Affies humiliate festival hosts

Affies scored seven tries to thrash St John’s 50-7 on Saturday.

Nordus van der Walt, Schalk van Heerden, Reinard Nel, Carlo Engelbrecht, WJ Strydom, Christiaan du Toit and Hancko Seal all crossed the chalk for the Pretoria side, with Warren Gilbert kicking six conversions and a penalty. The hosts’ response was a solitary converted try by Jason Newton.

In other matches, Paul Roos claimed a crushing 49-0 win over the Golden Lions Invitational side. Craig Barry grabbed a double while JP Lewis, Clint Lemkus, Tshotsho Mbovane, Gideon Meiring and Devon Hulme also went over. Gideon Meiring converted all seven tries.

Helpmekaar edged the FNB Invitational XV 22-18 thanks to four tries, from Quinton Norris, Jean Bester, Andre van Heerden and Sebastian van Heerden, and a conversion from Walter Behr. The FNB side’s tries were scored by Gillmore Adams and Lee-Roy Bitterhout, with the latter kicking two conversions.

Jeppe bounced back from their defeat to Paul Roos with a comfortable 22-8 win against St John’s from Harare. Duane Goodes, Sifiso Shabangu and Dillen Felix scored tries for the Joburg school with Devan McDermid slotting two conversions and a penalty. The Zimbabweans scored just one try via Vlrich Kontchov with James Forrester adding a penalty.

Outeniqua beat Pretoria Boys 17-3 thanks to a 12-point haul from Johan Cronje (who scored a try and kicked two conversions and a penalty). Sylvion Mabuza also crossed the line for the victors. Pretoria Boys could only manage a penalty from Matthew Currie.

Paarl Boys beat Nelspruit 32-17 thanks to tries from Peter-John Clift, Lional Abrahams, Stephan Coetzee and Wilton Botma. Gavin Hauptfleisch kicked three conversions and two penalties. Nelspruit scored two tries through Nico van Vuuren, Gerrit Engelbrecht, with Neil Manley slotting two conversions and a penalty.

St John’s Easter Rugby Festival results (Day 2):
Paul Roos 49 Lions XV 0
Helpmekaar 22 FNB Invitational XV 18
Jeppe 22 St John’s (Harare) 8
Outeniqua 17 Pretoria Boys 3
Paarl Boys 32 Nelspruit 17
Affies 50 St John’s (Joburg) 7