WP Club Rugby League moves to round three

This weekend sees more Western Province Club Rugby action with round three, and we see Sevens coaching at Newlands and Women’s U20 Rugby trials.

This past week has been another busy one for Western Province Club Rugby. We have now concluded our regional roadshows, which saw the WPRFU management in engagement sessions across multiple areas focused on our regions. These engagements have been vital and fruitful, discussing compliance and various Western Province Rugby Football Union matters with our clubs. These engagements included visiting our members in areas such as Athlone, Helderberg, the metro area, and Tygerberg and the Paarl region allowing for more convenience for our club members in the regions.

As we now head into round three of the season, we slowly see our clubs finding their feet. As expected, with the ever-increasing standard of play, there are clearly no foregone conclusions.

In Super League A, we see NTK looking to rebound from an 18-27 loss to Maties, facing Tygerberg this weekend. Tygerberg, coming off a 23-30 win over Union Milnerton, aims to continue their winning ways, and Union Milnerton has the home ground advantage against Maties. Villagers, looking to recover from their derby defeat against Hamiltons, will meet Durbell, who had a strong showing against False Bay with a 33-6 win last week and St Georges host UCT while Kuilsriver face Hamiltons.

In Super League B, UWC is set to play Franschhoek, and Bellville hopes to maintain their form against Kraaifontein following their win over All Saints (35-18). Belhar will go head-to-head with Hamlets, after a 37-10 win over Strand. Langa, needing to bounce back from a defeat to Kraaifontein, will take on Hands & Heart. Van Der Stel-Evergreens will face off against Strand, and Kylemore, narrowly beaten by Vineyards (19-22), will look to get back on track against All Saints.

Super League C sees Scottsdene, who narrowly lost to Goodwood (20-23), face Primose, Gardens are up against Young Peoples, Eersterivier host Bust Bees and Masiphumelele, and Blue Jets take on Pniel Villagers

In the Northern League, Windmeul United is hopeful after their 34-31 win over Sir Lowrians as they host Blakes. Stell-Corr will aim to continue their winning momentum from a 41-15 victory when they encounter Whistling Wheels. Sir Lowrians and Raithby Universals, both coming off losses, will be looking to turn things around in their upcoming match while Whistling Wheels host Albions.

In the Southern League, Retreat, after a 10-28 loss to Rocklands, faces Young Wesleys, and Northerns will seek to keep the momentum from their 28-0 victory against Lagunya as they play Peninsula. Additionally, Young Stars and Rocklands are ready to engage their respective opponents, Watsonia and Titans, with hopes of adding a win to their records.

In the City League, Elsies River United is up against Police and Caledonian Roses will play Silvertree.

Young Gardens, will be looking to build on their 31-28 win against Lower Paarl as they play Paarl Rangers, who are coming off a scoreless game against Riverstones in the Paarl Region. Lower Paarl is set to battle it out against Violets Paarl, and Riverstones will take on Perel United. Young Standards and Simondium are also on the fixture list, both aiming for a successful weekend.

This weekend also sees the Western Province Rugby education department delivering the World Rugby Level One Sevens coaching course at Newlands, with the next course being Level One for Fifteens on 17 May 2024, also at Newlands. Click here to sign up now.

Following the excitement of the Women’s Rugby festival for junior girls at City Park last week, our focus on women’s rugby continues this weekend as we see the Women’s Rugby U20 trials unfold at City Park this Saturday. This process follows the request to clubs to nominate women players.