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Wednesday, 06 April 2011 21:36

Grey High Rugby Festival : Final Day results and reports

The Grey High School Rugby Festival raised the bar in school rugby by delivering one of the most exciting mix of teams which produced some great rugby. Congrats to Grey High for hostings such a wonderful festival. Here are the final days reports:

In the first game of the day Durban High School won 26-21 against Louis Botha after trailing at the break. DHS drew first blood when centre, Xolani Falakhe, converted a penalty. Louis Botha took the lead when flyhalf Dellion du Preez scored. Falakhe put DHS within a point of Louis Botha with another well taken penalty. Louis Botha lock, Byron Piccione, scored to put them up 14-6 at halftime. In the second half, Falakhe kicked two further penalties, before Louis Botha wing, Dillon Douglas, scored. With Louis Botha up 21- 12 and by three tries to nil, they appeared to have the game in the bag. However DHS had other ideas. Tries by DHS fullback, Mbembe Payi and wing Brendan Cope secured a 26-21 victory.

 

Kearsney for the third time this festival, put up over 30 points on the scoreboard, when they convincingly beat Graeme College 36-0. Tries by wing James Lambert (2), loose forward Declan Ahern, lock Chad Myburg and flank Jean-Luc du Preez (2) saw Kearsney maintain their unbeaten run at the festival after earlier defeating Ithembelihle 33-0 and Parktown 43-14.

 

Maritzburg College bounced back after Monday's loss to Bishops to convincingly defeat Jeppe 31-7 after leading 12-7 at the break. Tries for Maritzburg were scored by Penuel Shezi, captain Stefan Ungerer, Daniel Kriel, Lowazi Sithole and Calvin Olley. Jeppe's try was scored by Bongani Johnson.

 

In yet another close match, Daniel Pienaar narrowly defeated Michaelhouse 20-19. Despite playing in the tremendous heat of the day, both sides gave of their best. Daniel Pienaar succeeded with an early penalty before Michaelhouse scored through centre, gwcr1hua Moon to give them the lead at halftime by 7 points to 3. David Brill scored for Michaelhouse to stretch the lead to 12-3. Daniel Pienaar prop, Morne Fourie then crossed for two tries. Daniel Pienaar centre, Tevin Williams, converted both tries and succeeded with a further penalty to put Pienaar ahead by 20-12. Michaelhouse made a determined fight back when Michael Mvelase scored. The try was converted and Daniel Pienaar hung on to win 20-19.

 

Westville won their second game of the festival when they beat a game Pretoria Boys team by 29 -17, after leading 17-12 at the break. Pretoria Boys scored three tries, one each by wing Greg Colin, flyhalf Rossouw de Waal and Reinhardt Swart. Donovan O'Grady succeeded with one conversion. For Westville tries were scored by Dylan Aylwood, Tyler Fisher, Keegan Boulle, Dylan Marcus and hooker Matthew Jackson. Gareth van Heerden and Dylan Marcus both succeeded with a conversion.

 

Grey ended the festival off on a high note as they ran in five tries to the two of Hilton College. Grey prop, Jan Enslin, scored a total of 19 points with a try, four conversions and two penalties to help Grey to a deserved 39 -15 win. Greys tries in the first half came from Vukile Sofisa and Michael Willemse to ensure a 15-3 halftime lead. Hiltons only points came from a penalty by Thomas Hattingh.The second half saw Enslin slot a second penalty before Grey scrumhalf Neal Puttergill crossed for his try. Enslin converted for a 25-3 lead. Hilton came back into the game when wing, Farai Musasike, scored. Hattingh converted to narrow the deficit further. Enslin scored for Grey before flyhalf Alex Banfield scored Grey's final try. Both were converted to put Grey up 39-10. Hilton had the final say when Tristan Spanier-Marson scored from close range among a heap of bodies. The game ended 39-15 to end a memorable festival.

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