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.