Club Rugby Column

The 119th playing of the Hollywoodbets Murray Cup club rugby knockout competition got off to a smooth enough start without any upsets in the qualifying round on Saturday. Defending champions College Rovers were made to look very ordinary in their opener against their hosts Westville Old Boys at Jimmy Bellows Park, particularly in the first half,…

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Wednesday Club Rugby Column

It wasn't pretty and it was most definitely not at all entertaining, but it was most certainly an enthralling and nail bighting affair that saw College Rovers maintain their unbeaten record in the Fidelity ADT Premier Division league when they edged out SA Home Loans Durban Collegians 8-0 on KP 3 the home of Rovers last Saturday. Leading 5-0 at …

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New Sponsor for Murray Cup

One of the oldest and most prestigious Club Rugby competitions in the world, the Murray Cup, has received the backing of a new title sponsor, Hollywoodbets. Hollywoodbets’ title sponsorship sees them receive naming rights for the tournament, which will now be known as the Hollywoodbets Murray Cup competition. Together with Hollywoodbets, th…

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Wednesday Club Rugby Column

College Rovers kept their seasons unbeaten record in tact when they beat a tenacious and never say die understrength eThekwini Refractories Amanzimtoti outfit 40-5 in their penultimate Fidelity ADT Premier Division game on their home grounds at Kings Park 3 last Friday evening. Although leading relatively comfortably 21-5 at halftime Rovers wer…

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Wednesday Club Rugby Column

Varsity College deserve full credit for coming so close to putting an end to College Rovers unbeaten record in a pulsating Fidelity ADT Premier Division game on their home grounds in Durban North last Saturday. If anything Rovers got a rude awakening only managing to hold onto a narrow 29-23 win in the end. In all fairness Rovers may well have b…

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Wednesday Club Rugby Column

Varsity College and Bidvest Insurance Crusaders Rugby Clubs deserve huge credit for taking the club game to the schools when they met each other at Northwood Boys High School in a Fidelity ADT Premier Division Durban North derby. What made the day particularly pleasing was the fact that the club fixture was played as the main game thus highlighting…

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Upsets and improvements

College Rovers remain the only unbeaten side in the Fidelity ADT Premier Division and head up the log table after a tough but resounding victory over Bidvest Insurance Crusaders, beating their hosts 38-3, in Durban North last Thursday evening. The game played in windy damp conditions certainly didn't allow for the best of running rugby with the …

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Wednesday Club Rugby Column

The second round of the Fidelity ADT Premier Division played last Friday produced a few early season surprises in the 61 year old club rugby competition with the biggest upset the defeat of unquestionably the most successful club in the history of the competition, SA Home Loans Durban Collegians, going down 49-40 to new boys on the block Richards B…

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