GREY COLLEGE 32 – WESTVILLE 20
A determined Grey College took the lead only 11 minutes into the first half, scoring two tries using the pace of Lourens Steenkamp and Henry Slabbert. Westville soon recovered and dominated possession for a while, which was rewarded with an excellent try by Bradley Smith, when fly half Lindo Buthelezi put a kick up for the no 15, who then scored under the poles. The conversion by Kyan Braithwaite put Westville now only three points behind their counterparts.
Sustained pressure and good tackling by Westville put the Grey College back-line under pressure. Grey’s pace, however, proved to be too much for Westville and Henry Immelman went over shortly before half time to take the score to 16 – 9, with no conversions from the Free Staters.
The first points of the second half came in the 5th minute with a penalty from Westville’s Braithwaite. The no 9 scored an excellent try five minutes later, after which Daniel Rust from Grey reciprocated with a try for his team.
Wth eight minutes to go, Adrian Heystek took the score to 20 – 20 when he flew over for a well-rewarded Westville try.
But in the end it was Grey who proved to be too strong for the Natalians, clocking up two more tries to ensure that Grey were the victors 32 – 20.
Grey College: Tries Steenkamp, Slabbert 2, Immelman, Rust, Wessels; Conversion Steenkamp
Westville: Tries Smith, Braithwaite, Heystek; Conversion Braithwaite; Penalty Braithwaite
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