It is certainly not ideal for the 1XV to have built up the important momentum and then to have no league rugby for the entire month of June. But we will have to remain focused and work hard until we resume on Saturday 1 July 2017 with an away fixture against Kraaifontein. In the meantime it is now all about Springbok Test Match rugby and the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.
The league positions for our different teams after having played 6 matches is as follows:
Much hard work and commitment still lies ahead for all our teams in the second half of the season to maintain and improve on the abovementioned positions.
The Clubhouse will be open to welcome you for the Test Matches against France – Saturday 10 June, 17 June and 24 June – kickoff time 17h05. There will be bar specials and also food specials from Scottydoo. Also, lucky prizes will be drawn during the course of the Springbok vs France Test Matches. So come to Brookside with friends and enjoy the afternoon in a relaxed rugby environment.
The Grays enjoyed a very successful luncheon this past Friday. Dr Ian McCallum, the guest speaker, spoke very well and it was a privilege to host him on the day. A special guest was Dr Cecil Moss, the oldest living Springbok, who is a great friend of the Villager FC and who also over the years has mentored so many great rugby players. The enjoyable afternoon again showed how the game of rugby creates lifelong friendships and has the ability to transcend all boundaries.
Well, the British and Irish Lions tour has kicked off and the opening match was all but easy. It was so evident that coaching in New Zealand has stepped up a notch and the Provincial XV caused endless problems for the Lions with their game plan and also the skills of the players. There are no easy games against New Zealand opposition no matter who you come up against – and to win in New Zealand is just that more difficult!
To end off, the Villager FC wishes the Springboks the very best of luck for their upcoming Test Matches against France. Let’s hope that over the next 3 weeks they make a clear statement that we as a rugby nation are back with a bang!
VFC Rugby Administration.