FNB Oppierif firm favourites as UJ kick off their FNB Res Rugby League

FNB Varsity Cup, Koshuis Rugby

FNB Res Rugby kicked off officially on 1 August 2018, at the University of Johannesburg, Marlow Park in Westdien. There’s been a strong anticipation for the internal res league to start with chanting and trolling happening on the social media platforms.

First games that should’ve been played were forfeited due to poor organisation but FNB Opperief vs FNB Soweto was a worthy opener, with two champions from their respectful teams going at each other, FNB Soweto by far the underdog.

The FNB Opperief team played well together, with the movement of the backline to support one another on overlaps. It was great to see the old rugby philosophy still being applied, especially by varsity res teams.

Performances were of the extreme in round one, as strong teams won big and the underdogs lost big, not registering a point on the scoreboard.

Round Two: 1 August 2018

TEAMS 1:

TEAM 2:

TIME:

RESULTS:

Maqhawe

Chiros

19:00 (B FIELD)

0-28

SWC

Oppierif

20:00 (A FIELD)

0-33

Cornerstone

Jabali

21:00 (A FIELD)

23-24

DIVISION B:

Sophia Town

Falcons

19:00 (B FIELD)

29-0

DFC

Kilimanjaro

19:00 (C FIELD)

28-0

Preview
Although FNB Oppierif is the team to beat, FNB Cornerstone and FNB Jabali are aiming to give the favourites a run for their money. After FNB Cornerstone’s narrow loss, they will want to make a strong comeback with tough fixtures looming closer. But one can’t seem to help but notice the number of teams that seem to be struggling – the likes of FNB Maqhawe; newly promoted FNB Soweto, FNB Falcons and FNB Kilimanjaro. Hopefully the boys can better prepare and put on a show for the coming third round.

Fixtures: 8 August 2018

TEAM 1:

TEAM 2:

TIME:

FIELD:

Maqhawe

Oppierif

20:00

C

SWC

Jabali

21:00

C

Chiros

Cornerstone

20:00

D

Division B

Kilimanjaro

Sophia Town

19:00

C

DFC

Falcons

19:00

D

Logs

DIVISION A

POSITION/TEAM

PLAYED

WIN

LOSE

DRAW

POINTS

1 OPPIERIF

2

2

0

0

10

2 CHIROS

2

2

0

0

10

3 SWC

2

2

1

0

4

4 JABALI

2

2

1

0

4

5 CORNERSTONE

2

2

2

0

1

6 MAQHAWE

2

2

2

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIVISION B

POSITION/TEAM

PLAYED

WIN

LOSE

DRAW

POINTS

1 DFC

2

2

0

0

10

2 KILIMANJARO

2

1

1

0

5

3 SOPHIA TOWN

2

1

1

0

5

4 FALCONS

2

0

2

0

0