Sasol Hydra-Arc Triumphant

Both teams attacked their opponents’ defences with vigour.

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Sasol Hydra-Arc beat defending champions Impala 32-29 Saturday in the Gold Cup. The game was played at Sasol club on Saturday.
The game kicked off at a blistering pace with Impala (from Rustenburg) putting the first points on the board. Sasol replied shortly after to lead with 7-5. The defences were good throughout the game. Both teams attacked their opponents’ defences with vigour. The game was hanging on a knifepoint until the end. The first half saw the teams rotate the scoring to have Impala lead at halftime with 15-22.
After trailing in the first half with two tries to three, the second half was decided in Sasol’s favour with Sasol scoring three tries to two. An interception by Pieter Streicher in the Sasol quarter saw a brilliant individual try scored for the home team. Pieter outran all his opponents to score the winning try. The game kept seesawing from one team to another until the end.
Converting the tries into the full 7 points proved difficult as a result of strong and gusty winds as well as converting penalties.
Sasol Hydra-Arc’s defences were severely tested at the end of the game as Impala were attacking the home team’s try line continuously, but their defences held and they proved worthy winners in the end.
Well done from everyone here at The Bulletin, as well as the whole of Secunda. Mpumalanga made it two out of two today with the Pumas beating Western province.
The next game is in Vereeniging on Saturday 23 September.

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