All about the Bay

All about the Bay

BAY SKIPPER: Graham Knoop

Knoop praises and motivates his teammates to work hard to win the trophy this year.

Western Province Super League A champions False Bay are looking to make it a trophy double this year in Saru’s Gold Cup.

The Bay, led by Graham Knoop, got the better of defending champions Durbell in an entertaining semifinal match in Durbanville on Sunday, which they ultimately won 41-35 to book a place in the tournament’s final against Rustenburg Impala this Saturday.

Having won the WP league title for the first time in the professional era, Knoop knows they will have to be at their best if they want to make 2016 a truly special year.

But the skipper says it’s not about them, and instead
praises the club as a whole for their efforts this year.

He says: “It’s been a special year for False Bay.

“We as players and the club understand that we don’t own the jersey, we’re only the body in it at the time.

“And the reality is that there are a lot of people that have
sacrificed a lot for this club over the years. So we are just privileged to be wearing this jersey.”

Rustenburg, who were
beaten by Durbell in last year’s final, beat Brakpan 44-32 in their semifinal.

Lock Knoop knows they will have to improve on their second half performance against Durbell if they want a fairytale ending, and says: “We just had to close out a few things which we didn’t, so we just have to go back and look at.”

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