Schoolboy Derby reviews the top 1st XV action from around the country.
Paarl Boys’ are still undefeated in 2012, and they extended their winning streak to six matches with a comfortable victory over Rondebosch at home. Boishaai dominated the first half as they held a 24-3 lead at the break, but Rondebosch came out a stronger team in the second stanza as the hosts failed to add to their advantage.
Paarl Gym came off a bye last weekend, and the rest did their boys well as they ran riot against Tygerberg (75-3). Outeniqua downed Boland Landbou 27-21, while Bishops thrashed Brackenfell 64-0.
Paarl Boys’ 24 Rondebosch Boys’ 3
Wynberg 54 Primrose RFC 0
Paarl Gym 75 Tygerberg 3
SACS 24 Stellenberg 11
Outeniqua 27 Boland Landbou 21
Drostdy 15 Oakdale 10
Bishops 64 Brackenfell 0
With Grey PE doing their thing in Stellenbosch, there was a host of derbies in th Eastern Cape. Queen’s’ 29-17 win over Selborne in an all-Border clash headlined the action. Daniel Pienaar also edged Framesby 26-25 in an exciting match.
Dale, who are showing great form this year, won convincingly at lowly Port Rex (64-19), while Hudson Park did well in a repsectable 17-14 defeat to Marlow.
Marlow 17 Hudson Park 14
Queen’s 29 Selborne 17
Die Brandwag 53 Muir 8
Dale 64 Port Rex 19
Nico Malan 28 Pearson 17
Graeme 18 Cambridge 20
Daniel Pienaar 26 Framesby 25
Michaelhouse have been impressive this year and they carried their fine form into their 24-22 away win over Westville. It was a tough game, but in the end, the visitors pulled through for the triumph.
Kearsney came off their break last weekend to thrash visiting St Charles 60-0, while Maritzburg College also had an easy outing against DHS (20-0).
Glenwood were held to a close contest against Hilton as the Green Machine only managed an 19-18 edging.
Kearsney 60 St Charles 0
Maritzburg College 20 DHS 0
Glenwood 19 Hilton 18
Westville 22 Michaelhouse 24
While there was top action in the Nu Power play-offs, there were other matches that stole a lot of attention.
The big one was the KES-Affies clash, which was a tight affair. The hosts have put together a strong 1st XV unit this year, and they challenged Affies well. KES led 13-5 in early in the second half, but the school from Pretoria showed why they’re one of the top rugby sides in 2012 as they rallied to a 15-13 comeback victory.
Monnas poor run continued as they fell to a 22-20 loss to HTS Middelburg. Grey Bloem won their Free State derby against Louis Botha 26-14.
HTS Middelburg 22 Monument 20
Ben Vorster 48 Jeppe Boys’ 3
Grey Bloem 26 Louis Botha 14
Parktown 3 Pretoria Boys’ 61
KES 13 Affies 15
Upington 12 Duineveld 10