The men and ladies Land Rover teams have won the maiden Land Rover Durban HIGHGOAL polocrosse tournament that took place at the Durban Shongweni Club, KwaZulu-Natal.
Both teams came out in first position after neck-and-neck games that saw all teams pushing themselves to the limit.
Taking the prize in the ladies’ category this year was Land Rover Durban’s Team Evoque who walked away with R10 000 in cash following an impressive two-day display. The men’s final, held on the Sunday afternoon, was won by Land Rover after a highly competitive match.
The Land Rover men’s team trotted away with a well-deserved R12 500 prize money and title as the first ever winners of the Land Rover Durban HIGHGOAL.
The event saw eight teams, four men’s – Branson, Zambeze Delta Anti-Poaching, Alzu and Durban Land Rover – and four ladies’ – Alzu, Team M&M, Rhino Truck Sales and Team Evoque – competing in a number of games daily.
The final four men’s and ladies’ games were held on Sunday. In the ladies’ division, Evoque beat team M&M 16-12 and Alzu beat Rhino in a closely contested 16-15 game. The final scores put Evoque first, Alzu in second place, M&M third and Rhino fourth.
For the men’s division, Branson took on Zambeze, finishing with a convincing 35-23 win while Land Rover finished the event off with a spectacular 35-24 win over Alzu. Final placings put Land Rover first, Alzu second, Branson third and Zambeze fourth.
Land Rover truly got their monies worth when their Evoque ladies’ team member, Jean Hackland – who took part in last year’s World Cup – and took home the prize for Most Valuable Player in the ladies’ division and also the Best Turned Out Pony.
The Land Rover men’s team also took home all the accolades as their captain, Andrew Heynes, took home the prize for Most Valuable Player in the men’s division and the Golden Pony award. Their Australian import, Lance Anderson, won the award for best No 2 player for the tournament.