The excitement has been building since the beginning of the year for the Autumn Beach Rugby Series to return players’ social and sporting schedule. Today is the tap-off of the much-anticipated BRS series where 14 teams will be doing battle each week at the foot of the 12 Apostles Mountain Range, one on of South Africa’s most iconic beaches – Camps Bay.
This series is set to be the best one yet with the return of some familiar faces and the introduction of new well-established rugby, touch rugby and social teams. The Amazing Galaxy Warriors (AGW) who dominated the Summer Series last year will be returning to defend their title as the Beach Kings of Cape Town. Their closest competitors and previous champions the CB Legends will be looking to knock AGW off their current perch and return to their former glory.
The Husk All Stars have bolstered their squad with the inclusion of some Cape Town’s finest after just missing out on silverware each finals day. Don’t be surprised if you hear any one of these three being named as the winners come the 1st April.
Three teams that have firmly secured their places in the BRS history books with entry into every series thus far are the Inbetweeners (now sponsored by Daily Dose), Flying Fish and the Caprice Team. These teams will be back for there 5th season on the beach and will use all their experience to take on the fresh new teams.
The so-called new kids on the block are looking to bring a refreshing level of excitement and competitiveness to the grains. The Cobras, an internal league team from UCT is looking to establish themselves as a team to beat on the sand. They have competed in many Varsity Cup Koshuis events and made the decision to test their abilities in uncertain territories – the sand.
In a first-ever for the BRS, an all ladies team will be bidding to test their strength against the male dominated team roster. The WP Touch Ladies will be competing for provincial honours in March and will be using their time on the beach to give them the edge. Another team who has many capable and upcoming female stars is the FHS Academy, they will be making use of a mixed strategy where girls and boys play together. As a sports academy, the more time they spend on the beach and develop their “beach legs” the more conditioned they are going to be.
The WheyO Warriors will be playing in there 2nd season with a completely new look side. A side full of youth and exuberance who will be focusing on creeping up the results table from the spot that they found themselves in last year.
The last 4 teams that will be playing in their maiden beach touch series are the MC Hammers, SACS Old Boys, Nomads and Average Joe’s. Not much is known about these teams and the mystery will continue until they get stuck into their first ever-game beach touch game.
With so many exciting teams, it’s going to be all systems go from the very first second of play.