Schools turn up the heat for Wildeklawer

2013-05-04 00:00

THE eight matches that were played on the first day of the Wildeklawer Festival on Thursday saw high quality rugby displayed by all schools.

Referees allowed games to flow with plenty of tries scored in the Festival to celebrate Maritzburg College’s 150th Anniversary.

There were two matches played on Snows (B field). In the first, Affies dominated as expected, against Framesby to take a half-time lead of 21-9 to a 41-21 win at full time.

The second game played on Snows was also a runaway 55-15 win for Paarl BHS against the Sharks XV.

EG Jansen recorded a convincing 36-12 victory over Noordkaap in the first match of the festival.

The side from Boksburg had led 24-7 at the break. Their kingpin and flyhalf, Ruan Potgieter, put his backline on the front foot with his sniping runs and tactical play. Jansen won the game 38-12 in an entertaining contest with seven tries scored in the game.

Glenwood outlasted Boland Landbou 36-13 after trailing 10-13 at the break. Besides turning up the heat Glenwood left wing, Sphamandla “Sparks” Ngcobo, also scored a hat-trick of tries. Other splendid performances produced by Glenwood players were from eighthman Jaco Coetzee and flyhalf Curtis Jonas.

Monument of Krugersdorp welcomed newcomers HTS Drostdy with a 36-14 victory.

Monnas was in control the whole time and enjoyed a 22-0 lead at the break. Their winger Stefan le Roux scored a brace while Gerdus van der Walt contributed 11 points to the final score.

Grey College struggled to find their rhythm in the first half, but still managed to beat Oakdale Landbou 42-20. The team from Riversdale and had greater possession in the first half. The sides were deadlocked 13-all at the break after a try by Oakdale winger Juan Terblanché and a penalty by outside centre Jan Oberholzer.

Grey College’s centre Carel Durow was named man of the match for his efforts.

Grey HS recorded the second half-century of the first day as they made sure the Kimberley schools finished a day they would rather forget. Grey PE smashed Diamantveld 51-10 after leading 39-5 at the break. Diamantveld played most of the match with 14 players after an early red card. At the disciplinary hearing and viewing of the incident, the committee ruled that it had been an accident and not a deliberate action.

In the match with the best atmosphere, Paul Roos had to dig deep to beat the hosts Maritzburg College 30-17. The team from Stellenbosch led 25-7 at half time.College defence let them down early on against some hard running by their opponents. The College loose forwards worked hard to win the loose ball and the two wings showed real pace when they received the ball. However, they let their opposition get too far ahead and although they outscored them in the second half, it was a little too late.

BJ Ngwenya scored for College in the first half, using an inside-outside swerve to beat the cover and score under the poles. Marcel Coetzee added the extra points in the second half. Kelvin Elder and Ngwenya (a second) dotted down for College, with Paul Roos scoring one try to give them a 30-17 win.

Outeniqua of George outplayed Waterkloof of Pretoria in the main match to win the match 39-19. The Kwaggas led 34-0 at the break after scoring six unanswered tries with flyhalf Dewald Human’s quick feet causing the most problems for Klofies. Their prolific try scoring winger, Duhan van der Merwe, an SA Schools player from 2012, showed his power and pace with a brace of tries.


Goldstones: 07:15 am Oakdale-Sharks XV; 08:25 am Waterkloof-Paarl Gym; 09:35 am EG Jansen-Diamantveld; 10:45 am Glenwood vs Paarl BHS; 11:55 am Boland Landbou-Noordkaap; 1:05 pm Affies-Paul Roos; 2:15 pm Grey College vs Monument; 3:25 pm Maritzburg College vs Framesby

Snows (B field): 09:35 am Outeniqua-Grey HS;

10:45 am Wildeklawer Invit-HTS Drostdy

• All the matches today will be televised on SuperSport 7. The first match between the Sharks XV and Oakdale, the last match between Maritzburg College and Framesby and the two matches on the B field, will be delayed transmissions. All the other six matches will be live broadcasts.

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