UKZN Impi lose key player for key match

Weekend Witness - - Sport - JONATHAN COOK Var­sity rugby

WITH Bis­marck du Plessis and Craig Bur­den still nurs­ing in­juries, the Sharks have with­drawn Univer­sity of KZN hooker Franco Marais from Var­sity Shield duty.

And with new prop Justin Hae­fele also on the in­jured list, the UKZN Impi have had to re­jig their for­ward pack for Mon­day’s FNB Var­sity Shield open­ing match against Univer­sity of Fort Hare, which kicks off at the Peter Booy­sen Sports Park off Golf Road in Scottsville at 4.30 pm.

The UKZN Impi head coach Shawn van Rens­burg and his staff have none­the­less an­nounced a com­pet­i­tive team, with an ex­cit­ing back­line which in­cludes the tal­ent- ed half­back com­bi­na­tion of Zan­der En­gel­brecht and Carl Meyer play­ing along­side Je­an­dre Small, a former Pukke player, and Sharks sev­ens star Gareth Meikle.

The match, which will be live on Su­perS­port, of­fi­cially kicks off the 2013 SA Rugby Union (Saru) sea­son.

The match will be pre­ceded by a talk by in­spi­ra­tional rape sur­vivor Jes Fo­ord.

The UKZN Impi have been in­volved in fundrais­ers for the Jes Fo­ord Foun­da­tion and re­cently un­der­took the re­fur­bish­ment of the Jes Fo­ord Foun­da­tion Com­mu­nity Cen­tre as part of their cam­paign.

Fur­ther good news is that one of SA’s out­stand­ing so­pra­nos, Haylea Houn­som, has agreed to sing the na­tional an­them be­fore

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