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28 October 2017
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VAN DER WALT IN PROVINCE MIX
South African rugby fans, emaciated and weak from an enforced rugby diet of reruns and more recently overseas matches, were fed their first energy-filled serving of South African rugby last Saturday with the Super-Saturday double-header at Loftus Versveld. Here, Jake White's Bulls announced themselves as a force this season, while John Dobson's Stormers withstood a late Lions rally to hang on for victory.
Dessert, in the form of a Green versus Gold clash, kicks off at 5pm on Saturday at Newlands. The teams are an ensemble of 50 of the country's top players, including Sevens legends. The group was chosen through a draft-system which whittled the original field of 93 players to the exciting group taking to the hallowed Newlands pitch this week.
With spectators not invited to these events, replaced by an ingenious collection of cut-out images of people seated in the stands, South African rugby appears to be in good health, young talent ceasing the opportunity to impress.
BOWLS BRINGS THEM TOGETHER
From the hustle and bustle of the rugby pitch to the more serene but no less competitive bowling green may be a stretch of the imagination for some, but not for the marketing guys at WPCC Bowls Club in Newlands.
One of their marketing ideas was to introduce this skilled game, often devalued through its slow-paced nature, to men more accustomed to a sport of frenetic pace and energy, namely former rugby players. Add to that the delightful spice of decades-old rivalry between Villager, Hamiltons and False Bay Rugby Clubs, and one was almost guaranteed an afternoon of fun-filled laughter disguising that old competitive edge.
False Bay players and coaching staff testimonials acknowledge the benefits of training with False Bay Crossfit