Steinhoff Vishuis ‘blew’ Steinhoff Helderberg off the park on Monday afternoon when they used a strong second half wind to their advantage to win the much-anticipated encounter 57-5 at the Danie Craven Stadium.
Just like last week, Steinhoff Helderberg started off with a bang and dominated in possession as they scored the first try of the match. Flyhalf, Henri du Toit, pinned Steinhoff Vishuis in their own half with massive kicks and some help from the strong wind. Despite winning the possession and territorial battle, Steinhoff Helderberg couldn’t convert pressure into points and just before half time Steinhoff Vishuis flyhalf, Henco Posthumus crossed the line for the visitors to start their comeback in the match. Steinhoff Vishuis led 8-5 at the break.
The second half was all one way traffic however. Eight tries in the second half for Steinhoff Vishuis proved their turnaround from the first half as they demolished Steinhoff Helderberg, who found it tough to get going against the wind. The Steinhoff Vishuis forward pack caused Steinhoff Helderberg a lot of problems and scored three tries from lineout mauls.
Steinhoff Helderberg: 5
Tries: Daniël Anderson
Steinhoff Vishuis: 57
Tries: Henco Posthumus, AJ Brits, Petrus Nienaber, Roelof Strauss, Dean Bubb, Wian van der Watt, Frank Ferreira, Derick Minnie, Thornton Ford
Conversions: Henco Posthumus (4)
Steinhoff Helderberg: 15 André-Pierre Gouws, 14 Reinhold Benade, 13 Eduan Shuda, 12 Richard Bryant, 11 Jacquin Marthinus, 10 Henri du Toit, 9 Johan Lamprecht ©, 8 Daniël Anderson, 7 Phillip Nel, 6 Jan-Hendrik Hanekom, 5 Jan-Petrus Rust, 4 Francois du Toit, 3 Dehan Trumpie, 2 Jake Wagner, 1 Stephanus Lingenfelder
16 Regardt Pretoris, 17 PC Viljoen, 18 Marko Kotze, 19 Robert Pinkhard, 20 Jean Nel, 21 Leonardo Beukes, 22 Walter Smit, 23 Tim Peach
Steinhoff Vishuis: 15 AJ Brits, 14 Michael Botha, 13 Wian van der Watt, 12 SW van Wyk, 11 Thato Mei, 10 Henco Posthumus, 9 Dean Bubb, 8 Frank Ferreira, 7 Nardus Bosman, 6 Christiaan Swanepoel, 5 Stefan Botha, 4 Charl du Toit, 3 Stefan Burger, 2 Petrus Nienaber, 1 Louis-Martin Cloete
16 Roelof Strauss, 17 Thornton Ford, 18 Steph Brits, 19 Sihle Diniso, 20 Nelius van Heerden, 21 Derick Minnie, 22 Dale de Wet, 23 Ruan Janse van Rensburg
By Andre Huisamen