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‘Let’s fill up Bosman Stadium’ urges CEO

Siyaya Brakpan Rugby Club remained unbeaten in Pool C of the South African Rugby Union’s (Saru) Gold Cup and booked their place in the quarter finals of southern Africa’s elite community club rugby tournament, on Saturday, October 1.

The “Panne” secured their status as one of the Top Eight clubs in southern Africa with a bonus-point 38-12 win over White River, in a wet and chilly Lowveld, on Saturday.

This follows a home win over False Bay and an away victory over Durban Collegians in the last two weeks.

The Brakpan scrum was no match for the White River pack, while Ian Oosthuizen, turning out at loosehead prop, was a revelation in the match.

The raging bull that is Oosthuizen dotted down twice for the men from Brakpan.

Four of the six Panne tries on the day came from the forwards, to ensure a home quarter-final.

Oosthuizen (two tries), Juanrich Botha, Jaco Lotter, Jacques Moller and Luzuko Ndanda all scored tries for Brakpan.

“The serious part of the competition will start now,” said Brakpan Rugby Club’s CEO, Harry Nieuwenhuis.

“First, we will have to play Old Georgians, from Zimbabwe, this weekend (Saturday, October 8), and we want to invite as many people in Brakpan as we can to come down and watch the game at 3pm.

“We are playing earlier than usual to ensure that everyone can still watch the Springboks versus New Zealand game.

“Things are heating up and our team is still unbeaten.

“We want to get as much support in to Bosman Stadium this weekend as we can and we ask everyone to wear green clothing and to join us for some great club rugby.”

Saturday’s match will be the first international game for the club since they played Russia in the early ’90s.


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