Rugby boys vy for podium posts

2017-09-05 06:01
Photo: suppliedKloof High rugby maestros (from left) Colin Kruger, Dylan Knowles, Bright Lembede, Mr Calvin Bennett (1st team coach and MIC Rugby), Jarryd Nicholls and Ethan Ryan.

Photo: suppliedKloof High rugby maestros (from left) Colin Kruger, Dylan Knowles, Bright Lembede, Mr Calvin Bennett (1st team coach and MIC Rugby), Jarryd Nicholls and Ethan Ryan.

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KLOOF high participated in the Glenwood Rugby 7’s tournament on Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19, at Glenwood High.

The U15 team played against Westville on Friday and lost. On Saturday, they played the Durban High School A side and drew 19-19. They then beat Northwood 40-0 and Transkei 35-0.

They met Bergvlam in the Plate semi-finals and beat them 35-5. That set up a final with Vryheid and lost 19-21. They were placed fifth out of 10 teams.

The 1st team played against Glenwood on Friday and Kloof lost that game 31-17. On Saturday, they played against Ixopo High and won 26-5 and also beat Vryheid High School 35-5. That set up a Cup quarter-final with Clifton, but they lost 28-5.

That meant they had another meeting with Glenwood 2nd team for the Plate semi-finals. After full time, the teams were locked 19-19. This led to sudden death and after a further six minutes, Glenwood scored the crucial try. That meant that Kloof was placed eighth out of 16 teams.

A special mention and congratulations must go to the following pupils who have been selected for international teams to travel overseas in December to participate in tournaments: U15 - Ethan Ryan, Bongumusa Mtshali and Jarryd Nicholls – the team will travel to Ireland. U18 - Bright Lembede, Dylan Knowles and Colin Kruger – the team will travel to Dubai.

- Supplied.

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