St Charles geared up for Hilton

2014-03-22 00:00

ST Charles College hosting Hilton College will be the main schools’ rugby encounter in Pietermaritzburg today.

The home side, who were beaten 34-0 on Gilfilian Field last year, will want to claim revenge over their opponents from Hilton.

It is the first game of the schools’ season for both sides, and Hilton coaches AC Blume and Dali Ndebele were looking forward to the encounter.

“The boys and coaches are excited for the season ahead,” Hilton’s marketing director Keith Fairweather told Weekend Witness yesterday.

“We always enjoy being hosted by St Charles and the boys are very excited to playing a skilful, running game,” Fairweather said.

Speaking about schoolboy rugby, Blume said, “We all need to protect the values of sport and play within the traditions of schoolboy rugby that has been built up through the years.

“Sportsmanship, superb skills and camaraderie must be part of our schoolboy. We as coaches must protect these values and traditions,” Blume added.

He felt that the team that kept things simple, and played with the most discipline would be the ones that emerged victorious at the end of the game.

In tomorrow’s other games, Michaelhouse travel to Durban to take on Glenwood’s Green Machine.

Glenwood are on the back of an impressive 32-15 Durban derby win over Westville, and will want to maintain the momentum in the game against a Michaelhouse side playing their first game of the schoolboy rugby season.

Westville Boys’ High School are also in action, and they will want to get their season going when they take on Kearsney College.

Kearsney should be in a confident mood after they got their season off with a winning start after beating Northwood 19-11 last week.

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