Pretoria Police pushes Centurion out of the top spot on the Carlton log.

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Pretoria Police pushes Centurion out of the top spot on the Carlton log in week 6

Police completely out-gunned TUT on their home ground and ran in nine converted tries in an excellent display of good rugby. They are in the inside lane for the Lucas Strachan Shield after Round One. Tuks were responsible for Centurion’s first defeat this year.

They were outplayed and outscored by a better team, writes Johanna de Vos.
Centurion was no match for Tukkies in the scrums either and got pushed back most of the time. Much more was expected from them but they have had a few serious injuries to key players.

Tuks on the other hand gave away too many penalties that were converted into points by the opposition’s two kickers.

Tuks’ number seven flanker Gerrit Engelbrecht was on the roll and scored a hat-trick of tries. Adding his three tries in previous games he is now tied with Centurion’s winger Curtley Brinkhuis. Centurion’s number seven flanker Shuan Pike scored his team’s only try.

Bottom of the log Naka Bulls and Harlequins with two points each, battled it out in the Moot. They kept each other at bay most of the time. In a game of two halves the first half belonged to Naka Bulls (17 points) and the second half to Quins (10 points). Final score 17-10.


Tuks 26 (21). Tries: Gerrit Engelbrecht (3), Jermaine Kleinsmith. Conversions: Jacques Rossouw (3).
Centurion 17 (6). Try: Shaun Pike. Penalties: Jean Grobler (2), Stanley Twiname (2).

Tuks: Jacques Rossouw, Andries Kruger, Max Calitz, Dries Swanepoel, Jermaine Kleinsmith, Lourens Pretorius, Emile Temperman ©, Marius Oosthuizen, Gerrit Engelbrecht, Dwight Pansegrouw, Pieter Griesel, Rudolph Smith, Prima Ncube, Frederick Binneman, Du Toit Genis. Reserves: Jan Enslin, Gerhard Engelbrecht, Heinrich Els, Calvonn Allison, Willie Engelbrecht, Jerome Bastick, Riaan Britz. Coach Pote Human. Manager Morris Gilbert.

Centurion: Adriaan Pretorius, Curtley Brinkhuis, JP du Plessis, Stanley Twiname, Kallie Barnard, Jean Grobler, Jacques Olivier ©, Tristan Slabbert, Shuan Pike, Albert Bakker, Jaundré Venter, Rohann Ströh, Kyle Pieterse, Nico van den Heever, Wynand Breytenbach. Reserves: Zander White, Paul Jacobs, Moray Grobler, Phillip van Schalkwyk, Jason Williams, Corné Nortjé, Juan Pike. Coach Riaan Brand. Manager Danny Botha.

Seconds: Tuks Fezelas 38 (24), Centurion 27 (12);
Thirds: Tuks Pumas 66, Centurion 5;
u/21: Tuks Jongspan 35, Centurion 0;
u/20: Tuks 53, Centurion 0.

Police 63 (21). Tries: Ruan van Loo (3), Heinrich Rademeyer (2), Wynand de Sousa, Vince Gwavu, Ian van Deventer, Elvis Noludwe. Conversions: Dillon Laubscher (9).
TUT 5 (5). Try: Werner Serfontein.


Police: Roland Syphus, Nelis Snyman, Heinrich Rademeyer, Pieter Strydom, Ruan van Loo, Dillon Laubscher, Wynand de Sousa, Vince Gwavu, Patrich Mathe, Ian van Deventer, Nico Luus ©, Jerry Sefoko, Rayno Wasserman, Johan Pieterse, Hannes Ludik. Reserves: Marcell Olivier, Carl Fabian, Gerhard du Preez, Johannes Motsepe, Xolani Nkosi, Mich Pienaar, Elvis Noludwe. Coach Naas Rossouw. Manager Japie van der Ryst.

TUT: Lisa Banzi. Litha Vumisa, Felix Godlo, Edwin Oliver, Mathinus Snyman, Leroy Africa, Shawn Jaards, Werner Serfontein, Henk Liebenberg, Wessel Jordaan, Armand Marshall, Claude Johannes, Wian van Schalkwyk, Hamish Herd ©, Ricardo Burger. Reserves: Ratsake Modjadji, Neil de Wit, Jacobus van Staden, Mulauba Mukendi, Nico Smuts, Tovhi Nefale, Jaco Joubert. Manager Nino Oppel.

Seconds: Police 57, TUT 6;
Thirds: Police 45, TUT 10;
u/21: TUT 18, Police 12;
u/20: police 31, TUT 0.

Naka Bulls 17 (17). Tries: Francois de Jong, Deon Fitchet. Conversions: Anton Beswick (2). Penalty: Anton Beswick.
Harlequins 10 (0). Try: Renier Husselman. Conversion: Paul Walters. Penalty: Paul Walters.


Naka Bulls: Not available.
Harlequins: Graig van Rooi, Renier Husselman, Johan Grobler, Christo de Jager, Wilhelm Theron, Paul Walters, Kyran Odendaal, Ruan Ernst, JP Nel, Jaco Marais, Jeandré van Schalkwyk, Stefan Page, Riaan Wilbers, Wim Stapelhorst, Johan Ras. Reserves: Jarrod Taylor, JJ Snyders, Tjaart van der Walt, Adriaan Laidlaw, Aldan Kannemeyer, Kallie Kurz, Karabo Moloko. Coach Gerhardus Muller. Manager Kobie van der Merwe.

Seconds: Naka Bulls 39, Harlequins 24;
Thirds: Harlequins 25, Naka Bulls 19;
u/21: Harlequins 26, Naka Bulls 12;
u/20: Naka Bulls 56, Harlequins 14.

Top Try Scorers
6 Curtley Brinkhuis (Centurion)
6 Gerrit Engelbrecht (Tuks)
5 Dwight Pansegrouw (Tuks)

Top Points Scorers
57 Jean Grobler - Centurion (16 conversions, 5 penalties, 2 tries)
51 Dillon Laubscher – Police (20 conversions, 2 penalties, 1 try)

Log Week 6
                        P W L D T/f T/a P/f P/a P/diff B Total
Pta. Police     4 4 0 0 27 9 181 63 118 4 20
Centurion       4 3 1 0 24 10 176 60 116 3 15
UP-Tuks         3 2 1 0 24 7 150 61 89 3 11
Oos. Eagles   3 2 1 0 9 14 79 82 -3 1 9
Naka Bulls     5 1 4 0 12 34 80 219 -139 2 6
TUT                 3 1 2 0 7 18 41 137 -96 1 5
Harlequins     4 0 4 0 8 19 55 140 -85 3 3

Week Five review (9 May 2015)
Three games were played. UP-Tuks travelled to Groenkloof to take on Pretoria Police. When these to Bull sides lock horns, it is always an occasion
not to be missed. It was pure joy to watch. Although Police have no pavillion, it was like the old days on the platteland - cars parked around the rugby field and the spectators sat watching either in or on camping chairs in front of their cars.

Bobbies upset the apple cart for last year’s Carlton champions Tuks by beating them 34-26. The students were still on a high after the record score of 98-10 two weeks ago against Naka Bulls and did not foreseen a loss. Each side scored four tries for a bonus point. That was all Tuks took home. Very hard and showing no mercy tackles were the order of the day and resulted in many injuries.

Not long after Police scrumhalf Hendrik van der Nest scored a try, he had to leave the field with concussion. There was no reserve scrumhalf on the bench, because Daron Liebenberg had to go to hospital with a shoulder injury after playing for the Seconds. So outside centre Heinrich Rademeyer was moved to the number nine position where he aquitted himself well.


Police 34 (17): Tries: Hendrik van der Nest, Vince Gwavu, Ruan van Loo, Roland Syphus. Conversions: Dillon Laubscher (4), Penalties: Dillon Laubscher (2).
Tuks 26 (12). Tries: Dwight Pansegrouw (2), Gerrit Engelbrecht, Emile Temperman. Conversions: Jacques Rossouw (3).


Police: Roland Syphus, Ruan van Loo, Heinrich Rademeyer, Wynand de Sousa, Nelis Snyman, Dillon Laubscher, Hendrik van der Nest, Vince Gwavu, Imille Keyser, Ian van Deventer, Nico Luus ©, Jerry Sefoko, Rayno Wasserman, Johan Pieterse, Hannes Ludik. Reserves: Marcell Olivier, Carl Fabian, Johannes Motsepe, Patrick Mathe, Daron Liebenberg, Pieter Strydom, Gaybrin Smith. Coach: Naas Rossouw. Manager Japie van der Ryst.

Tuks: Jacques Rossouw, Andries Kruger, Max Calitz, Francois Tredoux, Jermaine Kleinsmith, Lourens Pretorius, Emile Temperman ©, Marius Oosthuizen, Gerrit Engelbrecht, Dwight Pansegrouw, Pieter Griesel, Rudolph Smith, Prima Ncube, Jan Enslin, Du Toit Genis. Reserves: Frederick Binneman, Gerhard Engelbrecht, Calvonn Allison, Corné Ras, Jerome Bastick, Impi Visser, Phillip Orffer. Coach: Pote Human. Manager: Morris Gilbert.

Seconds: Tuks Fezelas 41 (24), Police 20 (13);
Thirds: Tuks Pumas 19, Police 8;
u/21: Tuks Jongspan 26, Police 16;
u/20: Police 14, Tuks 8.

Where the Gautrain railwayline looms over the Centurion Rugby fields, it was nearly a train smash for TUT when they played the home team. Centurion was like a runaway train. Winger Curtley Brinkhuis set up a record when he dotted down four times. Saturday awaits Tuks at their home for the men who are top of the log. Centurion will have to pull out all stops when confronting the students who are licking their wounds after Saturday’s unexpected loss.

Centurion 60 (25). Tries: Curtley Brinkhuis (4), Nico van den Heever, Tristan Slabbert, Jason Williams, Penalty Try. Conversions: Jean Grobler (7). Penalties: Jean Grobler, Stanley Twiname.
TUT 5 (0).Try: Ricardo Burger.


Centurion: Adriaan Pretorius, Kallie Barnard, Jason Williams, Stanley Twiname, Curtley Brinkhuis, Jean Grobler, Jacques Olivier, Tristan Slabbert, Zander White, Albert Bakker, Rohann Ströh, Moray Grobler, Kyle Pieterse, Nico van den Heever, Wynand Breytenbach. Reserves: Dylan Rhodes, Juan Pike, Cornel Scheepers, Louis Barnard, Quintin Prinsloo, JP du Plessis, Corné Nortjé. Coach: Riaan Brand. Manager: Danny Botha.

TUT: Lisa Banzi, Ralphton Minnaar, Edwin Oliver, Bernard Janse van Vuuren, Marthinus Snyman, Leroy Africa, Shawn Jaards, Claude Johannes, Hamish Herd, Henk Liebenberg, Gary Bredenhann, Armand Marshall, Ricardo Burger, Wian van Schalkwyk, Neil de Wit. Reserves: Ratsake Modjadji, Werner Serfontein, Mulauba Mukendi, Wessel Jordaan, Litha Vumisa, Craig Alkaster, Ruan Pienaar. Manager: Nino Oppel.

Seconds: Centurion 22, TUT 7;
Thirds: Centurion 36, TUT 19;
u/21: TUT 43, Centurion 10;
u/20: TUT 15, Centurion 13.

After the game Harlequins felt like this game got away from them and they could and should have won. But it was too late for tears and Oostelike Eagles were victorious and went home with the win.

Oostelike Eagles 16 (10). Try: André Potgieter. Conversion Duval Smit. Penalties: Duval Smi (3).
Harlequins 14 (14). Tries: Christo de Jager (2). Conversions: Christo de Jager (2).


Eagles: Dewald Potgieter, Duval Smit, Corné Gerber, Edik Eloff, Flippie Volschenk, Juan van der Merwe, Rhwane Pienaar, Franco van Eeden, André Potgieter, Eugene Beukes, Gunther Geyer, Ryno van den Berg, Brandon Kruger, Jan-Hendrik Bosman, Pieter Killian. Reserves: Divan Labuschagné, Ollie de Wit, Gerhard Jordaan, Marius Harmse, Hein van Noordwyk, Barco Kruger, Thabang Matebula. Coach: Jan Boot. Manager: Hans van den Berg.

Harlequins: Not Available.

Seconds: Harlequins 30, Oostelike Eagles 21;
Thirds: Harlequins 45, Oostelike Eagles 26;
u/21: Harlequins 40, Oostelike Eagles 0 (By default)
u/20: Harlequins 40, Oostelike Eagles 0 (By default)

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May 18, 2015

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