Two-thirds of the way through the Western Province Super League A UCT find themselves in a very healthy position as they yet again completed another clean sweep at home.
After missing out on the playoffs in last year’s competition UCT has been a much-improved side in 2019. Thus far they’ve only lost one game in the competition and have gone a long way in returning to the great brand of running rugby they’ve long been famous for.
This past weekend UCT hosted Brackenfell on the Green Mile. The afternoon opened up with the U20A side running in nine tries against their opposition to score themselves a superb 60-5 victory. They remain undefeated in the competition with the only blimp in their record this season a 22-22 draw against Stellenbosch. Having picked a bonus point in almost every game thus far they are very much on track to defend their title.
The Bears put in a strong and resilient performance to come back from a ten-point deficit early on to win the game 17-10 against Brackenfell 3rd XV. They now find themselves in 3rd position on their overall log with only four games left. They’ll still need to put in a strong performance in those last games to ensure a spot in the playoffs but based off their current form this shouldn’t be an issue for a side that has grown from strength to strength this season.
The UCT 2nd XV put in an almost flawless performance as they moved themselves up onto 2nd place on their overall log. They ran in an unanswered six tries to claim a 40-0 victory over Brackenfell 2nd XV.
The 1st XV put in an incredibly gritty performance to pick up their 27-25 victory as they prepare for their huge matchup against arch-rivals False Bay. Another victory on the trot strengthens their position in 3rd place with a game in hand over the team above them. UCT will go into their match against False Bay brimming with confidence following their recent results as they look to finish in a strong position overall.