Masakhane back in the game

DEFEAT: Commerce team player lies on the floor after losing the game.

DEFEAT: Commerce team player lies on the floor after losing the game. Photo by: Lutho Mtongana

After being out of the game for three weeks, rugby side Masakhane thundered their way to second on the Wits internal league log with a resounding 52-0 win against Commerce on Wednesday night.

The team, which has not played in a while owing to a lack of availability of their opponents, returned to the league with a strong team effort and even better defence.

“I want my 50, I want my 50, tell Steve I want my 50!”chanted captain Katlego Maseko, motivating his team as the first half ended 44-0. Steve is one of the flankers and scored one of the tries of the night.

Masakhane managed a total of eight tries, with two impressive break-away tries.

“Two best moments from yesterdays match for me is firstly, Uzi’s cross kick try and secondly, when Greg threw the ball through his legs to Steve and then Steve did the same thing for Ryan,” said Maseko.

Two other games were played last night. The winning sides walked all over their opponents leaving the losing sides pointless.

The Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) Tigers opened the night and lost their game 55-0 to Humanities (Titans). Mens Res (Raiders) won21-0 against South African Hellenic Association (SHA).

Masakhane is still the second on the log, ahead of them is the Medics (Young Doctors). There is one last round of games, next week, Masakhane taking on SHA, before the play-offs start on the  August 27.