Midlands schools do well

2012-06-05 00:00

AFTER this weekend there are just two Saturdays remaining in the term, with the majority of schools nearing the end of their rugby season. Only Maritzburg College and Glenwood will continue with matches next term. Despite the lateness in the season, there is still not a clear ranking among the top six teams.

Hilton 44 DHS 15

The heavy front row, and heavier forwards in general, of DHS could not disrupt the Hilton scrums. Hilton actually dominated upfront and did well in the line-outs. This gave their back line plenty of ball and they made good use of it, scoring six tries with two against.

During the first half, two tries were scored by Hilton, with right wing Mark Dunne and prop Michael Haines getting over. Cameron Wright had his kicking boots on as he converted both and added two penalties. Le Roux van Zyl had kicked a penalty and on the stroke of half-time, DHS got over for a try, making the score 20-8 at the break.

Four further tries were scored by Hilton in the second period as they increased their domination. Scrumhalf Wright nipped over for a try and this was followed by centre Tim Fainsinger. DHS did not give up and prop Dlamini got over for a try, which was converted by Van Zyl. Hilton finished the match with two more tries by centre Kelvin Smith and fullback Greg Morris. Two of the tries were converted by Wright, which gave him a personal tally of 19 points in their 44-15 win.

Northwood 0

Michaelhouse 44

Another game won convincingly by the midlands school but it was away at Northwood. Scrums and line-outs were fairly even in this physical encounter but Michaelhouse prevailed, and when they moved the ball, Northwood was left in their wake.

It was not a great game, with too many spoiling tactics by the home side, many off the ball. Michaelhouse forwards, with their forward momentum, did allow the back line to enjoy what they do best, moving the ball rapidly as they swept down field. Most of the tries were scored out wide.

The visitors scored seven tries in all, with wing Bruce Arnott scoring a brace. Other tries were scored by wing Kyle Harrison, lock Chris Schoeman, flyhalf Robbie Anderson, centre Michael Mvelase and eighth man Josh Moon. Mvelase added a penalty and one conversion and Anderson added two conversions.

Other scores: St Charles 12 Clifton 20; Westville 45 Richardsbaai 3; George Campbell 26 Port Natal 8; Thomas More 5 Wartburg 5; Hillcrest 24 Kingsway 5; Kloof 13 St Henrys 14; Howick 12 Carter 12; Glenwood 11 60 Voortrekker 3; Treverton 19 Michaelhouse III 19.

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