Intriquing final day for College rugby festival

2013-04-06 00:00

DAY one of the sixth annual Husqvarna Skonk Nicholson Rugby Festival at Maritzburg College yesterday saw Westville Boys’ High School’s U16 and U14 teams earning victories.

On Goldstones, Westville U16 beat the KZN Development XV 51-0 while on Snows the Westville U14 side edged Jeppe 22-20 after leading 12-10 at half time.

Westville U14 shaded Jeppe with a late penalty goal, but it was the end-to-end action and willingness to run the ball that had the crowd applauding both teams.

The teams scored three tries apiece, Westville having to dig deep to win this one.

Maritzburg College U16 withstood an excellent Hudson Park start before coming away with a 21-5 victory after leading 10-5 at half time.

Fullback Matthew Kriel converted four important kicks as College edged the East London side by two tries to one.

Hilton U16 staged a great fightback against Marais Viljoen but it wasn’t quite enough to prevent the lads from Alberton taking the honours 24-19, this after a 17-5 lead at half time.

Kearsney U16 dominated the first half against Trinityhouse to lead 24-0 at half time and took the final score 31-7.

Kearsney’s tries came from lock Ryan du Toit, number eight Tristan Dixon, flanker Justin Faber, loosehead Aiden Nilsen and flyhalf Callum Waberski.

Maritzburg College U14 came up against a bigger, faster Menlo Park team that dominated all phases to run out 64-0 winners after leading 31-0 at half time.

Trinityhouse U14 outplayed Voortrekker 31-0 after leading 24-0 at half time, the Pietermaritzburg lads from Vories refusing to lie down in a much-improved second half.

The festival ends today and among the intriguing matches there will be much interest in the U16 clashes between Hudson and Westville at 8.30 am, and Kearsney versus Marais Viljoen at 10.50 am.

The big U14 match is the 8.30 am encounter between Hudson Park and Menlo Park.

Maritzburg College U16 face KZN Development XV at 12 noon on Goldstones, and Maritzburg College U14 face Jeppe at the same time on Snows.


U16: Kearsney 31 Trinityhouse 7; Marais Viljoen 24 Hilton 19; Westville 51 KZN Development XV 0; Maritzburg College 21 Hudson Park 5.

U14: Trinityhouse 31 Voortrekker 0; Hudson Park 41 Marais Viljoen 5; Menlo Park 64 Maritzburg College 0; Westville 22 Jeppe 20.


U16: Hudson v Westville (8.30 am); Trinityhouse v Hilton (9.40 am); Kearsney v Marais Viljoen (10.50 am); Maritzburg College v KZN Development XV (12 noon).

U14: Hudson v Menlo Park (8.30 am); Marais Viljoen v Voortrekker (9.40 am); Westville v Trinityhouse (10.50 am); Maritzburg College v Jeppe (noon).

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