Grey Bloem better in the wet

Grey Bloem adapted better to the wet conditions in their 22-3 win over Grey PE in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The annual Grey derby was played in a rainy Port Elizabeth over the weekend, which forced the teams to play a conservative brand of rugby. However, it was the schoolboys from Blomfontein who faired better as they executed a superior kicking game.

After leading 8-0 at half-time, Grey Bloem ran in two converted tries for victory. Hosts Grey PE only managed a solitary penalty.

Grey PE 1st XV head coach Rory Duncan conceded that the victors were the better team on the day.

‘We both came out wanting to deliver the same tactics, which was a kicking game.’ Duncan told Schoolboy Derby. ‘But they did it better than us. I think we were strong up front, but their tries came from chips and hacks into spaces, and they finished their opportunities.

‘It’s a disappointing result, but we still have two games left to play before our season finishes. We need to beat Framesby and Selborne over the next two weeks – that’s non-negotiable.’

Grey Bloem have now won 12 of their 15 games this season. Grey PE have won eight of their 12 fixtures.

By Gareth Duncan