CUT march on

Central University of Technology beat Wits 42-36 to remain the only unbeaten team in the Varsity Shield after round four on Monday.

Wits relinquished a 22-20 half-time lead in Johannesburg as CUT clinched the eight-try thriller in the second stanza. CUT skipper Inus Kritzinger was the star for the visitors as he grabbed a second-half brace to seal the win.

Meanwhile, UKZN picked up their first victory of the campaign as they beat winless Fort Hare 22-16 in Pietermaritzburg. Impis built a commanding lead at the break as they were 22-3 ahead thanks to flanker Lwazi Ngcungama and the boot of fullback Jaco Potgieter.

However, Fort Hare delivered an impressive second-half performance as they kept the hosts scoreless and grabbed two tries to add respectability to the score.

Varsity Shield, Round 4 results:

Wits 36 (22) - Tries: Brendon Lizamore, Katlego Kgame, Riaan Arends, Paulo Ferreira. Conversions: Lizamore. Penalties: Lizamore (5).
CUT 42 (20) - Tries: Alec Mahlanga, Inus Kritzinger, Nhlanganiso Sibanda, Francois Harvey. Conversions: Jannie Myburgh (4). Penalties: Myburgh (3).

UKZN 22(22) - Tries: Lwazi Ngcungama. Conversions: Jaco Potgieter. Penalties: Potgieter (5).
Fort Hare 16(3) - Tries: Ayanda Mateisi, Vuyo Mbotu. Penalties: Qondani Katywa (2).