Top Action in Tough Conditions for Day 2 of Cape Schools Rugby Week

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 18:06
  • Pictured: CJ Velleman. Photo by: EJ Langner

Selborne vs Rondebosch

Selborne College claimed victory over Rondebosch in the first match of day 2 of the Cape Schools Rugby Week at Paarl Gym. Selborne opened the scoring of the boot of captain Lungelo Gosa, the only kick to be made by the side. Morgan Steyn led the attack for Tango Balekile’s try, and after a penalty from Bosch the Selborne boys dotted down again through Dallas Sabbagh with some excellent passing.

Bosch answered with a try of their own through scrummy Luke Houba bringing their total to 8 before Selborne’s loosehead prop Thabani Mtsi crashed over for his first of two tries. Eighthman Ronnie Melck contributed greatly to Rondebosch’s attack, but Selborne in the end proved the greater offence holding steady in their opponent’s 22. FT: Rondebosch 18 – 23 Selborne.
Full match report on StoopStats.
For match breakdown CLICK HERE.

SACS vs Queens

SACS opened strongly against Queens College with a try by eighth-man Devon Barnard in the early seconds which was easily slotted by flyhalf Shane Fourie (currently 6th place in points). Queens College fired right back with a try and conversion of their own, bringing the first indication of what became an excellent back-and-forth affair.

Queens Eighth-man and Man of the Match, Justin Hollis, dismantled defences with his running and provided a convincing testament to his ability. Unfortunately the weather dictated this be a scrum and mauling game instead of a running one. One such scrum brought SACS briefly into the lead, but their hopes fell empty when (even after Bolze’s prior miss) Bolze slotted the game winning penalty in the 52nd minute. FT: SACS 17 – 19 Queens College.
Full match report on StoopStats.
For match breakdown CLICK HERE.

Grey High vs Boland Landbou

Boland Lanbou lost their stride in the third match of the day, putting only 8 points on the board by full time for an unfortunate defeat to Grey. With the conditions not conducive to kicking, their ace kicker Tian Nel (current 4th in points) had difficulty converting. His Grey High counterpart, the then 15 year old Curwin Bosch (happy birthday Curwin!), came on form in spite of the conditions, consistently finding open space and intelligently distributing the ball to make 3rd place in points.

Craven Week player CJ Velleman put the first points on the board for Grey, initiating their run up to 17 points through man of the match Curwin Bosch (10 points). From then on Grey switched to defence, repelling all attacks by the Boland boys. FT Grey High 20 – 8.  
Full match report on StoopStats.
For match breakdown CLICK HERE.

Wynberg vs Muir

31 points for Wynberg – 21 from Karl Martin – spelled decisive victory over Muir in the fourth game of the day. The match began with much kicking for territory with a few penalties before Wynberg captain Nathanael Boulle dotted down for the first try of the match.

In spite of Wynberg’s superior attack, Muir defended well to keep the gap from growing out of hand before man of the match Ryan Southern blew past for long metres. Wynberg continued to eventually break Muir’s defences with some creative attacking to take the match. FT Wynberg 31 – 9 Muir.
Full match report on StoopStats.
For match breakdown CLICK HERE.

Paarl Gym vs Dale

The Gimmies performed clinically to secure a massive win over Dale college in the final match of the day. Although both sides suffered greater than average handling errors due to wet conditions, it was Paarl Gim who capitalized with a total of 5 tries. FT Paarl Gym 38 – 3 Dale.
Full match report on StoopStats.
For match breakdown CLICK HERE.

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