It has certainly been a tough two years for club rugby and somehow they have managed to survive under the most trying conditions with this terrible pandemic. It is just such a pity we cant just give Covid 19 a red card and ban it for ever.
With that two Fidelity Services Premier Division games were played last Saturday, which saw SA Home Loans Durban Collegians travelling to face FNB UKZN Pietermaritzburg at the Peter Booysen Stadium on the Maritzburg Varsity Campus in the Capital and coming away with yet another convincing win beating the students 62-7.
In the final analysis it is quite clear, having watched the Pietermaritzburg side in their two opening round games they are simply under prepared and after being very competitive in the first half fade abysmally in the second session, which could be a lack of fitness levels.
In the end it was lock Kelvin van Selm who led the eight try surge crossing for two touch downs while Deucullen van de Merwe, Percy Mngadi, James Wheeler, Bennie Mashabane, Tagan Strydom and Etienne Ries crossing for the rest. Duncan Campbell completed the scoring with his trusty boot.
Collegians none the less will be a little concerned as like a number of the other clubs don’t have t
he depth the used have with their second stringers not looking as convincing in their 22-10 victory over the students from the Capital.
Up in Richards Bay the Zululand home side beat a vastly improved Amanzimtoti outfit 41-24 after the hosts led 26-12 at the break
Richards Bay seconds beat the South Coast Terriers 25-0
In the only First Division game Westville Old Boys showed once again that they should be in the Premier Division with yet another runaway victory beating Drakensberg in Winterton 56-0
There will be a 14 day break due to the emergency Covid 19 shutdown and please stay safe.