International Series: SA schools beat France 17-7

2012-08-13 00:00

THE SA Schools scored three tries to one to record a deserved 17-7 victory over France in their U18 International Series at the Hugenote High School in Wellington at the weekend. The teams were level at 7-all at halftime.

England did just enough to beat Wales 28-25 in an exciting, open encounter, after leading 16-8 at the interval.

The South African schoolboys made a bright start against their more experienced visitors and took the lead as early as the third minute when livewire right wing, Sergeal Petersen, raced through untouched to score from a clever set piece. Flyhalf Handre Pollard then slotted over the easy conversion.

Petersen was a threat throughout with his support play and especially his turn of speed when in possession. Strong inside centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg also had a fine outing and rounded off a good performance for the home team when he scored their third try with just minutes remaining on the clock.

Three minutes after the restart, burly prop Dayan van der Westhuizen scored the SA Schools’ second try.

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