Tough tests for Bay clubs

FIGHT BACK: Despatch star Francois Nel in action in his team’s hard-fought victory over Wesbank in a Community Cup match at the PW deWet Stadium. SAPA image
FIGHT BACK: Despatch star Francois Nel in action in his team’s hard-fought victory over Wesbank in a Community Cup match at the PW deWet Stadium. SAPA image

Despatch and PE Police face trying away matches

AFTER they recorded valuable wins at home last week, Despatch and PE Police face testing away fixtures in the Cell C Community Cup rugby tournament tomorrow.

Despatch travel to the Puma Stadium in Emalahleni to play Ferros, while Police travel to play Springs at the Springs Rugby Club in round three of the competition.

Last week, Despatch maintained their unbeaten record in Pool D after a strong fightback against Wesbank.

Despatch found themselves 21-0 down after 20 minutes, but rallied remarkably to score seven tries and 31 unanswered points in a 43-25 victory over Wesbank in front of 2 000 fans at the PW de Wet Stadium.

In the pool’s other match, Durban Collegians registered a 32-12 bonus-point win over Welkom Rovers in their first-ever Community Cup match.

Despatch, with a full house of 10 points, are favourites to progress, although they face a difficult away match in Emalahleni.

-George Byron

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