Saturday 30 March 2013
Play at our 18th Easter Rugby Festival on Thursday commenced on a wonderful Autumn day. Games played were a lot more evenly matched as opposed to day one. A number of the games were played with a tremendous amount of talent on show.
Windhoek Gymnasium edged out Hoërskool Noordheuwel in a tight affair. Hoërskool Marais Viljoen proved to be too strong for the exciting New Orleans team. The Lions team fought back really hard from their display on Thursday, showing lots of character. However, Daniel Pienaar proved to be too strong for them in the end.
The hosts squandered many opportunities to go down in a tight affair against St John’s Harare whilst Paarl Boys’ High forced their number one status in schoolboy rugby by thrashing the tourists from the UK.
The main game lived up to all expectations with both sides showing a tremendous amount of skill and exciting rugby. Hoërskool Waterkloof proved too strong for Hoërskool Nelspruit by winning 22 – 17.
All in all the day proved to be very successful and we look forward to the third and final day of this year’s festival on Monday.
Good morning from an overcast and cool Johannesburg with a current temperature of 18°C. A high of 25ºC is predicted later in the day. After a typical Highveld thunderstorm last night, Burger field is in tip top condition and very conducive to another exciting day of rugby.
Hoërskool Nelspruit: 17
Tries: Daniel Maartens
Penalties: Jesse du Toit x 4
Hoërskool Waterkloof: 22
Tries: Thinus de Beer
Conversions: Thinus de Beer
Penalties: Thinus de Beer x 5
Paarl Boys’ High: 72
Tries: Dante van der Merwe x 2, Matthew le Roux, Paul de Wet, Daylen Daniels, Ferlin Vers x 4, Burger van Niekerk, Charlton Jones.
Conversions: Nicolas Cottee, Luan Boshoff x 6
Penalty: Nicolas Cottee
SGS Filton College: 5
Tries: Ben Silk
St John’s College, Johannesburg: 15
Tries: Jonty Fletcher, James Eckersley
Conversions: Frans Gemeiner
Penalty: Frans Gemeiner
St John’s College, Harare: 18
Tries: Cole Bond, Shane Snater
Conversions: Kurt Burger
Penalty: Kurt Burger x 2
Lions President’s XV: 7
Tries: Joshua Kernot
Conversions: Costa Callipolitics
Daniel Pienaar: 33
Tries: Franco du Toit, Liaan Barnard, Andre Oerson x 3
Conversions: Devon Davidson x 4
Hoërskool Marais Viljoen: 21
Tries: Tiaan Hitzerhoth, Reynard Burger, Ruaan Taljaard
Conversions: Reynard Burger x 3
New Orleans: 13
Tries: Saquile Adams
Conversions: Saquile Adams
Penalties: Austin de Bruyn x 2
Hoërskool Noordheuwel: 12
Tries: Francois Marais, Jacques Gouws
Conversions: Francois Marais
Windhoek Gymnasium: 26
Tries: Milan van Wyk x 2, Justin Newman, Desmond Stramis
Conversions: P-J Singaram x 3
RESULTS: PREP SCHOOLS’ MATCHES
Saturday 30 March
St Stithians vs Orchards: 21 – 5
Cordwalles vs Pridwin: 12 – 0
WHPS vs Virginia: 27 – 5
KZN Development vs Leeuwenhof: 5 – 38
St John’s vs Woodridge: 0 – 26
Maragon vs The Ridge: 5 – 26
Clifton vs St Benedict’s: 14 – 22