Steinhoff Vishuis beat Steinhoff Kagiso convincingly, 38-16, to be crowned the 2017 UFS Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby League champions in Bloemfontein on Friday night.
Steinhoff Vishuis started the game with a brilliant try in the first minute of play by the winger, Mei, which was converted by Shimlas flyhalf Henco Postumus. Steinhoff Kagiso answered with a penalty converted by fl half Piet Coetser five minutes into play.
Steinhoff Vishuis scored consistently in a high tempo first half and scored four constructive tries, all converted by Postumus, who also slotted a penalty for the halftime score of 31-9.
Steinhoff Kagiso could only muster three penalties through the boot of flyhalf Piet Coetser. Steinhoff Vishuis dominated in the first phases and the forward pack provided the backline quality ball. Postumus dictated the first half.
Steinhoff Vishuis kept their momentum and an early try in the second half was converted by Postumus. Steinhoff Kagiso answered with their first and only try of the game. Steinhoff Vishuis dominated ball possession and used their opportunities far better.
Steinhoff Kagiso played their heart out but Steinhoff Vishuis was the better balanced team on the day, proving why they have already won five national titles. The final score was 38-16 to crown Steinhoff Vishuis as the 2017 Shimlas Steinhoff Koshuis Rugby League champions.
Steinhoff Vishuis: 38
Tries: T Mei, C Swanepoel, A Alberts, A Pretorius, SJ Fourie
Cons: H Postumus(5)
Pens: H Postumus
Steinhoff Kagiso: 16
Tries: Ryan vd Westhuizen
Cons: Piet Coetser
Pens: Piet Coetser (3)
Steinhoff Vishuis: 15 D De Wet, 14 SJ Fourie , 13 R Janse Van Rensburg, 12 F Pretorius , 11 T Mei, 10 Henco Postumus , 9 A Pretorius , 8 F Ferriera , 7 W Kotzenberg,6 C Swanepoel,5 S Botha , 4 R Ncubuka ,3 S Burger , 2 A Alberts , 1 LM Cloete
Subs: 16 P Nienaber, 17 F Bester ,18 C Du Toit ,19 H Meyers , 20 B de Wet , 21 AJ Brits , 22 D Venter, 23 S Brits
Steinhoff Kagiso: 1 Wentzel Vorster , 2 Hanno Snyman, 3 Helgard Meyer , 4 Willem Augustyn , 5 Juandre Coetzee , 6 Martin van Niekerk , 7 Ruan Niewoudt , 8 Ruan Stannisys , 9 Ryan Van der Westhuizen , 10 Piet Coetser , 11 Frank De Beer, 12 Renoux De Beer , 13 Nico Roets , 14 Gerhard Roelofse , 15 Glen Ericson .
Subs: 16 Hanno Spies, 17 Thabiso Khanye, 18 Mikyle Le Roux, 19 Daniel Victor, 20 Andre Maree, 21 Riaaz Adeboye, 22 Jono Le Riche, 23 Danco Fourie.
By Xander Snyders