In a tight encounter between Steinhoff Tornadoes and Steinhoff Oppierif it was the home side who edged out a 34-13 victory over the Cape visitors at Rand Stadium on Monday night.
It was an evenly balanced affair in the first half, as each side exchanged tries early on and going into the break the scores were at 16-13 in favour of Steinhoff Oppierif.
But the second half was a turnaround. Steinhoff came out firing on all cylinders. Three unanswered tries ensured a 34-13 victory as Steinhoff Tornadoes couldn’t breach the Steinhoff Oppierif defence.
The match ended a minute before full time due to a power failure at Rand Stadium, but by then the result had been cemented, Steinhoff Oppierif just too strong for the Steinhoff Tornadoes. The full time score 34-13.
Steinhoff Tornadoes: 13
Tries: Vusi Gubeni, Phil Jacobs
Cons: Karl Martin
Steinhoff Oppierif: 34
Tries: Zolile Makuwane (2), Linda Ncgobo, Wezi Manda, Sbogiseni Nxumalo
Cons: Wezi Manda (3)
15 Karl Martin, 14 Andrew Moir, 13 Yale Jameson, 12 Pat Chuter, 11 Vusi Gubeni, 10 Phil Jacobs, 9 Justin Rowe-Roberts, 8 Luke Kuhn, 7 Zukile Ncube, 6 Alessio de Gouveia, 5 Jacob Perren, 4 Tom van As, 3 Jason Landman, 2 Yandi Maqenukana, 1 Marty Chandler
16 Replacement not available, 17 Moesha Mdabula, 18 Oliver Neill, 19 Ken Kabongo, 20 Stef de Gouveia, 21 Replacement not available, 22 Jabu Rachia, 23 Ty de Brito
15 Banele Nqwenya, 14 Zolile Makuwane, 13 Sazi Mapetshana, 12 Sabelo Mahlangu, 11 Lindo Ngcobo, 10 Lonwabo Semane, 9 Wezi Manda, 8 Manqoba Mahlangu, 7 Xola Msana, 6 Antonia Mashamba, 5 Sbogiseni Nxumalo, 4 Phelelane Mchunu, 3 Ncamiso Mkhatshwa, 2 Fundisa Dimba, 1 Yanga Dolo
16 Denzel Mupfurutsa, 17 , 18 Emile Leyane, 19 Tafenda Zhoya, 20 Moeketsi Koali, 21 Mutale Chileshe, 22 Harold Mathatho, 23 Christopher Oosthuizen