It was another humdinger of a final as Steinhoff Cobras edged Steinhoff Nadoes 15-13 in the Steinhoff UCT Internal League Final.
The match was a thriller that saw the lead change hands a few times before Cobras sealed it at the end.
Steinhoff Nadoes lost their kicker in the early stage of the game and gave the kicking duties to flank Shawn Tyson who gave thems a six point lead.
The Steinhoff Cobras flyhalf Warren Butler hit back for his side, slotting four penalties to give them a 12-6 lead, but that lead was short lived as Steinhoff Nadoes took the lead with a well worked try, taking the score to 12–13.
With seconds to play the Nadoes gave a penalty away and Mr cool himself Warren Butler slotted another kick, to win what was one of the best finals in years.
The Res – League Final was a precursor of what was to expect in the A-League Final.
Steinhoff Health Sciences, newbies to the Steinhoff Internal league had a match of their lives as they took on the Vetrans of this completion, Steinhoff Shebeen Boys.
Both teams gave it their all with Mike Nel pulling the strings for the Steinhoff Health Sciences team and Mr Concussion himself Shaun Fickling ever so aggressive for the Shebeen Boys.
Both teams had an opportunity to win it but it should that experience counts for more than youth. Steinhoff Shebeen Boys out scrummed and beat the Steinhoff Health Sciences team to each breakdown and this was the vital aspect of the game that won it for Steinhoff Shebeen Boys.
|STEINHOFF PURPLE COBRAS||STEINHOFF TORNADOES|
|1.||Devan Knoetze||1.||Neil Naude|
|2.||Jonty Tatz||2.||Phil Quma|
|3.||Stephan Hartzenberg||3.||Ayden Coetzee|
|4.||Zack Beukman||4.||Josh Gloak|
|5.||Evan Strauss||5.||Dayne Allenbrooke (c)|
|6.||Callan Artus||6.||Nicholas Simpson|
|7.||Rob Inskip||7.||Shawn Tyson|
|8.||Dino Loizedez||8.||Roberto Talotti|
|9.||Guy Whitfield||9.||Jonathan Hill|
|10.||Warren Butler||10.||Jarred Stokes|
|11.||Josh Rowe||11.||Stuart Hablutzel|
|12.||Doug Mallett||12.||Nicholas Collins|
|13.||Peter Greyling||13.||Curtis Middleton|
|14.||Mike Blankenberg||14.||Sbrand Engelbrecht|
|15.||David Russell||15.||Edward Gregory|
|16.||Warren Handley||16.||Anton Coosner|
|17.||Jason Bissict||17.||Jon Friday|
|18.||James Morris||18.||Grayson Wright|
|19.||Mike Cockburn||19.||Joshua De Villiers|
|20.||Pete Vogel||20.||Chris Nussey|
|21.||Matt Foster||21.||Matthew Healey|
|22.||Philip Taberer||22.||Chase Dell|
|23.||Geoff Van Ryneveld||23.||Ian Hopton|