Sasol Digi Mag does it again

Sasol played an excellent game

The Bulletin News
Dalton Smit concentrates as he rushes forward with the ball - Photo: Mariette Kruger

Sasol Digi Mag Rugby club beat Newcastle Highlanders on their home field by 50 -13. The second team beat their counterparts 51-28.
The game started at a nice fast pace. There were a few incidents of malicious play that threatened to derail the game but it was quickly stopped and controlled by the referee. Sasol’s flyhalf suffered a tremendous blow in a tackle that was judged to be illegal, resulting in a yellow card for the Highlander tackler. Ruben sustained torn ligaments on his collarbone and had to be operated on Sunday.
The balls were controlled better at the kick-offs. The week’s practice paid off and the catches were much improved.
One or two poor throw-ins were the only blotches on an otherwise clean slate in the line-outs. The Highlanders also played well in the line-outs and retained most of their own throw-ins.
Sasol played an excellent game at the tackles. Their ball retention was good when tackled and they stole a lot of balls when they tackled the Highlanders.
The scrums are where Sasol Digi Mag showed their true strength as they scrummed their opponents into near submission. 3 Tightheads were hooked by Sasol in the second half of the game. The forwards showed good handling skills.
Jannie moved into flyhalf position when Ruben was injured.
The backline played together well even with the disruption of an injury. The passes were accurate and the handling excellent. There were only a few loose balls.
The kicks at goal were relatively on target but the kicks at the sidelines (out) were a little short. It seemed as if the field was slightly wider than normal.
Soois and Jannie were the man of the matches.
The next game is against Nelspruit in Nelspruit next Saturday (21 July)
This will be the last league game before the finals.


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