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Back You are here: Home Sports Rugby Western Cape Paul Roos Fire To Teach Boishaai a Lesson
Monday, 07 June 2010 14:10

Paul Roos Fire To Teach Boishaai a Lesson

Played at a break neck pace Paul Roos and Boishaai locked horns in what turned out to be a great spectacle of school rugby. Paarl Boys who had managed to sweep all and sundry aside this season besides the formidable Grey College were the favourites going into the match but Paul Roos exploded into life in what turned out to be their most impressive performance to date.

Somehow Paul Roos always seem to come good near the end of the season and we recall how they shocked Grey College last year yet few would have expected them to beat a strong Boishaai side. On the day Paul Roos were simply playing at another level as the controlled the ball well denying Boishaai the opportunity to get much momentum.

Leaping into a 14-3 lead after running in two well worked tries Paul Roos seemed to have a strangle hold on Boishaai who struggled to come to grips with the passionate Paul Roos outfit. Paul Roos always seemed in control and as soon as Boishaai threatened to get back into the match the Paul Roos backs and forwards would combine and inevitably score.

Perhaps the difference between the two teams was the inability for Paarl Boys to keep possession of the ball and the scavenging tactics of the Paul Roos loose forwards, in particular flanker Jordaan who played like a man possessed and maybe had a point to prove to WP Craven Week flanker B de Villiers that he might not be the best in the Western Province. It really makes some scratch their heads wondering how JJ Jordaan has not been selected for Craven Week on Saturday's performance.

Another player who will be on Craven Week duty was Craig Barry who many believe to be one of the most exciting fullback prospects in the country at the moment. Always in position and reading the game well he provided Paul Roos with good stability at the back even having time to hammer home a well struck drop goal.

For Boishaai this result will come as a disappointment but they have enjoyed a great season thus far and players such as Gavin Hauptfleisch and captain Stephan Coetzee will be looking forward to playing alongside some of the Paul Roos players in Craven Week later on in the month. However a defence that leaks in four tries and fails to hold on to the ball at the breakdown is always going to struggle to compete against a side who on the day were in a class of their own and Paul Roos were very good value for their 31-17 victory.

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