Saints survive Boys’ High fightback

St Stithians beat Pretoria Boys’ High 39-35 in a thrilling schoolboy match.

090523-rugby-vs-pretoria-u19a-044Four tries in the opening 20 minutes gave Saints a 28-0 lead and it looked as if Pretoria Boys’ would be blown away. However, Boys’ High struck back with two tries of their own to make it 31-14 at the break.

Boys’ High started the second half like they finished the first, scoring a try to reduce the gap even further. Another three tries then put them in the pound seats, before Saints crossed over for their fourth try of the match to secure a four-point win.

Right wing Luca Dalle Ave scored two of Saints tries, while flyhalf Morgan Ferguson kicked four conversions and two penalties for a personal haul of 14 points.