Friday, 5 September 2014

The South African back rower was awarded for the second time in a row MOM.

Burger receiving the MOM prize (last week) - photo RJP
Playing at Number 8 Schalk Burger has scored the deciding try in an hard fought match between Suntory Sungoliath and Canon Eagles.
With the home side trailing 13 - 17 with less than 10 minus to play, the impressive South African crossed the line for a five pointer which Samoan international Tusi Pisi converted for the eventual final score of 20 - 17.
The adaptation to Japanese rugby of 71 times capped springbok seams to be one of the easiest witnessed in the past years.
Canon Eagles may have deserved a better score, given that they sustained a period of play with 2 players on the sin bin, in which they even managed to score a try with scrum half Takeru Fukui. But Sungoliath were more able to transform each opportunity into point.


Scoreboard:

Suntory Sungoliath 20 (13)
Tries: Hatakeyama 31', Burger 72'
Conv.: Pisi 2/2
Pen: Pisi 2/2

Canon Eagles 17 (10)
Tries: Fukui 34', Thomson 44'
Conv.: Mitomo 2/2
Pen: Mitomo 1/1
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