Thursday, April 26, 2012

2 from 2

The Cobras beat a strong Ubumbo side 19-10 last night to secure two out of two in the 2012 season...

Congratulations to big Jonty Bear for winning the Man of the Match Cobragator for his powerful scrumming and physical ball carrying.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The big man in the 2nd row...

Tell us a little about yourself? 

I'm Zack, final year law at UCT. Like a little social rugby.

Where did you first hear about the Cobras and decide to play for us?

I heard about the cobras in first year, but was playing with the old men of hamiltons at the time. As soon as I stopped there, a young boy my the name of matteo viottels told me about the coolest team on the block, easy choice to get involved.

What has been your best memory so far with the Cobras?

Every fines session. Can we do one now?

How was your first game with the Cobras?

Very tiring. 

What is your best thing about the Cobras?

The fines. The easy lineout calls. The caps. The okes. The varsity cup tours. The fines. The vibe the fines.

Are you single or in a relationship?

Depends who is asking. Some call it single.

Who is your Cobras role model and why?

Every guy who brings aggression to the field and an appetite for beer to the fines.

What is your favorite Cobras song?

"Sing us a song for the cobras man" and the one where we get to spin around with our beers above our heads. Fines now?

What is your best bird watching spot on campus?

Rhodes mem, only place I can see past the boerewors curtain.

Where is your favorite place to joll?

Wherever my mates are.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Playing rugby for the cobras old boys.

Beer or spirits?


Cobras for the title this year?

Who else.

Week 2, here we come!

Straight into the 2nd round of games, tomorrow night we face a ubumbu side who will be sure to field a strong side. After a scrappy week 1 performance, I think everyone is amped to pick it up this week and we will for sure be up this game. We are meeting at Cecil at 5.15 sharp! The starting line up for this game is as follows:

1) Jonty Bear
2) Warren H
3) Dev Kyle Knoetze
4) Zack B
5) Wes
6) Skippy
7) Callan (c)
8) Dino
9) Pete Vogel
10) Doug Mallett
11) Matty Crawford
12) Bailo
13) Pete Greyling
14) Geoff
15) Mikey Nel

Once again, everyone who is not in the starting line up is on the bench, be sure to be there at 5.15 swell.

Beer roster, 1 x case of CASTLE CANS (please don't bring bottles), to the changing room, not to the side of the field before the game please:

Matty Crawford
Pete Vogel
Pete Greyling
Blakey G 
Evan Strauss

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Off to a start

The Cobras beat the Wild Boys 17-11 last night in a scrappy and windy encounter, match report to follow...

Oh so brave

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

And it all begins... again.

Here we are at the beginning of another beautiful internal league season, fresh off a successful Varsity Cup run, we start on Wednesday with the long road to yet another glorious Internal League Trophy. Details for the next 2 days are as follows:

Tuesday - Captains run on UCT B/C field at 5.30 sharp (not cobras time)
Team dinner at Lyras in Rondebosch after practice

Wednesday - Meet at 5.15 ar Cecil for our match.

Starting Line-up:

1. Stephen Hartzenberg
2. Warren Handley
3. Devon Kyle Knoetze
4. Zack Beukman
5. James Morris
6. Evan Strauss
7. Callan Artus (c)
8. Dino Loizides
9. Nic Lassen
10. Warren Butler
11. Rayaan Adams
12. James Bailes
13. Mike Blankenberg
14. Matt Foster
15. Greoff Van Breda

Beer Roster: (to bring one case of CASTLE beer cans to fines, please dont leave on side of field during game, if you cant bring, arrange with someone else to bring yours)

Mike Nel
Matt Crawford
Matt Foster
Lassy Bear
Jamo Morris
Mike Blanky
Matteo Viotti
Warren Butler
Warren Handley

NB: If you are not in the starting line up, you are on the bench. Please ensure that regardless of if you are starting or not, that you get down to Captains practice and the game on Wednesday.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

2012 fixtures

2012 Fixtures:

Wed 18th: The Cobras vs Wild Boys 18:30 UCTRFC B-field
Wed 25th: The Cobras vs. Ubumbo 18:30 UCTRFC B-field
Wed 9th May: The Cobras vs. Catsville 17:30 UCTRFC A-field
Wed 16th May: The Cobras vs. Panthers 18:30 UCTRFC C-Field
Wed 25 July: The Cobras vs. Nadoes 18:30 UCTRFC B-Field
Wed 1st Aug: The Cobras vs. Magic Lions 19:30 UCTRFC B-Field
Wed 8th Aug: Bye
Wed 15th Aug: The Cobras vs. Clarendon 19:30 UCTRFC B-Field
Wed 22nd Aug: The Cobras vs. Ikhaya 18:30 UCTRFC C-Field
Wed 12 Sep: Semi's
Wed 19 Sep: Finals

Oh so brave

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

5 minutes with Matteo Viotti

I managed to catch up-and-coming star cobras wing Matteo Viotti on jammie steps this week, very casual look on his face whilst he stares onto the plaza searching for something to catch his eye, despite his busy schedule he agreed to answer a few questions:

Matteo, How it going ay? Holidays treat you well?

Ya very well, spent some time in plett with the folks, good few board games and a few rounds of beach cricket, very relaxed. Been sitting the gym a lot, working my squats and push-ups every night, despite winter, I like to wear vests and tight tshirts so keep the girls guessing.

You mind if I ask you a few questions for the Cobras website?

Please do.

Ok, what is your first memory of the Cobras?

My first memory would have to be receiving a majestic purple cap after drinking outve a swetty Artus boot for best newcomer and the great feeling of realising when downing a beer that I was "a cobra till I die".

Who was your first game against?

First game: Against the Cats

What is your preferred position on the field?

Wing when unfit, fulback and outside center when not, however aspiring to be flyhalf but that may be in the far future.

Preferred position of the field?

Prefered position off the field: waking up due to sunlight beating on my face and the realisation "oh fuck I slept in my car last night again, mustve been a great fines"

What is your favourite Cobras song?

James "bailo" Bailes's song, I'm alive awake allert enthusiastic, often find myself doing it in the shower to get to those hard to reach places.

What for you is the best bird watching spot on campus?

Has to be at souper sandwich, if a chick is rough enough to chow through a whole sub, she's either a keeper or well could make our front row. I like to every now and again hide in a ladies toilet cubicle, just incase a babe comes in and I can look one the wall.

What is your current relationship status?

Currently available, recently come out of a vibe with a res girl from durban.

Where can one find Matteo Viotti on a given night jolting?

All nights generally seem to end off with me in the streets of claremont.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I would hope to find myself being able to wake up whenever I want and have a be a person in a high place deligating people to do my job.

Castle or Black label?

Black label all the way

Who is your Cobras Role Model?

Role model has to be the trusty Warren Butler, his bulletting skip passes are a pleasure to be on the receiving end of.

If you were stuck on a desert island, which Cobra would you take with you and why?

Stuck on an island I'd definately choose evan straus, he's so hard he would break down trees for shelter and in the evening he could sing some great campfire songs.

Cobras FTW?

Cobras for the fucking win. Oh so brave