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CUT’s Steinhoff Rhinos maintain their lead

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Steinhoff Rhinos were shocked into a 15-14 defeat by Steinhoff Falcons in Round Four of the CUT Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby league, but still maintain their four-point lead over the Steinhoff Buffalos on the log, who themselves, went down to the Steinhoff Tigers in a closely fought battle.

Steinhoff Rhinos found themselves in a titanic struggle against the brave Steinhoff Falcons, who were battling in the first three rounds of 2016. The Steinhoff Falcons scored two tries to the solitary Steinhoff Rhinos try, and both sides missed several goal-kicking opportunities, which could have swayed the outcome of the match. The Steinhoff Falcons led 7-6 at the halfway mark.


Steinhoff Falcons:

Tries: Kula Xholi and Darren Jantjies

Cons: Leroy McBain

Pens: Leroy McBain


Steinhoff Rhinos:

Try: Bester Olivier

Pens: Waldo Putter (2) and TC Nortje


The annual clash between Steinhoff Tigers and Steinhoff Buffalo lived up to its nail-biting tradition, when the Steinhoff Tigers slotted a crucial penalty in the dying moments of their clash against the black jerseys. Tigers won by 19-18 after leading 13-8 at the change.


Steinhoff Tigers:

Tries: Frans Hugo and Malcolm Marais.

Pens: Divan le Roux (2) and Derrick Ferreira

Steinhoff Buffaloes

Tries: Jeremy Ndolo, Curtley Scheepers and Jovan Meintjies

Penalty: Scheepers

Steinhoff Lions continued where they left off in the third round, to beat the Steinhoff Eagles convincingly by 31-13. At the break the Lions lead 12-5.


Steinhoff Lions:

Tries: Jan Smit, WJ Strydom, Donald Qwabe, Jonathan Fielies and Johnny Taljaard

Cons: Strydom (2) and Alex Phuhamba


Steinhoff Eagles:

Tries: Victor Lobela and Levy Watson

Penalty: Sam Nkoka



CUT Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Log (Round Four):

Steinhoff Rhinos 4 3 0 1 14 +48 26
Steinhoff Buffalo 4 2 0 2 14 +24 22
Steinhoff Lions 4 3 0 1 13 +13 21
Steinhoff Tigers 4 2 0 2 8 +3 20
Steinhoff Falcons 4 1 1 2 6 -19 12
Steinhoff Eagles 4 0 1 3 5 -69 7


In Round Five, next week, the focus will be on the main match where the Steinhoff Rhinos and Steinhoff Buffalo will take up arms – a match where the winner should take the honours and bragging rights for 2016.

The Steinhoff Falcons – Steinhoff Tigers clash should also create some interest, as the Steinhoff Lions seem to be on a roll. The Steinhoff Falcons, however, will want to continue their winning momentum into their final clash of 2016.

The Steinhoff Eagles have not reached the heights expected of them this year. Steinhoff Tigers should have the edge against the Steinhoff Eendracht boys.

By Carel Korff

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