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Good Morning Pirates Friends

Our Road Runners did us proud last Sunday under very trying conditions.  Well done to all those who finished and to those you had a bad day out there bad luck – you were great to get to the start line.

This weekend sees lots of exciting things happening at the Club.  Club Draw tonight, Pirates Rugby School Challenge on Saturday and the Springboks in action in Durban.  We look forward to the support of our members to these events.

CLUB DRAW TONIGHT – R2 000.00 to be won

The Club Draw will take place tonight at 6.30pm in the Main Bar.  Come down and stand a chance of winning.

We look forward to the support of our members in this monthly event.

PIRATES BAR SPECIALS AND PRODUCTS

The Club is once again stocking German Crafters Beer in a 1 litre bottle – R48.00 for 1 litre of beer.  Come down and try it

BUY 2 REDD’S ciders for just R20.00

Drostyhof Extra Light Wine is available behind the bar – try it out

COMRADES RESULTS – CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RUNNERS

Well done to John Stark for running and completing his 30th Comrades Marathon on Sunday 2nd June.  Wow John that is fantastic stuff and the Club is very proud of your achievements.

To Benni Pellegrini well done on running a silver time this was a fantastic achievement.  We cannot forget Jason Smith who ran is first Comrades in a time of 7h33 – well done.

The lady of the day was Michelle Davis who had a wonderful run, after losing her running partner and husband to an injury a week before the event, Michelle had a wonderful day out and was the 92nd Lady home overall and 48th in her category!!!

Here are the results from the day

Name

Time

Medals

Benni Pellegrini

07:29:16

2

Jason Smith

07:32:59

1

Richard Mccafferty

08:57:51

2

Michelle Davis

08:59:14

5

John Stark

09:10:17

30

Brian Malcomess

09:23:30

3

Colin Mitchley

09:52:16

4

Ian Benson

09:52:17

32

Yunis Francis

10:02:42

7

Lesley Dennison

10:18:54

3

Warren Lawlor

10:36:24

3

Martin Buck

10:41:44

2

Thane Duffin

10:50:35

2

Geoffrey Hunt

10:54:17

2

Lethu Malimela

10:57:13

4

Scott Harvey

11:12:21

2

Chana-Lee Preston

11:20:20

1

Jan Vreken

11:28:14

13

Hilton Joseph

11:34:47

14

Andrew Mckeaveney

11:36:00

1

Orlaf Schepers

11:36:39

1

Lee Bromfield

11:36:40

1

Sandra Case

11:38:51

1

Bryan Antolik

11:39:04

4

Alan Lamplough

11:47:58

4

Tracey Mckay

11:48:36

3

David Case

11:49:42

1

Adrien Thoma

11:53:56

4

Please click here to view all the pics from the day!

PIRATES RUGBY SCHOOLS CHALLENGE – FINALS AT PIRATES 8TH JUNE

The Pirates Rugby Schools Challenge was the brain child of Rugby’s Vice-Chairman Brad Guymer.  This initiative was started to recruit school boys to play rugby at Pirates after leaving school.  It is also a platform to show school boys that Club Rugby is alive and well and that there is more to rugby than just the Varsity Cup Competition.

This initiative has been a fantastic success.  The following schools participated and enjoyed it very much

Del la Salle, Fourways, Northcliff, Maragon, Heron Bridge

The schools played each other on a round robin basis during their normal rugby fixtures at their schools culminating in the finals onSaturday.  The finals are taking place at Pirates tomorrow Saturday 8th June.

Here are the games scheduled for Saturday at Pirates.  Come down and support some good school boy rugby.

Time

Age Group

Final

09:00 U14 Northcliff vs Fourways
10:00 U15 Northcliff vs Maragon
11:00 U17 / 2nd XV Heronbridge vs Northcliff
12:00 1st XV Maragon vs Northcliff

Well done Brad this is fantastic for Pirates and the boys.  We are looking for a naming sponsor for this Challenge for 2014 especially following on from the success and enthusiasm of this year’s event

GREAT RUGBY ON TV THIS WEEKEND

We have a weekend packed with great rugby on TV this weekend.  Here is what you have to look forward to

International Rugby

Saturday

All Blacks vs France in Auckland – Kick off at 09h35

British Lions vs Reds in Brisbane – Kick off at 11h35

Scotland vs Samoa in Durban – Kick off at 14h00

Springboks vs Italy in Durban – Kick off at 17h00

Argentina vs England in Salta – Kick off at 21h00

Sunday

Springbok U21 vs England U21 – Kick off at 17h00

The Club will be festive – the food will be good and the drinks will be cold

PIRATES LADIES HOCKEY ARE PLAYING ON SATURDAY 8th June

Pirates ladies had two weeks of ups and downs.  They had a great win against Wanderers on 25th May beating them 4-1 which was fantastic result.  The following week they unfortunately went down 4-3 to UJA.  The ladies will be out to prove themselves again this weekend when they take on UJ B at the Randburg Astro.  The game starts at 15h45 and they would love some good Pirates support for this game.  Good Luck Ladies

CLUB ACTIVITIES AND NEWS

  1. Pirates Rugby next home game is against Wanderers on Saturday 22nd June – this will be a fun day at the Club so diarise the date now
  2. We are having a Ladies Lunch so please diarise the date NOW – Saturday 12th October 2012
  3. Pirates Wine Tasting will take place on Thursday 20th June
  4. Pirates 10km Road Race – Sunday 7th July

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are ‘XL’.

 

Till next week keep safe and warm