VICTORY for Villagers

2016-05-17 06:00

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LAND Rover Durban-Hillcrest Villagers Rugby Club were away to Ballito Dolphins on Saturday.

Dolphins surprised many with their strong start in the first division this season, boasting a large and strong forwards pack that has dominated most of the side they have played thus far.

In the opening game in the afternoon, the consistently well performing Villagers 2nd XV totally dominated their opponents from beginning to end. The end score being 52-0
Jacques Gey Van Pittuis and Clifton Bridge were awarded Men of the Match.

In the main game of the clubs' encounter, a tight and scrappy game evolved.
Villagers did not create the continuity in play that they needed to display their abundance of talent and "close the door" on Dolphins.
As a result of their errors that the relentless and hungry opposition graciously fed off of, the Ballito outfit were able to "level peg" the visitors for much of the game.
Ultimately the game belonged to Villagers with a 13-10 victory. Tries came the way of Stefan van der Westhuizen and Brian "Cappy" Lewis, with Henkie Groenewald kicking a penalty. Men of The Match Awards went to Van der Westhuizen (forwards) and Groenewald (backline),

Villagers’ 1sts and 2nds have a well-deserved bye this weekend.

The club's third XV will do battle against Pinetown RC in a "Local Highway Derby" KZNRU 4th Division (Fowden Bowl Cup) encounter, to be played at The Durban Shongweni Club at 7pm on Friday night. All support would be appreciated. - Supplied.

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