SACS 10 – 10 SELBORNE COLLEGE
SACS, the oldest school in SA, playing against Selborne College from East London, spent most of the first half in Selborne’s territory. The second half was played mainly between the two 22m areas. The eventual 10-all draw was probably a fair reflection of a very intense clash.
A tight first half saw SACS leading 7-0 at halftime. It took Selborne 12 minutes before they played out of their half, but too many mistakes and a good defence by SACS prevented Selborne making any in-roads on SACS.
Two relatively easy penalties were missed which may have put SACS 13 points in front. Eighth-man Alex Halvorsen was on the outside of a line movement and he had a clear run to the Selborne line. The extra points were added by flyhalf Kyle Boyd for the seven points.
A penalty by Jordy Hop early in the second half put SACS 10-0 in front. This was followed a little later by a penalty kicked by Jason Rubenheimer to open Selborne’s score.
The second half saw Selborne improving in their defence and handling, but SACS defence did not waver until four minutes from the end when Selborne prop Leon Lyons barged over. The conversion, under pressure, saw Raubenheimer split the uprights to level the scores.
Selborne was unbeaten at the festival, having won their game against HTS Middelburg 22-14 on the first day, and Maritzburg College 18-7 on Saturday. SACS beat Hoerskool Framesby 19-13 on Thursday and then lost to hosts Kearsney 39-36 in a close encounter which saw the lead changing six times during a superb game of running rugby.
SACS: Try: Halvorsen; Conversion: Boyd; Penalty: Hop
Selborne: Try: Lyons; Conversion: Raubenheimer; Penalty: Raubenheimer