The first and third rugby teams of Sasol Hydra Arc Rugby Club both won their respected games at the Sasol Club on Saturday. Sasol 1 beat Ferros 1 by 79-12.
The main feature of the day was between the first teams.
It began at a high pace with both teams attacking the defences of their opponents with vigour.
The first points were scored by the home team 20 minutes into the game.
Sasol dominated from hereon and started to pile up the points regularly.
The scrums were dominated by Sasol and three tightheads were won by hooker Sibi Masina.
Ferros could only penetrate Sasol’s defence on two occasions (once in each half of the game) – mainly due to lapses in concentration from Sasol 1.
The halftime score was 31-7 and the full-time score 79-12. Fourteen tries (12-2) have been scored during the game.
Home team point scorers were Christiaan Wessels (3 tries), Juandre Kleynhans and Berty Visser (2 tries each) and a try each for Steven Jacobs, Fanie Booysen, Rian Boshoff and replacements Willem Martin and Carlo Kleynhans. Juandre Kleynhans also converted 5 tries and one penalty.
Sasol 1 have not lost any of their games this season, this includes the warm-up matches played.
Sasol 3 and Middelburg 3 started with the visitors continuously attacking the goal line of the home team. Bad handling saw Sasol trailing by 13-0 in no time but then Sasol found their rhythm and started to claw their way back into the game.
A late try by the visiting team saw them closing in on the home team’s score, but time ran out for the visitors.
Sasol 3 won the game 36-32 (halftime 19-13) and nine tries (5-4) were scored during the match.
Point scorers for Sasol 3 were Jaco Jacobsz (2 tries) and one try each to Happy Selepe, Jaco de Vos, Karel and Pieter de Jager.
Ruan Dickenson converted 4 tries and one penalty.
The second team did not compete as Ferros 2 withdrew before the match.
The next matches will be in two weeks when Sasol Club will host the quarter finals here in Secunda.
Residents are urged to support their local teams. – Encee van Huyssteen

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