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Dramatic climax to the first half of the season for UJ Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby

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Round Five of the UJ Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby League was nothing short of dramatic. From teams at the top dropping points, to teams at the bottom gaining points. The standout performance of the round was Steinhoff Oppierif in the 26 – 21 victory over table-toppers Steinhoff Chiropractors, who ultimately lost their first match of the season.

Steinhoff Jabali took the initiative and made it four wins from five and moved level on points with Steinhoff Chiros as they beat basement strugglers Steinhoff Kilomenjaro 38 -14.

Steinhoff Maqhawe are going quietly about their business as they also managed to claim victory over mid-table rivals Steinhoff Cornerstone whom they beat, 49 -10. After five rounds of rugby, the UJ Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby league has reached its halfway point. With the first half of the season done and dusted, the run in to the finals heats up with every team in the division looking for glory.

Team 1 Team 2 Result
Steinhoff Chiropractors Steinhoff Oppierif 21- 26
Steinhoff Jabali Steinhoff Kilomenjaro 38-14
Steinhoff Maqhawe Steinhoff Cornerstone 49-10


Mid-season break for UJ!

The UJ Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby League reaches its halfway point. Things are only starting to heat up as the top three are separated by just four points. Steinhoff Oppierif are slowly chasing the pack as they beat champions Steinhoff Chiropractors.

With the format of the semi-finals being changed, thw first-placed team automatically goes into the final, with the semi-final only being played by teams ranked 2nd and 3rd in the league. This allows for an enthralling finish as all the teams in the division, excluding basement strugglers Steinhoff Kilomenjaro have a chance to finish first or make the playoffs.

The league takes a break following the mid-year exams at the University of Johannesburg and the teams will return after the recess as the league is scheduled to resume on the 26th of July 2017.


Fixtures (July)
Date Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue
26/7 18:00 Steinhoff Chiropractors Steinhoff Cornerstone Johannesburg
26/7 18:00 Steinhoff Kilomenjaro Steinhoff Maqhawe Johannesburg
26/7 20:00 Steinhoff Oppierif Steinhoff Jabali Johannesburg


1 Steinhoff Chiropractors 5 4 0 1 106   19
2 Steinhoff Jabali 5 4 0 1 55   19
3 Steinhoff Maqhawe 5 3 0 2 39   15
4 Steinhoff Cornerstone 5 2 0 3 -31   10
5 Steinhoff Oppierif 5 2 0 3 -3   9
6 Steinhoff Kilomenjaro 5 0 0 5 -142   1

By Nkosinathi Shazi

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