Varsity Shield Semi – Finals

Nelson Mandela University’s Varsity Shield team is through to the 2019 finals! Thursday 4 April saw the FNB Madibaz team beat FNB UKZN 46-0 in a superior display of rugby skills played on home ground.  

A tunnel made by The Southern Kings rugby players and Madibaz cheerleaders for the NMU boys started the match in a fierce manner and this fight continued until the final whistle of the match, with some decent points scored in the last few minutes. This Madibaz fire was seen off the field as well, as Buhle BenMazwi was named NMU’s Miss Varsity Shield 2019 and will represent Madibaz at the Miss Varsity Shield Final 2019. Other off-field entertainment included displays by the Madibaz cheerleaders, a spectator dance-off and a build-a-burger competition sponsored by Steers. 

The cold and typical Port Elizabeth wind did not seem to affect the Madibaz team nor their supporters as they cheered and chanted the boys to their sixth win, leaving them undefeated in the lead up to the finals against Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), whom NMU beat in round one 38 – 21. Hopefully, they can repeat this victory on Thursday 11 April. 

So warm up your vocal cords, wear your Madibaz navy and yellow and bring your gees to the NMU stadium on Thursday at 18:15 and do your part to help motivate our boys to win the Varsity Shield tournament. 

Photo of the Varsity Shield Semi-Finals post-match: Gina Cossavella 

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