WSU All Blacks humiliated Buffaloes Rugby club in one sided affair at the Buffalo City Stadium. This was super 12 match, a competition made up of 6 top teams from Eastern Province and Border Rugby Union respectively, playing in two pools of six teams per pool and three teams from each province in one group.
Walter Sisulu University boys braved the student strike and focused on playing rugby as they put on an exhilarating perfomance win their first Super12 game.
The WSU All Blacks beat Buffs 41 – 13 in a well-attended rugby match at the BCM stadium on a windy Saturday afternoon. The game saw Buffs scoring two early penalties to lead Walter Sisulu University 6 – 0. But then Wsu came back with back to back tries from Bulldog bound lock Athi Kethani and hooker Nkosinathi Langeni to take the lead to 12 – 6 going into the half time break with a also a conversion from Camron Gahler.
Buffs return from the break and scored a coverted try that made them to retain the lead to 13 -12. With the wind behind their backs, the All Blacks scored 5 un-answered tries from again Athi Kethani, Kholekile Bakumeni, Somila Mantyoyi, Olwethu Ndakisa and Camron Gahler who also scored 5 conversions. Buffaloes Rugby Club the oldest rugby clubs in the Border region and 3rd oldest in the country were outplayed and out thought by the students. A stand out performance from the youngsters Mihlali Qoma at flank and Olwethu Ndakisa at scrumhalf inspired the team to its first win of the Super12 season. The Coach Sipho Metula was left speechless with excitement saying; “the boys have been working hard during preseason and they deserved the win after a disappointing loss against EL Police last week”.
The young team will also be playing in the new FNB Varsity Cup Sevens this year in April. Having also bolstered their coaching department with the former Bulldogs player and current assistant coach Chumani Booi who will be the team defence coach and sevens coach.
Other super 12 results saw Swallows lose to Breakers 18 -15 at Nu. 1 stadium in Mdantsane. Crusaders from PE 21 – 25 against Grahamstown Brumbies and Kruisfontien from Humansdorp went down to Springrose from Port Elizabeth 10 – 18. Other teams enjoyed a rest week through a bye.