Pretoria Police are still top of the log of the Carlton League with 21 league points after five rounds of matches. On Saturday they outclassed, Harlequins 64-0 and in the process chalked up ten tries. This is a record for the most tries in a game this season (previously Tuks 8 tries, then Oostelike Eagles 9 tries, also against Harlequins).
UP-Tuks travelled by bus from the East side to the West side of Pretoria to play fellow students Tshwane University of Technology. They beat TUT 39-17 and got a bonus point. They now have 15 league points after three wins in four matches. They pushed Oostelike Eagles (who had a bye) out of the second spot to third (13 league points) on the log.
Centurion (pictured above), this year's Vodacom Blue Bulls Community Cup representatives, went to the Moot with the sole intention of acquiring five league points against Naka Bulls. In this they suceeded by dotting down their fourth try in the dying seconds of the game. Naka Bulls gave their best but could not penetrate the visitors' defence. The final score 27-0. Centurion are fourth on the log with 10 league points.
TUT are close on Centurion' heels also with 10 league points but a 3 point difference. Then follows Naka Bulls with 6 and Harlequins with -1 league point.
*League points are deducted from a club's first team if any of their other teams withdraw.
Centurion 27 (8). Drieë: Christiaan “Giepie” Burger (2), Bertus Coetzee, Sylvester Booysen. Doelskoppe: Steven Moir (2). Strafskop: Steven Moir.
Naka Bulle 0 (0).
Tweedes: Centurion 34, Naka Bulle 18.
Derdes: Centurion 18, Naka Bulle 10.
o.21: Centurion 40, Naka Bulle 0 ( by verstek).
o.19: Naka Bulle 21, Centurion 15.
Naka Bulle: Philip Mulder, Leandré Ebersohn, Andrew Niemand, Fritz Nel, Jeandré Toerien, Johan Joubert, Phillip van Rooyen, Deon Minnaar, Arnold Kleyn, Arno Taylor, Johan Grobler, Andy Terblanché, Malalchiwe Mtyingizane, Marcell Olivier, Pieter Kilian. Plaasvervangers: Darryl Bowels, AF Campbell, Simon du Plooy, Nolan Noah, Quintin Prinsloo, Divan Viljoen, JP Bieldt.
Centurion: Curtley Brink, Fano Ntsala, Christiaan “Giepie” Burger, Gihan Megannon, Wilmar Keyter, Steven Moir, Jacques Olivier, Tristan Slabbert, Petrus Engelbrecht, Bertus Coetzee, Rohann Ströh, Buhle Madulini, Zac Oosthuizen, Christiaan “Wollie” de Klerk, Paul Jacobs. Plaasvervangers: Sylvester Booysen, Nico van den Heever, Evert Louw, Armandt Pryor, Albert Bakker, Monde Kinana, Stephen Bronkhorst.
UP-Tuks 39 (27). Drieë: Riaan Britz, Dennis Visser, Theuns Kruger, Lawrence Cleminson, Clinton Swart. Doelskoppe: Clinton Swart (4). Strafskoppe: Clinton Swart (2).
TUT 17 (3). Drieë: Nico Smuts, Pieter Mathews. Doelskoppe: Morné Hugo (2). Strafskop: Morné Hugo.
Tweedes: Tuks-Fezelas 111, TUT 7.
Derdes: Tuks-Pumas 72, TUT 0.
o.21: Tuks-Jongspan 25, TUT 17.
o.19: Tuks 39, TUT 0.
UP-Tuks: Riaan Britz, Damian van Wyk, Theuns Kruger, Dirk Dippenaar, Andries Kruger, Clinton Swart, Emile Temperman, Alwyn Janse van Vuuren, Pieter Griesel, Dwight Pansegrouw, Dennis Visser, Pieter Janse van Vuren, Wesley Cloete, Sidney Tobias, Juan Schoeman. Plaasvervangers: Robey Leibrandt, Lawrence Cleminson, Willie Engelbrecht, Stephen Stewart, Heinrich Sander, Anton Beswick, Enver Brandt.
TUT: Nie beskikbaar nie.
Polisie 62 (26). Drieë: Ruan “Strepies” van Loo (2), Divan Prinsloo, Ivan Venter, Sibongile Njomba, Gerhard du Preez, Nico Luus, Rickus de Beer, Sydney Raaths, Dillon Laubscher. Doelskoppe: Dillon Laubscher (6).
Harlequins (0) 0.
Tweedes: Polisie 29, Harlequins 24.
Derdes: Polisie 31, Harlequins 19.
o.21: Polisie 22, Harlequins 12.
o.19: Polisie 68, Harlequins 0.
Polisie: Divan Prinsloo, Ruan “Strepies” van Loo, Wynand Bezuidenhout, Pieter Strydom, Ivan Venter, Dillon Laubscher, Hendrik van der Nest, Gerhard du Preez, Sibongile Njomba, Ian van Deventer, Nico Luus (k), Jerry Sefoko, Rayno Wasserman, Enzo Venter, Rickus de Beer. Plaasvervangers: Sydney Raaths, Boris van Jaarsveld, Gerald Kruger, Louis van Biljon, Pieter Botha, Corné La Grange, Mich Pienaar.
Harlequins: Nie beskikbaar nie.
Voorste driedrukkers na Week 5
Enver Brandt (UP-Tuks) 6
Roland Syphus (Oostelike Eagles) 4
Ruan van Loo (Polisie) 4
Giepie Burger (Centurion) 4
Voorste puntemakers na Week 5
Dillon Laubscher (Polisie) 73 - 1 drie, 19 doelskoppe, 10 strafskoppe
Morné van den Berg (Oostelike Eagles) 59 - 1 drie, 15 doelskoppe, 8 strafskoppe
Steven Moir (Centurion) 45 - 1 drie, 9 doelskoppe, 8 strafskoppe
Bepalings vir Saterdag 14 Junie. (Onderhewig aan verandering).
Oostelike Eagles tn Naka Bulle
UP-Tuks tn Centurion
Harlequins tn TUT
Pretoria Bobbies shocked UP-Tuks, the reigning Carlton champions, 33-20 at Tuks Stadion. Police with their robust, no nonsense play, scored three tries within 10 minutes, towards the end of the first half. After that Tuks tried in vain, but the writing was already on the wall.
TUT (Tshwane University of Technology) travelled to Centurion and shocked one and all by beating their opponents 32-29 in the shadows of the Gautrain railway-line.
Both teams scored 4 tries for a bonus point, but the difference was only a penalty. TUT are showing signs of improvement and healthy competition is good for the Carlton.
Oostelike Eagles thrashed Harlequins 59-7 at their base, Wilgers High School. This is the highest total of points scored in a Carlton game so far and a new record.
The Eagles scored nine tries and oust Tuks (8 tries) as the holder of the record tries per game this year. Both times Harlequins were on the receiving end.