Patria lift 'koshuis' trophy
Pretoria - The Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championships Final was a one sided affair, as a well drilled Patria from Pukke won 21-0 and were simply too strong for Maties koshuis Simonsberg.
Both Steinhoff Patria and Steinhoff Simonsberg went unbeaten through their koshuis seasons and a tightly contested final was expected.
Patria came out fired up and absorbed some early pressure from Simonsberg, as both teams made relatively nervy starts in front of a large and very vocal crowd.
Patria got on the board first through the boot of flyhalf Wilco de Wet, who landed two easy penalties after some ill dicipline at ruck time from Simonsberg.
The Men from Potchefstroom then extended their lead after some great hands by flank Jean Olivier, who got the ball out to left wing Janco van Zyl on the 22m line, and the lanky speedster cut back into the field to run a perfect angle and slice through the defence to score the opening try.
In the second half it was Patria who were the dominant side once again, and with an attacking line-out they rumbled the ball forward before scrumhalf Zwerus Evers fired a pass out to lock Ludewyk Uys, who crashed over for the second try of the match.
Both sides must be complimented on their committed tackling and frantic work attack, but Patria were more accurate and composed under pressure, playing with real guts and determination.
Tries: Van Zyl, Uys
Con: De Wet
Pens: De Wet 3
Steinhoff Simonsberg: 15 Chris Hopkins, 14 Cameron Turner, 13 Karel Kruger, 12 Walter Smit, 11 Zac Prins, 10 Henk de Villiers, 9 Murray Middleton, 8 André Bezuidenhout, 7 William Leathern, 6 Jacob Serfontein, 5 Rob Burman, 4 Chris Jacobs, 3 John Comway, 2 Marc van Heerden, 1 Douglas Gower.
Replacements: 16 Thomas Clark, 17 Louwrens Mostert, 18 Tom Keet, 19 Andrew Teare, 20 Pieter de Jager, 21 Warren Seals, 22 Ryno Roux.
Steinhoff Patria: 15 Johannes Jurie du Toit, 14 Tiaan Geldenhuys, 13 Johan Deysel, 12 Claude Bouwer, 11 Janco van Zyl, 10 Wilco de Wet, 9 Zwerus Evers, 8 Zander Erasmus, 7 Jean Olivier, 6 IW Olivier, 5 St John Nel, 4 Ludewyk Uys, 3 Luvan Viljoen, 2 Pieterse Le Roux, 1 Christoff Briers.
Replacements: 16 Mauritz Senekal, 17 Andries Brummer, 18 Ehrart van Antwerpen, 19 Benson Brink, 20 Richard Webber, 21 Benjamin van As, 22 Edward du Plessis, 23 Rupert Oberholster.