In one of the most anticipated fixtures every season, Steinhoff Cobras continued their dominant run in the league as they defeated rivals Steinhoff Nadoes 28-12 on Wednesday evening. The ‘big two’ of the league are usually seen as favourites to go all the way, yet it could be said that Steinhoff Cobras are now pulling away from their closest competitors.
Steinhoff Knights’ match against Steinhoff Kopano was called off, while Steinhoff Turtles eased into second place following a 19-7 victory over Steinhoff Saints. The result leaves Steinhoff Turtles ten points behind leaders Steinhoff Cobras, having played one less game than the league leaders.
Steinhoff Ubombo were clinical in their 26-0 victory over Steinhoff Leo Marquard, meaning that the latter haven’t taken any points from their first six fixtures of the season. This victory keeps Steinhoff Ubombo’s hopes of a top four finish alive as they head into the midseason break in third place.
This round of fixtures concluded the first half of the season, with the teams set to return to action on the 16th of August. Steinhoff Cobras are obvious favourites heading into the back end of the season, while Steinhoff Nadoes, Steinhoff CVU Vikings, Steinhoff Ubombo, Steinhoff Knights and Steinhoff Turtles all look to occupy the remaining three semi-final spots.
|Team 1||Team 2||Result|
|Steinhoff Saints||Steinhoff Turtles||7 – 19|
|Steinhoff Knights||Steinhoff Kopano||20 – 0|
|Steinhoff Ubombo||Steinhoff Leo Marquard||26 – 0|
|Steinhoff Cobras||Steinhoff Nadoes||28 – 12|
|4||Steinhoff CVU Vikings||5||4||0||1||70||2||18|
|10||Steinhoff Leo Marquard||6||0||0||6||-142||0||0|
By Wessley Thring