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WPRFU News from Danny's desk

WPRFU News from Danny's desk

The WPRFU Score Club Rugby Sevens tournament kicked off with a bang last week and promises to be just as exciting this coming Saturday.
This year the fans saw a host of teams take to field at the Goodwood RFC sports grounds with the typical passion of local club rugby and this Saturday promises to deliver yet another entertaining day as we head into round two.    
The Bashews kiddies zone proved a big hit with the kids, and with it being a totally safe and controlled environment, parents were able to walk freely and enjoy the quality rugby.

Additional entertainment saw jumping castles and face painting for the kids. All this while the DJ’s and MC kept the crowd entertained, including some fantastic spot prizes.

Fans can again expect food stalls with pizza’s, burgers, boerewors and more on sale with beers and beverages available in the club house.

UWC, Belhar, Brackenfell and Victorians took the top log spots with three from three. Last year’s tournament winners Bellville got off to a slow start ending eighth in Pool C after losing narrowly to False Bay, Vics and Kraaifontein, arguably all tough matches. We do however expect them to bounce back with the flare that crowned them as 2016 champions.

Teams will certainly want to guard against some of the top players in the first round. George Lourens and Brent Christoffels both from Stellenbosch scored 22 total points equally in Pool A, Abubakar Jappie from Collegians in Pool B with 26 points, Migeul Smythe from Scottsdene Central with 32 points in Pool C and Naziem Wood in Pool D with 38 points.

The first games kicks off a bit earlier at 10:12am, between St Georges and Silverleaf on the C Field, False Bay and Rocklands. All games will be concluded by 15:45.

This is to accommodate the  national women’s Club Rugby championship matches which start at 8:30am.

We’re expecting a jam-packed DHL Newlands Stadium on Saturday, not only with our senior Currie Cup team looking for a finals berth, but also our DHL WP u19 sides in action in their semi-finals against The Toyota Free State Cheetahs.

The DHL Western Province U21 team is doing battle in their semi-final today against the Xerox Golden Lions U21 at Emirates Airline Park.

The Currie Cup Semi – Final between DHL WP and The Xerox Golden Lions promises to be a crowd pleaser with the return of several top Springbok players.

Spectators are encouraged to allow enough time to clear security and get to their seats timeously in order to avoid missing any of the action. Kickoff is at 17h00.
Please be respectful of all supporters and those around you, as well as the players, coaches, officials and staff.

Best Regards
Danny Jones
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