Michaelhouse and College will probably contest final

2009-08-25 00:00

LAST Wednesday the second round of fixtures in pool A and pool B of the Schools’ Midlands Rugby Academy Sevens took place at the Woodburn complex.

The earlier fixtures were played in pleasant overcast conditions, but the last few matches were completed in very cold and wet circumstances.

Michaelhouse 1 and Maritzburg College 1 are the two sides that will most probably contest the final as they have gone through unbeaten. As winners of the two pools they will first play the runners-up in the opposite pool. The winners of each of these semi-finals will then contest the final.

Tomorrow sees all the finals being played. Due to Maritzburg United playing soccer at Woodburn tomorrow, the Schools’ Sevens will be played on the Piet Booysen fields at the UKZN.

The Cup will be contested by the two sides that were at the top of each pool, Michaelhouse and Maritzburg College against Kearsney and Maritzburg College II respectively.

Those that will compete for the bowl will be the two teams that were third and fourth in each pool, Voortrekker against Howick and St Charles I against Treverton.

The sides placed fifth and sixth play for the shield. St Charles II will play Weston and Michaelhouse II will play Carter. Those filling the bottom two places, will play for position. St Charles Stayers will play Grace and Development will play Alex.

The losers from the above games will then play one another on the B field and the winners will play on the Stadium starting at 4.20 pm.

The first match will be the play-off, then the Bowl, followed by the Plate section and the Cup at 5.40 pm. The finals will be played over 10 minutes a half.

Results from last Wednesday:

Pool A

Voortrekker 24 St Charles II 10; Carter 26 Alexandra 7; Michaelhouse I 73 Treverton 0; Maritzburg College II 58 St Charles Stayers 0; St C 2 24 Alex 7; Carter 5 Trev 5; Mhs I 80 St C S 0; MC II 14 Vories 12; Trev 15 St C II 12; Mhs I 47 Vories 0; Carter 22 St C S 7; MC II 43 Alex 7.

Pool B

MC I 59 Grace 0; Kearsney 22 Howick 0; Weston 24 Dev 7; St C I 22 Mhs II 0; MC I 19 Kearsney 5; Howick 12 Dev 5; St C I 19 Weston 7; Mhs II 36 Grace 7; MC I 47 Dev 0; Weston 49 Grace 0; St C I 5 Howick 0; Kearsney 19 Mhs II 0.

On Saturday at Glenwood in Durban, 20 schools participated in the @lantic Sevens. They were divided into four pools each with five sides. The winners of each pool played one another in the semi-finals for the Cup and in the final HTS Middelburg beat Glenwood 26-7. The other two sides that won their pools were Westville and Excelsior.

The Plate was contested by the sides coming second in each pool and here the final was won by Maritzburg College who beat Northwood 36-7. College had given HTS Middelburg a good run, losing 10-17 in the pool stages. Northwood had lost against Glenwood in the pool stages.

The sides that were third in each pool competed for the Bowl with Sarel Cilliers from Northern KZN beating Kearsney 26-14.

The sides that were fourth then played for the Shield and here HTS Tuine from Pretoria beat George Campbell 12-10. Dwayne Kelly of Westville was voted as the player of the tournament.

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