Affies clinch hat-trick with Kearsney win

Affies completed a three-match winning streak on the third and final day of the Kearsney Easter Festival.

Affies delivered a dominant forwards display as they eased past hosts Kearsney for a 22-10 win, adding to their triumphs over EG Jansen (19-15) and Paarl Gym (27-25). The Pretoria school was the only side to record wins in all three of their fixtures over the long the weekend.

In other results, Paarl Gym overcame their disappointing day two loss to Affies as they trashed Selborne 57-16. Flyhalf Handre Pollard was voted Man of the Match after his impressive performance in the convincing win.

Paul Roos, who impressed on day one and two, could only manage a 27-27 draw against a resilient Dale outfit. Dale No 10 Luke Masasaire starred with a hat-trick, with the last of his three tries giving the Eastern Cape school a 27-22 lead at the death. However, Paul Roos fullback Callie Nel crossed the chalk five minutes from time to force the stalemate.

Glenwood and Westville picked up wins over Queen’s (32-12) and EG Jansen (27-19) respectively, while Grey Bloem edged Monument 8-0 in a rain-affected match.

There was a prize ceremony at the end of play. Siyabonga Tom (Glenwood), Nqoba Mxoli (Westville) and Wion Robertse (Paarl Gym) were each awarded Sharks Academy contracts and Varsity College bursaries, while Pollard (Paarl Gym) and RG Snyman (Affies) were voted the festival’s best backline and forward players respectively.

DAY THREE RESULTS (MONDAY 9 APRIL):
Dale 27 Paul Roos 27
Queen’s 12 Glenwood 32
Westville 27 EG Jansen 19
Selborne 16 Paarl Gym 57
Kearsney 10 Affies 22
Grey Bloem 8 Monument 0

By Gareth Duncan