Round Nine Fidelity Security Moor Cup Wrap

Jonsson College Rovers produced an outstanding display of running rugby as they defeated Nashua Durban Crusaders 42-0 in round nine of the Fidelity Security Moor Cup on Friday night.

With the likes of Keegan Daniel and Kyle Cooper in their starting line-up, the defending Moor Cup champions fielded quite a formidable team. Amongst their try-scorers were Jongi Nokwe, Kyle Cooper, Dusty Noble and Chris Cloete. Their excellent performances set Rovers on their way to a convincing victory. They eventually scored six tries in total as Crusaders simply had no reply.

Rovers were off to a good start by dominating territory and keeping Crusaders pegged in their own half. Fullback Jors Dannhauser slotted a 15th minute penalty which was followed by their first try of the evening from the impressive flanker, Chris Cloete. The Rovers team were impressive with their quick precision movement from their backline as they dominated their opponents.

Sharks hooker, Kyle Cooper, and ex-bok flyer, Jongi Nokwe were impressive with their displays and were rewarded with a try each as Rovers went into the break with a comfortable 23-0 lead. They continued with their possession play and chalked up a further three tries from Simba Bwanya, Quinton Crocker and Dusty Noble in the second period.

The bonus point victory sees Rovers stay second on 40 points - five off the top to keep their championship hopes alive.

Meanwhile, log leaders SA Home Loans Durban Collegians maintained their superb form in the current campaign as they chalked up their ninth successive victory when they defeated Zululand Rhinos 46-7. It was another controlled performance from Collegians and the other teams in the league are going to be hard-pressed to bring an end to their good run of form. Their haul of five points keeps them on top of the log on 45.

Elsewhere, Varsity College fought tooth and nail to emerge 13-10 victors over Amanzimtoti in a tightly-contested match at Riverside. They exacted some revenge for the earlier loss in the season at Toti.

The Maritzburg derby saw Pmb Collegians defeat UKZN Impi 36-19. With the likes of Wiehahn Herbst and Howard Noble in their ranks, Pmb put up an inspired performance to claim bragging rights in the capital.

Incidentally, there will be more contracted Sharks players available to the Fidelity Security Moor Cup this weekend, adding more quality to the respective clubs.

Ismail Adam