College get 2nd win

2015-03-31 00:00

THERE were only a few local schoolboy rugby fixtures played this weekend due to the Easter break and respective upcoming Easter rugby festivals. College earned their second win of the season over Westville, DHS got one up over Durban neighbours Northwood and Port Natal beat George Campbell.

Maritzburg College 13-0 Westville

The College boys travelled down the hill to Westville on Saturday and managed to get one up over the hosts.

The visitors came out all guns blazing and all but put the game to bed in the first half. Despite playing against a larger Westville pack, College chose to keep ball in hand and enjoyed the majority of possession and territory.

College’s choice to run the ball proved difficult for Westville, and the hosts were constantly scrambling on defence — although College let three clear chances to score slip through their hands.

A number of basic handling errors hampered College and they had to content themselves with two penalties from the boot of flyhalf Ruben van Blerk.

The first and only try of the game came off an brilliant individual effort from Sam Swanepoel. Getting his hands on the ball near the halfway line, Swanepoel powered his way to the try line, showing some real strength and pace to get over. Van Blerk converted to make it 13-0 at half time.

The second half did little to inspire confidence as no further points were put on the board by either side. However, Westville managed to get their hands on the ball a lot more but were unable to convert the possession into points.

Although both teams had chances to score in the second stanza, Westville through strong mauls and College through their exciting outside backs, the result remained 13-0 at full time and College notched up their second win of the season.

Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival

Westville, Kearsney and Glenwood will be flying KZN’s flag high from Thursday onwards as they battle it out against some of the country’s top rugby schools.

Kearsney will kick the tournament off on Thursday at 9.30 am, when they take on Selborne. Westville face Menlopark at 12 pm before Glenwood meet Framesby at 2.30 pm.

The rest of the fixtures for the festival can be seen below:

Saturday, April 4:

9.30 am: Selborne vs Menlopark

10.45 am: Westville vs Dale

12 pm: Kearsney vs Grey College

1.15 pm: Affies vs SACS

2.30 pm: Glenwood vs HTS Middelburg

3.45 pm: EG Jansen vs Framesby


9.30 am: Westville vs SACS

10.45 am: Affies vs Framesby

12 pm: Selborne vs HTS Middelburg

1.15 pm: Glenwood vs Menlopark

2.30 pm: Grey College vs EG Jansen

3.45 pm: Kearsney vs Dale

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