TEAM PROFILE – PURPLE COBRAS


HIGH PROFILED COBRAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Cobras were formed in 2006 as a social rugby side, looking to play
 social rugby, however this was not the case as The Cobras stamped their
 name all over the UCT Internal league with fast paced, aggressive
 running rugby.
 
 Prioritizing fun with mates and the pure enjoyment of rugby rather than
 winning the Cobras seem to have found the gelling formula. Although the
 emphasis may not be on results, the Cobras have certainly had their fair
 share of success, making them a much favoured team in UCT internal
 league rugby. Whether it be at touch, on the match day paddock or in the
 change room for one of their infamous fines sessions, the Cobras are
 known to give it a full go making the Cobras brand a revered and likable
 team! Together with the proud ethos and passionate players, past and
 present, Cobras rugby is held in high regard.
 
 Since forming in 2006 the Cobras have played 37 matches in the UCT
 internal league, lost 5 and drawn 1, so their record speaks for itself.
 The highlight of the Cobras tenure thus far was winning the UCT internal
 league title for the first time in 2008 and subsequently qualifying to
 take part in the inaugural Steinhoff FNB Koshuis Varsity Cup the
 following year. In addition the Cobras had an unbeaten run in the
 inaugural Cape Town Tens in 2009, only to loose out to the eventual beer
 league champions in the semi finals. The Cobras are a very welcoming
 ‘club’ as they are open to anyone who is keen to have fun, make
 new friends and play some hard rugby. There have been some success
 stories to come out of Cobras rugby, none other then 2010 UCT rugby
 captain Nicholas Fenton- Wells who was a founder member on the Cobras in
 2006.
 2010 looks set to be a year of endless possibilities for the Cobras,
 mindful of the very strong field this year, the Cobras have set their
 sight firmly on winning the internal league for the second time in their
 history. Consisting of a strong contingent of ex Bishops pupils, this
 year’s team is fitted with bustling talent. Players to watch this year
 are, amongst others, ex Bishops 1st XV captain and UCT 1st XV center
 Justin Bijl, along with ex UCT first XV fly half Oliver Braithwaite. The
 Cobras are lead this year by passionate open side flanker Callan Artus,
 an ex UCT u20 A1 player himself. Cobras’ players, current and former,
 are proud of their establishment.
 
 The Cobras website: http://uctpurplecobras.blogspot.com
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