Welcome to another edition of Danny’s Desk where you can find all relevant club rugby information
We’re now at the business-end of the season and clubs are starting to feel the pressure to end the season on a high. That could mean either gaining promotion or avoiding a relegation scrap.
Let’s have a look at some results from around the divisions.
In Super League A, Hamilton’s beat Belhar 31-21, UCT beat False Bay 21-13, and Maties beat UWC 45-3. The highlight of the weekend was no doubt the derby between SK Walmers and Primrose at Rosmead Avenue which ended in a 23-23 draw. It’s very tight at the top of the table between Maties, UCT, and Hamilton’s and this looks like it’s going down to the wire.
In Super League B, St George’s caused one of the upsets of the season when they beat Villagers 21-17 at Brookside. That result blows the title race wide open. Meanwhile, Rangers were very impressive in their 31-14 victory over Scottsdene.
In Super League C, Strand beat Langa 31-19, Strand United beat Manenburg Rangers 35-5, and Violets beat Paarl 38-17
The Top 9 Champions League is starting to take shape as the teams battle it out for promotion to Super League C. Here are the results of the weekend: Blue Jets 25 Blue Stars 13; Caledonians 22 Cloetesville 19; Young Stars 28 Young Ideas 15; Lagunya 36 Masiphumelele 43.
Well done to the DHL Western Province Sevens team who finished fourth at the first-ever Limerick World Club Sevens at Thomond Park last week. Here are the results from Limerick:
Day One (Pool B action):
DHL Western Province 12 – 0 Stade Français (Fra)
DHL Western Province 26 – 19 NSW Waratahs (Aus)
DHL Western Province 15 – 0 Vancouver Bears (Can)
Day Two (Cup knockouts):
Quarterfinals: DHL Western Province 19 – 5 New York (USA)
Semifinals: DHL Western Province 19 – 26 Vancouver Bears (Can)
Third/fourth-place Play-off: DHL Western Province 14 – 26 Auckland Blues (NZ)
This weekend, Coach Ricky Petersen and his team are in London for the World Club Sevens at Twickenham. Good luck, once again, to the team made up of some of our favourite and well known (and loyal!) local club players.
DHL Western Province got their Absa Currie Cup campaign off to a great start with a 35-16 win over the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth last weekend. This week, we’re back at home for the first time in the 2014 Absa Currie Cup, with all our teams (including the Under-19 and Under-21s) in action at DHL Newlands against the Blue Bulls. Games start from 09h45, when the U19s run out, so get down and support your Province teams in this usually ferocious North-South Derby.
The Newlands Brewery Tag Rugby Championship, in association with SARU has begun. Competition has been fierce among the teams and the action continues next week. The teams competing are YOU, Lagunya, Stealth Fighters, K9, and Dark Movement.
Club-wise, here are some selected fixtures for you ahead of the weekend:
(As always you can find a full breakdown of results, logs, and fixtures in the tab above.)
Durb-Bell v Hamilton’s (SLA)
Sir Lowrians v Rangers (SLB)
Langa v Van Der Stel (SLC)
Blue Jets v Young Stars (Top 9 Champions League)
Hamediehs v Watsonia (Top 8 City League)
Whistling Wheels v Atlantis (Top 8 Northern League)
Rocklands v Young Brothers (Top 8 Southern League)
Pumas v Kyamandi (Simonsberg Region)