UCT tops log but Brackenfell show early signs of dominance

UCTs under-20 and 2nd team, above, were among the sides that took part in the Dr Cecil Moss memorial event at UCT, at the weekend.

Brackenfell made light work of Primrose Rugby Club during a Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) Super League A match, in Brackenfell, on Saturday.

The final score was 50-15 in favour of an on-form Brackenfell side and sent Primrose to the bottom of the log after three rounds.

Primrose are yet to register a win. They came into the game against second-placed Brackenfell with the will to win following their 10-56 defeat to False Bay a week ago and 10-54 loss to log leaders, UCT, a fortnight ago, however, Brackies had other plans in mind.

Despite the first, second and third teams being outplayed by Brackenfell on the score sheet, Primrose’s under-20 side showed signs of resilience after they registered a 29-24 win earlier on Saturday.

It does not get any easier for Primrose in the top flight as they will travel away to a recovering Union-Milnerton (Uni-Mil) on Saturday.

The third-placed Uni-Mil lost 25-35 to eighth-placed Stellenbosch away on Friday.

This was Uni-Mil’s first loss of the season after winning both opening league games against Paarl 46-29 and 63-29 against Hamilton.

It was also Maties first fixture of the season and they went in with a bang against Uni-Mil.

In other news, UWC will be happy to have walked away with a 33-33 draw against Hammies a fortnight ago. Hammies are in 10th position on the log with four points after winning one and losing one.

At the weekend, UWC defeated a crippled Paarl side 34-28, in Paarl. This was Paarl’s third loss in three games. UWC will tackle Brackies at home on Saturday, while Paarl will travel to UCT.

Elsewhere, Tygerberg and False Bay remain unbeaten. Villager crushed NTK 57-14, before they were thumped 7-38 by Tygerberg.

Stellenbosch will host SK Walmer, NTK will host Tygerberg, and Durbanville-Bellville will welcome Hamilton this week.