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Apologies that you did not get a newsletter last week – I hope you missed it!!! Below is a jam-packed newsletter with what is going on at the Club.

Firstly our deepest condolences to Barbara Young on the sad passing of her husband Mike, our thoughts are with her and she can be rest assured the Pirates family will always be here for her. Mike’s funeral is today with his wake at the Pigeon House.

We have a wonderful busy weekend with an Internal Junior Rugby Tournament and lots of Currie Cup games on the go and the Springboks at 5pm. Buccaneer Aie and Dragon Ginger Beer will be tap so try one!!

PIRATES RUGBY 3rds BRING HOME A TROPHY

The Rugby Section is very proud to announce that the Pirates 3rd Team won their Pirates Grand Challenge league last weekend in a hard fought battle against UJ in the Final. Our Pirates boys came out 26 – 25 victors and we are very proud of them. Unfortunately the U19’s did not win their final but did exceptionally well to get to the Final. This bodes well for a great 2015 Season.

PIRATES BEER CLUB LAUNCHES OUR VERY OWN BUCCANEER ALE

Pirates Beer Club hosted a very successful 1st Birthday Bash last night which culminated in the launching of our very own Ale. The beer lovers at the Birthday Bash really enjoyed the ale very much so well done to David Case for driving this initiative and getting our beer behind the bar. Come down and enjoy a Buccaneer Ale for only R20.00 a 500ml Draught. The winning beer on the evening between Mitchells, Copperlake, Eleven Shillings and Keghouse was ELEVEN SHILLINGS which is available at Pirates in a bottle.

RUGBY ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEKEND

Rugby is back in full swing this weekend and all live games will be shown on the big screens at the Club

Friday 15th August – Sharks vs Pumas in Durban: Kick off at 19h00

Saturday 16th August – Australia vs New Zealand in Sydney: Kick off at 12h05

Western Province vs Blue Bulls in Cape Town: Kick off at 14h00

The Lions vs Kings game is NOT being televised but the Club does have tickets available for this game so if you are keen to go to Ellis Park please contact the office to purchase your ticket at R50.00 a ticket. Lions game kicks off at 14h30

HOCKEY NEWS

Results from the weekend:

  1. Pirates ladies B: Lost 0-1 to Crusaders B
  2. Pirates ladies C: Lost 0-5 to Beaulieu
  3. Pirates men A (Skulls): Postponed
  4. Pirates men B (Cricket side): Postponed
  5. Pirates men C (Rats): Beat Midrand 4-3, Goals: Shaun Tucker (2), Wessel Botha and Richard Penn

Fixtures for the weekend

  1. Pirates ladies B: Sunday 12:45 versus Wits B at Randburg
  2. Pirates ladies C: Sunday 9:45 versus Khosa C at KHS
  3. Pirates men A (Skulls): Sunday 9:45 versus VUT B at Isak Steyl Stadium
  4. Pirates men B (Cricket side): Sunday 12:45 versus OJ Eagles C at St. Johns
  5. Pirates Men C (Rats): Sunday 9:45 versus NWU Vaal Men A at Pirates

Good luck to all the Pirates teams for their matches

Regards,

Candice Langley

TOUCH RUGBY FINALS – MONDAY 18TH AUGUST

Touch Rugby will be holding their finals on Monday evening at the Club – pop down to watch these great games.

We also have some great Monday specials for these finals. Obviously the Buccaneer Ale will be available at R20.00 for 500ml PLUS

Get a Rib Burger and 500ml Castle Lite draught at the very special price of only R55.00

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QUIZ EVENING – FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER

The Club will be hosting another Quiz Evening once again hosted by Larry. We had such a wonderful evening last time that we look forward to the same support in September. Start organising your teams for the evening and more detail will follow next week.

CLUB DATES TO DIARISE

  1. 16th August – Junior Rugby Internal Day
  2. 29th August – Club Draw
  3. 5th September – Quiz Evening sponsored by Faxe Beer
  4. 26th, 27th and 28th September – Craft Beer Festival
  5. 18th October – Ladies Lunch

Keep smiling and having fun. See you all at the Club