Scoreless second-half sees Wildebeest lose in Brakpan

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news on 7 Apr 2008 at 08:32
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Valke winger Ernie Kruger scored his second successive winning try in as many weeks as the home team scored a famous come-from-behind victory of 35-28 against the Wildebeest in Brakpan on Saturday. The Natalians led 28-7 at half-time.

Report courtesy SAPA.

With the scores locked at 28-all for almost 20 minutes in the second half, Kruger broke through 40 metres out and handed off an opponent and beat Wildebeest scrumhalf Scott Mathie on the cover defence to score the decisive try.

Kruger started the fightback after the break with his first try after half-time to take the score to 28-14.

Valke scrumhalf Bolla Adams was next to chip away at the lead when he quickly tapped a penalty and scored near the posts.

Winger True Blue Smit equalled the scores with an intercept try which was also converted by fullback Jacques Schutte.

Smit played a major role in the victory when he had to take over at flyhalf as Albert Keuris injured his knee ligaments. Keuris was a late replacement for flyhalf Len Olivier who withdrew before the game.

The Valke scrummed the Wildebeest and Kees Lensing into submission and the loose forwards, Uwe Sauer, Warren Perkins and Sean Plaatjies had a field day.

The Wildebeest scored four converted tries before the break, but failed to trouble the scoreboard again.


Valke: Tries: Ernie Kruger (2), Nicky Kritzinger, Bolla Adams, True Blue Smit. Conversions: Jacques Schutte (4), Smit.

Wildebeest: Tries: Riaan Swanepoel, Robbie Harris, Warren Whiteley, Lwazi Mvovu. Conversions: Neil de Bruyn (4)


  • The Valke scrummed the Wildebeest and Kees Lensing into submission

    PLEASE can we just get rid of him now? Play Harris at 1 and Pat at 3… PLEASE, for the love of GOD!

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.04.08 08:34:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • No surprise, the Widebeest are chokers against the Valke… 🙄

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.04.08 09:48:52 by Charlie Reply

  • Rob
    we discussed this last week sometime, that they could get stuck against the Falke, like the Sharks against the cheetas boogy teams for us, but we can still make the play offs i hope

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.04.08 10:26:15 by barend Reply

  • This suggests a lack of fitness to me. How can they lead 28-7 at HT and then lose? 😯

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.04.08 22:18:23 by Villie Reply
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  • I am going to have a word with Riaan and see what he has to say about the game!

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.04.08 22:18:51 by Villie Reply
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  • Who’s Riaan?

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.04.08 23:40:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob,

    Riaan Swanepoel. He played centre for the Beeste!

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.04.08 23:42:44 by Villie Reply
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