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.
Tries: Kula Xholi and Darren Jantjies
Cons: Leroy McBain
Pens: Leroy McBain
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.
Tries: Frans Hugo and Malcolm Marais.
Pens: Divan le Roux (2) and Derrick Ferreira
Tries: Jeremy Ndolo, Curtley Scheepers and Jovan Meintjies
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.
Tries: Jan Smit, WJ Strydom, Donald Qwabe, Jonathan Fielies and Johnny Taljaard
Cons: Strydom (2) and Alex Phuhamba
Tries: Victor Lobela and Levy Watson
Penalty: Sam Nkoka
CUT Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby Log (Round Four):
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