Gardens to play in Gold Cup rugby champs

2019-02-14 06:00
<College Rovers’ Tythan Adams is tackled by Tygerberg players during a previous Gold Cup quarterfinal. Adams’ performances earned him a professional contract with Tafel Lager Griquas. Photo:GALLO

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THE lean-and-mean 6-week, 32-match Gold Cup, SA Rugby’s flagship national championship for non-university clubs, kicks off on March 9th, with Uitenhage’s Multisure Gardens amongst the 16 teams.

“Nowhere on the planet does amateur rugby attract the crowds that it does in South Africa, especially in the Eastern and Western Cape,” said SA Rugby CEO, Jurie Roux.

The Derrick Ferreira Stadium – better known as “Die Hok” in Uitenhage will be one of the venues attracting diehard fans to support Multisure Gardens.

“It shows that club rugby holds a certain appeal, especially at a local or community level. It is here that sponsors are recognising the value of being associated with their local team, who are often supported by thousands of people in the area in which they do business,” said Roux.

A leaner 16-team format is expected to place a greater emphasis on strength versus strength, while the recent success of the #SuperHeroSunday event at Cape Town Stadium will be replicated at grassroots level with a number of double-header match days planned.

2019 GOLD CUP POOLS:

Pool A:

Stiles Progress George (SWD)

Durbanville-Bellville (WP)

OneLogix United Bulk Villagers Worcester (Boland)

Northam Platinum Rhinos (Limpopo)

Pool B:

Multisure Gardens (EP)

Sasol Digi Mag Secunda (Pumas)

College Rovers (Sharks)

Phakisa Holdings East Rand United (wildcard, Falcons)

Pool C:

ABE Midas Naka Bulls (Blue Bulls)

CT Hydraulics Sishen (Griquas)

Welkom (Griffons)

Recall Security Bloemfontein Police (Cheetahs)

Pool D:

RotoTank Roodepoort (Golden Lions)

Newrak Rustenburg Impala (Leopards)

KWV Springs (Falcons)

Hollywoodbets Swallows (Border)

2019 GOLD CUP FIXTURES:

Round 1 – Sat 9 March:

Stiles Progress George v Durbanville-Bellville

OneLogix United Bulk Villagers Worcester v Northam Platinum Rhinos

Multisure Gardens v Sasol Digi Mag Secunda

College Rovers v Phakisa Holdings East Rand United

ABE Midas Naka Bulls v CT Hydraulics Sishen

Welkom v Recall Security Bloemfontein Police

RotoTank Roodepoort v Newrak Rustenburg Impala

KWV Springs v Hollywoodbets Swallows

Round 2 – Sat 16 March:

Durbanville-Bellville v Northam Platinum Rhinos

Stiles Progress George v OneLogix United Bulk Villagers Worcester

Phakisa Holdings East Rand United v Sasol Digi Mag Secunda

Multisure Gardens v College Rovers

CT Hydraulics Sishen v Recall Security Bloemfontein Police

ABE Midas Naka Bulls v Welkom

Newrak Impala v Hollywoodbets Swallows

Rototank Roodepoort v KWV Springs

Round 3 – Sat 23 March:

OneLogix United Bulk Villagers Worcester v Durbanville-Bellville

Northam Platinum Rhinos v Stiles Progress George

Sasol Digi Mag Secunda v College Rovers

Phakisa Holdings East Rand United v Multisure Gardens

Welkom v CT Hydraulics Sishen

Recall Security Bloemfontein Police v ABE Midas Naka Bulls

KWV Springs v Newrak Impala

Hollywoodbets Swallows v Rototank Roodepoort

GOLD CUP CHAMPIONS:

2013 – Despatch (bt College Rovers in final)

2014 – Newrak Impala (bt RotoTank Roodepoort in final)

2015 – Durbanville-Bellville (bt Newrak Impala in final)

2016 – Newrak Impala (bt DirectAxis False Bay in final)

2017/18 – DirectAxis False Bay (bt College Rovers in final). – ISSUED: SA RUGBY COMMUNICATIONS

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