Round Nine of the UJ Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby League is too close to call. Five out of the six teams still have a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.
Steinhoff Maqhawe distanced themselves from the chasing pack and are the first team to have qualified for the first knockout round.
Steinhoff Maqhawe made light work of second-placed Steinhoff Chiropractors as the leaders won 24-12. The loss for Steinhoff Chiros meant that all the teams still have a chance to qualify for the remaining three spots.
All the teams except for already relegated Steinhoff Kilomenjaro, who succumbed to the ninth loss of the season as they were thrashed by Steinhoff Oppierif 30 – 0.
The match of the round was Steinhoff Cornerstone versus Steinhoff Jabali – a thriller that went to the wire. Steinhoff Jabali prevailed which means they have know qualified for the semis after winning 45-48.
|Team 1||Team 2||Result|
|Steinhoff Chiropractors||Steinhoff Maqhawe||12 – 24|
|Steinhoff Cornerstone||Steinhoff Jabali||48 – 54|
|Steinhoff Kilomenjaro||Steinhoff Oppierif||0 – 30|
Last spots remaining for the finals
There are only two semi-final spots remaining for the UJ Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby League as Steinhoff Maqhawe and Steinhoff Jabali have already booked their spots heading into the last round.
Steinhoff Cornerstone take on Steinhoff Maqhawe in a do-or-die clash to determine whether Steinhoff Cornerstone will make it to the semi-final. Steinhoff Oppierif will take on Steinhoff Chiros which is ultimately the match of the round as both teams will be gunning for the final spots for the semi-final.
Already relegated Steinhoff Kilomenjaro will take on Steinhoff Jabali as they bow out of the UJ Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby League. If they lose they will make history in becoming the first team to lose all 10 fixtures.
1st Place vs 4th Place
2nd Place vs 3rd Place
|Date||Time||Team 1||Team 2||Venue|
|30/8||18:00||Steinhoff Cornerstone||Steinhoff Maqhawe||Johannesburg|
|30/8||19:00||Steinhoff Oppierif||Steinhoff Chiropractors||Johannesburg|
|30/8||20:00||Steinhoff Jabali||Steinhoff Kilomenjaro||Johannesburg|
By Nkosinathi Shazi