A surprising opening week on the Sands of Camps Bay as Beach Rugby Series kicks off

You couldn’t have asked for better weather conditions for the kick-off of the BRS. With Camps Bay showing off - as usual - and the Cape Town summer sun treating us to perfect temperatures the scene was set and the excitement was palpable. For many of the teams this was their first time gracing the soft white sand as they started their campaign to be crowned the Beach Kings of Cape Town.

Three teams, The WheyO Warriors, The Nomads and The SACS Old Boys find themselves unbeaten in week 1 with impressive showing in their entire outing. A new look WheyO Warrior team with plenty of youth looked quick and skillful while the Nomads found early season cohesion.

The clash of the day was when both previous winners AGW and the CB Legends reignited the rivalry once again. In this intense back-and-forth match, no one was able to cross the line and the score finished 0 – 0. The WP Touch Ladies hit the road running with an impressive and hard fought win of the Caprice team before losing to the most experienced team on the circuit, the Daily Dose Inbetweeners.

One of the favorites to challenge for the title this series the Husk All Stars did not start off as planned. They lost in a very tightly contested game to the highflying WheyO Warriors by a single try. After refocusing, they went on to to put 7 tries past Caprice in a game which had the whole crowd constantly applauding.

The Average Joe’s and MC Hammers will be looking for their first wins come week 2 after finding out just how grueling the beach is. They scored some well-worked tries and looked formidable at times but lack the understanding and experienced needed to get those wins. Be rest assured that they will be hitting their straps come the next weeks of play.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

1. NOOR SALIE – WHEYO WARRIORS

2. LOUIS BESTER – CB LEGENDS

3. ZAAN THERON – WP TOUCH LADIES

4. STEPHAN DANIELS – SACS OLD BOYS

5. IKRAAM ESSOP- HUSK ALL STARS

CIPLA NUTRITION MVP: NOOR SALIE

RESULTS

FHS (0) – (3) CB LEGENDS

WHEYO WARRIORS (2) – (1) HUSK ALL STARS

CAPRICE (1) – (3) WP TOUCH LADIES

AGW (0) – (0) CB LEGENDS

MC HAMMERS (0) – (1)        SACS OLD BOYS

AVERAGE JOES (0) – (8) NOMADS

WP TOUCH LADIES (1) – (3) DAILY DOSE INBETWEENERS

WHEYO WARRIORS (2) – (1) FHS ACADEMY

CAPRICE (1) – (7) HUSK ALL STARS

DAILY DOSE INBETWEENERS (1) – (4) SACS OLD BOYS

MC HAMMERS (0) – (4) NOMADS

AVERAGE JOES (1) – (2) AGW

STANDINGS

POOL A - PLAYED - WON - LOST - DRAWN - FOR - AGAINST – POINTS

1.   WheyO Warriors - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 4 - 2 - 6pts

2.   Amazing Galaxy Warriors - 2 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 4pts

3.   WP Touch Ladies - 2 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 4 - 4 - 3pts

4.   FHS Academy - 2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 5 - 0pts

5.   MC Hammers - 2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 5 - 0pts

6.   Caprice Staff - 2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 8 - 0pts

7.   Average Joes - 2 - 0- 2 - 0 - 1 - 10 - 0pts

 

POOL B - PLAYED - WON - LOST - DRAWN - FOR - AGAINST – POINTS

 

1.   Nomads 2 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 12 - 0 - 6pts

2.   SACS Old Boys 2 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 5 - 1 - 6pts

3.   CB Legends - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 4pts

4.   Husk All-Stars - 2 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 8 - 3 - 3pts

5.   Daily Dose Inbetweeners - 2 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 4 - 5 - 3pts

6.   Cobras - 2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 10 - 0pts

7.   Flying Fish - 2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 10 - 0pts