The second half opened with the Impalas recording a five-pointer through tighthead prop. A successful conversion attempt brought the Rustenburg outfit back within one point.

UP would have breathed a collective sigh of relief when Impala knocked the ball on five metres from the UP try-line. Another well taken penalty by UP’s fullback stretched the lead to 26-22. UP used their forward momentum to great effect as they crossed the whitewash with a strong rolling maul, establishing a decent lead with nine minutes to play. UP’s flyhalf then gathered a stray pass from the Impalas and put UP beyond reach with five minutes on the clock. UP continued their fine kicking display to give them a 38-22 lead.

The hard fought victory puts UP in a good position as the Carlton Cup approaches the playoffs.


Photos: Stefan Stander

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