Thursday, September 27, 2007
Thanks to our sponsor WADDA for what has been an awesome season with many a afterparty at this fine establishment. Shot for the hot cheerleaders who come out and wave their pom poms in the cold every Wednesday night. It is people like you guys who have added, if not created, what the Cobras have become this season. We hope they you will take us under your wing again for next season, but there is still a lot more partying to be done at WADDA before we even think about next season!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
COBRAS VS. NADOES
Kick off: 20:00
(meet NO LATER than 19:00 below Cecil)
UCT RFC A-FIELD
Monday, September 24, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
We are unbeaten, we have scored the most points in the league, we are the youngest side in the leage, and we are right up at the top in terms of team gees is concerned, everything is pointing in our favour, now all we have to do is win it, this is it Cobras. It is our time. The time of the Cobras.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
The Cobras will be looking to peak at the right time when they come up against the powerful Ubumbo side who we drew to 12-12 last time we met. It looks set to be a cracker and definately one of the biggest games of the league this season. Semi Final time and can the Cobras go one up on last year and make the final of the UCT Internal League 2007...this is it Cobras!
A good side is a side that plays badly but still wins...
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Next week - quaterfinals vs. Marquard (?) huge game, it's now the business end of the league...we lose, we out. So let's all get down to touch on Sunday and start gettin shit going for the playoff's! oh so brave Cobrasss!!!!
The headline clash of the night lived up to expectations. In reality the results was for academic and pride purposes but neither side was going to concede to this reality. They came out blazing with neither side looking to yield an inch.
The Cobras ball security in this first important period was telling. They kept the ball for long periods and gave it plenty of width as they attacked phase after phase after phase. The pressure was relentless and Cobra star centre Cian spotted the no one sweeping behind the line of red jerseys and weighted a perfect chip kick into the vacancy that he collected on the bounce and made a cobra offload to a supporting runner that crossed under the posts. 5-0.
Wildboys fought back hard and scored in reply to lead 7-5. In the remainder of the first half the Cobras showed why they can swagger in purple hoops up and down Jammie plaza and they played top class rugby. They gave the Wildboys nothing but scraps and the lack of possession and territory frustrated them. Cobras scored twice more before the half taking themselves 19-5 leaders into the half.
Cobras then won the game in the crucial ten minutes after the break when they scored first up. The playmaker General at ten, Warren Butler, took the ball to the defence in the red zone and slid through a perfectly weighted grubber kick that ‘oh-my-god-he’s-quick’ impact player Jordan Biderman-Pam collected to swan dive under the posts to score off. 26-5.
It was a crippling deficit on the scoreboard and meant a fight back seemed improbable. Wildboys however weren’t prepared to listen to better judgment and didn’t give up. They finally only found some momentum in the second half and looked their usual dangerous selves on attack a few times. They scored a great try and numerous other chances were halted by persevering Cobras cover defence.
In one particular turning point, Wildboys fullback Warren Oupa Kelly made a classy break and a great link pass but the support runner was brought down by an unknown Cobras defender grass blades away from the chalk. That instance was an accurate snapshot of the game, Wildboys doing lots right but the Cobras just doing a little bit more.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
The second half meant a few changes to the Cobras side, with an injection of pace and passion the Cobras were never going to be stopped, and the points machine carried on with their dirty habits, points....Two awards on the evening, against all odds with a well earned start, flying winger Dillon X went over for a fantastic try and some seriously aggressive runs down the touch line, not bad for a guy who weighs about 68kg. With a huge effort like this its going to be hard for the man to be forced to the bench. The other award went to one of the finer signings of the season, the all physical and aggressive Nic Roslee who came on the field with the intent to do some serious harm, and that is exactly what he did. After smoking some poor "Shebbie" in a tackle he proceeded to run all over the show, leaving a few bodies lying chewing grass behind him, the man just can't be stopped, and it is guys like him who will be a huge influence come the play-offs, not only on the field, but he seems to know a few songs for the changeroom, brilliant imput! Final score 49-0 to the Cobras.
This is what the log looks like after round 7...
Once again in true Cobras style and spirit, things got messy in the changeroom with a large amount of beer consumed everyone had a smile on their faces and drinking out of their right hands knowing the job had been done, next week, bigger and harder things to come....this is it Cobras. Big thanks to WADDA for the jol on Wednesday night, was an awesome vibe and the place is just gettin better and better, unbelievable stuff!Oh so brave...
Monday, August 06, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
No one is asking you to come have a late night, all we want from you is to swing by, have a few beers and represent the Cobras as it looks set to be a busy night. So why not go watch the internal league matches next Wednesday night in your Golf shirt and then head to WADDA to make a dent in theR500 bar tab? Flat Stanley are an awesome band, and you will not be dissapointed...see you there.
The tour would have been a huge success on many more fronts if people had given cash for castleton and made the effort to get up to Plett after a few cancellations on Thursday. But all that aside, one must give Anton, Cian, Byron and Dougald great respect after having left Cape Town at 10am and only arriving in Plett at 7:45pm after having suffered two tyre blow outs on the way. There were no complaints as they got straight out of their car and basically ran on the field. That is true Cobra spirit for you and their efforts and commitment are priceless. You guys are legends.
Although it was a tricky start for the touring party we were always up against it and we put in a huge effort so well done to everyone who turned up and gave it their all. One mention must go out to Blake Gowar who hasn't played rugby for 3 years and played for the mighty 6th team in matric, the man was all over the park and his rewards were puking for about 30 minutes after leaving the field 10 minutes from the end from pure exhaustion.
The final whistle blew and this meant one thing, the night was now about to begin. Both teams assembled in one tiny change room and the beers started going down as the songs started to get louder. It was an awesome vibe between the two sides as we showed Plett how it is done. Another huge thanks for all the beers that were contributed to the changeroom from Cobras and Nadoes guys, they all went down smoothly. From there the sides moved onto VIP where we were got in for free and skipped the rather long que, things started to get messy and hectic as both sides moved from bar to bar and girl to girl, good fun was had by all but the best was yet to come!
Saturday came with a hangover included but this was not goin to be a speed bump for the sides as both the Cobras and Nadoes were out in full force at Crabs Creek. This was suprisingly one of the better jols I think a lot of the guys have ever been to, it is a must for everyone next year, what a sick vibe.
All in all regardless of the struggle to get guys up to Plett, it was our first attempt and one can only see us moving from strength to strength in the future with regards to the tour to Plett.
A few thanks must go out...
Firstly to the Nadoes for inviting us youngsters to play them in Plett, was good fun and i'm sure next year will be even better!
To Ilan from WADDA for making the mission up to Plett to watch our game and for sponsoring the side some beers at VIP, those were by far the sweetest of the night!
To all the guys who played for the Cobras, especially to Tim Rawbone from the Nadoes.
Graham for hooking up the free entrance and the general vibe
Oh so brave...
Friday, June 22, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Name: Dean Smorenberg
Date of Birth: 11/05/1987
Cobras Debut: 2006 vs. Rochester House
Nicknames: Starvin, Smorrie
Interests: rugby, drinking, women and chilling with the boys
Dislikes: losing, brocolli
Favourite drink: Black Label/ dbl brandy and coke
What u look for in girls: smoking hot, half a brain-cell...yes its rare!
What you looking forward to about the tour to Plett? Getting fucked with the Nadoes and Cobras. Playing some rugga and spreading the love of rugby into the Eastern Cape region.
Complete the following:
I cant wait for...the first down-down after the game
If anything happens to me I will leave everything in my will to the cobras.
I'm forever blowing bubbles because....it makes me warm and fuzzy inside.
You can catch Dean in action against the Nadoes on Friday 13th July Plett Rugby Club and at Vegas in Plett later that evening.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Saturday will bring many a hangover with a few people attempting to run the Knysna Marathon 2007, hangover aside. For those who wont dare to get out the old takkies for the race, one can assure you that the boozing will continue all the way to Crabs Creek for the annual Knsyna Marathon Afterparty. This will go on through to the early hours of Sunday morning and is seen as the biggest party on the Garden Route of the year. This party will be made bigger by the appearence of 30 or so Rugby Players from Cape Town, so Plett and Knysna, brace yourselves...
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The Cobras started off in emphatic style. We kicked off to them and immediately big tackles were put in which forced a turn over and 2 seconds later the Cobras went over the tryline for the first of there 9 UNANSWERED tries. The match report will get a bit stagment if I carry on describing every try, but basically we fucked them up. The intensity was awesome out on the field even though it was an easy game guys were still firing after a few tries were put on the scoreboard. This is the type of team spirit that people are talkin about, regradless of what fixture we play, we will always come out firing, and ready to give it our all for another victory. Much bigger games to come next semester. The league is now over for this semester as we all take our holiday break but our next fixture is against the Shebeen Boys, which is a must win. This game is scheduled for the 1st of August.
We do have one other fixture before the league starts again and this is against Nadoes at Plett Rugby Club on Friday 13th of July...some guys still need to get back to me about being available. Let's make it happen...
Sunday, May 20, 2007
A look at the rest of the teams...
Here is one for the record books. At the moment the Cobras have the best try scoring record in the league, this is one seriously awesome achievement which clearly illustrates the brand of rugby the Cobras are here to play, and that being based on Bishops Rugby, which as we all know is always successful. Well done boys, something to be seriously proud of, lets keep them coming.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
The Cobras lost the toss and were forced to play against the slight breeze which wasn’t going to be a serious problem. We kicked off to them, with the forwards getting there early and forcing a early knock-on by Ubumbo, one of many…one wonders why their hands were so shit when the Green Mile has never been dryer. This is where it all began, scrum to the Cobras. The pack last night was awesome, the front row led by Gary was firing and gave it their all, and all of them could easily have played the full game, fitness aside, that’s how fired up they were. Our whole forward pack dominated Ubumbo with ease, and they were by far the larger pack but once again that means fuck all when you have the determination that the Cobras do. After scrums being reset a few times, the cobras went blind and gave the ball out to the flyer on the wing Dean Smorenberg who went over in the Ubumbo corner with absolute ease; the man makes everything look so easy. 5-0 to the Cobras, and the dudes were amped.
The game was very physical to say the least, one of the more physical encounters in world rugby, and the Cobras showed that we are up for any challenge laid down on the field in front of us. We proved last night that we are here to win this competition, no questions asked. The Cobras kept pushing on and dominated most of the first half, with another try being scored just before half time when Brad Milne picked up a loose ball and ran a full 50 metres to put the ball down just right of the uprights. The try was converted and the Cobras are now 12-0 up and half time blown.
This is where we lost it, we had the Ref on our side in the first half, and then we came out sleeping a bit in the second half, with no disrespect to reserves we made too many changes at one time which caused us to loose our momentum. Ubumbo pushed hard and once again we managed to hold them out with some long kicks down field. There was a shocking call by the Ref about a kick which clearly landed way in field which was called all the way back to just outside our 22 because of the wankers who are the Ubumbo supporters. One feels that cheaters like their fans don’t deserve a place next to the sideline of the Green Mile if they are going to cheat. The ball was CLEARLY in and because of their large support base they managed to over rule the ref, fuckers. Ubumbo scored two quick tries and the Cobras were hit hard by this. We didn’t give up and tried an late surge towards the Ubumbo try line but only to fail with the ref calling the game after another scuffle in midfield, final score 12-12. Cobras take this as a win because we go through on point’s difference, top of the table, fuck yes. Ubumbo, good luck with the Nadoes in your pool. We now go through to the next round top of a group which consists of Wild Boys, Shebeen Boys and some other random side.
The change room is a whole story in its own. Initially starting with a mild 5 cases of beer, fines started and many a beers were downed. Some guys figured this wasn’t enough, so a further 4 cases of beer were brought in order to keep the vibe going. Some new songs were added to the Cobras song sheet and one has to say this was the biggest and best session the Cobras have had in their very youthful history. It is brilliant that guys have adopted the concept that every Wednesday night with out fail we will be in that change room boozing and singing, its part of our game. A true sign of how amped guys are to go places in this year’s league was when we asked guys to contribute to the booze in the change room last night, and in a matter of 40 seconds we collected well over R200. Thanks to John, Gary and Dave for chipping in a few bucks. After having the Shebeen Boys and a few Ubumbo players in the Cobras change room, the guys were swiftly moved onto Wadda at about 12. Things just spiraled downwards from there, and we even had Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher congratulating us on our victory and saying how awesome our vibe is. The Cobras, oh so brave.
COBRAS TOUR TO PLETT: 13-15th July
The Nadoes have invited us to play a exhibition match in Plett on Friday the 13th of July. The tour is from the Friday to the Sunday. We will play the nadoes in a proper match, then the Nadoes are going to play against the Plett Golden Oldies, and possibly a few Cobras are going to get a run in a mixed type side. After this there will be plenty of fines, singing, boozing and the rest that comes with the Nadoes and Cobras vibe. We will all be guest listed to VIP for the Friday night (Plett pumps at this time of the year so lank hot chicks and big vibes) and then everyone will go through to Knysna on the Saturday for the huge Knysna marathon afterparty and Crabs Creek which is one huge jol.
Guys this weekend will be awesome and it is an honour that the Nadoes have invited us to join in on their annual tour so lets make ourselves available and do it. What we planning on doing is renting out apartments/houses in a complex sort of vibe for all the Cobras to stay at. No one replied to the facebook message about the Tour, so meet me half way and reply and let me know if you are available, it will be an awesome weekend. Get hold of Warren on 0839502053 if you are available and amped for this weekend and if you need accommodation so we can book early. This is one weekend not to be missed…so be fuckin pro-active and R.S.V.P
Sunday, May 13, 2007
The Cobras once again after being on the back foot early on, moved the ball through several hands only to come up just metres short of the Turtles try line. From here on in there was no problems posed by the Turtles as the Cobras managed to run in the bonus point try early in the second half with the final score being 29-love to the Purple Cobras, another awesome victory and the guys once again showed their true spirit out on the park.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
The Cobras won the toss and chose to run against the stiff south easterly wind which was sweeping accross the green mile, but this wasn't going to effect the Cobras as at took only a matter of minutes before we were on the board. Ikhaya didn't know what hit them, straight off the kick-off the ball was moved through several Cobras hands and 70 meters up field only to be blown up for a shocking call by the ref saying it was a forward pass. The game was very scrappy at times with our hands letting us down on numerous occasions but it was a great opener to the season, and the tone is now set for what is to come. Cobras brushed Ikhaya shake and bake or whatever they call themselves without even breaking into a sweat, final score Purple Cobras 65 Ikhaya 0. Bigger games to come...
Not only did we perform on the field, but the post match celebrations was nothing short of brilliant. Well done to the debutant Cian Van Der Vyfer who was the first to puke, and it was unfortunately directed straight towards Big G Van De Rede, it was a brilliant Cobra moment.
The tone is now set for the rest of the season on and off the field, and we are sure there are greater moments to come, so lets get a winning culture going in our camp.
WADDA opened its doors this last weekend and already many a Cobra has been seen boozing it up at one of the bars in the nightclub. The place is awesome and throws an insane vibe which people were loving, now wait for those wednesday nights after our games...its going to get hectic. No game this wednesday we have a buy, so make sure you ready and firing when we take on the highly underated Turtles next week...
Bring it home...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Tomorrow nights opener against Ikhaya has been dubbed a replay of the Bishops 1st team 2006 vs. Rondebosch, meaning roughly 70 points on the board, but let's not be too complacent going into the game...its going to be a jol. We have a large squad this year with so much depth, so it is going to be hard to get everyone on the field, but obviously we will try our best, so here is the starting line-up for tomorrows encounter...
Monday, April 16, 2007
Our new jerseys won't be ready in time for Wednesday's match, so we will play in the traditional Cobra's jersey so make sure you all get your hands on one if you don't have one. Remember touch today 5:30pm at Bishops, and remember to bring R20 for beers. Squad will go up tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
So as you can see we have Ubumbo, who we comfortably beat last year and are no walk in the park, so that would have to be the big derby game in our pool. Then we have the Turtles came third in the B-league last year. One of the new additions to the league is Ikhaya. Apparently they are some form of day res effort at UCT, but who cares. So there we have it, all looks pretty good for the group stages, now we just have to produce the results.
We have been in constant contact with the progress of our new and improved Cobras jerseys for the season, and unfortunately it looks as if we might not have them for the first game next Wednesday, so we will probably have to play in the traditional hoops of the Purple Cobras, but this will be confirmed early next week.
Only a few guys rocked up at touch yesterday but it is understandable as a few guys did have some stats workshop and it was organized pretty late in the day, but shot to the guys who did make it. We have a few important touch/practice dates lined up which are helluva important, and selection for the first game will be hugely influenced by the appearance of guys at these sessions.
These dates are:
- Friday 13th of April 14.30pm sharp at Bishops we will be having a touch session followed by a practice where forwards and backs get sorted out in terms of positions and moves.
- Sunday 15th April we will be having a practice then followed by a situational match against the Shebeen Boys’ at Rondebosch. (TBC)
- There will be another touch and practice session either on Monday or Tuesday next week but this will be confirmed later in the week.
So it is important that everyone starts coming down especially on Friday so we can get things organized for Sundays match, so don’t rock up on Sunday without having attended many touch sessions and expect to play. Selection for next Wednesday nights clash will be hugely influenced by guys appearances from here on in, so one could find themselves having a long cold winter on the bench. Please also understand that we do have a large squad this year, that it will be impossible to give everyone what they want so be patient and if you are committed you will play.
Please keep looking at this website as we are going to move away from the facebook communication a bit because not every Cobra has it so all the information needed will be posted on this website. See you on Friday. Cobras oh so brave…
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Purple bubbles in the air
They fly so high,
nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams they fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Purple bubbles in the air.
Cobras clap clap clap
Cobras clap clap clap
Lets go fucking mental
Lets go fucking mental
Monday, March 26, 2007
Obviously touch is going to be difficult over the holiday period so make sure you get out and run around because we going to need it. We are also trying to organising a practice/friendly match against the Shebeen Boys for the first week back after the holidays which will be the week before our first match on Wednesday the 18th of April.
These dudes are hooking us up with jerseys and membership cards for WADDA so lets get behind and support their vibe and keep yourself updated on their grand opening, because it looks set to be an awesome one that we can bless with our hectic presence...cobra's oh so brave
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
On behalf of The Purple Cobras I would like to inquire if you, your business or one of its affiliates is interested in being our team sponsor for the 2007 UCT internal rugby starting on 26 April.
Our team comprises of 25 First, Second and Third Year students (ages 18-21) who all played first and second team rugby at school level. We are currently studying at UCT and at Varsity College.
The exposure gained from this venture would increase awareness of your brand amongst university students aged between 19 and 24. The matches take place on Wednesday evenings against other team comprised of university students amid a festive atmosphere, with large crowds coming to support. Matches are followed by drinks amongst all teams and supporters. Our aim as a team is to win the league this season. This is a reasonable goal as last year we came third in our first season.
We are proposing a jersey sponsorship or some other form of sponsorship. Sponsors of The Purple Cobras will be worn on the jersey and be placed on our webpage http://uctpurplecobras.blogspot.com/.
Looking forward to your response
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Internal League Structure 2007:
Round 1: 16 Teams will be sorted into 4 pools. Each team will play 3 games over a 4 rugby week period against teams in their own pools. Teams will be sorted into pools according to the position they ended 2006 in.
Round 2: According to the results of Round 1 teams will be sorted in 4 different pools. Again each team will play 3 games over a 4 rugby week period.
Quarter finals: Every side will play. All the teams in 1st position of each pool will play against the teams in the 4th position, and every 2nd placed team will play against every 3rd placed team. Hence the 1st & 2nd placed sides from Round 2 will be competing for the Internal league Cup and the 3rd & 4th placed sides will be competing for the Internal League Bowl.
Semi finals: The Cup winners from the quarters will play the other Cup winners, whilst the losers will play each other. The same applies for the Bowl.
Finals: We are left with 8 games with each side competing for a place from 1 to 16.
Therefore each team will play two rounds of 3 pool games (ie: 6 pool games) and then contest a quarter, semi and a final game. In total each team will play 9 games during the season. If you haven't noticed this is based on the IRB 7's structure they use at their tournaments. A details breakdown of how this changes rules etc will be provided shortly...!
Essentially not much is different except the traditional distinction between an A and a B league has been discarded for two Pool Rounds. This will be reverted to from the quarter finals onward with the Cup being the traditional A league trophy and the Bowl the B league honours, except the sides will be correctly sorted into a top and bottom 8 according to merit
23rd February 2007 - Entrance forms available from Rugby Club Offices.
16th March 2007 - CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES and PAYMENT!!!
18th APRIL 2007 - ROUND 1 starts. First pool matches...