Maties beat Ikeys 37-16
Maties gave UCT something to think about after drilling them at UCT. UCT never featured in the first half and tried in vain to come back in the second half. This ended UCT’s unbeaten run and showed that Maties is still the team to beat in this year’s competition.
Shimlas beat Pukke 37-28
Shimlas are still in contention for one of the semi-final spots after their good win over the team who looks to be heading towards the wooden spoon.
Tuks beat UJ 38-23
This ended UJ’s unbeaten run in the Varsity Cup and has also started a huge fight between Tuks, UJ and Shimlas for the 2nd semi-final spots in 2011.
NMMU beat TUT 40-15
This result helped NMMU off the bottom of the table after an extremely impressive second half against a ever improving TUT team.
Crusader beat Brumbies 52-10
The Crusaders, after their sluggish start to the season are beginning to look even more of a threat in this year’s Super 15. Sean Maitland scored 4 tries to equal the record for the most tries in a game by a single player. As for the Brumbies back to the drawing board for their new coach.
Sharks beat Rebels 34-32
The game of the weekend definitely with the Rebels showing they are not here to make up the numbers with Cipriani being brilliant. The Sharks defence looked shaky but after being 12points down it is a very good result for the Durban boys keeping them unbeaten this season.
Stormers beat Highlander 18-6
The Stormers won scoring their 1st try in 3games. A positive for them is that their defence won them the game and eventually the attack will click. This loss was the first in 2011 for the impressive Highlanders.
Hurricanes beat Chiefs 29-26
Hurricanes came from behind to win what can only be described as another free flowing running game of rugby like all New Zealand derbies always are. This is also the Hurricanes first win of the season in 3 attempts.
Western Force Drew with the Blues 22-22
After a gruelling game in which both team were physically and mentally tired, the blues came behind in the last minute to seal a draw. The Force played extremely well and deserved a win however; they gave away a penalty in the last minute which replacement Blues player, Stephen Brett, slotted.
Lions Beat Cheetahs 25-20
The lions eventually broke their 18 match losing streak after what can be said was quite a poor performance by both sides. They led for most of the game but there were patches where the Cheetahs were let back into the game.
Italy bt France 22-21
Wales bt Ireland 19-13
England bt Scotland 22-16
Italy did England a huge favour by beating France this weekend as it puts the English in a good position to win the 6 Nations. This week’s games were relatively close and a battle to the end as the score lines suggest.
World Cup (6-13 March)
Eng bt SA by 6runs
Ind bt Ireland by 5 wickets
Can bt Ken by 5 wickets
NZ bt Pak by 110 runs
Ind bt Neth by 5 wickets
SL bt Zim by 139 runs
WI bt Irelan by 44 runs
Bang bt Eng by 2 wickets
SA bt Ind by 3 wickets
NZ bt Can by 97 runs
Aus bt Ken by 60 runs
There were no real upsets this week except for Bangladesh absolutely annihilating England. The other huge upset was the South African’s poor loss to England. SA redeemed themselves with an emphatic win over India on Saturday.
Cobras bt Titans by 5 wickets
The cobras recorded a record run chase to secure themselves a spot in the final against the Warriors. This game will be played at Newlands on Fri the 18th March.
Man Utd bt Arsenal 2-0
Man City bt Reading 1-0
Stoke bt West Ham 2-1
Bolton bt Birmingham 3-2
After 4 cracking games it is safe to say that the semi-final between Manchester United and Manchester City will bring back all the excitement of a local derby. The other semi-final will be between Bolton and Stoke.
Nick Watney Won the World Golf Championhsip
After an amazing 5 under in the final round, Watney overtook Johnson’s 2 shot overnight lead to win the WGC. He shot 67, 70, 68 and 67. Dustin finished 2 shots behind Watney with his scorecard reading 69, 69, 65 and 71.