Cape Town is bracing for massive cold fronts that are set to hit the peninsula this weekend, bringing huge waves and gale-force winds. Wind speeds up to 50knots will no doubt turn the Green Mile into a wind tunnel fit for Formula1 testing, add the rain that is forecast for Saturday afternoon and the stage will be set for an epic splash.
The Ikey Tigers are meant to take on newly promoted Kraaifontein who albeit having put on some brave fights, are winless thus far and look bound for relegation. The team have lost their coach and a number of players who had secured the promotion, they have also just come off a 100! point thrashing at the hands of Vics on Wednesday night (100:12).
While UCT were considering an alternative date to allow for a rugby match as opposed to extreme sports this weekend, the game will now go ahead. Postponments are rare indeed and “Kraaie” might in fact welcome the conditions which will certainly be a leveller.
The other matches from last weekend were the plucky Villagers narrowly going down to Durbell 28:23 and Hamiltons running in six tries to beat SK Walmers 14:39. The upset of the week was dished out by Helderberg who recovered from the 50 points UCT put past them in the previous week and managed to beat NNK 27:16 away.
VICTORIANS 100:12 Kraaifontein
MATIES 16:16 UCT
NNK 16:27 HELDERBERG
DURB-BELL 28:23 VILLAGER
SK-WALMERS 14:39 HAMILTONS