The 2016 Adult Tag Rugby® Season is in full swing as the Super Series (our 1st season of the year) and running concurrently with the Super Rugby Series, (hence the name) started in most centres country wide.
The guys in Port Elizabeth are once again at the forefront of innovation as they are the 1st South African League playing the full Tag Rugby World Cup rules. The league currently has 11 teams playing on Wednesday nights at the Londt Park Sports Grounds and Kobus Wium, the League Manager and his team, have welcomed new teams such as the Fly By Knights, Chiefs, Outlaws and Mustangs to the league. The Series is currently in the group stages and debutants Fly By Knights are currently just ahead of the Wynvlieë on the log.
At the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (our longest standing and premier venue) the Super Series features 2 divisions, the Premier Division for the highly competitive teams and the First Division for the more social players. At this stage the West Coast Tag Giants, who narrowly missed out on top honours in the 2015 Summer Series, are leading the Premier Division ahead of newcomers the Rebels with the experienced No Fear breathing down their necks. In the First Division it’s a three way tie between the Atuba Bean Counters, debutants the Black Eagles and Tag Rugby® South Africa’s most experienced team Shake & Bake. Although local favourites, Stellies have caused an upset or two and are still in contention.
In the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town the Buh-Rein Estate Tag Rugby® Super Series kicked off recently and it is still way too early to make any predictions here. New teams that joined this league are the Hashtags and the Apex Warriors, the guys from Burgundy Estate, who almost caused a major upset at the HSBC CPT 7’s Tag Tournament in December. Good Luck to all the teams here.
The annual Ikeys Vibe UCT students league was cut a little shorter this year due to the University hosting major events like the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and the ABSA Cape Epic. However this did not dampen the quality of Tag or the enthusiasm of the players at all. In 4 weeks of competition, 11 mixed teams, 5 women’s teams and just under 50 games it was the defending champions, BBusSci that walked away with the cash. In the new all Women’s Division it was BMK that took the honours. Well done to all the players. It was a privilege to entertain the students during these trying times and to see the way that they enjoyed the tournament.
Leagues that have recently kicked off:
- Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West
- Wellington Business League in Wellington
- Newlands Brewery in Cape Town
To kick off soon:
Good luck to all and Thank You for the support.