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Northern League close the door on their nearest contenders

This past weekend saw the top three teams in the Northern League close the door on their nearest contenders for the “Top 9” competition which will take place for the top three in the division leagues.
With Blue Stars beating Windmeul 54-17, Van Der Stel Evergreens 58-35 win over Stand Pioneers and Raithby beating Eerste Rivier 33-28, the top three for this league has now been determined in the Northern League.
The City League top three will be determined this weekend. With Caledonian Roses and Western Zebras 27-all draw last weekend, the third place is open only for Callies and Police. Police face Hamediahs this weekend and will only need a win to secure the Top 9 position. Callies on the other hand will need the five points from their match against Watsonia and hope that Hamediahs do them a favour.
With the exception of second place Morning Star who still have a game in hand the Southern League is too close, with too many permutations to even contemplate the potential outcome. While Retreat celebrate their 120 Years of existence Lagunya, Noordelikes and Peninsula will have their last chance to stake their claim for the Top three.
In Super League A Stellenbosch has wasted no time coming from behind to the top of the log and we now see them with an eight point buffer between them and second place False Bay. Although the top six will compete in the knock for the title, it’s the top two that will be guaranteed home semi-final slots. At the bottom of the log the race is on between St Georges, Belhar and UWC to avoid relegation. At this stage NTK and Villages will also be hoping for certain results to play in their favour and avoid the third place play offs.
Look out for a big game between Tygerberg and SK Walmers at Flordia Park tommorow who sit respectively in log positions nine and ten. These two teams will be hoping for a few results to fall in their favour and know that a full house from their next four games could see them in contention for the knockouts.
Florida Park will also play host to the top of the table women's club rugby clash between hosts Tygerberg Ladies (currently in 2nd place) and visitors Busy Bees ladies that will hope to defend their top position on the log. The match kicks off at 13h30 and a large crowd is expected to support these two teams.
Franschhoek climbed back to the top of the log this week after losing to Paarl in Super League B. This week it was Bellville that delivered the goods beating Paarl 32 -27. Bellville now have five games in hand and are more comfortable with their fifth-place log position.
The battle continues in Super League B and this weekend the match between fourth and fifth place Strand and Langa will be a keenly watched contest as both teams look to secure their knock out spots.
The Paarl League is back in action this week. Albions remain at the top of the log with Allandale only one point off the pace, and Lower Paarl a further one point behind them.
Our youth rugby department will once again host the WPRFU/Spur Mini Rugby day at the CPUT Bellville campus from 08h00 till 12noon tomorrow. Come and see the future stars in action as the under 7, 8 and 9 age groups will do battle. More than 400 school teams entered and we will host around 3000 kids. Some senior DHL WP Currie Cup team members will take time out prior to their opening clash tomorrow afternoon to come and support the kids tomorrow morning.
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