Results – Day 1


MATCH 6: GLENWOOD 25 – MONUMENT 18

The first half started off with both teams exchanging penalties with the score at 6-6, 20 minutes into the game.  Glenwood’s number 20 Nkululeko Mcuma broke through the Monument backline to score a great individual try under the poles.

At the start of the second half, Glenwood’s Corne Vermaak (no 21) scoring again, to take the tally to 20-6.

Just before half way into the second half, Monument started their comeback with a try from Jordaan Uys, bringing the scores back to 20-13, after a conversion from Jaco van der Walt.

Straight after that Monument built up good pressure and scored a great try in the left corner by winger Sheldon Bester.  The conversion was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 20-18.

Glenwood didn’t lie back, but applied pressure in Monument’s 22, with Morne Visser putting in a skilful grubber behind Monument’s defence.  He set up a brilliant try for Sphamandla Ngcobo in the left corner.  The conversion was unsuccessful and the final score was 25-18.

Man of the match:

Glenwood No 20 – Nkulukelo Mcuma

Point scorers:

Glenwood – Siyabona Tom – 2 penalties & 1 conversion; Nkululeko Mcuma – 1 try; Corne Vermaak – 1 try & 1 conversion;  Sphamandla Ngcobo – 1 try

Monument : Mitchell Minnie – 1 penalty;  Jaco van der Walt – 1 penalty & 1 conversion;  Jordaan Uys – 1 try;  Sheldon Bester – 1 tryMATCH 5

MATCH 5: QUEEN’S COLLEGE 20 – PAUL ROOS 43

A tight match at first, but Queen’s College made too many mistakes and Paul Roos’ strong back line took advantage of these errors.   The team from Queenstown found Paul Roos’ defence resolute until late in the game.

Although Paul Roos was always in control of the match, Queen’s kept fighting, scoring the last try of the match in the dying minutes.

Queen’s would be disappointed with their performance.

Man of the match:

No 12 Paul Roos – Daniel du Plessis

Point scorers:

Queen’s College – Joshua Stander (capt) – 2 penalties, try & converted try;  Kegan Emms – 1 try

Paul Roos – Luhann de Kock – 2 tries;  Jason Worral – 1 converted try, 4 conversions, 1 penalty;  Daniel du Plessis – 2 tries;  Michael Haznar – 1 try

MATCH 4: WESTVILLE 10 – DALE COLLEGE 11

This was a game of two halves, with Dale taking an early lead in the first half, taking the score at half-time to 10-0.

Westville came back strongly in the second half, bringing the scores back to 11-10.  They elected to kick for poles a few times, but were unlucky, missing two penalties.

Dale held out for a tight win, without having scored in the second half.

Man of the match:

Dale No 9 Akhona Sihuna

Point scorers:

Westville: 1 try Andre de la Rey; 1 try Nqoba Mxoli

Dale: 1 try Luke Masaire; 2 penalties Akhona Sihuna

MATCH 3: GREY COLLEGE 29 – PAARL GYMNASIUM 45

In one of the early upsets of the 2012 rugby season, Paarl Gymnasium playing a high intensity game of rugby and converting all points that were available, beat Grey College to end their record of over 950 days unbeaten.

Mention must be made of captain Handre Pollard scoring 22 points in the No 10 jersey, including the opening try.

Grey College remained calm as ever and closed the gap to 29-31 mid-way through the second half, but gave into the onslaught by Paarl Gym, as they scored two unanswered tries to finish the game.

Man of the match:

Handre Pollard (Paarl Gym)

MATCH 2: AFFIES 19 – EG JANSEN 15

In a tightly contested match the scores were 12 all at half-time.

Affies backed themselves to go for the win by taking a quick tap instead of going for poles and scored a late converted try.

Affies captain J Pierre Schoeman scored three tries.

Man of the Match:

J Pierre Schoeman (Affies)

MATCH 1: KEARSNEY COLLEGE 10 – SELBORNE COLLEGE 5

The opening match of the festival was a game of missed passes and kickers not taking advantage of points available, with hosts Kearsney beating Selborne College 10-5.

It was a scrappy match, with a bit of dew on the field, in which both teams were strong at the break down.

Kearsney College scored the opening try of the festival, taking advantage of a poor backline pass to score under the poles.

Selborne used a chip behind the defence lines to their advantage, to come back and score their own try.

Man of the Match:

Joint Kearsney No 7 Jean-Luc du Preez and Selborne No 8 Sibhesihle Punguzwa