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The WPRFU Score Club Sevens presented by African Bank delivers points and entertainment

01/11/2019
The WPRFU Score Club Sevens presented by African Bank takes a break this weekend as we will be glued to our seats when the Springboks play England at the World Cup in Japan on Saturday.
 
 
After three rounds and more than one thousand tries the final round of the pool stages will play out at CPUT next week and then the Top Sixteen on 16 November 2019. This past Saturday saw us one step closer to the top sixteen and the finalisation of the top four in each pool. Fans were again entertained with music from the Score Energy Drinks mobile music van and a wide selection of food vendors kept the crowds fed while the kids were playing in the Bashews Kiddies Zone.
 
Tygerberg and Albions in Pool A and Hands and Heart in Pool B are unbeaten thus far. Of these three Hands and Hearts is looking the most dangerous having scored 288 points as the tournament overall points scoring team thus far, followed by Hamiltons with 275 and UWC with 271. Belhar is the team with the highest points difference on 216 followed by Stellenbosch and UWC equally with a points difference of 208. The majority of UWC points coming from Duran Peter Hoffman who has scored 26 conversions and 12 tries. The points differences could be a factor when it comes to the draw for the top sixteen from the four pools should any team have ended on equal log points.
 
Tygerberg has the tournament top points scorer Rosco Syster, with a total thus far of 124 points which includes 16 tries. Khanyiso Doyi from Busy Bees is the pools second highest points scorer and sixth overall with 57 points which includes 11 tries.
 
Busy Bees are currently fourth in Pool A but this is likely to change as they have played their full tally and False Bay currently in Fifth have five games in hand and will need only three log points to secure fourth. This will then position Albions, Tygerberg, Uni-Mil and False Bay as your Pool A top four. Next weeks fixtures for False Bay will certainly be interesting as they face off against Albions and Uni-Mil.
 
The last spot in Pool B still seems up for grabs as Goodwood, Strand and Brackenfell remain in the running. Brackenfell would have to win all three their remaining matches with bonus points and hope that other matches fall play out in their favour and a similar scenario stand for Strand. Goodwood will have their work cut out for them as they face top teams Hands and Hearts and Durbell. Kylemore who drew 17-17 with Durbel and lost only to Hands and Hearts thus far has only one match left and while sitting in third place that position is theoretically not safe either. Hands still has Brandon Ashley Collins flying the flag high with him as the tournaments third highest points scorer and second highest trie scorer.
 
With Young Peoples, Young Wesleys and Hamlets all on 24 log points in Pool C Bellville will know that their remaining matches are vital to win if they are to secure a position in the top four. Ironically Bellville who are currently in third place went down to two of the teams who are chasing them, again showing just how exciting sevens rugby can be. This past Saturday saw a 19-12 win for Young Wesleys over Bellville and off course their opening match against Young Peoples also did not go in their favour. Young Peoples currently have the second-highest win percentage of 83% only behind Stellenbosch who has an average 89% win rate.
 
There is no more room for change in the top four in Pool D as these teams have completed their allotment of matches or cannot catch up now. This leaves only position to play for. The top four is secured by Hamiltons, UWC, Belhar and Kuilsriver. UWC and Belhar still have two games in hand and next week will see them face off against each other,  and with both teams on an equal 88% strike rate, this will make for some entertaining rugby.
 
 
 
 

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