George Mayoral Cup 7’s a huge success

DECEMBER 7, 2015

The second edition of the George Mayoral Cup 7’s proved to be a huge success with Go Gig NMMU walking away with the honours of being crowned the 2015 champions.

The event partnership between the George Municipality, SWD Rugby Union and George Business Chamber was further cemented and the foundation has been laid to possibly expand the tournament into a regional showcase next year.

The Executive Mayor of George, Charles Standers echoed these sentiments in his speech and said “George is, and will remain the torchbearer in this district and province, and is regularly acknowledged as such by National Government. We will continue to build this into the becoming the leading tournament on the local and provincial sport calendar.”

There was a great atmosphere as spectators supported their teams with passion. GO GEORGE Progress, RSK Evergreens and Go Gig NMMU made early statements during the pool matches but it was Jetline George who was the surprise package of the tournament finishing in fourth position.

Safari Crusaders showed why they were regarded as the dark horse when they caused quite an upset by beating the defending champions, RSK Evergreens 14-12 in the first semi-final. Go Gig NMMU defeated Jetline George 39-0 in the second semi-final.

In the play-off for third place RSK Evergreen was too strong for Jetline George, walking away as 38-0 winners.

The 10 minutes-a-side final was a tight affair with Safari Crusaders pushing the students hard and with both teams tiring after a long day it was Go Gig NMMU who had the stamina to be crowned champions with a 19-14 victory.

Man of the Game in the Final went to Jandre Blom of Go Gig NMMU and Man of the Tournament went to Go Gig NMMU’s captain, Francois Kemp.

Organization went as clockwork and everyone involved with the organization needs to be commended. Thank you to all the sponsors, teams, representatives, staff and supporters that made a contribution.

RESULTS:

POOL MATCHES

RSK Evergreens

36  -  0

Suiderkruis Sekuriteit Young Leaves

Mount View Maori's

25  -  0

Top Gear Rosedale

Go George Progress

26  -  0

Data Dot Pro Stars

Intrust Uniondale

42 - 12

TEN Black Lions

Go Gig NMMU

52 - 05

Assupol Super Stars

Safari Crusaders

28  -  0

Garden Route Mall Young Roses

PG Bison Blanco

29 - 07

Sotheby's United Stars

SMEC Silver Stars

10 - 12

Jetline George

RSK Evergreens

33  -  0

Mount View Maori's

Top Gear Rosedale

24 - 10

Suiderkruis Sekuriteit Young Leaves

Go George Progress

45 - 07

Intrust Uniondale

TEN Black Lions

19 - 05

Data Dot Pro Stars

Go Gig NMMU

29  -  0

Safari Crusaders

Garden Route Mall Young Roses

19  -  14

Assupol Super Stars

PG Bison Blanco

05 - 21

SMEC Silver Stars

Jetline  George

12 - 10

Sotheby's United Stars

QUARTER FINALS

RSK Evergreens

17 - 12

PG Bison Blanco

GO GEORGE  Progress

14 - 15

Safari Crusaders

Go Gig NMMU

43 - 0

TEN Black Lions

Jetline George

10 - 05

Mount View Maori's

SEMI FINALS

RSK Evergreens

12 - 14

Safari Crusaders

Go Gig NMMU

39 - 0

Jetline George

3rd PLACE PLAY-OFF

RSK Evergreens

38 - 0

Jetline George

FINAL

Go Gig NMMU

19 - 14

Safari Crusaders