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Sentraal on top in season opener against Landboudal

By Hannes Nienaber , in Rugby | News , at 2013-02-14

Sentraal of Bloemfontein started their 2013 season with an unspectacular 14-8 victory over Landboudal from Jacobsdal. The match was the main curtain raiser for the FNB Varsity Shield match between the Ixias and Fort Hare at the CUT Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Tralies already lead 7-3 at the break after a try by their flyhalf, DP de Lange. He represented the Free State u16-side at the Grant Khomo Week last year and also made the South African High Performance Group. De Lange and inside centre, Michiel Venter was the star performers in the backline.

The handling of the winning team was however not on par with a lot of passes being knocked on. The most impressive part of Tralies’ performance was in the scrums. They were without a doubt on top in this aspect of the game. For Landboudal their backline came to light late in the second half with Eric Reynecke and Morris Rossouw providing the spark.

The teams:

Sentraal: 15 Addington Mondo, 14 DJ Hefer, 13 Tumi Khukhele, 12 Michiel Venter, 11 Wian Koekemoer, 10 DP de Lange, 9 Brendan Bruwer, 8 Stefan Kruger (captain), 7 Franco Tack, 6 Hanno Prinsloo, 5 Fanie du Randt, 4 SJ Wessels, 3 Lafras Becker, 2 Ryno Gerber, 1 Stephan Prinsloo.

Landboudal: 15 Dirk Heyman, 14 Petri Fourie, 13 Kat Mabaleng, 12 Morris Rossouw, 11 JD Mans, 10 Guillaume Strydom, 9 Conrad du Toit, 8 Zach Janse van Rensburg, 7 Danie du Toit, 6 Henroux Benadé, 5 Adriaan Britz, 4 Francois Jacobs, 3 Hanno van der Merwe, 2 Christo Bothma, 1 FC Swart. 


Sentraal 14 (7) – Tries: DP de Lange, Wian Koekemoer. Conversions: De Lange (2).Landboudal 8 (3) – Try: Erik Reynecke. Penalty: Morris Rossouw.


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