Bishops blown away

Wynberg stunned Bishops and Grey PE scrapped all the way before losing to Paul Roos.

Rondebosch Boys’ High, away from home, self destructed against Drostdy Tech.

World Cup-winning Springbok coach Jake White watched Wynberg inflict a season’s first defeat on Bishops, with the hosts winning 21-17.

‘I was very surprised with the result because Bishops have played some outstanding rugby this season and beaten some very good teams. But Wynberg fully deserved the win,’ White told ‘They got out to a 16-nil lead and they deserve all the credit for withstanding a strong second half from Bishops.’

Wynberg flyhalf Kieran Goss turned in a man-of-the-match performance to end Bishops’ nine-match unbeaten streak. Goss scored 11 points, which included a try.

Craig Munro opened the scoring for the home side as he pounced on a wild pass thrown by the Bishops backs to score the first of three home team tries. Minutes later Goss’s perfectly weighted kick found explosive right winger Zingisa Ndiki, who brushed off two defenders to set up hooker Nick Mitchell’s try.

Bishops struck just before halftime through hooker Seb Matherson’s converted try but Goss put the match out of Bishops’s reach when increasing Wynberg’s lead to 21-7 five minutes into the second half.

Goss’s try was ultimately too much for Bishops to make up and even though flyhalf Sam Lane scored with eight minutes to go Wynberg’s defence was too good for Bishops.

Dave Mallett, coach of Bishops, told ‘The score flattered us, we were poor on the day and Wynberg’s execution was superior to ours.’

Mallet’s counterpart Gus Leslie was, ‘very proud of the boys and the victory came through many hours of hard work on the practice field.’

Wynberg also stunned Bishops 18-14 last year.

Paul Roos were expected to dominate an injury depleted Grey in Port Elizabeth, but the visitors had to rely on a controversial try to win 20-13.

Victory for the visitors, but a victory of sorts for Grey’s depth and determination.

In other games around the country Paarl Gym eased past SACS 31-0 and Waterkloof annihilated Garsfontein 48-0 in Pretoria.


Western Cape
Wynberg 21 Bishops 17
Drostdy 18 RBHS 8
Paarl Gym 31 SACS 0
Tygerberg 38 Stellenberg 5
Strand 12 Bellville Tech 19
Bellville High 3 Brackenfell 6
Durbanville 14 DF Malan 9
Monument Park 36 Fairbairn 6
Fish Hoek 5 Jan Van Riebeck 16
Parow 24 Muizenburg 0
Fairmont 13 JG Meiring 6
Bernadino Heights 16 Rusthof 16
Somerset College 10 HHH 15
Scottsville 3 Scottsdene 22
Tygerberg club 42 Collegians 10
President 28 Kasselvlei 36
Milnerton 40 Hamiltons 3
Zwaanswyk 13 Zandvliet 20
Excelsior 26 Westerford 13
Table View 9 Bosmansdam 14
Bellville South 48 Eerste River 3
Pinelands 5 Bergvliet 32
Grey PE 13 Paul Roos 20

Outeniqua 54 Oakdale 3
Punt 43 George 21
Brandwag 20 Oudtshoorn 10
Langenhoven 53 Outtshoorn Inter school 5
Heidelberg 33 Van Kervelskool 17
Uniondale 26 Paul Sauer 15
PW Botha 59 Linkside 5

Calvinia 6 Vredendal 15
Worcester Gym 8 Paarl Vallei 7
Montague 13 Augsburg Gym 3
De Kuilen 22 Charlie Hofmeyer 6
Swartland 9 Hermanus 10
Bredasdord 3 Swellendam Secondary 7
Knysna 11 Robertson 25
Hopefield 15 Porterville 7
Bergriver 18 Waveren 19
Labori 8 Klein Nederburg 12
Citrusdal 7 Goudini 13
Bonnievale 15 Swellendam 8
Overberg 54 Emil Weder 3
Porterville 30 Citrusdal 0

Glenwood 31 DHS 3
Westville 3 Maritzburg College 0

KES 34 Hilton 15
Kempton Park 41 Juegland 24
Driehoek 19 HTS Vereeniging 13
Dr Malan 14 Transvallia 14
Hugenote 42 Hans Moore 8
Heidelburg Volkskool 30 Brandwag Benoni 19
Riebeckrand 27 Jan Viljoen 22
Helpmekaar 35 Roodepoort 8
Klerksdorp 40 Wesvalia 5
Monument 43 Affies 35
Saheti 34 Marian College 25
St David’s 20 Northcliff 14

By Gareth Wright