Karoo team takes first place at EPRU tourney
ABERDEEN — The EPRU Sub-union Tournament which was held in Aberdeen on Saturday, July 1, was a great success.
The aim of the tournament was to provide a platform for club players to showcase their talent. Only one sub-union, Sundays River Valley, couldn`t attend the tournament and sent apologies.
The first match was played between Uitenhage and Districts and PE Metro. The match was won by PE Metro with a score of 24 - 5. They scored four tries and two conversions against the one try of Uitenhage and Districts.
The Karoo Sub-union team, which comprised eight members of the Aberdeen Rugby Club and seven players from Middelburg, played against Koukamma and won 48 - 43. The Karoo team scored eight tries and five conversions against the seven tries and four conversions of Koukamma.
Kouga played against Sedra and won 30- 0. Kouga scored four tries, two conversions and two penalties.
The last match was played between Karoo Sub-union and an Invitation side. Karoo won 48-7 and scored eight tries and two conversions. The Invitation side scored only one try and one conversion.
About 500 spectators attended the tournament, despite the chilly conditions, and thoroughly enjoyed the exciting rugby.
The event was concluded with an after- match function for all Karoo Sub-union clubs, Karoo Sub- Union Executive, referees, caterers and EPRU Executive.
The Vice President of EPRU, Mr E Februarie, thanked all participants for the successful and well-organised rugby tournament.
The Karoo Sub-union team was comprised of eight members of the Aberdeen Rugby Club and seven players from Middelburg.