VILLAGER VOICE #8

Welcome to the 8th instalment of the Village Voice. It’s been an action packed 2 weeks with our first 2 league games coming and going, a successful kick off to our new initative  “A Night with the Legends”, club nights and just general good vibes and spirit in the club. So with no further ado let’s get into the meat of it.

The First 2 League Games

On Saturday the 5th of April the club hosted Macassar for our first fixture of the season . Not having played Macassar in the modern era none of us really knew what to expect but in the end it was a great day as all the team’s came away with bonus point wins (Unfortunately Macassar were not able to field an U20 team). The 3rds took the crown of the team of the day by winning their game 40-0 and in so doing gelling exceptionally well for their first game of the season. Nice one chaps. All the results:

1st team: W 48-15

2nd team: W 27-6

3rd team: W 40-0

u/20: W 20-0 (no game)

Our 1st team pack laid the foundation for a comfortable win against a plucky Macassar. The guys went into half time at 24-11 after scoring 2 driving maul tries and a great 50m backline effort ending with a dot down in the scoreboard corner. In the second half the guys managed a further 3 tries with the bench making a notable impact against a tiring Macassar. For the full match report you can go to http://www.villagerfc.co.za/good-better-bester-for-villager/ on the site. Our flanker Jannie Bester was adjudged man of the match.

Last Saturday the chaps travelled out to Scottsdene in Kraaifontein for another fixture whereby little was known about the opposition. In blistering heat, topping out at 41 degrees C the guys acquitted themselves extremely well with all teams coming away with winswith the 1st team this time taking the team of the day honours (it must be said followed closely by the u20’s). All the results:

1st team: W 72-21

2nd team: W 26-19

3rd team: W 18-15

u/20: W 31-6

The 1st team started off a bit tentatively making a few crucial errors at crucial times and frustrating the coaching staff by not sticking to the game plan. Once again the guys were clearly dominant at set piece time and in so doing managed 3 well worked tries in the 1st half. It must be said however that the first half was by no means one way traffic as Scottsdene played an exhilarating, exciting and fast paced brand of rugby based on the capitalisation of our mistakes. Half time score 22-18. The second half was a completely different story as our boys played a brand of rugby that could be compared to the days of old coming in with 8 further tries and finishing in so doing scoring 50 unanswered points in the half. The man of the match award was shared by the 2 workhorses Troy Lee (Hooker) and Ryan Germishuys (Prop) who each dotted down for one and 3 tries respectively. For the full report you can go to http://www.villagerfc.co.za/2nd-half-blitz-stuns-scottsdene/ on the site.

We now await our next fixture on Friday night the 3rd of May which is away to Milnerton. This will be a crunch game as Milnerton are looking good early on. If you can’t wait that long for some good, Villager running rugby then next week Friday night (25 April) we have a bumper evening in store with the Fourths and Shebeen Boys playing league fixtures at the club. We all know what this means – a big jol!!!

Night with the Legends followed by Club Night

On Thursday the 3rd of April we hosted our inaugural “Night with the Legends” in conjunction with the jersey handout for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and U20 teams.  For this edition we were fortunate enough to have in our midst Roy Macullum, Dave Stewart, Piet Geldenhuys and John Gainsford. John handed out the 1st team jerseys and shared some moments of his playing career with the guys. A great start that seemed to go a long way towards the results on that Saturday. Thanks to all involved to make this evening happen.

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The jersey hand out was followed by club night where a whopping R1,500 bar tab was up for grabs. Finally the tab was won by our u20 player Simon Kannemeyer. Hope you enjoyed it Simon. In the raffle the R100 Wackaberry voucher went to Theo Sikani and the Western Digital 500GB external hard drive sponsored by The Computer Guys was won by another U20, Yusri Williams.

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Last week the bar tab, kicking off again at R500, was unclaimed as Anees Jaffer was still in the shower when drawn. Rules are rules. This week therefore we go to R600. Eddie Ntaka and Reece Greg took the various alcoholic beverages on offer in the raffle

SACS Junior vs Fish Hoek at Brookside

Next week on the afternoon and evening of the 23rd of April SACS junior will be taking on Fish Hoek Junior at Brookside. All 12 teams will be taking part in this kick off to our community schools drive. It promises to be a humming evening with In2Touch finals taking place at the same time. If you happen to be a SACS or Fish Hoek old boy or just looking to watch some good junior school rugby in a great atmosphere pop down on Wednesday. The day starts at 3:30pm with the u9’s and ends at 8pm with the u13A’s on the A Field.

Subs

Please make sure your subs are in as soon as possible. The due date was 1 April 2014. Once paid you will be issued with a personalised membership card which will entitle you to:

  • a 10% discount at the bar
  • free ground entry on match day
  • updates such as these and others
  • invitations and notices to club events like “Nights with the Legends”
  • the honour of being an official Villager club member

 

Club Planner for the next 2 weeks

Thurs 17 Apr Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tues 22 Wed 23
Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths & Shebeen Prac – 6:15pm

 

Club Night – 8:30pm

Good Friday – Club Closed Easter Monday – Club Closed Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm 6 Down Touch League – from 4pm (Finals Night) 

SACS Junior vs Fishoek – 3:30pm to 9pm

Thurs 24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tues 29 Wed 30
Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths & Shebeen Prac – 6:15pm

Club Night – 8pm

 

 

Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmShebeen Boys Prac – 6:15pm

BarleyCorn – Evening

Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm

Kind Regards

Anton & Bruce

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