Sunday, April 22, 2007

Wadda start to the season...6-0 6-0 6-0

The mighty Purple Cobras opened their assault on the Internal League with a humiliating victory over Ikhaya. One would say it was a very one sided affair as Ikhaya got a huge shock at the high standard of rugby which is played in the UCT Internal League and especially against the Cobras.

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

Let the games begin...

So the time has come, the Cobra's start their challenge for the 2007 Internal League Cup tomorrow night. After a hardcore game of touch yesterday the final preperations are complete and its now time for the Cobras to take the field ready and firing. It is going to be a long hard season which everyone is looking forward to, so let the games begin...

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...

Purple Cobra's vs. Ikhaya

Wednesday 20:00 B-Field UCT

Meet no later than 19:00 at stairs above B-Field

1. Bobby Le Roux 2. John Hayden 3. Brad Van Der Westuizen

4. G V D Rede 5. Alex Franzen

6. Damien Stander 7. Dugald Macdonald

8.Geoff Wilmot

9. Graeme Steen

10. Warren Butler 12. David Bonellie 13. Jordan Biderman-pam

11. Byron Goldberg 14. Dean Smorenberg

15. Brad Milne
This is the starting line-up for the game, we are not naming reserves as we are just going to play it by beer because it is rolling subs so we will try get everyone on the field at some stage tomorrow night so everyone must come along. If you got any problems call Warren 0839502053 asap.
Apparently the finance test which was on Thursday has been moved to Friday now, so everyone must either bring money, or a six pack or two to the game for those who haven't paid there 20 bucks for the fines meeting in the change room after the game, it is vital that we get gees going early on in the season. Bring on the Cobra's...

Monday, April 16, 2007

The time has come...

The first game of the 2007 season is now only 2 days away. We look set to take the field on Wednesday night after a hugely successful practice match yesterday against the Shebeen Boys. Obviously we were a bit rusty in the beginning but everything started running smoothly and the confidence started to build. Now all we need to do is take what we practiced into Wedneday nights opening clash against Ikhaya, which looks set to be a goodie. Here are the fixtures for the first round of the league.

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.

This season is for you...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Richard's family and friends who are dealing with this tragic loss. Div will always be remembered as a true Cobra who always gave his all on and off the field. Ever so generous after the games in sponsoring the side with beer and a huge influence in the creation of the Purple Cobras.

No words can describe how valuable you were not only to the Cobras but also as a true friend and such a kind and caring person to so many people. We will miss you buddy. This seasons is all for you...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tick tock, tick tock

The season is just around the corner, it is actually only 1,2,3,4,5,6,bottles days away, brilliant, so there is not much time left to get those levels up. The pools for this year’s league are now up and it looks good. It seems as if we have been drawn into one of the “easier” pools in terms of what happened last year, so we are already off to a great start. So this is what it looks like…

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…

Love it and learn it...

The Cobras song which will be sung after another victory and while heavily fucked...

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