The Riversmead South Coast Warriors got the defence of their First Division crown off to a flyer when they travelled to Durban to take on Jaguars on Friday night.
They started off a little rusty in the season opener, letting in a try in the first couple of minutes of the match. However, it didn’t take long before the visitors found their feet and started dominating their opposition, winning 45-10.
The forwards dominated, giving the backline freedom to express their skills and not allowing the hosts back into the game. The try scorers were Sananelo Ndlazi, Cameron Camp, Patrick Chappel, Brendan Rademeyer, Devan van Eeden and Graeme Bester, while the forwards earned a penalty try from a strong scrum.
Rademeyer and Van Eeden were named forward and backline Man of the Match respectively.
Meanwhile, the second team pulled off a fantastic win in their first game, beating Jaguars 13-7 in a closely-contested match.
The team showed a lot of character and guts to hold out their opponents till the final whistle. Cameron Camp scored the try with Dylan Kroon kicking the conversion and two penalties. Man of the Match honours went to Musa Palesa (forwards) and Curtley Jones (backline).
The Under-20 will be taking on Varsity College in Durban North on Thursday at 8pm.
The Warriors will be hosting Durban Mets at Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds on Saturday. The second team game kicks off at 2pm and the first team clash gets underway at 3.30pm.
The club thanks sponsors Riversmead Farms, Status Panelbeaters, Maser Security, Kencrete, Superbodies and Body Harmony for their support and encourages locals to “back your boykies” this weekend.