Major upsets in fourth week of Mayoral Cup

DETERMINED DEFENCE: Gelvan Wallabies’ Preston Statoe is tackled by Harlequins’ Luan Bosman during their bruising Mayoral Cup match at Chapman High in Gelvandale. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI
DETERMINED DEFENCE: Gelvan Wallabies’ Preston Statoe is tackled by
Harlequins’ Luan Bosman during their bruising Mayoral Cup match at Chapman
High in Gelvandale. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI

The game of rugby proved how unpredictable it can be at the weekend, as the Mayoral Cup continued into its fourth week.

In a reactively low-scoring day, there were major upsets for the likes of African Bombers and the Grand Challenge runners-up, the Harlequins.

The action got under way at Chapman High School in Gelvandale.

The Gelvan Wallabies were set on making it four out of four this season against the dangerous Harlequins.

The two sides fought out a bruising 12-10 result, in favour of the Wallabies.

In a fixture that saw three tries in total, the Wallabies managed to hold off a late comeback from the Quins in the last 10 minutes, to secure the victory.

In the curtain-raiser, the African Bombers were subjected to yet another loss – this time at the hands of the struggling Crusaders.

The Saders ended their winless spell against the Bombers with a 15-6 victory.

The Saders put on a good display, running the ball hard at their opponents’ defence and controlling most of the breakdown areas.

Meanwhile, in Rosedale, Uitenhage, the derby between Progress and Gardens at the D Ferreira Stadium ended 15-5 to the Grand Challenge champions after an intense match, which saw tempers fly.

Windvogel United were obliterated in their fixture against Suburban.

Suburban Rugby Club blew out the northern area’s-based side 55-3 in a one-sided game that stretched Windvogel’s losing streak to four matches.

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