Eagles continue to flex their Varsity Cup muscles

Two rounds and two resounding wins. The North-West University (NWU) Eagles gave their home crowd at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds enough to cheer about as they beat the University of the Western Cape (UWC) 49–15 in their Varsity Cup clash.

A purple wave of six tries washed over the visitors and the tide was firmly in the Eagles’ favour. Telling is the – perhaps mournful – fact that a number of opportunities for the home team went to waste. The Eagles should have won by a bigger margin, and they will be the first to admit it.

The Eagles led 30–0 at half-time, and after that the result was never in doubt.

The Eagles’ discipline let them down in the second half, with no fewer than three players having been sent to the sin bin. Still, the damage to their opponents had been done, and two late tries by the UWC were only consolation prizes.

Keanu Windvogel was exceptional on the wing for the Eagles, and the forwards again dominated at scrum time. The defending champions will have a lot to smile about after their successful start to the tournament. Now it is all about continuing to rack up the wins.

The Eagles next face the University of the Free State’s Shimlas in Bloemfontein on Monday, 4 March at 19:00. The game will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

Submitted on Thu, 02/29/2024 - 08:59