The Western Province Cricket Club A side is not the same title-winning outfit they were in 2005. A 0-4 defeat against UCT A on Saturday,
A 29-18 win over Villagers has put FNB UCT's in second place on the WP Super League A1 log. Where they finally end up is far from decided. SK Walmers and Mr Price Tygerberg are still very much in the running, and league-leaders Stellenbosch have not been their usual indomitable self. But there's plenty to take heart from. UCT has been far more consistent than it's been in years. Spencer King, director of rugby, puts that down to the squad system the team has adopted, resting players whenever the schedule gets a bit tight. "We've had good depth," says King. It's obviously paying off. The side has scored all of 279 points so far - that's almost 40 points a match - and conceded just 129. That may count for a lot when scores are tallied at the end of the season.
The women's side is going all out for a third successive WP title win. It's not going to be a cakewalk, though. The side - Siyoli Lusaseni, Gina Robinson, Annie Aling and Anndrea Naidoo - are in second place, chasing Camps Bay, the only team they've lost to the entire season. (By the narrowest of margins, it must be said.) A win over Fox last Monday keeps the side very much in the hunt.
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