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. There are promotion places up for grabs, as well as the start of the President’s Cup in a few weeks’ time.
Let’s have a look at some results from around the divisions.
In Super League A, Hamilton’s cemented their place in the 2015 Community Cup with a convincing 45-19 victory over Tygerberg. Maties were too strong for Primrose as they ran out 50-10 winners and Durb-Bell thrashed SK Walmers 68-5, whilst Helderberg were narrow 8-6 winners over UWC.
In Super League B, Villager beat Pniel 7-5 to keep alive their title chances. Collegians beat Rangers 24-12 in their derby match played at Surrey Estate, Sir Lowrians beat Goodwood 24-22, whilst St Georges got a crucial victory when they beat Scottsdene 64-15.
In Super League C, Violets beat Raithby Universals 23-19, Silvertree and Noordelikes played out to an 18-18 draw, Franschoek United beat Strand 46-15 and Stel/Cor beat Mannenberg Rangers 11-7.
In the Top 9 Champions League, Masiphumelele beat Caledonian Roses 40-19, Young Stars beat Cloetesville 32-10, Lagunya beat Young Ideas 21-16 and Blue Jets beat Young Wesleys 33-16.
The 2014 DHL Western Province Emerging side has again reached the final of the Southern Amateur Provincial Championship in Humansdorp. The team, coached by Kuilsriver’s Lionel Langenhoven, is made up of Super League A players.
Below is a breakdown of the results from Humansdorp as well as a full team list:
APC South Day One results – Monday, August 25:
DHL Western Province Emerging 36 EP Invitational 24
APC South Day Two results – Wednesday, August 27:
DHL Western Province 30 Boland 12
APC South Round Three fixtures – Friday, August 29:
09h00: EP Invitational v Border Rural (7th/8th-place play-off)
10h45: Boland v Border (3rd/4th-place play-off)
10h00: EP Urban v EP Rural (Plate Final)
12h00: SWD v DHL Western Province (Cup Final)
The 2014 DHL Western Province Emerging side:
1. Gerard Lotter (False Bay)
2. Charlton van Jaarsveld (Tygerberg)
3. Gabri Lourens (Helderberg)
4. Wade Schoor (Primrose)
5. JP Kellerman (Tygerberg)
6. Sphetholo Buthelezi (Hamiltons)
7. Jose Julies (UWC)
8. Patrick O’Brien (UWC)
9. Louis Nel (Maties)
10. Shane Vallender (Hamiltons)
11. Cheslin Roberts (Belhar)
12. Tiaan Loots (Durb-Bell)
13. Danwill Erasmus (SK Walmers)
14. Craig Pheiffer (Hamilton’s)
15. Adrian Roberts (Belhar)
16. Thobela Ngonyoza (Kuilsrivier)
17. Steve Robbeson (Hamiltons)
18. Earl Johnson (False Bay)
19. Christy van Niekerk (Kuilsrivier)
20. Jason van Rooyen (Kuilsrivier)
21. Errol Jagger (Helderberg)
22. Eathon Coenraad (Bellville)
23. Madeeg Davids (SK Walmers)
24. Schalk Jooste (Durb-Bell)
25. Taliep Johnson (False Bay)
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.)
Maties v Hamilton’s (SLA)
Villager’s v Sir Lowrians (SLB)
Franschoek v Violets (SLC)
Young Stars v Young Wesleys (Top 9 Champions League)
Watsonia v Perseverance (Top 8 City League)
Strand Pioneers v Khayelitsha (Top 8 Northern League)
Thistles v Titans (Top 8 Southern League)
Lower Paarl v Vineyards (Paarl League Top 6)
Phizantekraal v Pumas (Simonsberg Region)
This weekend is the final round of matches in Super Leagues A, B, and C before the President’s Cup begins. There are some fantastic games on show this weekend and I would urge anyone who is in the area to go and watch.
Have a great rugby weekend and best of luck to all our clubs and teams in action.
Of course, last but not least, a special note of good luck to our three DHL Western Province teams (Under-19s, Under-21s and the senior side) in action in Pretoria. Continue to fly the Province flag, chaps!
The senior side will be wearing arm-bands in honour of Tinus Linee, whilst the Bulls have dedicated the game to Joost van der Westhuizen and will also be wearing arm-bands to create awareness for MND sufferers. It’s a wonderful gesture from both teams, but I must also congratulate our DHL WP captain Juan de Jongh who came up with the initial idea. Juan, Jou Lekker Ding!