THE 2017 rugby season is set to ignite followers in the Border and Eastern Province regions with the Super 12 Rugby Championship that pits the top six clubs of the two regions against each other.
This tournament is the brainchild of the Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture.
The annual showpiece is usually the perfect pre-season tournament, which can lead to greater things in each team’s domestic season.
The lucrative tournament attracts a lot of interest – with the winner walking away with a hefty prize and trophy.
All 12 teams receive kit and are guaranteed a sum of money before they have even kicked a ball. The teams are divided into two streams with representation of three teams per union.
Group A: Breakers, Cambridge, Swallows, Gardens, Park and Spring Rose. Group B: Buffaloes, East London Police, Walter Sisulu All Blacks, Despatch, PE Harlequins and Progress.
Komani will be represented by Breakers in this money-spinning tournament. The tournament starts on January 21 with the final to be played on March 11. The first round is a round-robin format. The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals.
Breakers kick-start their campaign against Cambridge at Mlungisi Stadium, then follow that up with a clash against Gardens away in Uitenhage. The local side then welcome Parks, after which they travel to Port Elizabeth to play Spring Rose before ending with a match against Swallows.