DHL Storm on top

| 12/01/2012

week3d (242x300).jpg(CRFU): The DHL Storm entered the holiday season with a 3rd consecutive win over the Queensgate Pigs Trotters to guard their top spot in the Alex Alexander Memorial League table.The victory over the so far winless Pigs Trotters was not an easy affair however as the Pigs Trotters looked set to secure not only their first XV’s win in over a year but what would be the biggest upset of the season. The Pigs Trotters maintained the lead in the game for the majority of the 80 minute match up! Marco Du Plessis was once again the hero for the Pigs Trotters as he guided his team into control of the game but a late surge from the Storm, led by none other than Venassio Tokotokovanua meant that the Trotters hearts were broken once again as the DHL Storm trudged off 29-22 victors.

Photos Caroline Deegan

The loss did give the Pigs Trotters their first league points of the season as they only lost the game by 7 points and the team will be buoyed by the knowledge that they face the DHL Storm again on 14 January and the Storm will likely be without the services of Tokotokovanua! With another strong performance the Pigs could have a real chance of starting 2012 with a win!

week3b (300x197).jpgThe John Doak Architecture Iguanas season lies in the balance as they faltered to their second defeat of the season against a determined Krys Global Buccaneers side. The Iguanas, who had the week before overcome the Queensgate Pigs Trotters, failed to maintain any momentum and some unforced errors gave the Buccaneers the chance to take the game by 6 points 11-17. The Iguanas and the Buccaneers face off again in the knowledge that the season is all still to play for. Whilst the DHL Storm top the table a reversal in fortune for the Storm could give the Iguanas or the Buccaneers a shot at the league title.

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Next games:  Alex Alexander Memorial League Trophy 4th Round:

14 January 2012
Krys Global Buccaneers vs. John Doak Architecture Iguanas @2pm
Queensgate Pigs Trotters vs. DHL Storm @4pm

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Week3a: Steve Brougham pressures Mariano Marco at the base of the scrum
Week3b: Chris Kennedy tracks down Morgan Hayward of the Buccaneers
Week3c: Marco du Plessis challenged the DHL Storm defence
Week3d: Simon Crompton takes a shot at goal for the DHL Storm



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