False Bay RFC powered past a game Villager RFC in their southern suburbs derby at Brookside on Saturday.
The visitors scored eleven tries on their way to a 69-3 win after leading 17-3 at the break.
With five matches on offer on the day, the Constantia club walked away with four victories out of four as their under-20, thirds and seconds all recorded comfortable victories for their club.
In the corresponding fixture played last year, Villager were great value on the day despite losing with some daylight between the scores and there was no way Thabo Ngcongo’s False Bay men would regard the result as a given.
This was the first encounter between the two clubs at Brookside since 2013. Villager have trodden a tough trail in their return to the SLA, this their second season back in the top flight of WP Club Rugby.
The half-time score would have instilled confidence in the hosts, their performance in the opening stanza courageous, determined and entertaining, with more than their fair share of running rugby on offer.
“We always knew that the first half was going to be tough because of the emotions behind the derby”, said Ngcongo,
“I was really happy with how we managed the entire game.
“As a team, I feel like we’re right where we want to be, no injuries and a lot of players pushing for selection,” said Ngcongo.
False Bay have a bye this weekend and return to action against Tygerberg on Saturday June 21.
Jon Harris is a member of False Bay RFC.