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Hartswater nail down third spot with dominant rugby display


Hartswater and the Prieska Rugby Club clashed in the Frances Baard Rugby Region’s third place play-off, and Hartswater claimed a convincing win.

The Hartswater Rugby Club was seen celebrating their third place win on Saturday night after beating Prieska Rugby Club 55-26. Picture: Danie van der Lith

IN A THRILLING encounter at the Kimberley Rugby Club grounds over the weekend, rugby fans were kept on the edge of their seats when Hartswater and Prieska Rugby Club clashed in the Frances Baard Rugby Region’s third place play-off.

The game delivered a spectacle of rugby talent and passion that will definitely remain in the memories of all who attended – players and spectators alike.

Both teams put up a massive display, but it was Hartswater that rose to the occasion, claiming a resounding victory over Prieska with a final score of 55-26.

From the opening whistle, it was clear that Hartswater was determined to leave an indelible mark on the play-off. Their aggressive play and tactical brilliance quickly put them in control of the game.

Kevin Swiegers earned his Man of the Match accolade, and was a force to be reckoned with. Swiegers’ exceptional contributions on the field solidified his status as a true rugby star, leading Hartswater with several pivotal plays that left the Prieska defence scrambling.

The man of the match for Hartswater, Kevin Swiegers, is seen holding their trophy with his sister and club photographer Megan Swiegers. Picture: Danie van der Lith

Swiegers’ performance was a masterclass show; his agility, speed, and strategic thinking created opportunities that Hartswater capitalised on, and his defensive efforts were instrumental in stifling Prieska’s attempts to gain momentum.

His leadership on the field was evident, inspiring his teammates to elevate their game and secure the dominant win.

Kevin Swiegers from Hartswater was seen in action during their playoff game on Saturday. Picture: Danie van der Lith

However, amidst the celebrations for Hartswater, the match also marked a poignant moment for the Prieska Rugby Club and its fans.

Burger Sandenbergh bid farewell to his rugby career in a match that didn’t unfold as he had hoped. Sandenbergh, whose contributions to Prieska Rugby have been monumental, played his final game with passion and dedication.

The match was a true testament to the spirit of rugby, showcasing both the highs of victory and the bittersweet moments of farewell.

Hartswater’s triumph was a result of their relentless pursuit of excellence, while Prieska’s resilience in the face of a challenging onslaught highlighted their enduring passion for the sport.

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