Kearsney fest top players win R25 000 bursary; Sharks contract

2008-03-24 00:00

After some exciting play and interesting upsets over the weekend, today’s final day of the House of Paint Easter Rugby Festival at Kearsney College promises the best of schoolboy rugby.

After the final match on Saturday, Hendrik le Grange from Middelburg Technical College and S’Bura Sithole from Queen’s College were each awarded a R25 000 bursary for the first year of their tertiary education at Varsity College and a contract with the Sharks Academy for 2009.

Kicking off today will be the KZN Development XV against Dale College from King William’s Town. Dale has won both its matches at the festival.

Kearsney College take on Queen’s College at 11.30 am, before Middelburg Technical College face St John’s from Harare. St John’s put in a polished performance in their first game, but were outplayed by Marais Viljoen on Saturday.

In the early afternoon, DHS will play Marais Viljoen. In the final game, the formidable Afrikaanse Hoër Seuns Skool (Affies) face Selborne College.

On Saturday, Affies recovered from their battle with Durban High School to romp away to a huge victory against Queens College 44-19.

It was not the biggest score of the day, however, as fellow Eastern Cape side Selborne notched up 64 points without reply against the KZN Development XV — not an unexpected happening after they were also beaten 42-5 by St John’s of Harare in Zimbabwe in round one.

DHS, still feeling the strains of battle against Affies, tackled HTS Middleburg and went down 27-0.

St John’s came up against the more structured Marais Viljoen side and went down 22-5.

In the final game of the day, Dale College notched up their second victory when they beat hosts Kearsney 40-14. Visit for more information.

Today’s fixtures:

10.10 am KZN Development vs Dale College

11.30 am Kearsney College vs Queen’s College

1.20 pm Middelburg Tech College vs St John’s Harare

2.40 pm DHS vs Marais Viljoen

4 pm Affies vs Selborne College

Saturday’s results:

HTS Middleburg 27 DHS 0, Selborne College 64 KZN Development 0, Affies 44 Queens College 19, Marais Viljoen 22 St John’s (Harare) 5, Dale College 40 Kearsney 14.

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