Maties rout Raiders

Reigning club champs Stellenbosch thumped Raiders 65-11 on the opening day of the national competition.

Maties will face Boland champs Roses United on Tuesday in the Cup quarter-final. The men from Wellington came back after trailing 8-13 at the half to beat Nelspruit 32-20 on Sunday.

Convincing wins for College Rovers, Brakpan, Pukke, University of Johannesburg and Free State’s CUT Ixias booked these five clubs quarter-final berths. Tuks edged SK Walmers 31-28 to book their place in Tuesday’s play-offs.

Day 1 results:
Barbarians (12) 0 Eersterust (0) 0
Wesbank (25) 38 Gardens (5) 10
College Rovers (24) 45 Buffalo (13) 26
Brakpan (21) 31 Despatch (6) 18
Pukke (15) 42 Bridgton (0) 5
UJ (17) 17 Welkom (5) 8
CUT Ixias (12) 29 Kimberley Police (13) 13
Roses United (8) 32 Nelspruit (13) 20
Tukkies (10) 31 SK Walmers (5) 28
Maties (34) 65 Raiders (6) 11

Fixtures for Tuesday 9 September:
BOWL (second round):
F field – 10am Gardens v Barbarians; 11.30am Wesbank v Eersterust
PLATE (quarter-finals)
C field – 10am Welkom v Bridgton; 11.30am Kimberley Police v Despatch
B field – 10am SK Walmers v Buffalo; 11.30am Raiders v Nelspruit
PREMIER (quarter-finals)
Danie Craven Stadium:
1pm – UJ v Pukke
2.30pm – CUT Ixias v Brakpan
4pm – Tukkies v College Rovers
5.30pm – Maties v Roses United