KZN club champions College Rovers beat a strong PUK side yesterday to advance to their third National Club Championships final in five years.
The 33-14 scoreline was a convincing one in favour of the Durban team, who despite their impressive record of final appearances have yet to lift the trophy. The Rovers side, captained by former Sharks Currie Cup fullback Chris Jordaan in the absence of regular skipper Justin Downey, ran in five tries against only two by their opponents. In a team chock-full of Sharks fringe players, it was inside centre Rudi Keil who did most of the damage, scoring twice.
Further tries were scored by wing Anton Verster, outside centre Trompie Pretorius and impressive openside flanker Kosie Haarhof. The victory was built on a strong showing from the Rovers pack, featuring further Sharks representatives in Anton Bresler and Jody Jenneker, while Sabelo Nhlapo has played under 21 and Vodacom Cup rugby for the province and Monde Hadebe is a Baby Bok.
Rovers will face a strong Maties side in the final on Friday and will hope that their rock-solid defence and in-form pack can finally help them bring the title to Durban at their third attempt. Come on the ROVER! Let’s go all the way this time.Tweet