Kearsney win Sevens Cup two years in a row

2011-08-30 00:00

THE finals of the Midlands Academy Schools’ Rugby Sevens tournament took place at Woodburn Stadium last Wednesday afternoon. This followed two previous Wednesdays where teams had played one another in two sections.

The first game was between two sides in the B section for the Bowl. Voortrekker was too strong for Kloof who were playing in this tournament for the first time. The Maritzburg side dominated taking a half-time 17-5 lead to a 34-5 win.

Probably the match of the afternoon was the Plate final in the A section. This was between Maritzburg College I and Westville I. At the end of the first half Westville had scored two tries to one by

College to lead 12-5. In the second half it was College who scored two tries to one by Westville. This left the final score at 19-19.

It was then decided to play a sudden death so the next points that were scored would determine the winner. In a tense few minutes neither side would give much away and then there was a dropped pass and College scored in the corner to win the Plate.

The B section Cup final was between these same two schools with their second sides. College II were eventually too strong winning

39-10 after being 17-5 ahead at the break.

The A section Cup final was between St Charles and holders Kearsney. It was another even contest with St Charles tackling well and preventing the more fancied Kearsney team from scoring. At half-time neither team had put points on the board.

St Charles were the first to score when William Holder dotted down. Kearsney came back with Daniel du Preez diving over to level the scores. A dubious red card saw Kearsney reduced to six players for the last few minutes. This brought about a surge of adrenalin and Du Preez scored his second to give Kearsney a 10-5 win.

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