FNB Huis Marais, FNB Eendrag in driver’s seat as business end of FNB Res League nears

FNB Varsity Cup, Koshuis Rugby

Both teams sit at the top of their respective pools with 19 points apiece with the final round – on 21 September set to come.  Both teams have won all their games so far and one would expect them to win their final round robin matches before the knockout stages.

Indeed, FNB Huis Marais will look to finish top of their pool, but must first negotiate the challenge that will be presented by FNB Huis Visser.

The previous round of FNB Res League rugby saw no surprises in results, but log leaders FNB Huis Marais sent out a timely message of why they’re top when they lashed FNB Helderberg 91-14.

FNB Simonsberg move second in pool A after their narrow win against FNB Medics with FNB Huis Visser dropping to third.

Elsewhere, the fight for second is still up for grabs in pool B with FNB Dagbreek and FNB PSO Barbarians sitting on 15 and 13 points respectively following their match last time out – which ultimately saw FNB Dagbreek win by a single point (21-20).
 

Results 30 August

 

 

Result

FNB Huis Marais

FNB Helderberg

91-14

FNB Elsenburg

FNB Huis Visser

9-14

FNB Simonsberg

FNB Medics

19-10

FNB Dagbreek

FNB PSO Barbarians

21-20

FNB Eendrag

FNB Majuba

45-7

FNB Helshoogte

FNB Wilgenhof

43-7

FNB Eendrag set for top finish in pool B

FNB Eendrag have enjoyed a solid season this year, having won all four of their games and now look set to finish the season at the top of the log with the fixture against FNB Helshoogte to come. One cannot see FNB Helshoogte stopping the men in the orange of FNB Eendrag, given they have won half their games in what has been a hot and cold season for them.

The PSO Barbarians would have been pleased with their efforts this season and will want to finish with a win against FNB Majuba who are currently bottom of their log.

In pool A, FNB Simonsberg have clawed their way to second on the log following back-to-back wins against FNB Huis Visser and FNB Medics. One can expect them to collect all available points against the hapless FNB Helderberg on Friday.

FNB Huis Marais and FNB Huis Visser square off in the other game, with FNB Huis Marais looking to go five from five and ultimately finish the season on top of the log as the knock-out stages draw near.
 

Fixtures 21 September

Date

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Venue

 

17:00

FNB Huis Marais

FNB Huis Visser

H Field

 

17:00

FNB Elsenburg

FNB Medics

C Field

 

17:00

FNB Helderberg

FNB Simonsberg

I Field

 

17:00

FNB Dagbreek

FNB Wilgenhof

E Field

 

17:00

FNB Eendrag

FNB Helshoogte

D Field

 

17:00

FNB PSO Barbarians

FNB Majuba

B Field

LOG

Pos

Team (Pool A)

PL

W

D

L

PD

BP

PTS

1

FNB Huis Marais

4

4

0

0

144

3

19

2

FNB Simonsberg

4

3

0

1

12

3

15

3

FNB Huis Visser

4

3

0

1

10

3

15

4

FNB Medics

4

1

0

3

-20

3

7

5

FNB Elsenburg

4

1

0

3

-19

3

7

6

FNB Helderberg

4

0

0

4

-125

0

0

 

Pos

Team (Pool B)

PL

W

D

L

PD

BP

PTS

1

FNB Eendrag

4

4

0

0

70

3

19

2

FNB Dagbreek

4

3

0

1

53

3

15

3

FNB PSO Barbarians

4

2

0

2

13

5

13

4

FNB Helshoogte

4

2

0

2

67

2

10

5

FNB Wilgenhof

4

1

0

3

-58

2

6

6

FNB Majuba

4

0

0

4

-143

0

0