KZN schools struggle at St John’s Easter festival

2008-03-21 00:00

THE first day at the St John’s Easter Rugby Festival took place under cloudless skies, with the KZN sides not faring too well in Johannesburg.

In the primary school section, Cordwalles played against Pridwin. In a hard fought game Cordwalles managed to score two tries, winning 10-0. Scrumhalf Mitchell Brown scored the first fairly wide out and the conversion missed narrowly.

The second was scored by eighth man Paddy Lee and here the conversion hit the post, but stayed out.

Maritzburg College faced Daniel Pienaar from Uitenhage.

Left wing Jared Chiocchetti dived over for College’s first try after 20 minutes.

Dan Pienaar equalised 10 minutes later, through Dan Claasen.

Further tries by flank JP Singleton and scrumhalf W-D Luiters, who broke through and ran 60 metres to score, saw College fall behind 19-5.

College fullback Pierre Ogle went over under the poles after a neat switch, with Andrew Norton completing the easy conversion. Handling errors cost College though, and Nel added a final penalty for Daniel Pienaar to win 22-12.

Glenwood fought hard, but went down 29-14 to Paarl BHS,while Hilton squeaked in 15-14 against Parktown having played some of the second half with 13 players.

Westville were unlucky to be pipped by Jeppe 24-25, in a match they had dominated.

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