Three main team flex muscles in week 12 of Carlton
In Week 12 of the Carlton Competition the three top teams Tuks, Police and Centurion beat their weaker opponents with nearly similar scores. Tuks beat Naka Bulls 42-14, Police beat Oostelike Eagles 45-10 and Centurion beat Harlequins 42-9.
There is a big gap between the top and the bottom teams on the log. Big scores are the result. All four weaker teams are in a building process with new management and new players. Not to be judged too harshly, reports Johanna de Vos.
The game between Tuks and Naka Bulls were played Tuesday evening because of Tuks going to the USSA Tournament at the University Johannesburg. The students had a good win. The second half both teams only got a converted try each. Naka Bulls put up a better performance this time by losing 14-42 instead of 10-98 in the first round. This was also said by their captain when the two teams formed a circle after the game. He said come next year will be a different outcome.
There is no stopping Tuks’ loose forward Gerrit Englebrecht. He added two more tries and is still the top try scorer with his eleven tries. Lock Rudolph Smith also got a brace of tries. Jacques Rossouw converted all six tries. He surpassed Dillon Laubscer (Police) in the second position as top scorer.Dillon is still nursing a knee injury and has not played recently.
Police really had a good time at home outscoring the Oostelike Eagles seven tries to one. They already had a bonus point for scoring four tries in the first forty minutes (24-10). Bobbies carried on scoring, but the Eagles were outgunned. Police’ Seconds massacred Oostelike Eagles Seconds 116-0. One way traffic all the way.
Tinus Hoffman who played hooker for Police for many years until 2011, then left for Portugal where he is still playing for the club Agronomia near Lisbon. He was told recently by Portugal’s Rugby President to get his papers and things in order because they are considering playing him for their national team.
Portugal are not in this year’s World Cup Tournament, but aims for 2019. He still plays a game or two for Bobbies First or Seconds when he visits Pretoria.
Centurion outscored Harlequins 42-9. This time Centurion’s fly-half Steven Moir had his kicking boots on and converted all six their tries. Paul Walters, previously from TUT, succeeded with three penalties for Quins.
Tuesday 23 June 2015
Tuks 42 (35). Tries: Gerrit Engelbrecht (2), Rudolph Smith (2), Riaan Britz, Fredrik Eksteen. Conversions: Jacques Rossouw (6).
Naka Bulls 14 (7). Tries: Francois de Jonge, Lebo Sepuru. Conversions: Anton Beswick (2).
Tuks team: Jacques Rossouw, Abri Reynolds, Max Calitz, Lourens Pretorius, Riaan Britz, Marcel Steyn Scholtz, 50x Emile Temperman ©, Gerrit Engelbrecht, Pieter Griesel, Fredrik Eksteen, Pieter Janse van Vuren, Rudolph Smith, Primo Ncube, Jan Enslin, Du Toit Genis. Replacements: Theuns Reynolds, Justin Forwood, Daniel Hart, Buzwe Mpotulo, Jerome Bastick, Keanan van Wyk, Neethling Fouché. Coach Pote Human. Manager Morris Gilbert.
Naka Bulls team: Francois de Jonge, Deon Fitchet, Andrew Niemand, Alec Mhlangu, Robin Goliath, Anton Beswick, Ignick Windvogel, Craig Elskie, Juan van der Westhuizen, Lebo Sepuru, Conrad Potgieter, Johan Engelbrecht, Lawrence Cleminson, Christoff Crail, Simon du Plooy. Replacements: Johan Buitendag, Gareth Grobler, Mauritz Joubert, Joaquin Alzogaray, Wynand van Zyl, Fanie Raseroka, Marcell Marnes. Coaches Martin Knoetze & Morné Human. Manager Dries Weideman.
Seconds: Tuks Fezelas 96, Naka Bulls 0;
Thirds: Tuks Pumas 12, Naka Bulls 8;
u/21: Tuks Jongspan 63, Harlequins 13;
u/21: Naka Bulls 23, Impala 10;
u/20: Naka Bulls 26, Tuks 7.
Saturday 27 June 2015
Police 45 (24). Tries: Gaybrin Smith, Hendrik van der Nest, Wynand de Sousa, Pieter Strydom, Vince Gwavu, Robey Leibrandt, Patrick Mathe. Conversions: Mich Pienaar (3), Ruan van Loo (2).
Oostelike Eagles 10 (10). Try: Dewald Potgieter. Conversion: Duval Smith. Penalty: Duval Smith.
Police team: Gaybrin Smith, Ruan van Loo, Wynand de Sousa, Pieter Strydom, Michael Nienaber, Mich Pienaar, Hendrik van der Nest, Vince Gwavu, Tinus van Wyk, Ian van Deventer, Nico Luus ©, Imille Keyser, Rayno Wasserman, Robey Leibrandt, Carl Fabian. Replacements: Johan Pieterse, Rickus de Beer, Louis van Biljon, Patrick Mathe, Pieter Grobler, Xolani Nkosi, Heinrich Rademeyer. Coaches Naas Rossouw & Corrie Prinsloo. Manager Japie van der Ryst.
Eagles team: Dewald Potgieter, Dean van Heteren, Dean Gordon, Deon Anderson, Corné Gerber, Duval Smith, Rhuwane Pienaar, Franco van Eeden, André Potgieter, Nishalen Govender, Talente Mathebula, Luvoyo Nzimeni, Ollie de Wit, Banie Boonzaaier, Pieter Killian. Replacements: Franscouis van den Heever, Gerhard Jordaan, Leon Groenewald, Marius Harmse, Stefan Conradie, Flippie Volschenk, Thabang Mathebula. Coaches Johan du Toit & Ludwicke van Deventer. Managers Hans van den Berg & Ronnie Anderson.
Seconds: Police 116 (52), Oostelike Eagles 0;
Thirds: Police 62, Oostelike Eagles 19;
u/21: TUT 15, Police 12;
u/20: Police 26, TUT 10.
Centurion 42 (28). Tries: Juauandré Allner, Fano Ntsala, Erik Coetzee, Renier Engelbrecht, Jean Grobler, Izak Scholtz, André Venter (2), Juan Pike, Albert Bakker, Tristan Slabbert, Curtley Brinkhuis. Conversions: Steven Moir (6).
Harlequins 9 (6). Penalties: Paul Walters (3).
Centurion team: JP du Plessis, Phillip van Schalkwyk, Christiaan Burger, Stanley Twiname, Curtley Brinkhuis, Steven Moir, Jacques Olivier ©, Tristan Slabbert, Robert Boshoff, Albert Bakker, Juandré Venter, Stefan Nel, Juan Pike, Kyle Pieterse, Paul Jacobs. Replacements: Nico van den Heever, Juandré Allner, Fano Ntsala, Erik Coetzee, Renier Engelbrecht, Jean Grobler, Izak Scholtz. Coach Riaan Brand. Manager Danny Botha.
Harlequins team: Christo de Jager, Renier Husselman, Johan Grobler, Adriaan Laidlaw, CJ de Villiers, Paul Walters, Kyran Odendaal, Dolph Nel, Ruan Ernst, James Mason, Geandré van Schalkwyk, Andries Engelbrecht, Riaan Wilbers, Jarrod Taylor, Johan Ras. Replacements: Wim Staphorst, Werner Voigt, Stefan Page, JP Nel, Kallie Kurz, Graig van Rooi, Rayno Papier. Coach Gerhardus Muller. Manager Kobie van der Merwe.
Seconds: Centurion 31, Harlequins 24;
Thirds: Harlequins 31, Centurion 0;
u/20: Centurion 32, Dragons 28.
u/21: Centurion had a bye.
Top Points Scorers
85 Jean Grobler Centurion (23 conversions, 8 penalties, 3 tries)
64 Jacques Rossouw UP-Tuks (28 conversions, 1 penalty, 1 try)
62 Dillon Laubscher Police (24 conversions, 3 penalties, 1 try)
Top Try Scorer
11 Gerrit Engelbrecht (Tuks)
9 Curtley Brinkhuis (Centurion)
8 Dwight Pansegrouw (Tuks)
7 Kefentse Mahlo (Tuks)
Fixtures Saturday 4pm
Naka Bulls vs Police;
Oostelike Eagles vs Harlequins;
Impala vs Centurion.
(Subject to change)
29th June – 3rd July
USSA Tournament - University Johannesburg.
UP-Tuks and TUT