Steinhoff Patria secured their spot this year’s Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby final with a comprehensive 47-21 victory over Steinhoff Sonop.
The home side started like a house on fire when Timothy Prince from Steinhoff Patria scored the opening try for the home side within minutes of the start of the match. Prince found an outside gap and sprinted 30 metres to cross the line and put the Steinhoff Patria Blues 5-0 up on the score board. The conversion was missed.
Steinhoff Sonop were not to be out done and fought back as Bert Rossouw went over the tryline to put the visitors in a 5-8 lead after the conversion was spot on.
A blitzkrieg of tries by Awie Engelbrecht and GM Bruwer for Steinhoff Patria threatened to take the match away from the visitors.
Brendan du Plessis followed in the footsteps of his teammates as he made some yards to cross the whitewash for his team’s fourth try of the match to extend their lead to 26-8.
Francois Fourie managed to narrow the deficit for Steinhoff Sonop as he went over for five points. Kobus Eloff converted his second kick of the match successfully to leave the visitors 26-16 behind.
Wilbri Gunter and Maghiel Le Roux from Steinhoff Patria extended the lead for the home side as they kept the scoreboard ticking at 42-16.
Steinhoff Sonop’s Wiehann Pienaar fought back to narrow the gap as he put his side on 42-21.
But it was JJ van Huyssteen who secured the victory with the final try of the match as Steinhoff Patria claimed a 47-21 win.
Incredible Player of the Match: GM Bruwer (Steinhoff Patria)
Steinhoff Patria: 47
Tries: Timothy Prince, GM Bruwer, Brendan du Plessis, Awie Engelbrecht, Wilbri Gunter, Maghiel Le Roux, JJ van Huyssteen
Cons: Luan Kleynhans (3), Maghiel Le Roux
Steinhoff Sonop: 21
Tries: Bert Rossouw, Francois Fourie, Wiehann Pienaar
Cons: Kobus Eloff (2)
Steinhoff Patria: 15 Luan Kleynhans, 14 Timothy Prince, 13 Wilbri Gunter, 12 Brendan Du Plessis, 11 JJ van Huyssteen, 10 GM Bruwer, 9 Garann Kriek, 8 Hendrik Du Plessis, 7 Elric Pretorius, 6 Awie Engelbrecht, 5 Stefan Bergh, 4 Mauritz Bezuidenhout, 3 Marthinus De Villiers, 2 Ruan Groenewald, 1 Almeru van Wyk.
Reserves: 16 Jan Senekal, 17 Jan-Hendrik Muller 18 Louis Winter, 19 Christopher Durow, 20 Cornelius Muller, 21 Adriaan Labuschagne, 22 Maghiel Le Roux, 23 Armando van Wyk.
Steinhoff Sonop: 15 Kobus Eloff, 14 Hernus Pieters, 13 Gerhard Hefer, 12 Bernard Janse van Vuuren, 11 Hanco Sipsma, 10 Lourens Pretorius, 9 Friedrich Cilliers, 8 Bert Rossouw, 7 Wilner Conradie, 6 Glen Namane, 5 Francois Fourie, 4 Nefdt Du Toit, 3 Jovan Erasmus, 2 Remon Viviers, 1 Wiehann Pienaar.
Reserves: 16 Philela Mabandla, 17 Henco Breytenbach, 18 Anrich Haar, 19 Benhard Kotzenberg, 20 Armand Kruger, 21 Thomas Beukes, 22 Ruan Schmulian, 23 Marnus Aucamp.
By Raynique Meyer