Menlopark Write Their Own History

(Photo Credit: Jorina Raath/

Menlopark took the history in their own hands and started to write their own story in the second half with direct and aggressive rugby, like rugby is supposed to be played.

Helpmekaar stormed into the lead with two quick tries to lead 12-0, playing their typical fast game. With 20 minutes gone in the first half Menlopark started to slow the game down and started to wrestle the game from Helpmekaar. The score at halftime was 17-10 in favour of Helpmekaar but the cracks were already visible.

The second half belonged to Menlopark who now dominated all aspects of the game and scored 32 unanswered points. Menlopark scored three tries in a blitzkrieg of 10 minutes during the second quarter of the second half with their last try scored just before the siren.

Menlopark deservedly won their first title in the VirSeker Cup competition 44-17 and it must be said it would have taken a special effort form a full-strength Monnas and Garsfontein to beat Menlopark on the day.

Menlopark: Tries: Ruan Oosthuizen (2), Lohan Potgieter, Niel Beukes, Ulrich Wessels (2). Conversions: Keanon Wessels (4) Penalties: Marcelle Deysel, Keanon Wessels.
Helpmekaar: Tries: Divan Esterhuizen, Christiaan Bezuidenhout (2) Conversion: Tiaan Botes.

Other Results:

VirSeker Cup
1stXV : Helpmekaar 17 – 44 Menlopark
u/16A: HTS Middelburg 31 – 26 Noordheuwel
u/15A: Helpmekaar 25 – 12 Monument
u/14A: HTS Middelburg 17 – 23 Monnas

VirSeker Plate
1stXV: Eldoraigne 36 – 37 Ben Vorster
u/16A: Zwartkop 7 – 20 Nelspruit
u/15A: Marais Viljoen 8 – 17 Zwartkop
u/14A: Rustenburg 7 – 13 Marais Viljoen

VirSeker Shield
1stXV: Hugenote Springs 57 – 34 Middelburg
u/16A: Heidelberg Volkies 37 – 14 Middelburg
u/15A: Oos Moot 15 – 24 HTS Middelburg
u/14A: Middelburg 0 – 17 Jeugland

2nd Division
1stXV: Ligbron 20 – 23 Pietersburg
u/16A: Ligbron 62 – 21 Pietersburg
u/15A: Klerksdorp 17 – 5 Potch Volkies
u/14A: Ligbron 20 – 0 Secunda