It was an explosive match played in perfect weather conditions under an overcast sky. Police RFC started the match like a hour on fire and score two unanswered tries in the first half. The defending champs outmusceled the home side in the scrums and also dominated the line-outs. Breakers was totally not themselves and clearly missed influence of captain Thabo Sokwebe. The only reward that the packed Mlungusi Stadium could endear this half was a penalty by informed fullback Singatha Mva to trail 14-3 at half time.
Police RFC although missing 7 key players through injuries, never let go in the second half and raced to a comfortable 33-3 victory, in the process crossing the helpless home-team try line 3 times in the second half and they scored a bonus point victory. We caught up with Police RFC coach, Gideon Van Rensburg after the match and he said “I’m very happy with the win… it was hard and it was physical but so far so good, we are taking it one game at a time. Swallows is next and as the champs we are going all out to defend the crown“.
Only a miracle will help Breakers for any knockout aspirations as they are left with a difficult match away to PE Harlequins in PE next weekend.
Levine M.(Grassroots Rugby)