Roodepoort Rugby Club extend homeground dominance

Travis Tarr taking the ball in a lineout during their second-team match against the Roodepoort Barbarians. Photo: Blake Linder.

This time around, Poorte took on the teams all the way from Middelburg Rugby Club at Allen Glen High School. Yet again they showed prowess on the field.

The day kicked off with a few hours of touch rugby. Anybody from anywhere who wanted to take part, could do so.

Terence Longworth attempting a conversion in the first-team match against Middelburg. Photo: Blake Linder.

Following the touch rugby, the U/21s kicked off their match against Middelburg and put on a dominant performance.

The match remained in Poorte’s favour throughout with the local boys coming up trumps 48–7 thanks to an impressive showing.

Following the U/21s’ victory, the Poorte second team took on a Poorte Barbarians side made up of players from the third and U/21 teams.

Terence Longworth got the first-team match against Middleburg under way. Photo: Blake Linder.

The second team managed to trump the Barbarians in a well-contested match.

The final match was not as easy for the first team. They had a poor first half, trailing by 10–14 when the whistle blew.

Following a strong motivational speech by coach Alwyn Hollenbach at half time, the 1st XV managed to score 24 points in the second half to come out on top by 34–18.

Unfortunately, Poorte’s lead could again have been much larger if their conversion kicks had not let them down again, with four being missed. The kickers’ performances were however much better than in the previous match, proving that they were putting in the hard yards at practice.

Overall, the day was a roaring success, with families all around to enjoy a brilliant day of rugby.

 

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at northsider@caxton.co.za  (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister newspaper websites 

Roodepoort Record

Randfontein Herald

Krugersdorp News 

Get It Joburg West Magazine

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Blake Linder
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