Buffalo City Municipality-(BCM)based rugby teams Berlin Tigers and East London Police Rugby Football Club faced each other in an exciting match on Saturday as part of the Eastern Cape Rugby Super 12 tournament.
The Police defeated the Tigers 31-5. Director of the Police Rugby Club director Buhle Ntsebeza said the match against the Tigers was not an easy one.
“We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game in the first half. We lack a lot of structure and that caused careless mistakes. In the second half, we started to pick up and played a more structured game, which I believe lead us to victory,” he said.
Ntsebeza said they are hoping in their next game to build more confidence and play a faster and wider game.
“We want to reinforce the structure, as we almost lost it during the game against the Tigers. I want the players to play with more freedom, expression and confidence in the upcoming games in the league,” he said.
On Saturday, the Police will host Komani-based team Breakers Rugby Football Club. The Berlin Tigers will travel to Uitenhage to play against Despatch Rugby Club. at the WJ De Wet Stadium.
In another match hosted at over the weekend, Old Selbornians Rugby Football Club travelled to Port Elizabeth to face the SAPS Rugby Club at Kernsley Park. The Old Boys lost 8-5.
The Old Selbornians will take on Ntlaza Rugby Club at Old Selbornians Sports Grounds this weekend while Port Elizabeth based-team Start of Hope will travel down to Buffalo Park Stadium to face the Buffaloes Rugby Club.
All the games will kick-off at 3.30pm.