In 2 Touch and Western Smith have embarked on a new deal which will see the specially designed Western Touch balls being played with around the country.
The Western Touch Pro is most advanced touch rugby ball today. Its slim-cut shape, progressive weight distribution and superior grip, makes it the ultimate ball for this fast paced game.
Thats right people, youv’e been calling for it, we’ve been searching for it, but finally the right venue has become available, the right operator has been found and in just under 4 weeks the people of Stellenbosch and surrounds will have their own league.
In 2 Touch has partnered with well established Stellenbosch Sports Management specialists, “CAYLIX SPORTS MANAGEMENT”, to bring the first formal league to Stellenbosch.
Van der Stel Rugby fields will host the league on Wednesday evenings and it is expected to launch with a bang on Wednesday the 12th of February.
The format initially will be traditional 1 Touch for men, but ladies and mixed 6 down leagues are anticipated to kick off soon after. Teams consist of 5 players on the field at any time and you can register an unlimited number of players in your team, however the maximum number of players per squad on an evening is 12.
Register your team online by clicking here or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 079 071 9122.
ALL GOLD HOT SUMMER OF TOUCH A HUGE SUCCESS
The thirteenth Hot Summer of touch was wrapped up in Hartenbos on Tuesday where a field of forty four teams played in searing heat on an unforgiving hard and dry Amphitheatre surface.
As with all the events in the series the touch was spectacular to watch and Springbok Willie Le Roux was one of the excited onlookers who enjoyed the action.
It was fitting that this years’ top two teams were the eventual finalists and once again the Living Legends took top honours with a convincing two nil win over the Reds.
The under fifteen section was once again won by the Rangers. Credit must be given to this great group of youngsters which travelled the entire circuit. They will definitely be a team to watch in the future. The plate was won by Daai Span.
Overall two hundred and fifty seven teams took part in the series with thousands of spectators witnessing some of the best touch rugby action seen for many years. Series director Grahame Bobrow said the level of competition has increased dramatically and the gap between the established professional teams and the next level of players was narrowing very quickly. “The competition was as strong as we have ever seen and the advent of the under fifteen section was a great innovation. With the help of event sponsors All Gold as well as We Chat and Wellington and Cola, the series was the best to date”
Living Legends show their Class
A stunning day in Stilbaai saw the Living Legends from Strand win the thirty fifth edition of Stilbaai Touchies and in so doing also winning the All Gold Hot Summer of Touch Grand Prix Title.
Going in to the tournament, the top four teams all had a mathematical chance of winning the series but the winner was always likely to come from one of the two table topping teams, the Reds and Living Legends.
The Grand finale was set up with both teams avoiding each other in the Semi Finals and then overcoming their opponents in the semi finals to meet in what was their third final of the season.
The superior experience of the Legends was the telling factor and in the end they edged their younger opponents by two tries to one and in so doing won their second title in four years.
The day was a great success with forty teams playing across three divisions. The Open Tournament was won by the New Born Rebels who qualify automatically for next year’s pro series having won 3 open tournaments this season.
The Under fifteen section was won by the Rangers and the Plate was won by the team know as “Daai Span”
The action moves to Diaz Beach in Mossel bay on Saturday and another big turnout is expected with loads to do for the kids and all the decks overlooking the fields.
The Amazing Galaxy Warriors staged an impressive comeback into the All Gold Hot Summer of Touch Grand Prix race with an impressive win on the grass in Struisbaai.
The wind dropped to an absolute standstill and fire hot temperatures made conditions tough in the idyllic southern Cape Village.
31 teams took part in what has become a very competitive event and the Amazing Galaxy Warriors stood tall at the end of the day having a team from their club competing in the final of each of the 3 divisions, namely the Pro Series, the Open Tournament and the Under fifteen section.
The action went according to plan on the fields with the top four teams on the Grand Prix table all making it through to the Semi Finals…
In the first Semi Final, the Galaxy Warriors overcame a gallant Rabie Warrior Nomads with a try in sudden death extra time scored by club stalwart and ex Western Province wing Zaheer Rylands.
The other Semi Final saw the two table topping teams, the Reds and the Living Legends taking each other on in an epic match. The result finally going the Reds way in sudden death extra time by one to nil.
The Galaxy Warriors needed to win the final to have any chance of defending their overall title and they did just that coming from a try down to beat the Reds by two tries to one.
The result means that the top four teams on the log all have a mathematical chance of winning the series, it is likely however that the winner will come from either of the top two being the Reds and the Living Legends, given that the Galaxy Warriors would need both of the teams above them to not make the semis at as well as ensuring that they win at Stilbaai. Click here to view the Log Standings
The Drifters won the Open Tournament and the Galaxy Warriors under fifteen team won the junior section.
The action moves to the home of Touch Rugby “Stilbaai” on Boxing Day the 26th of December.
In 2 Touch and the All Gold Hot Summer of Touch Team would like to take this opportunity of wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas!