Port Elizabeth’s Kwaru Rugby Club were crowned the Women’s club champions in Cape Town on Sunday after defeating Fort Hare 19-7 at Langa Sports Grounds in the fifth edition of the tournament.
Middelburg won the Plate Final after delivering a well-balanced display for a 43-0 victory against the George Lilies.
The tournament, which featured the best nine clubs from across the country, battled it out in the two-day tournament on Saturday and Sunday, which culminated in the respective finals.
Kwaru was in good form from the outset as they registered a 22-10 victory against the George Lilies in their opening match and built on this with a 15-7 victory against the University of Johannesburg on Saturday, before defeating the Busy Bees 14-10 on Sunday to book their place in the Cup Final.
Fort Hare, meanwhile, started the competition with a 62-0 bang against Matlosana and then beat Tygerberg 27-12 in their second pool match. The teams met again on Sunday, and the Eastern Cape outfit again dominated for a 32-12 victory to secure their place in the grand finale against Kwaru.
Middelburg, in turn, registered victories against the Busy Bees and the University of Limpopo before lining up against the George Lilies in the Plate final.
Women’s Club Champions results:
Sunday, 14 October
UJ 10-12 George Lilies
Busy Bees 10-14 Kwaru
Fort Hare 32-12 Tygerberg
Middelburg 43-0 George Lilies (Plate Final)
Kwaru 19-7 Fort Hare (Cup Final)
Saturday, 13 October
Fort Hare 62-0 Matlosana
Kwaru 22-10 George Lilies
George Lilies 7-24 UJ
Busy Bees 22-10 Middelburg
Fort Hare 27-12 Tygerberg
Kwaru 15-7 UJ
University of Limpopo 5-45 Middelburg
Busy Bees 51-28 University of Limpopo
Matlosana 5-53 Tygerberg