FALSE BAY CROCKS vs GOODWOOD

The False Bay Crocks are an integral part of False Bay RFC and compete in the designated Crocks League with about 10 other clubs.

 

Their's is a full contact game with notable differences such as no scrumming and no kicking between the 25s. It is essentially an over 35 league and still a very enjoyable and competitive means of participating in the game.

 

They play mainly on Friday nights and have a roving Crocks Day at participating clubs every month or so.

 

If you are interested in joining the False Bay Crocks, contact Pete Leibrandt on rugga@imaxil.co.za for further information.

 

Pete wrote us this short report of their recent match against Goodwood.

 

BAY CROCKS HOST GOODWOOD OU MANNE

 

The Goodwood Ou Manne showed up in full force for a friendly match on Friday night with a healthy number of substitutes which held them in good stead throughout the game.

 

From the start it was a noticeably physical encounter against a team with a somewhat lower age average than ours. This however, did not dampen the Bay spirit as the lads threw themselves into the fray with gay abandon. By the end of the 2nd chukka we were 20-10 down and losing players rapidly due to injuries and niggles.

 

Our shortage of subs and ( let's be honest ) fitness was clearly evident in the 3rd and final chukka as Goodwood went on to score two more tries , ending the match on 30-10 to the visitors.

 

Although the encounter was physical, the game was played in true Crocks spirit and proved to be an enjoyable game to all.

 

It was great to see so many debutantes on the field and it is with open arms we welcome the following new players; Walter Stander, Steve and Rouvan Mc Kirby who all had outstanding games. Also lovely to see a long awaited come back from Gareth Mullholland and Deryck Allen.

 

Well done to borrowed Durbell player, Ernest Hamer for scoring our first try and to new comer Rouvan Mc Kirby who scored our second try off a perfectly timed pass from Bossie.

 

Congratulations to Centre Brian Matthiesen for taking the Man of the Match award!

 

A huge thank you to all the WAGS and kiddies who came along to support.

 

The Bay was humming on Friday night and this for a Crocks game.

 

As always we entertained our guests with a boerie roll after the game, but sadly by the time Pigeon realised it was time to start singing, Garbers had left and the lights were out!