Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

August 29, 2014
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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!

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2 Comments

  1. avatar Hannes Brits says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    The following matches take place in Windhoek today:
    14h00 Zimbabawe 0/19 vs Tunisia 0/19 3rd and 4th place playoff in CAR 0/19 Tournament
    16h00 Namibia 0/19 vs Kenya 0/19 1st and 2nd place playoff. Winners qualify for IRB 0/20 B tournament.
    Kenya beat Zimbabwe 27-20 on Tuesday while Namibia beat Tunisia 78-03.
    Directly after this the semi-finals for the Namibia Rugby Union First League will take place.
    18h00 Keetmanshoop I will play Unam III
    19H40 Grootfontein I will play Trustco United III
    Keetmanshoop progress to the semi finals due to the fact that their opponents with draw last Saturday.
    Unam III beat Mariental I 41-24.
    Grootfontein I beat Erongo Rugby Academy I 36-10
    Trustco United III beat Ocean Swallows I from Luderitz 21-19
    The two winners will progress to the First League Finals on 13 Seotember 2014.
    The Premier and Reserve League semi-finals will take place on 06 September 2014

  2. avatar Hannes Brits says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Just got back from the matches at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
    Zimbabwe beat Tunisia 51-21 and Namibia beat Kenya 52-17 to qualify for the IRB 0/20 tournament in Portugal in 2015.
    Results in the first league semi finals of the Namibia Rugby Union:
    Keetmanshoop I beat Unam III 19-18
    Trustco United III beat Grootfontein 22-20, once again this game went to the last minute. This time around Grootfontein missed a conversion to draw level and force extra time. Trustco United score 1 try, 1 conversion and 5 penalties while Grootfontein scored 3 tries, 1 conversion and 1 penalty. United had a 100% kicking record while Grootfontein missed 1 penalty and 2 conversions.

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