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Super League A Wrap – Week 1

Super League A Wrap – Week 1

The 2017 WP Club Rugby returned this weekend and the top league did not disappoint with several eye-catching results.
Super League A has always set the standard for competitiveness and quality within WP Club Rugby yet season after season it remains a Top 5 vs the Rest.

Too often the “smaller” clubs have been blown away by the might of Maties, UCT, Hamiltons, Durbell, and False Bay who have proved to be a class above.

On Saturday, Union-Milnerton ripped up the record books. Making your debut in Super League A is tough, making it against Gold Cup winners is even tougher. Winning against said opposition is almost unheard of.

Union-Milnerton hosted Durbell with few people expecting anything more than a convincing win for the visitors. Trailing 31 – 8 at Half-time, those doomsday prophecies seemed to be coming true for Uni-Mil who had their backs not so much up, but just about super-glued against the wall.

However, an inspired second half comeback saw the hosts claw their way back into the contest, ultimately taking the victory spoils in a match that left all who witnessed it speechless. The 49 – 38 victory will live long in the memories for all involved at Union-Milnerton who have announced their arrival on the biggest stage in fine style.

Reigning Super League A Champs False Bay were held to a 10 – 10 draw away to rivals Hamiltons in a tight and tense affair. Both sides will be disappointed not to have begun the season with a win as the margins for error in the upper echelons of Super League A are miniscule.

In results elsewhere, Tygerberg thumped SLA newcomers Pniel Villagers 41 – 0 in Pniel to make it a baptism of fire for the debutants, Vics defeated Primrose 45 – 13 at Rosmead Avenue while it was déjà vu at the Green Point Track as SK Walmers went down 29 – 43 to Brackenfell in a repeat of last year’s result.

If the first round results are anything to go by, Super League A will be one to keep a close eye on in 2017.

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