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Rovers seventh team to qualify for Community Cup
July 25, 2013
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CELL C Community Cup runners-up Jonsson College Rovers became the seventh team to qualify for the 2014 tournament when they claimed their eighth straight KZN Moor Cup league title last Saturday with a 62-20 away win over Varsity College.

It was also unbeaten Rovers' 13th consecutive win in the league, and the Durbanites now join Brakpan (Falcons), Roodepoort (Golden Lions), Sishen (Griquas), GAP Despatch (defending champions), Bloemfontein Crusaders (Free State) and newcomers Centurion (Blue Bulls) in the second edition of SARU's elite tournament for non-university clubs.

And in Cape Town, Hamiltons took a big step towards 2014 qualification when they completed the double over Durbanville-Bellville, winning 26-13 in a Western Province Super League A match in Green Point to go with their 48-13 away drubbing of their northern suburbs rivals in the first round in May.

Hammies, with 45 points, now lead the 10-team league by a single point from Durbell, with Maties and UCT in third and fourth place respectively. The two Varsity Cup sides however have the luxury of having played three matches fewer following their mid-year break, and both student outfits will want to hit the ground running after their long layoff when they face Belhar and Bellville respectively on Saturday.

Elsewhere around the country, league winners Witbank Ferro's will host Nelspruit and Malelane will travel to Middelburg in the Mpumalanga Buscor League semi-finals on Saturday, with the final to take place at Mbombela Stadium on 10 August.

Up north, newly-crowned Falcons champions Brakpan upset Blue Bulls Carlton League winners Tuks 26-19 at their fortress of Bosman Stadium to kick off their cross-border Predator League Pool A campaign in style.

The Predator League is divided into a Cup and Plate section and features the top 24 clubs from the Leopards, Golden Lions, Falcons and Blue Bulls, including four Varsity Cup sides (Wits, UJ, Pukke, Tuks) and six Community Cup teams in Brakpan, Roodepoort, Pretoria Police, Centurion, Raiders and Rustenburg Impala.

Boksburg, who lost to Brakpan in the Falcons final, ran out 29-26 winners over the Blue Bulls' Community Cup qualifiers, Centurion, while there was further drama in Pool B in Potchefstroom where NWU Pukke and Raiders drew 38-all. Rustenburg Impala beat Wits 35-32 in a nail-biting Pool C clash while UJ saw off the challenge of Pretoria Police in Pool D with a 33-22 win.

This weekend's Premier League club fixtures from around SA (as supplied to SARU by its provincial unions):

Gauteng/North West Predator Cross-Border Super League, Saturday (Round 2):

Cup:
Pool A – Roodepoort vs Tuks. Bye: Brakpan
Pool B – Raiders vs Boksburg, Centurion vs NWU Pukke
Pool C – Oostelikes vs Wits, Rustenburg Impala vs NWU Vaal
Pool D – Pirates vs UJ, Pretoria Harlequins vs Pretoria Police

Plate:
Pool A – Springs vs Wanderers, Randfontein vs Naka Bulls. Bye: Union
Pool B – TUT vs Diggers, Alberton vs Kempton Wolves

Blue Bulls – Carlton League:
League & Cup final won by Tuks. See above for Predator fixtures involving Blue Bulls teams.

Blue Bulls Limpopo – Boet Fick Senior League, Saturday:
Letaba vs Noordelikes

Boland – Premier League, Saturday (Round 12 of 18):
Villagers Worcester vs Wellington
Hawston vs Saldanha
Robertson vs Vredenburg
Ceres vs Black Leaves
Wesbank vs Roses Utd – date TBC

Border – Premier League:
Round-robin stages completed. Quarter-finals 23/24 August.

EP – Grand Challenge, Saturday (Round 14 of 16):
Gardens vs Park
Crusaders vs Harlequins
Orlando Eagles vs Despatch
Utd Barbarians vs NMMU Madibaz
Suburban vs Spring Rose
St Marks vs SAPS
Kruisfontein vs Progress

Free State – City League:
No matches – League & Cup final won by Shimlas.

Golden Lions – Pirates Grand Challenge:
League won by Roodepoort. See above for Predator fixtures involving Lions teams.

Griffons – 1st League:
No matches – date of final between Welkom Rovers and one of Welkom or Henneman TBC.

Griquas – Super League:
No matches – League won by Sishen.

KZN – Fidelity Security Moor Cup, Saturday (Final round):
College Rovers vs Durban Collegians
UKZN Impi vs Varsity College
Crusaders vs Harlequins
PMB Collegians vs Zululand Rhinos

Leopards – Neser A League:
League & Cup final won by Potch Dorp. See above for Predator fixtures involving Leopards teams.

Mpumalanga – Buscor Super League, Saturday (Semi-finals):
Witbank Ferro's vs Nelspruit
Middelburg vs Malelane

SWD – Premier League, Saturday (Round 17 of 22):
Evergreens vs Progress
Groot-Brakrivier vs Barbarians
Bridgton vs Bonnievale Utd
Silver Stars vs Blanco
Crusaders vs Swellendam

Valke – Peregrine Super League:
League & Cup final won by Brakpan. See above for Predator fixtures involving Valke teams.

WP – Super League A, Saturday (Week 17 of 24):
Belhar vs Maties
Tygerberg vs Helderberg
Bellville vs UCT
Durb-Bell vs Victorians

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, September 19 2014
15:00 - Golden Lions U19 vs Sharks U19
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
15:00 - Border U19 vs Griquas U19
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Under 21 Competition
16:40 - Golden Lions U21 vs Sharks U21
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Currie Cup First Division
17:00 - Border Bulldogs vs Leopards
BCM Stadium, East London
Inter Provincial Women A 1
19:00 - Border vs Western Province
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Xerox Golden Lions vs Steval Pumas
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, September 20 2014
10:45 - WP U19 vs EP Kings U19
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
11:00 - SWD U19 vs Boland U19
Outeniqua Park, George
11:20 - Valke U19 vs Griffons U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park

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