Centurion shock Tuks, Police score 100 points
02 July 2012

Tuks are unbeaten in the Carlton Competition no more. Centurion, playing at home, caused a surprise by beating Tuks 19-13. Congratulations to them. They did what no other Carlton team could do so far this year, writes Johanna de Vos.

Centurion 19 (10), Tuks 13 (8).

Only Maties managed to narrowly beat Tuks in the round-robin phase of the 2012 Varsity Cup (23-22). Some of Tuks’ key players were rested for the USSA (University Sport South Africa) week at Wits University (2-6 July). This is a very important event for all universities.

In 1999 Centurion beat Tuks 35-26 in the semifinal, and won the Carlton Cup by narrowly beating Pretoria 16-15.

Centurion have never beaten Tuks since 2002.

They have come a long way since the beating they got in 2002 (131-5).

2003-2007 were all wins for Tuks.

2008 and 2010 they drew (27-27) and (16-16).

2009 Tuks just sneaked a win in the semifinal 26-25.

2011 Tuks again won 37-23 in the semifinal.

Police 115, Harlequins 0

This was a home game Harlequins would want to forget as soon as possible. It was a massacre of sorts. Police ran in a feast of 17 tries to nothing.

This is a record win for Police but not the most tries. They scored 18 tries against Oostelike Eagles in Week 6. Harlequins really did not know what hit them. One-way traffic all 80 minutes.

Bobbies have moved past Tuks on the log and are now first with a better points difference. Police added 5 points to their league points (49) and Tuks got a bonupoint for losing within seven (49).

Police have scored 94 tries for and 632 points for on the log.

Tuks have 83 tries for and 578 points for.

Police rule the roost with the top try scorers of the competition so far.

Michael Nienaber has added three tries and are now on 18.

Gerhard du Preez also scored a hat-trick of tries, and is one behind on 17. Heinrich Rademeyer and Hendrik van der Nest both scored doubles, bringing their totals on 11 and 10 respectively.

Police flyhalf kicker Dillon Laubscher succeeded with 15 conversions, also a record so far this year.

With his contribution of 30 points he has passed top points scorer Braam Pretorius of Naka Bulls (133) with twenty points (153) after 11 games.

TUT (13) 26, Oostelike Eagles (13) 23.

TUT playing at home recorded their third win of the season.

Within the first minutes of the game, TUT’s captain and fullback James Watt visited the try-line. He also converted his own try.

The students were ahead and Watt added a penalty to the score, now 10-0.

Oostelike Eagles’ always reliable kicker Thys Smith missed two penalties but not with his third and fourth. James Watt also succeeded with a penalty (13-6).

Thereafter the visiting team had the most possession and a try by flanker Neels Rademeyer, converted by Smith, brought the two teams level at halftime (13-13).

Within five minutes of the second half the Eagles were leading 20-13 after a try by replacement full-back Riaan Basson. Smith again converted. Between TUT’s next two tries, Smith managed a penalty.

The hosts replied with a try in the corner by right winger Johan Swartz and a third try by replacement flanker Pieter Matthews. The score was now level at 23 apiece.

Unfortunately for TUT their ace kicker Watt cried off with an injury in the beginning of the second half. They had to rely on outside centre Theuns Kruger who missed two conversions.

Then it was the inside centre Lex Kirsten’s turn. He missed his first penalty, but towards the end of the game succeeded with his second penalty that mattered most. Final score 26-23.

Naka Bulls (21) 35, Silver Valke 0.

This game was played Friday-evening at the Silver Valke’s home in Silverton. Naka Bulls scored five converted tries to no reply from the home-side.

This was a hard, rugged game and had a lot of sting in it. Hard tackles were made by both sides, and sometimes the man was played and not the ball.

Naka Bulls tight-head prop Okkie Fourie got a red card when he retaliated. Afterwards they all had a beer together, and the confrontation on the field, forgotten and a thing of the past.

In place of Naka Bulls’ injured ace kicker Braam Pretorius, right-winger Phillip Mulder succeeded with all five his conversions. He is also their top try-scorer with eight tries to his name.

Inside-centre Fritz Nel was their man of the match. (He scored a brilliant intercept try the week before).

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Geluk Centurion. dIS 'N GROOT WEN WAT JUL AFGETREK HET.

Well done Bobbies. Sal dit nie lekker wees as julle klub Kampioenskappe toe gaan en die Varsity Cup wenners bly tuis nie????

Die Carlton reeks word nou lekker warm.
Posted by Honibal on 03 July 2012 10:58
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QUINS!!!!! Wat gaan daar aan? Lyk my ons moet vir Oelof, Butchie, Marchant, Louis Muller, Tjoppie, Oupa duPisanie, ens maar terug kry???
Posted by Ligblou Baron on 02 July 2012 09:55
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Niks Tuks! Vasbyt!
Pragtig Bobbies, dis wragtig kuikenmoord. Met Kitch christie destyds was Quins onstuitbaar en nou is hulle kanonvoer. Tragies.
Posted by Bloubosvelder on 02 July 2012 09:54
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Ja-well-no-fine......................... L-Y-Y-Y-Y-TLETON!!!!!
Posted by Ligblou Baron on 02 July 2012 09:52
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