The Western Cape schools won three of the five derbies on day one at the Cape Schools Rugby Week at Dale College on Saturday.
SACS, Paarl Gym and Rondebosch rounded up victories over Grey PE, St Andrew’s and Dale respectively while Selborne and Queen’s beat Wynberg and Boland Landbou in tight contests.
Suprisingly, SACS – who have been struggling on the schools circuit this season – recorded the most convincing win as they thumped Grey PE 17-0 in a one-sided contest. Gimmies also won comfortably in the end, but they had to work hard for their win as they trailed 10-7 at the break.
Queen’s overturned a 7-0 deficit to win 14-7 while Selborne edged Wynberg 11-8 after holding a six-point advantage at half-time. Rondebosch spoilt Dale’s 150th-anniversary celebrations as they pipped the hosts 15-12.
Meanwhile, Muir thrashed De Vos Malan 32-0 in a local Eastern Cape game.
Day two fixtures will be played on Monday, which will showcase five Western Cape-Eastern Cape school derbies. The match of the day will see Paarl Gym take on Selborne.
Day 1 results:
Grey PE 0 SACS 17
Paarl Gym 21 St Andrew’s 10
Boland Landbou 7 Queen’s 14
Selborne 11 Wynberg 8
Dale 12 Rondebosch 15
De Vos Malan 0 Muir 32
Day 2 fixtures, Monday:
SACS vs Muir (09:30)
Queen’s vs Wynberg (11:00)
St Andrew’s vs Boland Landbou (12:20)
Grey High vs Rondebosch (13:40)
Paarl Gym vs Selborne (15:00)
[Dale vs Outeniqua cancelled]