Impi beat Harlequins with a strong finish

2013-06-12 00:00

THE University of KwaZulu-Natal Impi left it late, but in the end, they beat Harlequins 33-27 in the Premier Division match on the Bluff in Durban at the weekend.

“It was a difficult match for both sides as the conditions were wet and slippery,” said UKZN Impi loose forward and captain Andre Greyvenstein.

“In the first half, our line-outs went well, yet maybe we were a bit complacent and our structures fell away, but in the second half, we began putting the phases together.”

The number eight said the Impi then went back to basics, kept it simple and made their first-time tackles.

“It worked for us and the winning try was a great effort as the ball went through a number of phases,” he said.

The Impi have developed a reputation for finishing a match strongly, with the players pulling together just in time to take the points.

Meanwhile, Maritzburg Collegians again competed well, but were not able to prevail over their opponents, and lost 34-10 to third-placed Varsity College.


Premier Div: Crusaders 18 DBN Collegians 18; Harlequins 27 UKZN Impi 33; PMB Collegians 10 Varsity College 34; Zululand Rhinos 14

College Rovers 80.

Reserves: Crusaders 6 DBN Collegians 11; Harlequins 18 UKZN Maritzburg 24; PMB Collegians 10 Varsity College 36; Zululand Rhinos 7 College Rovers 78.

1st Division

South: South Coast Warriors 32 Ballito Dolphins 32; Richards Bay 48 Jaguars 20; Hillcrest 28 UKZN Durban 12; Westville 17 Amanzimtoti 39.

Reserves: South Coast Warriors 15 Ballito Dolphins 24; Richards Bay 28 Jaguars 15; Hillcrest 28 UKZN Durban 8; Westville 0 Toti 46. U20A KO final: DBN Collegians 32 Varsity College 20.

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