Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Beer Roster and Team Sheet

Cobras VS MOB at 7.30 on the green mile, meet 6.15 sharp (not cobras time)


1. Willem Gresse
2. Jonty Tatz
3. Stephan
4. Jamo Morris
5. Evan
6. Sean Paterson
7. Callan Atrus (c)
8. Dino Loizides
9. Guy Whitfield
10. Dougie Mallett
11. Dave Russell
12. Piet Greyling
13. Blanky
14. Matteo Viotti
15. Greef VBD

Beer Roster (Please make sure you bring to change room, if you cannot bring its your responsibility to organize someone to get for you):
Pete Vogel
Evan Strauss
Callan Artus
Warren Butler
Nick Lassen

Tomorrow is another big match so lets keep focussed and our eye on the prize.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Purple Machine keep rolling...

The Cobras put up a big display last night in the league derby between The Cobras and Nadoes. As has seen in many past encounters The Cobras took the heat in the first few minutes with the Nadoes unable to crack The Cobras defense on numerous attempts. It was a 60m intercept try by Cobras no.8 Dino Loizides that swung the game.

After many more attempts at cracking The Cobras defense by the Nadoes, they finally resorted to having a shot at goal as their many kicks touch and resulting line outs didn't bring any points.

The Cobras continued to apply pressure and dominate in the tight with the young and mobile Cobras pack dominating proceedings. Three penalties to The Cobras were converted taking the score to 16 -3, this is how it remained as The Cobras notch up their 14th win in a row.

Oh so brave

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Deep breaths....

You excited? I'm excited.

Here we are once again, on the brink of yet another derby game, and shit you could feel the excitement buzzing through Robertson this last weekend, and even more so on the field for our last two practices. A good combination of nerves and exhilaration (it is a real word) have what has set us apart in these sort of games in the past - a joke here, a laugh there but when push comes to shove, come game time - the cobras are focused on the goal at hand.  Fuck its great playing for this team!!!! sorry getting carried away, but for real, it is greta playing in this team... ok back in, it wasn't that long ago when we were listing to Nick Fent speak to us before the final against Nadoes last year, and the central theme of that talk was belief. Belief in your team mates, in your selves and in the cobras. That is something that I think as a group, a family that we pride ourselves on. Its something you can't explain, only feel, and its the best feeling in the world.

This year we have grown a lot as a side, through Varisty Cup we had the privilege of touring with some new faces that have made our ranks even stronger, and have now joined us in our quest for that championship gold at the end of the season once again. New faces, old faces, matteo, it doesn't matter really, when you pull on those purple and white hoops, nothing can touch you. The expression used often of "The Cobras Family" is not just said to make you feel good or whatever, the dynasty that is Cobras rugby is based on belief and love for one another. Thats what makes us so special, whether its on the Tiger dance floor or some strip club in god knows where, we know that every single on of the guys around you is willing to go to fucking Mordor and back with you. By god its good to have family like that. 

No bullshit here, tomorrow is going to be a tough one, perhaps the toughest ones, those Nadoes guys are itching to get back what they lost - wait scratch that - what we took from them last year. They will be in our faces, they will be trying to hit us hard, the works. One has to wonder why that brings a big smile to my face then? Because let them bring it all, let them come at us as hard as they can, because i know, that the guys wearing purple and white, will be hitting them that much harder, will be bringing that much more. I know Jonty Tatz is licking his lips at the thought of charging up the line at red shirts, that Michael Cobi is itching to hit some gaps, and especially Zack Beukman to break some more ribs this season. 

Now lets not build these guys up to much, they are just 15 guys, they are not unbeatable and we have beaten better teams. This is just another wednesday night in the end. Another opportunity to have fun and to challenge ourselves to get into that next gear that we are so capable of.  So lets take deep breaths in, lets be alive awake alert enthusiastic, lets be fucking magic, lets put a smile on our faces, because in the end when all said and done, "WE ARE THE BEST THERE'S NO DEBATE COBRAS, COBRAS!!!!

Gaaaaad its exciting.... OH SO BRAVE.

BEER ROSTER 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:
Petey Greyling
James Bailes
Matteo Viotti
Jamo Morris
Warren Handley
Douglas Mallett
Jason B

Derby time...

It's the game of the season, the rivalry between The Cobras and Nadoes is a special thing that see's both sides locked at 3 a piece in the history of the rivalry. It's the game everyone waits for and after the long varsity break there is no better fixture to be greeted with. Here we go...

Wednesday 25th July 
The Cobras vs. Nadoes
Meet 17:15 below Cecil
Kick off 18:30

1. Jason Bissict 2. Jonty Tatz 3. Stephan Hartzenberg
4. Zack Beukman 5. Jaimie Manuel
6. Callan Artus (c) 7. Rob Inskip
8. Dino Loizides
9. Pete Vogel 10. Warren Butler 12. Doug Mallet 13. David Russel
11. Michael Cockburn 14. Pieter Greyling
15. James Bailes

Oh so brave

Sunday, July 22, 2012

It's almost time...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Here we go again!

After a long mid year Varsity break it's finally time for the Purple machine to start rumbling again and what a line up over the next 8 days!

The Cobras head out this weekend on the 3rd Western Cape yearly tour to the small wine town of Robertson which see's The Cobras play against the Robertson XV on Friday night, kick off 8pm at the Robertson Sports Grounds.

Saturday is The Cobras Championship Golf Day at Montagu Golf Course which see's Doug Mallet line up against Dino Loizides as the two golf captains for the 3rd installment of this great competition.

The Cobras boys return to Cape Town on Sunday to start their preparation for the top of the table clash against long time rivals the Nadoes. This is the highlight of the yearly fixtures and the two teams haven't met in the round robin part of the competition since 2008, it's going to be another special evening.

Wednesday: The Cobras vs. Nadoes, 18:30 kick off UCTRFC B-Field.

It's now the business end of the competition where we start upping the intensity and start looking towards the play off's.

Oh so brave

Monday, July 02, 2012