Winter Roses win Women’s Club Invitational Championship

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The Winter Roses from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape on Sunday won the Women’s Club Invitational Championship at the City Park Stadium in Cape Town by defeating local club the Busy Bees 20-10 in an exciting final to close off the two-day competition.

The tournament, which brought down the curtain on the 2014 Women’s Provincial rugby season, kicked off on Saturday and featured eight club teams from East London, Pretoria, Eastern Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Western Cape. The tournament was made possible by funding from the Department of Sport and Recreation.

The Winter Roses signalled their intentions early on as they registered a convincing 60-0 victory against Limpopo’s Nkowa-Nkowa and then pipped Kwaru of Port Elizabeth 10-8 in the Cup Semifinal to book their place in the final.

The Busy Bees, meanwhile, registered a morale-boosting 39-0 victory against East London’s Pelicans in their opening match and supported this with a 34-0 victory against KwaZulu-Natal’s College Rovers. This secured their final berth against the Winter Roses on Sunday.

The Winter Roses, however, proved to be the better team on the day as they secured a 20-10 victory to win the title.

Pretoria’s Soshanguve Women, meanwhile, won the Plate Final by beating the Middelburg Stormers 25-5, while Kwaru defeated College Rovers 14-5 to finish the tournament in third place. In the seventh and eighth place playoff the Pelicans registered a narrow 24-21 victory against Nkowa-Nkowa.

Women’s Club Invitational Championship results:

Day two:

Winter Roses 20 – 10 Busy Bees (Cup Final)

Soshanguve 25 – 5 Middelburg Stormers (Plate final)

Kwaru 14 – 5 College Rovers (3rd/4th place-playoff)

Pelicans 24 – 21 Nkowa-Nkowa (7th /8th place-playoff)

Day one – round one:

Busy Bees 39 – 0 Pelicans

Middelburg Stormers 7 – 19 College Rovers

Kwaru 33 – 5 Soshanguve

Winter Roses 60 – 0 Nkowa-Nkowa

Day one – round two:

Busy Bees 34 – 0 College Rovers (Cup Semifinal)

Winter Roses 10 – 8 Kwaru (Cup Semifinal)

Middelburg Stormers 19 – 3 Pelicans (Plate Semifinal)

Soshanguve 29 – 7 Nkowa-Nkowa (Plate Semifinal)

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