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Defending champions Maroela stay unbeaten

By Morris Gilbert

Posted on 15 May 2009

Defending champions Maroela are still on course for yet another title in the Steinhoff Winter Hostel League.

Maroela registered their third win on Tuesday (12 May), beating Taaibos 18-8.

Maroela is the only unbeaten team in Group X having so far taken 15 from a maximum of 15 log points.

Jaco Myburgh and Donovan Marais were Maroela’s best players, while Francois Erwee exelled for Taaibos.

In Group X Boekenhout and Sonop are the two unbeaten sides. On 12 May Boekenhout took care of Kiaat (17-2), whilst Sonop has to thank a technical ruling for their 21-19 win against Olienhout.

Referring to this result, Hostel League Manager Conrad Boshoff said all participating teams have signed a code of conduct.

“Hostels know full well want they can and cannot do specifically as far as team selection is concerned. We will make no exceptions in this regard,” said Boshoff.

Olienhout and Sonop were not the only teams penalized for breaking the tournament rules, but Olienhout the only to lose a match through its indiscretion (the ‘first’ final score was Olienhout 27, Sonop 26).

The other teams penalized are Kiaat and Zeus.

In Boekenhout’s win Gido Horn and Pierre de Villiers were the two stars, whilst Dolf Janse van Vuuren gave his all for Kiaat.

Sonop’s best players were Meiring de Clerq, Salwyn Schutze and Phillip van den Heever. For Olienhout Richard de Vos, Riaan Swanepoel and Francois Slabbert exelled.

Onther results:

Group X: Mopanie 25 (outstanding players: Ansius Vermeulen, Jacques Schoombee), Vividus 10 (outstanding player: SG Labuschagne); OP 49 (outstanding players: Piet-Piet Swart, Frans van Heerden, Alan Louw), BHO 12 (outstanding player: Skonne de Beer).
Group Y: Kollege 68 (outstanding players: Chase Anderson, Steve Siccion, Greame Reaper), Zeus -2.

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