Round Five Fidelity Security Moor Cup Wrap

SA Home Loans Durban Collegians underlined their title credentials yesterday as they defeated Amanzimtoti 40-17 in the Fidelity Security Moor Cup. In what was supposed to have been the crunch match of the weekend, Collegians ended up comfortable victors, outscoring their opponents by five tries to two.

Among the Collegians' try-scorers were Brendan Groenewald, Sean Malton, Fanele Zwane, Kyle Hartley and Calvin Sacks. Toti scored two converted tries from flyhalf Jaco de Jager. The victory sees Collegians remain top of the log on 24 points.

Collegians were off to a flying start and after setting up a maul, lock Brendan Groenewald got over the line. They continued their territorial advantage and found themselves 12-0 up after 12 minutes. Hooker Sean Malton crossed over next. Toti mounted some resistance and scored a try from flyhalf Jaco de Jager. He incidentally scored all of his team's points as they trailed 28-10 at half-time.

The intensity of the match dropped in the second half as Collegians gradually dominated their opponents. They eventually ran out comfortable 40-17 winners with flyhalf Duncan Campbell grabbing a personal haul of 15 points.

Elsewhere, the defending champions College Rovers are building up momentum nicely as they thumped the UKZN Impi 64-22. After suffering a rare defeat to Crusaders earlier in the season, Rovers have shown a return to their ruthless best and the bonus point victory sees them consolidate second spot on 21 points - three behind Collegians. Rovers are showing that they will be contesting for the title at the business end of the competition.

Crusaders scored a valuable 46-10 victory over Pmb Collegians. Crusaders have been in good form in this season's competition and kept their momentum going from another strong showing from their forward pack. The maximum points haul sees the Durban North outfit move up to third on the standings on 19 points.

Meanwhile Varsity College scored a morale boosting victory as they defeated the Zululand Rhinos 38-15. Varsity College have been gallant in defeat this season so far and were unfortunate to lose to Collegians recently. They kept their composure to record a much needed victory. Rhinos' tough start to the season continued and they have lost all five of their games this season with only a solitary point to show for their efforts this season.

Ismail Adam