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Impi’s big test (finally) arrives


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 14 Mar 2016 at 10:06
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For reasons that we’re all aware of (but will not be going into here), both the Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield competitions have been on hold for almost a month. There’s not been much fanfare around the announcement, perhaps understandably, but the competitions will resume today, with UKZN set to finally meet arch rivals Wits in a game sure to have a massive bearing on the promotion struggle.

The game kicks off at Soccer City in Soweto at 1pm today, but will unfortunately not be televised.

Good luck to Mike Horak and the boys. It hasn’t been an ideal couple of weeks for any of the teams, but we’re behind you lads 1000%

Update: Curwin Bosch will start at fullback for the Impi, with Tristan Tedder at flyhalf. Here’s the team:

15 Curwin Bosch, 14 S’busiso Nkosi, 13 Tristan Blewitt, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Thobe Buthelezi, 10 Tristan Tedder, 9 Willem Badenhosrt, 8 Addo Wessels, 7 Zwela Zondi, 6 Sanele Malwane, 5 Jean Droste, 4 Rikus Zwart, 3 Ntando Mpofana, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Joh-Hubert Meyer.
Subs: 16 Mikyle Webster, 17 Andrew Acton, 18 Michael Meyer, 19 Grant Rattray, 20 Lange Shange, 21 Shayne Makhombe, 22 Morne Joubert, 23 Pierre van der Walt



37 Comments

  • Best of luck boys! Hope the Tedder/Bosch double-threat pays dividends!

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.03.16 10:56:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Good luck, boys! Have a goodie…

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.03.16 10:58:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Best of luck to the boys today. I hope they keep their winning streak intact and that the break hasn’t made them lose any of that momentum they had gained.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.03.16 11:02:35 by Hulk Reply

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  • Big game guys, stay focused and all the best .

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.03.16 11:10:27 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I dont get why they dont televise all the games from the FNB stadium today, but only start their broadcast from 16.30 this afternoon.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.03.16 11:14:18 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Good looking team that.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.03.16 11:15:50 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Good luck boys!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.03.16 11:15:59 by JD Reply
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  • Yes, I mean if the equipment is there. Supersport doesn’t have anything better to show anyway. Or wait! Might there be a Sharks vs Stormers rerun to fuel the whine a little. :twisted:

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.03.16 12:38:43 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • Interesting selection re: bosch at no15.isn’t that the position he gained sa scools selection in 2014?

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.03.16 12:45:03 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • That backline has got some real promise. Hope Tedder and Bosch combine well.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.03.16 13:13:02 by Hulk Reply

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  • not going too well so far. Wits lead 12-0

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.03.16 13:19:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Are our chances gone if we lose this one?

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.03.16 13:34:14 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Thobekani Buthelezi’s try converted by Tedder

    Wits 21-10 UKZN

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.03.16 14:04:53 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Try Morne Joubert!

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.03.16 14:20:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 14) : oh yes!

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.03.16 14:21:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • About 9 minutes to go, and UKZN are trailing Wits 18-21. Come on the Impi!

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.03.16 14:22:45 by vanmartin Reply
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  • TRY Thokoloshe!!! Yes, that’s another one.

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.03.16 14:31:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 17) : Sharks should throw lots of money at this kid

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.03.16 14:33:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 18) : Score and time please Sir :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.03.16 14:37:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • SHIELD: TRY! Bhuthelezi gets his second try. Converted by Tedder. UKZN lead WIts 26-21 with 12 mins left.

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.03.16 14:38:30 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) : updating based on Twitter here so apologies for conflicts on time left.

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.03.16 14:39:10 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) : Seems to be a Kzn thing this 2nd half fighting spirit….nice.

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.03.16 14:40:00 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 22) : Yeah, thought the exact same thing

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.03.16 14:40:49 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 21) : …what a trooper, thanks for the effort…we’ll forgive you, as long as Impi wins. :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.03.16 14:41:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • UKZN leading 21-26. 2 minutes to go

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.03.16 14:42:50 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Impi holding on here, Wits 5m from UKZN line

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.03.16 14:45:59 by vanmartin Reply
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  • FULL TIME. FNB UKZN beat FNB Wits 26-21.

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.03.16 14:46:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • UKZN take it! Well done boys!!!

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.03.16 14:47:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 28) : thanks for the score updates!!great win by ukzn!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.03.16 14:49:39 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 28) : …you’re forgiven it seems… :)

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.03.16 14:53:22 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 29) : No prob. Awesome comeback.

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.03.16 14:53:38 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Player that rocks was obviously awarded to Thobe ‘Thokoloshe’ Buthelezi.

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.03.16 14:56:44 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : Well that’s a load off :grin:

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.03.16 14:57:35 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Oh my WORD!! So chuffed!!!! I was following on twitter and went into a meeting at 21-2 down! I thought: game over. What a comeback. Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.03.16 18:24:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Varsity Cup slot almost sewn up! Just don’t stumble against one of the weaker sides now. Yes, yes, yes…

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.03.16 18:25:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • A win against UWC up next should sew it up…

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.03.16 18:27:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 33) : @pastorshark (Comment 36) : now Wits can’t do anything to end up champs it’s all in the hands of the Impi, 3 more victories and they’re in the Varsity Cup!!!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.03.16 18:57:16 by JD Reply
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