EP Women’s take the Bulls by the Horns

Published May 12, 2014 13:11

By Sandisiwe September

The EP Women’s Rugby team walked away with a much deserved win in a very tough game against the Blue Bulls on Saturday afternoon 10th May at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria.

The ladies entered the field with tons of confidence gained from their win against Western Province two weeks before.

They soon discovered that the Blue Bulls were also out to make a point with the home team scoring their first try in the 4th minute of the game, giving the Bulls a 7-0 head start on the scoreboard.

Not to be outdone, though, EP prop Cebisa Moli scored the first converted try for EP, putting both teams neck to neck.

The Bulls put up a good counter attack, which led to another converted try as well as a penalty, while EP flyhalf, Noluyolo Manuka followed with a try of her own, seeing the Bulls lead 17-14 at the end of the first half.

The second half saw a stronger defence and attack from EP, resulting in two more tries by right flanker Sesethu Kobese and fullback Zandile Njoko.

The Bulls also managed to score one more converted try taking the score up to 24-26 in EP’s favour.

The tables almost turned with less than one minute left of the game, when the Bulls were awarded a penalty, but they missed.

The game ended with the EP Women’s team the victors.

“Away games are never easy, this game in particular was very challenging but the girls managed to implement all they have learnt from the past game as well as our training sessions,” said team manager, Eado Suka.

“I must say however the lineouts were a big challenge for us and almost cost us the game because we have no jumpers, but we are currently working to rectify that problem.”

“We are now looking forward to our next game against the Sharks on the 24th of May in Durban.”

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