WRAP: Community Cup

2013-03-28 17:51
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Cape Town - Polished performances by Brakpan, College Rovers, Despatch and Rustenburg Impala saw them qualify for Saturday’s semi-finals of the inaugural Community Cup, being played at Outeniqua Park in George.

Despatch will face Impala and Rovers will play Brakpan to determine the finalist for the tournament showdown on Easter Monday.

In Thursday’s quarter-final action, the eight top sides from the pool phase took to the field to determine the pecking order of South African club rugby. All matches proved very competitive with some late tries in two matches giving those results a lop-sided appearance.

In the opening match of the day, Brakpan outplayed Roodepoort to the tune of 39-13 thanks to two tries in the last two minutes of the match.

More accurate goal kicking proved the difference in the next two matches, where Despatch won 33-25 against Pretoria Police and College Rovers edged out Durbanville-Bellville 27-17.

In the last match of the day, home side Pacaltsdorp Evergreens conceded four tries in the last 10 minutes to go down 50-10 to Rustenburg Impala.

Results from the Community Cup quarter-final matches played at Outeniqua Park in George on Thursday:

Match 1: Brakpan 39 (12), Roodepoort 13 (3)


Brakpan 39 (12). Tries: Wikus van der Berg, Tobie Strydom, Armand Steynvaart, Roland Botes, Jaco Lotter. Conversions: Charl Niewenhuis (4). Penalties: Niewenhuys (2).

Roodepoort 13 (5). Tries: Nicky Kritzinger, Byron Godfrey. Penalty: Steven Griffiths.

Match 2: Despatch 33 (14) Pretoria Police 25 (7)


Despatch 33 (14): Tries: Ashley Viviers, Elcardo Mintoor, Dewald Barnard, Bobby Dyer. Conversions: Ryan Brown (2). Penalty: Brown (2). Drop Goal: Marlon Lewis.

Pretoria Police 25 (7): Tries: Hendrik van der Nest, Pieter Strydom, Sibongile Njomba. Conversions: Dillon Laubscher (2). Penalties: Laubscher (2).

Match 3: College Rovers 27 (16), Durbanville-Bellville 17 (17)


College Rovers 27 (16). Tries: Chris Jordaan, Sergio Torrens. Conversion: Jors Dannhauser. Penalties: Chris Micklewood (3), Dannhauser (2).

Durbell 17 (17). Tries: Gerrit Theron, Marius White. Conversions: Raynor Becker (2). Penalty: Becker (1)

Match 4: Rustenburg Impala 50 (14) Pacaltsdorp Evergreens 10 (10)


Rustenburg Impala 50 (14). Tries: Alf Ries, Chanley Williams, Jermaine Apollis, Leon du Plessis (2), Marcel Esterhuyse. Conversions: Naas Olivier (4). Penalties: Olivier (4).

Evergreens 10 (10). Try: Gavin Delport. Conversion: C-Than Moos. Penalty: Moos.

Schedule for Saturday:

Match 45 - Pacaltsdorp Evergreens v Pretoria Police (kick-off: 12:45)
Match 46 - Roodepoort v Durbanville-Bellville (kick-off: 08:45)
Match 47 - Rustenburg Impala v Despatch (Cup Semi-final; kick-off: 14:45)
Match 48 - East Rand Cranes Brakpan v College Rovers (Cup Semi-final; kick-off: 10:45)

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