On the eve of the much-anticipated Springbok match against New Zealand, our South African Rugby Legends added additional excitement with an impressive and legendary win of 77-7 against the Tuks Rugby Legends. This is an annual event on SARLA’s calendar and was held at the rugby grounds of the Tuks High Performance Centre in Pretoria, Southern Africa’s leading sporting venue, to an excited crowd of fans and supporters.
Coached by the former Springbok lock, Adri Geldenhuys, the team was comprised of some our country’s finest past talent and fans witnessed several impressive moves. These included Hendrik van der Nest’s try right at the start of the match, which was converted by Henk de Ridder. Van der Nest then scored a second try, further proving his skill with the conversion of 3 of the tries. Rudi Bezuidenhout, Anton Vlok, Giepie Wentzel, Pieter Claassen and Henk de Ridder contributed to the score with a try and conversion each followed by further tries by Helmar Breytenbach, Sam Gerber, Nico Luus and Sacha Marot, plus a wonderful drop kick conversion from the corner by Rudi Dames.
Before the match, former Springbok fullback and SARLA CEO, Stefan Terblanche and Nico Luus facilitated a rugby clinic between the legends and primary school players from the club, passing on valuable rugby skills to the star struck youngsters.
Terblanche said “It was an absolutely fantastic game, full of tense and exciting moments, just as a game by legends should be!” He went on to say that “It was extremely well supported and we are always grateful and honored to give back and share our skills through our rugby clinics.”
SARLA President, Gavin Varejes added “We want to thank all of our SARLA Legends for taking part and contributing their time and energy and of course, a huge thank you to our supporters, who constantly show up for us.”
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