Noordvaal A Boiling Pot Of Action This Past Week



This weekend saw the end to the TUKS series and the Pukke Prestige Series and the start of the VirSeker Series. Two winners with to completely different results. At LC de Villiers stadium one could be excused thinking that Monnas did not belong in this competition beating a game but definitely lesser opponent EG Jansen 50-13. This was however not the case in Potchefstroom where Lichtenburg had to work very hard to beat Marais Viljoen and retain their title.

The Tuks Series finals were played at the LC de Villiers stadium with the only "surprise" was that Monument Hoërskool could only manage one win out of the four finals they played in. Losing their matches at u/14A, u/15A and u/16A levels but retaining the 1stXV title with a convincing win against EG Jansen 50-13. The other 1stXV matches went more or less according to the script with Eldoraigne putting up a spirited fight against Menlopark losing 10-14. 

The final of the Pukke Prestige Series was a completely different story than in the final of the TUKS series. After leading 17-0 the champions of 2016, Lichtenberg had to fend off a spirited comeback by Marais Viljoen. Marais Viljoen started their comeback and after three quick tries, the score was 17 all at the break. The second half was played at a fast pace and after a try each, the score was again level at 22 all and it was game on. Unfortunately, after a second yellow card, Marais Viljoen left the field the losers with 29-22. Discipline at the end of the day was the difference between winning and losing as Lichtenburg scored 17 points while the offenders were in the cooler.

The Virseker Series started off with the big schools of Pretoria at the Wilgers Hoërskool when three matches were played which also served as trials for the Bulls' Craven Week teams. Oos Moot showed why they want to play in the Macro school's division by beating Pretoria Noord with 69-6 in a one-sided match. Tuine showed against Overkruin that they will be a serious contender using their big forwards to supply quick ball to their backs for a try fest. In the other match host, Wilgers lost to Midstream College 34-46.

KES is continuing on their unbeaten route this time beating visitors Maritzburg College 39-20 and Pretoria Boys High beating St Bennies for only their fourth victory of the year 42-23.

For the rest of the week ending 07 May 2017's results click here