Zangqa applauds the Bobbies after clinching trophy

EL Police celebrating their EC Rugby Super 14 title win.

Lwazi Zangqa, the new champions’ coach, is pleased with his team’s performance over the past week. This comes after EL Police’s tough 45-38 victory over Kruisfontein United in the Super 14 final match.

Despite initial issues with the tournament, the EL Police are the Eastern Cape’s rugby champions. The Super 14 matches were completed within the allotted time, which is a good thing considering the issues that arose. After winning the Super 14 trophy for the third time, EL Police is now among the top rugby teams in the Eastern Cape.

In the game, it was Kruisfontein who opened the scoring with a penalty, but the Police fought back valiantly and prevailed in the end. The winning team’s coach stated after the game that his team’s victory was the product of a well-thought-out strategy and the players’ and the team’s collective hard work before the tournament began at the beginning of the year.

“Everything that happened was exactly what we wanted from the start. We discussed the things we wanted to happen at the beginning. Getting the Super 14 trophy was one of those things. We made good preparations, and everyone pitched in,” Zangqa remarked.

“I was not afraid because I had faith in my team. I was confident that the players would deliver a superb game comparable to the one we witnessed. Even though the closing few minutes of the game were not great for us, the fact that we were able to get a try made up for it. We agreed not to allow the Kruisfontein players to play their typical game when we arrived for the game,” the champions’ coach stated after the game.

The Super 14 competition has been negatively impacted by the Gauteng team’s exit, but the Port Elizabeth Harlequins players’ assault by Jeffreys Bay supporters stunned all rugby fans more than anything.