Grey flex their muscles
15 Aug 2009
Grey College thrashed Glenwood 62-3 in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Grey, who are ranked No 1 in the country this year and have not lost at home since 2006, were expected to be given a tough time by No 2 ranked Glenwood. However, it was one way traffic, as the Green Machine fell apart.
In Gauteng, Waterkloof and Monument qualified for the final of the Beeld Trophy (macro schools) with semi-final wins against Rustenburg (27-7) and EG Jansen (48-13) respectively.
In the Western Cape, Bishops got back to winning ways with a 27-0 drubbing over a flu-depleted SACS outfit that included five tries. The visitors led 12-0 at the break with tries through lock Williem Gresse and Dillyn Leyds. SA U18 flanker Nizaam Carr, so often the catalyst in galvanising Bishops, once again led the way with a powerful display.
Bishops camped on SACS’ goal line for most of the match and the score could have been greater were it not for some resolute defence. Meanwhile, Wynberg defeated Rondebosch 16-12 in a tight affair that could never get going due to some pedantic refereeing. Wynberg outscored the hosts by two tries to nil, through impressive Craven Week winger Zingisa Ndiki.
Wynberg flyhalf Kieran Goss was rattled in the first half, but changed tactics by plugging the corners with intelligent kicking, which paid dividends for the visitors. Goss controlled matters with the boot which ultimately proved the deciding factor in a scrappy encounter.
Wynberg lock Russell Steyn turned in a stellar performance at line-out time and was a Trojan in the loose, which enabled his side to come away with the spoils. For the hosts, fullback Scott van Breda continued his good season by bagging 12 points and looked dangerous with the limited ball he received.
Tygerberg continued their giant-killing season when they accounted for Paarl Gym 12-10 after trailing 6-10 at the break. Once again flyhalf Adri Claasen played the starring role, booting his side to victory with four well-struck penalties to inflict another defeat on Gimmies this season.
In Worcester, Paarl Boys’ had to dig deep to secure the accolade of being the top ranked side in the Western Cape with a hard fought 23-10 victory over a determined Drostdy. Boishaai pivot Gavin Hauptfleish kicked three penalties and two conversions for a personal haul of 15 points.
Marlow Agricultural suffered a rare 35-27 defeat to Outeniqua in George.
Worcester Gym 23 Charlie Hofmeyer 20
Porterville 0 Piketberg 32
Roberstson 3 Bredasdorp 7
New Orleans 2 Klein Nederburg 16
Montana 18 Labori 15
De Villiers Graaff 5 Montana 26
Waterkloof 27 Rustenburg 7
Monument 48 EG Jansen 13
KHS 39 Transvalia 7
Ermelo 22 Brits 5
Langenhoven Gym 10 Punt 0
Outeniqua 35 Marlow 27
Oustshoorn 13 Nico Malan 3
Itembelihle 43 George 3
Uniondale 16 Brighton 3
SACS 0 Bishops 27
Rondesbosch 12 Wynberg 16
Tygerberg 12 Paarl Gym 10
Drostdy 10 Paarl Boys 23
Paarl Roos 34 Swartland 0
Durbanville 3 Stellenberg 6
DF Malan 10 Bellville High 7
Monumentpark 29 HTS Bellville 26
HHH 0 Strand 33
Fairmont 27 Kasselsvlei 7
Fairbairn 10 President 15
Bergvleit 3 Milnerton 9
Paarl-Vallei 20 Somerset College 0
Reddam 26 Parow 0
Bosmansdam 18 Settlers 26
By Gareth Wright