High flying Valia needs a favour

Transvalia is possibly the team of the first term of 2018. Vanderbijlpark’s finest has made an outstanding start to the school rugby season.

When the Tuks-reeks pool 2 teams were decided last year, most believed it come down to a battle between Monument of Krugersdorp and Garsfontein of Pretoria to determine who would go on to win the pool and advanced to the final.

However a few weeks back the underdogs Transvalia held the rated Monnas Witbulle to a high scoring 31-all draw  and over the past weekend they beat the other fancied team Garsies Bere 48-31 in another high scoring encounter. Those two unbelievable results have put Valia in a commanding position but they still don’t have any guarantees of a fairy-tale ending to their Tuks season.

This year the Tuks-reeks  does not have a quarterfinal or even a semifinal playoff. The top team from each pool advances straight to the final. As things stand Valia has the all-important extra bonus point for bagging 5-tries against Garsies. Apart from ensuring they continue to claim maximum points in their remaining two pool games against Kempies and Pieties, Valia also need Garsies to do them a big favour and contain or better yet beat Monnas. That’s no mean feat! Things could still end up in heart-break mode for Transvalia as far as Tuks-reeks trophy aspirations go.

Transvalia’s success can be put down to a few important elements:

*Their structures all the way up from junior level are good.
*There is good school spirit about which feeds into the player commitment on the field.
* Their current 1st XV consists of 8 returning players from the successful team of 2017 that made it to the Virseker Big School final
*The 1st XV is a combination of two good age-groups who have been Beeld (Virseker) champions at under-16 level.
*In Jaco Kok they have an experienced 1st XV level coach who knows the players well, having come up with the team, after coaching them at under-16 level, during his stint away from the pressure of 1st XV rugby.

Later on this year Transvalia will compete against the Noordvaal big guns in the brand new format Virsekerbeker Cup competition. The new layout is set to boost Noordvaal top tier co-ed school rugby big time!

If Transvalia can retain their current form, they are set to do very well on the national rankings this year. As things are already, they surely must have secured a place in the opinion polls as one of the overachievers of 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38 Comments

  1. If Monnas get the bonus point against Garsies then I assume the winner will be determined on points difference?

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  2. Taken with these two Garsies en Monnas there is no love lost!
    With their history I am sure not one will give an inch if they dont have to, unless its a set move :lol:

    Not taking ANY shine from the men in the Triangle but this is thé game that we know is going to be a cracker!

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  3. @Hooit: lyk my Skopgraaf hoop Monnas wen want hulle bang vir die Valias. dink nie hy het genoeg vaseline vir daai game nie
    :lol:

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  4. @Skopgraaf243: all good fun nee daai gaan n riller wees tussen Garsies en Monnas. Dit is n derby op sy eie al twee is goed en gaan nie terug staan vir mekaar nie

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  5. @knowthegame: bars jy nou my bubble, ekt gedink ons is die heel beste na daai game!…
    I have a game that you would know:
    Its called go jump…please you go first!

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  6. @knowthegame:
    Die verkil in week of twee…regtig?
    …ek sal jou klap jou snot sal zrrrrr!
    Doen n hand-stand of iets dat jou tor net weer kan opklim.
    Menlopark doen baie goed een week op ‘n slag.
    Wasdag vandag dat jy nie truitjie aan het nie?…of lê hy op jou looi fieths

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  7. Dit klink vir my Monnas moet Garsies nogals ver wen om ‘n kans te staan en al gebeur dit, is hulle nog nie verseker van ‘n plek in die finaal nie, aangesien hulle hulle oorblywende wedstryde ook ver moet wen. Soos dit nou staan glo ek Transvalia gaan hulle volgende twee wedstryde gemaklik en ver wen.

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  8. @Cappie: Stem saam met jou. Monnas ook n paar harde games wat voorle en Transvalia nie. So Valia is die gunsteling om die 1st span rugby beker te wen in die Tuksreeks

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  9. @Blou Masjien: jys reg garsies gaan monnas walk.
    Daars ‘n gatkruip club vir Garsfontein, hulle noem hulleself Bear-Hug :mrgreen:
    Lidmaatskap is free en verniet

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  10. @Skopgraaf243: eerlik waar ek n Transvalia fan en wil graag he hulle moet dit wen. ek nie Garsie fan nie. Nog minder n Monnas fan ek stem altyd vir die underdogs

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  11. @Skopgraaf243: Gaan klap jou self vuurwarm sodat jy kan bykom.Ek kan my net indink hou jy tekere moet gaan langs veld.Weet jy ek het baie simpatie en empatie met jou en ek voel baie jammer vir jou.Ek nie verbonde aan enige skool nie.Dit nogal jammer dat n great skool soos Parkies waar baie van my vriende was en my dogter lekker hokkie games gehad het, n ondersteuner soos jy moet he…aagh

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  12. @Rugbyman:
    Help my reg as ek verkeerd is maar loer gerus na wat ek sover het.
    Transvalia
    P 3
    W 2
    L –
    D 1
    PDiff +68

    Garsfontein
    P 3
    W 2
    L 1
    D –
    PDiff 0

    Monument (Nie telling vs Kempton nie)
    P 2
    W 1
    L –
    D 1
    PDiff +70

    So kleur ander prentjie wat die huidige stand van sake in ag geneem daar is makliker games later vir die ander.

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  13. als hang af van die Garsies Monnas game want Monnas moet vol punte kry daar dan gaan hulle deur op points diff

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  14. @Hooit: Kampioene kom altyd na die partytjie toe in die groot oomblikke. Wie het vergeet hoe die Bulle die Reds met oor die 70 punte moes wen vir ‘n tuissemifinaal en toe 93-3 gewen het?

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  15. Dagse almal, hoe lekker is dit nie om vir n slag n ander 1ste Skolerugbyspan te sien wat opstyg nie, mooi so Transvalia! Ongelukkig moet ek ook se hoe teleurstellend dit is om n ander Skolerugbyspan te sien wat so ver geval en gedaal het dat ek nie weet wat hulle gaan doen om n bietjie trots terug te kry nie, :cry: :cry:
    Ek hoor die krukkelys is lank by Eldo,,,,de ja vu,,,,, laasjaar se probleem ook.

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  16. @RnR: Inderdaad nie lekker om te sien as n skool sukkel nie.

    Transvalia nou al vir n paar jaar n sluimerende skool wat erens moes deurkom. Dink dit is goed vir skole rugby veral in die Valke streek.

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  17. Miskien moet ons Noordvaal manne twee blog spanne saamstel en dan een oggend met eerste dou op veld kragte meet. Bied dan bietjie verligting vir frustrasies en hou die mediese manne in besigheid. Weet net nie wie gaan saam met wie speel nie.Ek stel myself beskikbaar op 10. Die manne se klere altyd so mooi skoon na ‘n wedstryd. Ek dink as dit van sekere afrigters afhang sal ek seker glad nie span maak nie en net goed wees om die gazebo te skuif.

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  18. Having seen Transvalia develop and expecting a good season from Garsies I just had to attend the match and I was not disappointed. Since the thread is about Transvalia I will not comment on the set pieces, individualistic attempts and doubtful decisions by one or two players from Garsies under pressure, other than I am sure they will fix things up. The momentum was 100% with Garsies at times and they looked slick during those periods, so don’t go writing them off. Transvalia dominated with their pack, but the 3 yellow cards against them indicates they need to grow a lot. I agree with Beet they are a team to watch, but last year many people were raving about them as well, only for them to be smashed in the Virseker final by Helpies. Still early days, but they are certainly not an easy game (perhaps that’s exactly what Monnas thought a few weeks ago). That number 7 of Valia is a flippen machine!!! I hope the Valke don’t let him slip through the cracks. Just on all the bantering about players migrating between schools a nice little chirp from my matric son as we walked away from the field with ‘DIE FLOOZE’ (I kid you not :lol: :lol: :lol: ) blaring out over their loud speaker system…..”Dink net hoe goed sou hulle gewees het pappa, as hulle kaptein nie nou vir Helpies gespeel het nie”. :twisted:

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  19. Well done Jaco Kok, harde werk bring resultate, sterkte vir Valke CW span onder jou leiding!

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  20. Dit is due eintlike rede waarom Affies nie beker rugby speel nie…baie ingewikkelde puntestelsel. :roll:

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