St George’s crowned SLA sevens kings

St George’s are the Western Province Rugby Football Union’s Super League A club sevens champions after a 26-20 win over Helderberg Rugby Club, in Kraaifontein, on Saturday. Picture: Lonwabo Marele

St George’s Rugby Club were crowned the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) Super League A (SLA) club rugby sevens champions following a 26-20 win over Helderberg Rugby Club, at the Kraaifontein sports field, on Saturday.

The Luluboys, as St George’s are known, were dominant throughout the club sevens tournament.

This past Saturday, they beat Gardens, Hamilton, Durbanville-Bellville (Durbell) and Helderberg to be crowned the champions.

The team from Strand also took an individual award. Speedster, Ronaldo “Nalo” Daniels was crowned the Western Province Score Sevens Player of the Tournament.

This year was, however, something different for Helderberg Rugby Club. For the first time, a club from Helderberg managed to be in a Super League A final in their debut season of the 15-men and sevens rugby campaigns.

Tygerberg beat Durbell 22-10 in the third and fourth place playoffs.

False Bay Rugby Club won the plate section 24-7 over rivals, Hamilton Rugby Club.

Kylemore beat Busy Bees 26-21 in the bowl section final.

Western Province Club Rugby Super League A Score Sevens champions, St George’s Rugby Club. Pictured supplied.
During a semi-’final encounter, St Georges winger, Junaid Phillips sidestepped his Durbanville-Bellville Rugby Club marker to help his team advance into the finals, which they eventually won, in Kraaifontein, on Saturday. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
Busy Bees scrumhalf, Asolulele Honey analyses the scene before putting the ball into a scrum during their 16-10 defeat to Gardens Rugby Club, in the provincial sevens tournament, in Kraaifontein, on Saturday. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
Helderberg’s Marshall Douman under pressure during the WP club rugby sevens final against St George’s, in Kraaifontein, on Saturday. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
South Africa’s touch rugby national team player and False Bay’s scrumhalf, Mujaahid Noordien points on before winning a penalty for his team. Hamlet’s prop failed to bind during a scrum. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
Hamilton Rugby Club’s Jared Africa analysing a gap during their plate section final against False Bay Rugby Club, in Kraaifontein, on Saturday. False Bay won the WP Super League A plate section sevens final 24-7 against Hammies. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
Helderberg’s Jeandre Lukas slows down play before unleashing a deadly pace right through the middle of the park against Tygerberg in the semi-finals. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
Aston Hendricks does well for Tygerberg Rugby Club under pressure in a WP Super League A seven rugby tournament. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
Hands and Heart Rugby Club’s Doriano Claasen drives the pressure out of his half into Bellville Rugby Club’s half, during their WP Super League A sevens tournament clash, in Kraaifontein, on Saturday. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
Collegians Rugby Club’s Salih Ariefdien hands-off his opponent from Kylemore during their WP Super League A bowl semi-final, in Kraaifontein, on Saturday. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
Tygerberg and Durbell played to an impressive third and fourth place playoff, in front of a lively crowd in Kraaifontein. Durbel’s Hanno Jordan was in electric form despite his team losing 22-10 to Tygerberg. Picture: Lonwabo Marele