:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Not clear that it was forward…try stands…

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.02.15 19:26:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Conversion is good…5-8 Maties!!

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.02.15 19:26:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wits stretches their lead to 29-16 at halftime…bonus point already earned…

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.02.15 19:27:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tukkies respond straight away with a try from a maul…and the conversion is good…13-8 Tuks…

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.02.15 19:30:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 28) : Thanks. :cool:

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.02.15 19:33:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Tuks is just too strong for Maties…at least their forwards are just too strong…oh dear, I’m going to get ragged! Third try makes it 21-8…

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.02.15 19:39:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another huge drive by the Tuks forwards makes it a bonus point before halftime and 29-8…

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.02.15 19:50:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wits are leading 37-24…

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.02.15 19:55:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • So…Maties down 29-8 at halftime…

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.02.15 19:57:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And another Tukkies try in the first minute of the second half is starting to make this embarrassing!

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.02.15 20:09:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 37-8…

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.02.15 20:12:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • UWC have a bonus point for 4 tries and it’s 37-29…

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.02.15 20:13:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jeepers, what a result for UWC…they score another shortly before the end to earn a 37-37 draw. Those are the first points that Wits has dropped. The log should now look like this:
    1. Wits 18
    2. Impi 13
    3. UWC 12

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.02.15 20:20:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tuks score another one to make it 45-8…

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.02.15 20:21:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ouch…

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.02.15 20:21:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • UJ get the surprise of the week in the Varsity Cup with a 10-8 win over Pukke…

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.02.15 20:23:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Maties twice have 5m lineout and stuff it up…it’s a miserable night for them!

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.02.15 20:24:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • UCT thumps the Madibas 40-13…

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.02.15 20:38:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Well, at least it’s not getting worse for Maties…

  • Comment 61, posted at 23.02.15 20:43:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • OK, I spoke to soon…53-8 to Tukkies…

  • Comment 62, posted at 23.02.15 20:49:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Final score 53-8…I hang my head! :cry:
    Oh well, head back up and over it…

  • Comment 63, posted at 23.02.15 21:03:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 27) : great news for the Impi!!!!! and condolences with Maties form this season!!! Could become a loooooong Varsity Cup!!!!!

  • Comment 64, posted at 23.02.15 23:07:31 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 64) : I don’t think with Maties it is just a form thing…it strikes me that they seem to have less provincially contracted players in their ranks than the other top teams. Personally I’d love to see the Varsity Cup not quite so filled with all the contracted junior provincial players. Anyway…

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