u-mee Super IV League (Round 5):
The Sovereign Insurance Scorpions retain their dominant position at the top of the u-mee Super IV table, thanks to another scoring extravaganza, notching up 57 points for the second week in a row, and their third 50+ score this season. In fact, aside from their defeat in the first round, they haven’t scored less than seven tries in any game, and have had a three game run scoring nine! From all accounts, however, the Inline Framing Sharks fought back hard in the first half, to within a converted score at half time. They had clearly rattled the Scorpions, who had to switch up a gear in the second half, and eventually stretched away with the final score 57-24.
Man of the match must have been Scorpion, Seb Triay, who bagged six of their nine tries himself, and then added six conversions to his tally! It won’t come as a surprise that he currently tops the points scorer table – he would have on yesterday’s performance alone – and at 74 points he has amassed more than twice his nearest rival. With four more League games to play he has already surpassed last season’s top points scorer!
The other game of the evening, in a much tighter affair, saw the DHL Stormers avenge their earlier defeat to the Ibex Buccaneers in Round 2, with a reversal of the scores from that encounter, running out eventual winners by 26-15. With the bonus point win, the Stormers swapped places with the Buccs in the League, taking over the No2 slot, whilst the Buccs dropped back to bottom. The losing bonus point by the Sharks kept them in third place, and it’s clear that, whilst the Scorpions have established some clear water between themselves and the rest of the pack, there is a ferocious battle going on for the other places. And, as we’ve seen, with bonus points places can easily change.
u-mee Super IV League (Round 6)
(Tues 21st November at Victoria Stadium)
7:15pm: DHL Stormers v Inline Framing Sharks
8:30pm: Sovereign Insurance Scorpions v Ibex Buccaneers
Iain Ross (u-mee Super IV League, Chairman)