The Rep

It’s neck and neck between Police and Ncerha


This is probably the best-ever league season in Border rugby, with a photofinis­h expected in both the Super and Premier leagues.

It is going down to the wire and the winners of both leagues will only be decided on the final day.

Police and Ncerha Leopards are neck-and-neck in the Super League, with Moonlight and United Brothers taking it to the final 80 minutes in the Premier and, most importantl­y, a chance to be promoted to the Super League.

It is even tighter at the bottom, with the fight for survival intensifyi­ng in the Premier League, with four teams still in danger of facing the chop.

Shining Stars are in the best position for survival on 12 points, with Ngculu Zebras, Cambridge and Evergreen all on 10. Sadly, Black Eagles have been relegated from the Super League to the Premier League.

Table-toppers Police were at their ruthless best, annihilati­ng Black Eagles in a season record 84-5 to send them packing to the Premier League.

Police sent out a strong message to Ncerha Leopards that this Super League title is theirs to lose. Police cemented their top spot on the log with 43 points.

Ncerha Leopards simply refuse to lie down and took the fight to the last day after beating Fort Hare Blues 29-19 away in Alice, to take all five points on offer. Ncerha are second on the log on 42 points and Fort Hare seventh on 25.

Breakers made sure of their top status after shocking Young Leopards 17-12 for a superb display by the Komani team.

With the win they are on 13 points, seven clear of Black Eagles. Young Leopards remain third on 32 points.

Berlin Tigers shocked Old Selbornian­s 18-15 and moved to ninth on the log on 17 points. Old Boys drop down to fifth spot on 30 points.

Swallows made light work of Buffalo, beating them 43-12 and moved to fourth on the log on 30 points. Buffs are eighth on 19.

WSU All Blacks arrived late at Ntlaza with Lions taking all five points to move comfortabl­y into the super 14 spots, sixth on the log on 26 points. All Blacks are tenth on 13.

In the Premier League, Moonlight consolidat­ed their top spot with a 21-8 win over Wallabies to put them three points clear of second-placed United Brothers, who won 29-0 against Ngculu Zebras. Moonlight have 43 points with United Brothers on 40.

Wallabies dropped to sixth on the log on 25 points, with Zebras firmly in the relegation zone on 10.

Winter Rose defeated Evergreen 2916, with WSU Eagles winning 13-8 away to Shining Stars. Bussy Boys failed to travel to Africans who are third on 38 points, tied with Winter Rose.

In the final weekend Police take on Fort Hare Blues and Ncerha Leopards take on already relegated Black Eagles. Swallows welcome Berlin Tigers, with Buffs at home to Ntlaza Lions. Breakers travel to Potsdam to take on All Blacks.

Moonlight host United Brothers in a winner-takes-all encounter. The winner wins the Premier League and promotion to the Super League.

Ngculu Zebras host Cambridge in a relegation dogfight. Evergreen host Africans and Ocean Sweepers lock horns with Shining Stars. WSU Eagles finish off against Wallabies.

 ?? Picture: SOURCED ?? DOWN TO THE WIRE: Ncerha Leopards are anticipati­ng a spectacula­r finish in the rugby league when they take on Police
Picture: SOURCED DOWN TO THE WIRE: Ncerha Leopards are anticipati­ng a spectacula­r finish in the rugby league when they take on Police

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