Regent Boland Cavaliers beat Valke in rain delayed game
The Regent Boland Cavaliers beat the Valke 20-7 in Wellington, South Africa, on Friday after a 50 minute delay to the start of the game. The delay was due to heavy rainfall.
Marius vd Westhuizen gave the go ahead for the game to start and the Valke came out guns a blazing. Flyhalf Juan Kotze however missed an early penalty opportunity. From then on it was the Cavaliers that ran riot. First to score was winger Senan vd Merwe. His try came from a great break by Zandre Jordaan who gave the ball to Braam Gerber. Gerber put Van der Merwe away. Len Olivier missed the conversion.
The Valke kicked an aimless kick and Van der Merwe fielded it. After a superb ran that saw defender after defender being left behind, he scored his second for the night. Olivier once again missed the conversion. He was however successful with a penalty shortly afterwards. Franzel September, Cavaliers’ captain, then barged over for the hosts 3rd try. This time Olivier added the extra 2 points.
Shortly before halftime the Valke eventually managed to get on the scoreboard. Scrumhalf, Anrich Richter forced his way over the line with 5 minutes left in the half. Kotze managed to convert the try.
After the break neither team could manage a score. Both sides changed jerseys, but it didn’t seem to help play at all. The quality faltered along with the light. Neither team or coach would be happy with their performance, with Loffie Elloff probably the happier of the coaches. His team did at least manage the win.
Regent Boland Cavaliers 20 – Tries: Senan van der Merwe (2), Franzel September. Conversions: Len Olivier. Penalties: Len Olivier
Valke 7 – Tries: Anrich Richter. Conversions: Juan Kotze