No false dawn



May 12, 2016
No false dawn

Tough to stop: Bay v Vics

Bay gets a rest after top start

The guys at False Bay Rugby Club can sit with their feet up and knock back whatever it is they prefer to toast on.

While the job is not even halfway done, hooker Vlam van Vuuren and his teammates have done enough to enjoy a well-earned bye this weekend.

But while they are comfortably at the top of the table after six matches and six wins, this weekend’s break doesn’t mean they can take their foot off the pedal completely.

Rugby logic says there would have been a few guys from the Bay at Florida Park last night scouting the unbeaten Tygerberg in their clash with Victorians from Stellenbosch.

When the current log leaders return to action, it will be against the vuurwarm Tiere next week.

So while it might only be six weeks into the competition, the men have already been separated from the boys.

Things at the top are pretty tight, with Hammies, Maties and Durbell also without defeat thus far.

It’s at the bottom where last weekend Kuilsrivier made a huge statement by beating NNK.

Both teams were promoted from the Super League B last year and were looking for their first win of the SLA season.

It was Kuila, though, that drew first blood in what looks likely to be the relegation tussle of the season.

Also down at the bottom of the pile is Chester Williams’ UWC.

They were again on the losing side of a pretty cheerless encounter against Durbell last weekend.

So when they host rivals Belhar in their derby this weekend, you can be sure that the students will go out with a point to prove.

As weird as it is to see the University of Cape Town in 12th place on the log, after losing their intervarsity clash 31-20 to Stellenbosch last weekend, it is also tough to see them improving their position soon.

This weekend the Cape Town students will make the short trip to SK Walmers, who put in an impressive performance against False Bay last weekend to lose narrowly 11-10.

Mika-Eel Hartley and his teammates are not to be taken lightly this year, despite being stunned by league newcomers Brackenfell in the first round of the season.

Then there is defending champions Maties.

Fresh off their intervarsity win, Hawies Fourie’s charges will travel to Sir Lowrians this weekend.

And while it’s never an easy encounter against Errol Jaggers and his teammates, Maties should have enough class to outwit their hosts.

Maties, though, will no doubt look to change their squad around for the match as they also played Brackenfell last night.

This weekend’s other match sees Primrose host Durbell.

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