KZN teams fair well at St Andrew’s rugby festival

2013-07-16 00:00

ST ANDREW’s School in Bloemfontein hosted the Independent Schools Festival as part of their 150th anniversry celebrations during the recent holidays — and four KZN schools participated.

The festival, usually played every second year, has taken a back seat on the sporting calendar in the last few years because the Academy and Craven weeks take up two weeks of the holiday, and provinces wanted their players to be at training camps.

It was a festival in which all the more prominent independent schools participated, but this year it was only Michaelhouse, St John’s and St Stithians, together with other second-tier schools. Between the three, there were only three Craven Week players — one from St John’s and two from St Alban’s.

Michaelhouse turned out to be the strongest side at the festival, winning three games comfortably. Sentraal from Bloemfontein gave them their toughest game.

St John’s were the other top side over the three games.

St Charles will be disappointed that they did not win a game, while Clifton had three tight games, coming out on top in the first two but getting hammered by St John’s.

The fourth KZN side were Thomas More and although they lost the first two games (the result from the third was not obtained), they were competitive.


Day 1: Michaelhouse 40 St David’s 7; Clifton 30 St Andrew’s 27; St Charles 10 St Stithians 13; Thomas More 3 St Alban’s 31

Day 2: Michaelhouse 52 St Benedict’s 0; Clifton 24 Thomas More 15; St Charles 16 St Andrew’s 34

Day 3: Michaelhouse 23 Sentraal 17; Clifton 20 St Alban’s 24; St Charles 0 St John’s 41.

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