Selborne crush Queen’s

Selborne beat rivals Queen’s 27-5 last Saturday after leading 10-0 at the break.

Selborne seemed to adapt better to the conditions (there was heavy overnight rain) and won the contest on the ground, which never allowed Queen’s to get any momentum.

The East London side came roaring out of the blocks and stunned the visitors with two quick-fire tries in the opening 10 minutes from right wing Sibulele Minya and fullback Jason Germishuys.

Selborne’s backs had the better of the first half and ran with purpose, while Queen’s backs lacked imagination.

Selborne continued their assault on the Queen’s tryline and were awarded a penalty try 12 minutes into the second half, which flyhalf Dale Sabbagh converted to put his side into a 17-0 lead. Five minutes later Selborne’s left wing Ofentse Boloko scored the try of the match after pouncing on a Queen’s mistake.

At 22-0, the game was over as a contest, but Queen’s battled on valiantly right to the end, with hard working forward Lofty Tyebileyo crossing for a consolation try.

However, the hosts had the final say on full-time when centre Kyle Theron ghosted through the non-existent Queen’s defence to score. The conversion was wide and the final whistle blew.

Queen’s now face a tricky clash with neighbours Hangklip on Saturday, while Selborne face Dale.

By Gareth Wright