Collegians 3 : 10 UCT
UCT travelled to Mitchell’s Plain on the 21st to take on Collegians, who have just survived a relegation challenge from Peniel Villagers. UCT had a number of replacements lock Matt Johnson up for Bodo Sieber, who was away on international duty, playing for Germany in the Ukraine. Milo up for injured scrum half, Andrew Martin up for injured Dave Edgar, James Martin up for injured Marvin Christensen and Rob Hopwood up for Richard Lawson who was called to do the Vodacom side.
However, UCT were determined to walk away from the game
victorious. Unfortunately, UCT’s vision of walking all over Collegians
never materialised. Playing their usual style of spoil-slow-down rugby,
Collegians proceeded to ensure that the game actually never got
started. With the stop-start play UCT only managed to score one try.
Poor defence from the UCT backs saw the Collegians outside centre
isolated at the breakdown, a great tackle/ turnover from the Martin
brothers saw scrumhalf Carl Myles snipe around the blind side to run
30m, where he offloaded to James Richards, who strolled over the
Collegians line for the try.
Gareth Wright was only successful in one
of his penalty conversion attempts during the game, thus making the
score 10-3. A rather disappointing victory, considering Collegians were
on the verge of relegation. However, a victory is a victory, and this
puts UCT 3 for 3. Well done to the boys in blue and white, good luck
for the upcoming intervarsity challenge at Newlands on the 5th of May.