Wanderers and United moved to the top of the Rugby Premier League log after away victories against beating Rehoboth and Kudus respectively on Saturday.
Wanderers beat the former log leaders Rehoboth 32-26 in an exciting match that saw the lead change several times before Wanderers hooker Adrian Engelbrecht scored the winning try three minutes from time.
Wanderers seemed to be heading for a comfortable victory when they streaked into a 17-5 lead at halftime after tries by prop Schalk Bergh and scrumhalf Eugene Lofty Eaton, while Haico Prinsloo added two conversions and a penalty.
Rehoboth’s only points came from an early try by centre Grashlin Hanstein.
Wanderers increased their lead to 22-5 after a try by flanker Gert Henning early in the second half, before Rehoboth staged a great recovery.
Fullback Chase Diergaardt sparked the comeback with an opportunistic try from a quick penalty while lock Gert de Waal also dotted down after sustained froward pressure. With flyhalf McGeegan Christians adding both conversions they had reduced the gap to 22-19.
Urged on by their home fans, Rehoboth continued to attack and took the lead after a great try by Chase Diergaardt who rounded off a backline move to dot down under the posts. With Christians adding the conversion Rehoboth were back in front at 26-22.
But Wanderers immediately struck back with their forwards applying constant pressure on Rehoboth’s tryline before hooker Adrian Engelbrecht finally burst over for a try with three minutes remaining. Prinsloo added the conversion and another penalty to give Wanderers a 32-26 win.
Wanderers now join United at the top of the log on 13 points, after United beat Kudus 19-17 in Narraville.
Despite the close scoreline, United were always in command, taking a 10-3 lead at halftime after tries by wing Stefan Louw and flanker Petrus Human.
Lock Winmar Rust added three penalties to increase their lead to 19-10, and although Kudus made a late comeback it was not enough as United held on for the win.
Rehoboth and Reho Falcon are breathing down their necks on 12 points each.
Reho Falcon received surprisingly stiff opposition from bottom of the log Dolphins before winning the match 19-15.
Playing on their home ground, Falcons seemed to be cruising to an easy victory after tries by fullback Anthony brand and centre Attie du Plessis gave them a 12-3 halftime lead.
But Dolphins made a strong second half comeback with left wing Mcallister Pietersen and flanker Ngumee Nguaiko dotting down, while substitute wing Lloyd van Wyk scored for Reho Falcon.
In Saturday’s only other game, Unam recorded their first win of the season when they beat Mariental 12-10 in Mariental.