Morning Stars defeat Eagles in Adam’s Cup

2018-05-30 06:01
Hilltop Eagles skipper Thulani Tanda is faced by Morning Stars players.

Hilltop Eagles skipper Thulani Tanda is faced by Morning Stars players.

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MORNING Stars RFC made history when they defeated Hilltop Eagles RFC for the first time since the start of their campaign in the EP Rugby Adam’s Cup League at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday.

Amagqunukhwebe, as Morning Stars are affectionately known by their supporters, whacked Eagles 63 -7 in their match.

Eagles, who previously dominated Amagqunukhwebe, saw their unbeaten record come to an abrupt end. Stars registered their first try courtesy of right wing Lithalethu Gola. The home team increased their score to 12-0 after their lock forward, Mkhanyiseli Ngcewu, scored a try that he converted himself.

It seemed as if the flood gates opened as Stars kept on collecting points, with their third try coming from centre Athenkosi Lusiba to increase the score to 17-0.

Ngcewu came up with his second try that he converted, further extending their lead to 24-0.

Amagqunukhwebe’s eighth man, Mabandla Hashe, also registered a world-class try that was converted by Simbongile Gqo and the score increased to 31-0. The first half ended when the score was 38-0 after Bonginkosi Myeki scored his try that was converted by star player Ngcewu.

Siviwe Ngalo scored Stars’ unconverted try that increased the scoreline to 43-0.

Finally, Eagles registered their only try that was scored by Luyolo Shasha and which was easily converted by Xola Binza. Then the score was 43-7.

Kuhle Yantolo’s try increased Stars’ lead again to 48-7. Amagqunukhwebe supporters saw Asanele “Chief” Kama’As top-notch try increase their lead to 53-7. Myeki came up with his second try that gave his side a 58-7 lead, with scrumhalf Sinoxolo Febana scoring his only try that sealed the game at 63-7 in favour of Morning Stars.

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