Schotschekloof Walmer (SK Walmer), who have been in fine form all season, continued to dominate the Western Province Rugby Football Union’s Super League B division with a 48-7 victory against Belhar a week ago, leading the charge for promotion to Super League A.
The Bo-Kaap outfit had a well-deserved bye at the weekend. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking as clubs eye a high league finish.
SK Walmer’s undefeated performance places them at the top of the log, boasting a 34-point lead with a record of seven wins in as many games.
With their sights set on Super League A promotions, it is safe to say, SK Walmer are a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming matches. This coming weekend they face Primrose in what promises to be another bumper derby, at Rosmead, in Kenilworth.
Franschhoek, in second place, has put up a great effort, securing 30 points through six wins in eight games. They will, however, need to mount a significant challenge if they aim to close the gap on the dominant SK Walmer in the remaining fixtures.
Amid the heated competition, sixth-placed Hands & Heart and Strand find themselves locked in a thrilling tussle, both with 20 points to their name. Hands & Heart’s impressive 51-16 victory over Paarl at home showcased their attacking flair, while Strand’s hard-fought 33-19 win against Young People’s demonstrated their resilience on the field.
Collegians are not far behind with 17 points, as they clinched a vital 27-13 triumph against Vineyards. This victory places them in a good position to challenge the teams above them and potentially secure a higher finish as the season progresses.
However, it has been a challenging campaign for Paarl, the only win-less team in the league so far. They will undoubtedly be looking to regroup and salvage some pride in the remaining fixtures.
As the club rugby proceedings reach the halfway mark, anticipation is building for the possibility of Super League A promotions. With SK Walmer and Franschhoek showcasing their dominance, the rest of the teams are vying fiercely for higher standings, the competition promises to deliver exhilarating encounters in the coming weeks.
While SK Walmer will look to continue their winning ways, away to Primrose on Saturday afternoon, Franschhoek will travel up to Young People’s to keep the pressure high on the log leaders. The message is clear, the field is set, boots are stomping and club rugby is at the forefront of creating historical milestones.