Kearsney take sevens honours

2014-09-16 00:00

KEARSNEY College took the honours at Voortrekker’s sevens tournament played in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, defeating Maritzburg College in the final.

Sixteen teams — a KZN side, College, Linpark, Alexandra, Westville, St Charles, Carter, Weston, Kearsney, Port Natal, DHS, Vories 2, Hilton, Voortrekker, Hillcrest and Grace College — were divided into four pools, the winners of each pool contesting the semi-finals.

Games were seven minutes a half, with the final being 10 minutes.

Pool winners were Kearsney, Hilton, College and St Charles. In the semis, College accounted for St Charles 33-28 in a pulsating clash, while Kearsney, who had been steady throughout, were too good for Hilton, running out 31-14 winners.

In the final, Kearsney turned it on to beat College 31-17 and cap a fine day’s work. In their pool games, Kearsney were invincible, winning 26-0 against Port Natal, 33-5 against DHS and 50-0 against Vories 2.

Likewise, Hilton cruised through their pool fixtures 20-7 against Voortrekker, 39-12 against Hillcrest and 48-0 against Grace College.

College advanced by beating KZN 33-12, Alexandra 40-0 and Linpark 57-7. St Charles enjoyed a good outing, accounting for Westville 22-5 in a good opening win, Weston 38-0 and Carter 45-0.

Kearsney’s win was boosted by their team comprising mainly Grade 10 and 11 players, a good sign for sevens at the school in future. The team won two of the three tournaments it played this year — Crawford and Voortrekker — and lost only one game all season, to Michaelhouse.

Tristan Tedder was a stand-out player on Saturday, receiving solid support from Josh van Vuuren and Ryan Lewarne.

Kearsney’s sevens talent was more evident as they had to tackle the day without one of their star players, Tristan Dixon, who was selected for the KZN side.

Voortrekker Sevens Semi-finals

College 33 St Charles 28

Kearsney 31 Hilton 14


Kearsney 31 College 17.

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