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Kriel and Ermelo open season with wins

The Ermelo Tomahawks and Kriel Roosters have opened the 2017 Mpumalanga Cup competition with wins over the weekend.

Kicking off at Swanepoel Stadium in Ermelo, the Tomahawks started their 2017 campaign in the same way they finished 2016 with a dominant performance over the Witbank Vipers, running out 60 – 16 winners.

In the other match, the Kriel Roosters ran out convincing 70 – 32 winners over the Middelburg Broncos at Kriel High School.

In the Gauteng competition, the University of Pretoria Tuks (Reds) continued their winning ways running out 62 – 20 winners over the Silverton Silverbacks, whilst the Johannesburg based Mustangs ran out 48 – 30 winners over the Eru Spartans.

The South Central Rabbitohs defeated the other ‘Tuks’ team whilst the Bears won by default over the Scorpions after they forfeited their clash.

RESULTS:
Mpu Cup : Round One
Ermelo Tomahawks 60 d. Witbank Vipers 16
Kriel Roosters 70 d. Middelburg Broncos 32
Witbank Knights – Bye

Gauteng Cup : Round Two
University of Pretoria Tuks (Reds) 62 d. Silverton Silverbacks 20
South Central Rabbitohs 56 d. University of Pretoria Tuks (Blues) 26
Mustangs 48 d. Eru Spartans 30
Elsburg Bears WBD over Kungwini Scorpions
Tembisa Bulldogs – Bye

NEXT ROUND FIXTURES:
Mpu Cup : Round Two
Middelburg Broncos v Ermelo Tomahawks
Witbank Vipers v Witbank Knights
Kriel Roosters – Bye

Gauteng Cup : Round Three
University of Pretoria Tuks (Reds) v Mustangs
South Central Rabbitohs v Silverton Silverbacks
Elsburg Bears v Tembisa Bulldogs
Eru Spartans v University of Pretoria Tuks (Blues)
Kungwini Scorpions – Bye