Grey hammer Hilton

The hosts closed the third day of the Grey Rugby Festival with a comprehensive 39-15 win to finish the tournament unbeaten.

Jan Eslin’s 19 points (a try, four conversions and two penalties) provided the backbone for a deserved victory. Leading 15-3 at half-time, scrumhalf Neal Puttergill extended their lead to 19 points in the opening stages of the second half to put the match out of reach.

Grey never let go of their stranglehold on possession, but Hilton managed the final say with a consolation try.

In other results Maritzburg College ran away with their match against Jeppe after a tight first half, scoring 19 unanswered points to win 31-7.

14-6 down at half-time and kept alive by the boot of centre Xolani Falakhe, DHS struggled in the first half against Louis Botha. However, late tries from fullback Mbembe Payi and wing Brendan Cope snatched a 26-21 victory.

Wing James Lambert and flank Jean-Luc de Preez each scored a double as Kearsney put thirty points on the board for the third consecutive match. Graeme had no answer, and Kearsney closed the match out 36-0, finishing the festival unbeaten.

In the final games of the day, Westville beat a resilient Pretoria Boys side 29-17 in a match devoid of accurate goal-kicking whilst Daniel Pienaar managed to overcome a four point half-time deficit to beat Michaelhouse 20-19.

Results (Day Three)
Louis Botha 21 DHS 26
Kearsney 36 Graeme 0
Maritzburg 31 Jeppe 7
Michaelhouse 19 Daniel Pienaar 20
Pretoria Boys 17 Westville 29
Grey College 39 Hilton 15

Results (Day Two)
Louis Botha 30 Nico Malan 5
Parktown 5 Graeme College 7
Kearsney 33 Itembelihle 0
KES 61 Michaelhouse 3
DHS 15 Dale 27
Westville 10 Queen’s 19
Selborne 31 Hilton 17
Bishops 22 Maritzburg 17
Pretoria Boys 20 Daniel Pienaar 19
Grey High 19 Jeppe 10

Results (Day One)
Nico Malan 24 Itembelihle 17
Dale 13 KES 7
Kearsney 43 Parktown 14
Queen’s 22 Pretoria Boys 17
Michaelhouse 36 Louis Botha 34
Maritzburg 57 St Andrew’s 18
Westville 19 Jeppe 10
Selborne 24 Bishops 23
Hilton 20 Daniel Pienaar 13
Grey High 46 DHS 10