The Steinhoff Commerce team, known as Barbarians, took home the Steinhoff Interfaculty Cup at the Wits Rugby stadium on Wednesday evening August 29. The Barbarians worked their way up to win with a final score of 36-24.

The Steinhoff Humanities team, the Titans, dominated the early minutes of the game after kick off at 8pm.  The first try was scored by outside centre, Simon Purchase, after the Titans forced a five metre scrum.

The Barbarians came back with their first try. Full back, Wesley Flannigan, scored after he ran straight for the corner. Flannigan was an asset to the Barbarians with his experience as a Wits first team player.

The rest of the first half was dominated by the Titans making mistakes and the Barbarians taking advantage during the rucks.  The Barbarians escalated the pace when the half was drawing to a close and fly half, Craig Korarik, scored a try and converted with a clean kick.

The second half was very physical and Barbarians number eight, Mousa Sayegh, scored a try which Korarik converted. The game continued with the Barbarians doing all the running and making play happen every time they got the ball.

The Barbarians celebrated wildly when they were handed the Steinhoff trophy. The prize giving saw Flannigan get man of the match and a R300 prize.

nandi@witsvuvuzela.com