Results – Day 2


DAY TWO: 7 APRIL 2012

After a shock defeat in their opening festival game on Thursday, Grey College bounced back on the second day of play at the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival to convincingly beat Westville Boys’ High 43-8.

Having arrived at the festival with a 950-day unbeaten record, Grey was beaten by Paarl Gymnasium 45-29 on Thursday.

Yesterday (Saturday) Grey showed a capacity crowd of over 7 500 spectators why they are touted by many rugby pundits as the best rugby school in the world.

At the end of the second day of play, Kearsney, Affies and Paul Roos remain unbeaten, whilst Westville, Monument and Queen’s College have lost both their fixtures.

Westville was always going to have a tough match ahead of them after Grey’s loss on Thursday, and came out hard with their first points from a penalty.  But Grey College quickly showed their class in bouncing back with a number of tries, worked from different phases of play.

The writing was on the wall at half time with Grey leading 21-8.  However some superb runs from Westville kept the game exciting – but never resulted in a score.  Grey closed the game out with relative ease, scoring four tries in the last 20 minutes.

After their win on the first day, Paarl Gym lost 27-20 yesterday to Affies.  The match lived up to expectations as a tightly contested affair with each team alternating in their conversion of points.  At the start Affies seemed to have greater intensity in going forward, making defence for Paarl Gym really difficult.

When it seemed as though Paarl Gym would succumb to Affies, they bounced back with two tries of their own, through some great back line play.  Affies outscored Paarl Gym in the second half, three tries to one, and this was the difference in their games, where Affies were deserving victors.

Another tightly contested match of two halves was the 24-24 draw between Glenwood and Dale College.

The game started with a quick unconverted try from Dale, but Glenwood bounced back with two quick tries – the second one against the run of play, putting them in a seven point lead.  Both teams missed two penalties.  Glenwood was awarded a penalty and instead of increasing their lead and going for poles, decided to go for touch.  The half time score was 24-5 in Glenwood’s favour.

The second half was all Dale, with the boys from King William’s Town having most of the possession and play remaining in Glenwood’s half.   With less than 10 minutes to play, Dale again crossed the line.  Glenwood had one last chance of regaining their lead with a penalty from far out.  Unfortunately the kick went astray so the scores remained tie at the end of the match.

INDIVIDUAL MATCH REPORTS:

MATCH 6: KEARSNEY COLLEGE 18 – QUEEN’S COLLEGE 3

A relatively quiet finish to day two, with strong defence from both teams resulted in a low scoring game.

Kearsney made the most of their opportunities, scoring two tries from broken play.  The second half was very quiet as neither team was able to break the defences.

Man of the Match:

Kearsney No 13 – Sandile Kubeka

Point scorers:

Kearsney College:  Sandile Kubeka 2 penalties & 1 conversion;  Jason Valenti 1 try;  Isolethu Ngidi 1 try

Queen’s College:   Joshua Stander 1 penalty

MATCH 5: SELBORNE COLLEGE 24 – EG JANSEN 42

The first half started with two quick tries – one from each team.

Christian Meyer from EG Jansen broke through to score an unconverted try in the corner.  The team missed a few opportunities through handling errors, but nevertheless supplied most of the pressure in the first half.

This led to a great try in the corner by Anton Viljoen and was converted by Joshua van Rooyen. Straight afterwards scrum half JP du Preez went over for EG Jansen and this was converted.

At half time EG Jansen was leading 14-12.

In the second half EG Jansen scored off a well-worked maul and came back again when they sucked the Selborne players in out wide.  It ended in an easy try under the poles by no 12 Kyle van Dalen.

Continued pressure by EG Jansen, not letting Selborne out of their half during the first part of the second half, led to their fifth try of the match.

Selborne bounced back with a converted try.

Against the run of play, EG Jansen’s Kyle van Dalen went over for his second try of the match to take the score line to 42-19.

Selborne took a quick tap in the last minute resulting in a try for Similile Qinela – to give a final score of 42-24.

Man of the Match:

No 9 EG Jansen – JP du Preez

Point scorers:

Selborne College:  Dyllon Domoney 1 try;  Joshua van Rooyen 2 conversions;  Lungelo Gosa 1 try; Jedwin Harty 1 try; Similile Qinela 1 try

EG Jansen:  Anton Viljoen 1 try;  Christiaan Meyer 6 conversions;  JP du Preez 1 try;  Jacques Stander 1 try;  Kyle van Dalen 2 tries;  Johan Labuscagne 1 try

MATCH 4: AFFIES 27 – PAARL GYM 20

The match lived up to expectations as a tightly contested affair with each team alternating in their conversion of points.  At the start Affies seemed to have greater intensity in going forward, making defence for Paarl Gym really difficult.

When it seemed like Paarl Gym would succumb to Affies, they bounced back with two tries of their own, through some great back line play.

Affies outscored Paarl Gym in the second half, three tries to one, and this was the difference in their games, where Affies were deserving victors.

Man of the Match:

No 11 Affies – Andries van der Merwe

Point scorers:

Affies: Ryno Eksteen 1 penalty & 2 conversions;  Andries van der Merwe 1 try;  Calvonn Allison 1 try;  Marcus Kleinbooi 1 try;  final forward pack try driven from the line-out

Paarl Gym: Dawie Dyson 1 try:  Wesley Cupido 1 try;  Handre Pollard 1 conversion, 1 penalty;  JD Schickerling 1 try

MATCH 3: GREY COLLEGE 43 – WESTVILLE BOYS’ HIGH 8

Westville was always going to have a tough match ahead of them after Grey’s first loss in 950 days on Thursday.

Westville came out hard with their first points from a penalty, but Grey College quickly showed their class in bouncing back with a number of tries, worked from different phases of play.

The writing was on the wall at half time with Grey leading 21-8.  However some superb runs from Westville No 13 Bradley Ellse kept the game exciting – but never resulted in a score.

Grey closed the game out with relative ease, scoring four tries in the last 20 minutes, including a double from the Grey fullback EW Viljoen.

Man of the Match:

No 7 from Grey – Marius Louw

Points scorers:

Grey:   De Ville Piek 1 try;  Arrie Vosloo 4 Conversions;  Marius Louw 2 tries;  Gareth de Bruyn 1 try; Pieter Faber 1 try;  EW Viljoen 2 tries

Westville:   Louis Snyman 1 penalty;  Reece McHardy 1 try

MATCH 2: DALE COLLEGE 24 – GLENWOOD 24

The game started with a quick unconverted try from Dale lock Tino Zakeyo.

Glenwood the bounced back with two quick tries – the second one against the run of play, putting them in a seven point lead.

Both teams missed two penalties.  Glenwood was awarded a penalty and instead of increasing their lead and going for poles, decided to go for touch.  Eventually through some good phases, a try was seet up by No 8 Carel Swart.  It was unconverted.

The half time score was 24-5 in Glenwood’s favour.

The second half was all Dale, with the boys from King William’s Town having most of the possession and play remaining in Glenwood’s half.

Through great pressure, Lwanda Mbij went over for Dale’s second try of the match.

Dale came straight back and scored in the right hand corner with Lazarus Chisaya going over the line.  This was converted, putting the score at 17-24 in Glenwood’s favour.

With less than 10 minutes to play, Dale again crossed the line to take the score to 24-2.  Akhona Sihuna converted, levelling the scores at 24-24.

Glenwood had one last chance of regaining their lead with a penalty from far out.  Unfortunately the kick went astray so the scores remained tie at the end of the match.

Man of the Match:

Dale No 14 Milani Mqhayi

Points scorers:

Dale: Tino akeyo 1 try; Lwanda Mbij 1 try; Lazarus Chisaya 1 try;  Akhona Sihura 2 conversions;  Rocur Julies 1 try

Glenwood:  Michael van Aardt 1 try;  Wandile Mazibuko 1 try;  Corne Vermaak 2 conversions;  Warren Potgieter 1 try;  Carel Swart 1 try

MATCH 1: MONUMENT 8 – PAUL ROOS 40

The crowd was hoping Monument would bounce back from their loss to Glenwood on the first day of the festival, but Paul Roos proved to be strong in too many facets of the game.

Once again the Paul Roos back-line was easily able to break the Monument defences, scoring five of the seven tries.

In the second half Monument came out strongly in attack but Paul Roos defence held strong.

Paul Roos again took advantage of broken play and their forwards started to dominate with a great mauling try of 25 metres from the line-out.

The no 10 from Paul Roos Jason Worral was incredibly accurate with his conversions, taking his points tally of the festival to 28.

Paul Roos has scored 12 tries in their first two games of the festival.

Man of the Match:

No 13 Paul Roos – Michael Haznar

Points scorers:

Monument: Jaco van der Walt 1 penalty;  Barney Barnard 1 try

Paul Roos: Corne Stemmet 1 try;  Jason Worral 5 conversions;  Dalen Goliath 2 tries;  Ramone Samuels 1 try;  SP Ferreira 1 try;  and a try from the maul