Local teen rugby tackles alleged robber after chase

2013-12-02 00:00

A HILLCREST High School pupil found himself using his first team rugby tackling skills on a suspected robber.

While the two teenagers were with Ngcobo, the man who had jumped the gate reappeared, trying to escape from an irate homeowner. “We heard the house’s owner shouting and the suspect came out of the property over the gate,” says Borthwick. “I ran and tackled him and got him into a ditch near the fence.”

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