STEINHOFF UCT INTERNAL LEAGUE, TOUGHER THAN EXPECTED

The Steinhoff UCT Internal league was greeted by a light shower of rain. It however didn’t have any effect on the pitch as teams where determined to slug it out and gain the advantage over their opponents.

The Steinhoff UCT Internal league hosted the clash of the week as a star studded Cobras team played against a Star studded Magic Lions team, better known as the MOB (Marquard Old Boys).
The cobras line up consisted of some big names such as Ollie Braithewaite, Dugald MacD Jnr, Ian ‘Army’ Armstrong, Warren Butler and Luke Du Plessis former Springbok Captain Morne Du Plessis’s son.
The MOB had their game plan worked out as they brought their own big guns, with Rob Nichol and brother in arms, pink shorts wearing  Big Will Nichol, Blaine Moolman and Xhanti Nesi leading by example.
 The match was a fiercely contest event as tackles flew in left, right and centre. Both teams had something to prove to each other on the night. The MOB had the better forwards on the night as this was seen by them dominating the Cobras scrum, but don’t write the Cobras off as their backline were far superior to that of the MOB which made it so much interesting to watch.
The Cobras showed their experience throughout the game, playing the ball from left to right and kicking for territorial advantage, something the MOB didn’t do and it was understandable why. The first try came in the 20th minute of the match with Graham Steen Cobras number 9 pouncing on a MOB mistake to score in the corner, and Warren Butler putting over the conversion. With Cobras in the lead the MOB had to score early, and this they did. Devin Dollery caught the Cobras defence napping and took full advantage to score under the post.
With the score now seven points a piece. The match grew more intense, something had to give and it was the MOB that mad the mistake gifting a penalty to the Cobras. Warren Butler calmly slotted home the penalty and giving his team the lead. Was this the last straw or was there another twist to the tail. The MOB kept attacking wit their forwards and gained a penalty for their efforts. They opted for the Line out; it was a critical error from the MOB’s captain as they lost their lineout.
The Cobras held on for the 10 – 7 win and are now placed second in their group.  
 Other matches on the evening saw Turtles scoring in the dying minutes to win the match 17 – 15 against a well disciplined Kopano team. Wild Boys trashed Catsville CPUT, 44 – 00 and now leads the overall score telly sheets with the highest win.
Last years finalist Ikhaya started off well against Smuts. Smuts soon composed themselves and defended like demons with their number 10, Charlie their stand out player on the evening. Smuts however went down 10 – 0. Ubumbo had a hard fought 14 – 7 win against Claredon and Spanners walked away 19 – 6 victors over College House.
 
 
LOG STANDING
22 APRIL 2010
Group 1
Teams
Played
Won
Lost
Drew
PDiff
BP
Pts
Steinhoff Tornadoes
1
1
0
0
+20
1
5
Steinhoff Shebeen Boys
1
1
0
0
+2
0
4
Steinhoff Marquard
1
0
1
0
-2
1
1
Steinhoff Panther
1
0
1
0
-20
0
0
 
Group 2
Teams
Played
Won
Lost
Drew
PDiff
BP
Pts
Steinhoff Ikhaya
2
2
0
0
+13
0
8
Steinhoff Ubumbo
2
1
1
0
+3
1
5
Steinhoff Smuts
2
1
1
0
-6
0
4
Steinhoff Claredon
2
0
2
0
-10
2
2
 
Group3
Teams
Played
Won
Lost
Drew
PDiff
BP
Pts
Steinhoff Spanners
1
1
0
0
+13
0
4
Steinhoff Cobras
1
1
0
0
+3
0
4
Steinhoff Magic Lions
1
0
1
0
-3
1
1
Steinhoff College House
1
0
1
0
-13
0
0
 
Group 4
Teams
Played
Won
Lost
Drew
PDiff
BP
Pts
Steinhoff Wild Boys
2
2
0
0
+54
1
9
Steinhoff Turtles
2
2
0
0
+28
1
9
Steinhoff Kopano
2
0
2
0
-12
1
1
Steinhoff Catsville CPUT
2
0
2
0
-71
0
0
 

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