False Bay through to Gold Cup last 16

PUBLISHED: September 13, 2023

False Bay RFC beat Heidelberg 38-17 to secure a Round of 16 clash with Wesbank from Boland in the African Rainbow Community Gold Cup.

The former champions were among the most prolific teams in the South in the Round of 32.

Quarterfinal spots will be up for grabs when the top clubs in the country meet in the Round of 16 this weekend.

South Africa’s premier club tournament kicked off last weekend following a four-year break in a new format. The knockout competition will culminate with the final, scheduled for 7 October.

In the South section, 2017 champions False Bay claimed a 38-17 win over Heidelberg, while Progress and Crusaders scored seven and five tries respectively in their wins against Kimberley and Tygerberg.

The Round of 16 will commence this coming weekend. The eight qualifiers from the North section will be gunning for a place in the quarter-finals as will the eight qualifiers from the South.

Round of 32 results:

Wolverines (Leopards) 47 White River (Pumas) 14
Northam Rhinos (Limpopo) 75 Collegians (Cheetahs) 7
Bloemfontein Police (Cheetahs) 31 Louis Trichardt (Limpopo) 24
Naka Bulle (Blue Bulls) 47 Union Milnerton (WP, wildcard) 46
Springs (Valke) 41 Pirates (Lions) 11
Raiders (Lions) 43 Vereeniging (Valke) 34
Sasol Secunda (Pumas) 58 Rustenburg Impala (Leopards) 17
Welkom Rovers (Griffons) 31 Harlequins (Blue Bulls) 59

False Bay (WP) 38 Heidelberg (SWD) 17
College Rovers (Sharks) 24 Centurion (Blue Bulls, wild card) 22
Progress (EP) 39 Kimberley (Griquas) 17
Crusaders (SWD) 42 Tygerberg (WP) 20
Sishen (Griquas) 26 PE Harlequins (EP) 29
East London Police (Border) 37 Bella Vista (Boland) 17
Wesbank (Boland, wild card) 21 Westville Old Boys (Sharks) 17

Round of 16 fixtures:

North – Saturday, 16 September
15h00: Raiders (Lions) v Bloemfontein Police (Cheetahs) – Johannesburg
15h30: Wolverines (Leopards) v Harlequins (Blue Bulls) – Hartbeespoort
16h00: Northam Rhinos (Limpopo) v Sasol Secunda (Pumas) – Setaria
16h00: Springs (Valke) v Naka Bulle (Blue Bulls) – Springs

South – Saturday, 16 September
15h30: False Bay (WP) v Wesbank (Boland) – Cape Town
15h30: Progress (EP) v East London Police (Border) – Uitenhage
TBC: Crusaders (SWD) v PE Harlequins (EP) – George