In a slightly one-sided affair on a perfect evening at UCT, the Trojans managed to rack up a score of 64 7 against the visitors, NNK.
The game began at a brisk pace, with UCT showing their intent by running the from the kick-off deep in their own half. This trend was one that would continue right throughout the game, as UCT looked to run absolutely everything and anything, and stretched what was a somewhat weaker NNK side all over the show. A Phil Taberer hatrick opened up the account, as he showed good support play and a clean pair of heals on a number of occasions to run in his three scores. And the tries were only halted due to some incredibly elaborate attempts to pass and off-load, that failed to find the desired destination. Unfortunatley a scrum error allowed them to sneak in for one try, but the score sat at 31 7 at half time.
No talk was likely to change the approach too much, but the guys did try to structure the play slightly more for the first few minutes of the second half, resulting in more splendid tries. The procession continued as the ball moved from side to side, through multiple hands on a many occasions resulting in some great tries for the spectators. The end result sitting at 64 7, and a satisfying win for the boys as we head into two tough games against SK-Walmers and Hamiltons.
Congratulations to Michael Botha for his livewire, man-of-the-match performance.
Team:Taylor,Smith, Naude,Horne, Esterhuyse, Botha,Macdonald, Brukman,Watermeyer,Mallett,Njongwe,Jenkinson,Taberer,Bester,Bruinders