We mostly consist of a group of school friends that enjoy our rugby, add a few family members and some new blood to the mix and you get a tightly knit group that will go to war for each other.
We regularly get together around a braai and discuss the pro's and cons of the various rugby franchises we support, which naturally does not go without a bit of banter. 90% of the Pretenders team have been playing rugby together since grade 8, all through school and club level. We're now just a bunch of guys in our early 30's hanging on to our youth through a game that we all love, and off course the off change that Jake White or Johan Ackermann gives us a call...
Along the way some family members and drinking buddies have joined the cause of blood, sweat and beers. We enjoy many disciplines of the game, including 15's, tens, 7's, TAG and Touch Rugby. As long as we can throw a odd shaped ball around and enjoy a few cold beers with good people.
We also boast a Netball Team that's filled with ladies that can handle balls with great skill and enthusiasm. 2016 will see us compete in our 3rd Cape Town Tens tournament, Rugby's biggest party.
We would also like to take this oppertunity to thank our sponsors, who without our dream of playing ball would not be possible and let's face it, none of us are going to get a Super Rugby contract anytime soon. A big thanks goes to Galvatech, ABSO Steel and Organised Pixels.
This is by far the format of rugby we enjoy the most, nothing says brotherhood like bleeding for a team mate and having a chuckle over an ice cold beer afterwards. We annualy compete in the Cape Town Tens, Old Boys and 7s tournaments.
TAG is a new format we discovered 2 seasons ago, it's definetely one of our favourites as it requires quite a bit of skill and forward thinking. This is a great way to keep fit in the off-season.
Not as demanding as TAG rugby, but still a fun way too kill some time and get together with the mates during the off-season. We regularly compete at In2Touch events around the Cape Town area.
You can't have a team without superstars.
The Pretenders Netball team consists of mostly indoor/action players with a few club/college players in the mix, they've walked away with the best kit twice at the the Cape Town Tens, can they make it 3 in a row?
What's happening in the world of the Pretenders®
The Pretenders® supports the Blitzbokke® at the Cape Town leg of the HSBC World Cup Sevens Series. Where the Bokke had an amazing tournament and lifting the Cup.
We would like to thank Galvatech for their support in making our 2016 Cape Town Tens a reality, they graciously agreed to be our headline sponsor for 2016 and without their support we would not have been able to attend the prestigious rugby tournament.
The tight five has been injected with pace and strength as Regardt "Reggie" Verhoeven joins the 2nd row. He's a natural jumper like his idol Victor Matfield.