Sasol rugby makes it 3 in a row

Sasol now leads Group A on the log


Sasol Hydra-Arc rugby team beat opponents Wesizwe Vereeniging on Saturday 23 September by 50-34 in the Gold Cup played at Vereerniging.
Sasol now leads Group A on the log with Impala in second place. Sasol has 15 points – the most points on all logs combined. Northam Rhinos is second overall with 14 points, 3 wins out of three games.
Saturday’s game started at a fast pace. Sasol conceded an early penalty to give Vereeniging a quick and early lead by converting the penalty into 3 points. This lead was however short-lived, as Sasol converted a penalty 6 minutes later. Sasol scored again shortly after and kept the lead from there on.
Early handling errors cost Sasol points as Vereeniging capitalized, but Sasol eventually found their rhythm and the errors became few and far in between. A professional foul just before halftime saw Sasol receiving a yellow card and they had to play with 14 men for a while.
Sasol’s defenses were seriously tested and Vereeniging managed to breach it on a few occasions resulting in 5 tries.
The backline of Sasol was out to play an attacking game from the start. They attacked the opponent’s backline with vigor and the cracks started to show. Breaks by Sasol’s backline were created between Vereeniging’s flyhalf and centers that resulted in tries for Sasol. Once the backline had the ball, they swung it wide and on occasion ran around Vereeniging’s backline for further points.
The speedsters from Sasol kept breaking through the lines. Sasol scored 7 tries in the end.
A point of concern for Sasol’s coaches must be the subdued performance by the forwards in the scrums and lineouts, although the scrum improved after halftime.
A number of own lineouts were lost to Vereeniging and this week should see some serious scrum and lineout time.
The overall performance of the Sasol Hydra-Arc team was one that is hungry for a win.
The team played as a team that is well oiled when on the go, as well as a disciplined team and as a team that is proud to play together for their club.
Well done Sasol Hydra-Arc rugby!
The next game is on Saturday here at Sasol recreation club. Kickoff is expected to be at 15:00.


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