UCT A played a pumped up and newly promoted False Bay on Saturday – False Bay won the game 21-12 and with it the Mark Jordaan Trophy, which they took home to Constantia for the first time since 1995.
The Ikeys A side certainly had their chances, but were their own worst enemies when they played with the wind behind them but gave the ref a ton of reasons for penalties, which helped False Bay escape from UCT pressure. The Bay scored a much debated try after they had worked their way into the UCT 22, when the students played off a lineout, but were tackled setting up a phase, with the tackler emerging on the other side of the ruck, picking up the ball and scoring from close range.
The other try came off a miscommunication in defense and gifted the visitors a seven pointer.
So it was just Paul Cohen’s trusty boot that kept UCTs side of the scoreboard ticking over. The hosts had a better second half keeping the Bay tryless and put together some nice phases playing against the wind. The visitors however understood to boot themselves out of trouble when UCT made an inevitable mistakes following some extended passages of play.
It was all a friendly match should be and False Bay – who had a host of ex UCT players in their ranks – will be happy to finally have captured back the trophy that has eluded them for so many years.
UCT B also lost 25-0 and the C Team went down 45-0.
1. Spike Carlo, 2. Blake Pengelly, 3. Shane Meyer, 4. Pallo Manuel, 5. Bodo Sieber (C) , 6. Luzuko Panya (VC), 7. Andre Goosen, 8. Zandy MacDonald, 9. Nic Groom, 10. Mike Nel, 11. Sharief Hendricks, 12.Adrian Kritzinger, 13. Zubayr Abrahams, 14. Gary Cox, 15. Paul Cohen