Easter festival: Quality start bodes well for future of SA rugby

2008-03-21 00:00

The first day of the House of Paint Easter Rugby Festival taking place at Kearsney College showed great promise for the future of SA rugby.

In the first game, the KZN Development XV put in a passionate performance, but ultimately a polished St John’s College of Harare was too strong as they won 42-5.

A closely contested second match between DHS and Affies provided both teams with several late chances. Although Affies won 22-17, this performance points to an encouraging season for DHS.

A young Kearsney College team then faced the formidable Selborne College. A school steeped in rugby history, Selborne played an exciting brand of rugby, showing strengths in all departments, winning 39-24.

A highlight of the day was the game between Dale College and Hoerskool Marais Viljoen from Alberton. Dale won 48-12 in an exciting display.

Queen’s College put up a plucky performance against a strong Middelburg Technical College,with Middelburg winning 21-10.

There will be no play today but the gates open tomorrow and Easter Monday at 9.30 am, with the first match kicking off at 10.10 am.

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