Wynberg, Dale blow it

Grey PE and SACS claimed thrilling late wins against Wynberg and Dale respectively at the Cape Schools Rugby Week on Monday.

Wynberg have only themselves to blame for losing 14-11. Twice in the last five minutes they were awarded a kickable penalty with the scores locked at 11-11 and twice they kicked for touch, set up a lineout and then lost the ball. The second botched lineout cost them the game as Grey raced 80m up field and were awarded a penalty which flyhalf Luke Daniels duly slotted.

In another exciting finish, SACS snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Dale. The hosts, trailing 12-11 with time up, were awarded a penalty, which went wide and all Dale had to do was dot the ball dead and the game was over. However, a Dale player let the ball bounce and wide-awake centre Godfrey Tundube followed up and scored to give his side an 18-12 win.

In other games on Wednesday, Paarl Gym thrashed Muir College 69-9, and Boland Landbou scored four tries to beat Queen’s 22-5. Scrumhalf Neil Tredoux controlled the game well for the Bolanders while prop Allan Dell was impressive at the set-pieces for the Queenians.

Rondebosch surprised Selborne 15-8 thanks to five penalties from Scott van Breda.

Monday’s results
Rondesbosch 15 Selborne 8
SACS 18 Dale 12
Paarl Gym 69 Muir 9
Boland Landbou 22 Queen’s 5
Grey High 14 Wynberg 11

Wednesday’s fixtures
09:00 Boland Landbou vs Selborne
10:30 Paarl Gym vs Grey
12:00 Rondebosch vs Muir
14:00 Wynberg vs Dale
15:30 SACS vs Queen’s

By Gareth Wright