The SA Rugby Legends celebrated another great win, when they played against the Tuks Legends at the Tuk’s High Performance Centre on Tuesday night, in front of a supportive crowd of spectators who came to enjoy the rugby on display.
Emerging victors 33 – 5, the SA Rugby Legends team, coached by the legendary Ian McIntosh, stormed across the tryline 5 times in the evening.
A clinical and effective game plan, keeping the ball out wide to counteract the physicality and dominance of a strong Tuks forward pack, ensured the SA Rugby Legends kept in front throughout the game.
Attie van der Linde was first to score, putting the SA Rugby Legends 5 – 0 ahead.
Another two tries were scored in the first half by Anton Vlok, converted by Len Olivier and Christo van Niekerk, converted by Henk de Ridder. The SA Rugby Legends ended the first half a healthy 19 – 0 ahead.
SA Rugby Legends speedster, Henno Mentz, added another in the second half, converted by Len Olivier with Henk de Ridder, not only scoring, but converting, to take the total to 33 – 0.
The Tuks Legends managed to get one try in before the final whistle, ending the match 33 – 5 in favour of the SA Rugby Legends.
As always with SA Rugby Legends games, it’s all about the fun and fellowship before, during and after the game, and another chance to get together with fellow rugby mates.
Tuks Legends captain, Werner Cronje, had also arranged a rugby clinic for kids from the Pretoria area. Led by Ian McIntosh with support from the SA Rugby Legends players, the enthusiastic group of 200 youngsters were shown some important skills and drills to help improve their game.