Pretoria Police to face Jonsson College Rovers in SARU Club Champs final

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Juan Language of KZN champions Jonsson College Rovers gets past the tackle of Ryan Pietersen of Border champions Broubart Old Selbornians in the first semi-final of the SARU National Club Championships at the Impala Rugby Club in Rustenburg on Wednesday.

Pretoria Police will play Jonsson College Rovers in the 2012 SARU National Club Championship final after both teams recorded impressive semi-final wins at the Impala Club in Rustenburg on Wednesday.

And in a unique twist, the Plate final will also be contested by Police and Rovers teams, after Bloemfontein Police and Welkom Rovers won through to an all-Free State province decider after victories over BB Truck Noordelikes and Naka Bulls respectively.

Both finals will be televised live on SuperSport, with the Plate final kicking off at 13:00 and the Cup final at 15:00.

KZN champions College Rovers, who won the national title in 2010, advanced to their fourth final in seven years with a clinical 72-10 victory over Border champions Broubart Old Selbornians, who battled manfully but were no match for the streetwise and super-fit KwaZulu-Natalians.

It was Rovers’ 78th win in 82 matches since the start of the 2009 season, an incredible streak made all the more impressive by the fact that it includes four Club Champs campaigns in addition to KZN league and Cup matches.

Heinrich Rademeyer of Pretoria Police on the attack against hosts Newrak Rustenburg Impala in the second semi-final of the SARU National Club Championships at the Impala Rugby Club in Rustenburg on Wednesday.

“We’re very happy to get through and now it’s a case of who’s got the most left in the tank,” said Rovers’ coach Robert du Preez, the former Springbok scrumhalf. “The guys played well today and they know what they need to do now because they’ve been here before. We can’t wait for Friday.”

In the other semi-final, two tries to wing Michael Nienaber, a late score from fellow winger Ruan van Loo and 15 points from the boot of flyhalf Dillon Laubscher allowed Pretoria Police, the 1995 and 1996 national club champions, to advance to the final for the fourth time after a 35-25 win over hosts Rustenburg Impala.

“It was a very tough game but I’m very, very proud of my players,” said Police skipper Nico Luus. “All the hard work has been worth it and now we have one more hurdle left to clear. We’ve had a very successful season but now we have to finish the job.”

Day 4 fixtures (Fri, live on SuperSport):

Plate Final

13:00 Bloemfontein Police vs Eagle Towing Welkom Rovers

 

Cup Final

15:00 Jonsson College Rovers vs Pretoria Police.

Day 3 results (Wed 19 Sep):

 

Cup semi-finals

Jonsson College Rovers 72 – Tries: Kyle Wilkinson, Anton Verster (2), Lubabalo Mtembu (2), Calvin Adam, Conrad Stoltz (2), Rosko Specman, Francois Robbertse. Conversions: Jors Dannhauser (3), Kobus de Kock (5). Penalties: Dannhauser (2).

Broubart Old Selbornians 10 – Try: Dylan Rogers. Conversion: Glen Warner. Penalty: Warner.

 

Newrak Rustenburg Impala 25 – Tries: Michael Lubbe, Morne Jooste, Gavin Williamson. Conversions: Willie Kok (2). Penalties: Kok (2).

Pretoria Police 35 – Tries: Ruan van Loo (2), Michael Nienaber (2). Conversions: Dillon Laubscher (3). Penalties: Laubsher (2). Drop goal: Laubscher.

Plate semi-finals

BB Truck Noordelikes 7 – Try: Mynhardt Smith. Conversion: Zander Byleveldt.

Bloemfontein Police 27 – Tries: Stevie Meyer, Heino Shepperson, Albert Hertzog. Conversions: Andre du Plessis (3). Penalties: Du Plessis (2).

Naka Bulls 24 – Tries: Leon Nel (2). Conversion: Ruan Boshoff. Penalties: Boshoff (2), Phillip Mulder (2).

Eagle Towing Welkom Rovers 35 – Tries: Pieter Cocken, Ivan de Klerk, Donovan Ball, Gerhard Klopper. Conversions: Ricardo Santos (2), Tiaan van Wyk. Penalties: Santos (3).

Day 2 results (Mon 17 Sep):

Cup quarter-finals

Broubart Old Selbornians 28 Brakpan 26

Jonsson College Rovers 41 Despatch 30

Durbanville-Bellville 25 Pretoria Police 36

Newrak Rustenburg Impala 31 Roodepoort 19

 

Plate quarter-finals

Naka Bulls 25 Villagers Worcester 23

Blanco 22 Eagle Towing Welkom Rovers 37

BB Truck Noordelikes 38 Witrivier 30

Bloemfontein Police 22 Kumba Iron Ore Sishen 17

Day 1 results (Sat 15 Sep):

Roodepoort 26 Naka Bulls 12

Jonsson College Rovers 61 BB Truck Noordelikes 0

Bloemfontein Police 33 Broubart Old Selbornians 43

Durbanville-Bellville 53 Blanco 20

Pretoria Police 43 Eagle Towing Welkom Rovers 12

Kumba Iron Ore Sishen 0 Brakpan 28

White River 10 Despatch 72

Newrak Rustenburg Impala 53 Villagers Worcester 21

National Club Championship winners 1975-2011:

 

2011 Pukke 19 UJ 14

2010 College Rovers 24 Maties 15

2009 Hamilton 36 Pukke 34

2008 Pukke 17 College Rovers 12

2007 Maties 24 Tukkies 8

2006 Pukke 33 College Rovers 21

2005 Maties 24 UJ 13

2004 Pukke 41 TUT 10

2003 Tukkies 46 Pukke 25

2002 Shimlas 34 Pukke 26

2001 Pirates 37 Tygerberg 13

2000 Maties 54 Tukkies 37

1999 Shimlas 45 Welkom Rovers 9

1998 Maties 28 RAU 10

1997 Maties 30 RAU 15

1996 Pretoria Police 70 Old Greys 29

1995 Pretoria Police 26 Durban Crusaders 12

1994 Durban Crusaders 34 Oud-Studente 3

1993 Durban Crusaders 8 Despatch 3

1992 RAU 40 Harlequins 22

1991 Old Greys 36 Despatch 6

1990 Tukkies 22 Despatch 20

1989 Roodepoort 29 Goudstad Onderwyskollege 22

1988 Despatch 13 Tukkies 12

1987 Defence (WP) 26 Despatch 8

1986 Shimlas 14 Tukkies 6

1985 Despatch 28 Tukkies 6

1984 Maties 16 Tukkies 15

1983 Harlequins 29 Tukkies 12

1982 Maties 25 RAU 6

1981 Maties 32 Pretoria Police 9

1980 Villager 14 Maties 3

1979 Maties 27 Tukkies 11

1978 Maties 15 Tukkies 9

1977 Maties 12 Harlequins 10

1976 Tukkies 19 Maties 0

1975 Maties 28 Durban Collegians 20

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