Framesby, DF show class

Mkhululi Ndamase and Jimmy Hattle

FRAMESBY beat Nico Malan 35-20 in an excellent schools rugby clash at Framesby on Saturday in a match where the skills of both teams entertained a large crowd.

Nico Malan captain and left wing Selvyn Davids had an outstanding game, scoring both of his team’s tries, converting them and kicking two penalties.

His second try was a gem. From a standing start, he showed blistering pace and a devastating sidestep and swerve to dot down under the posts virtually untouched.

Nico Malan scrumhalf Xanti Malangeni also had a good game

For Framesby, prop Bart le Roux’s bulldozing runs got them over the advantage line continually and he was rewarded with two tries in the first half

In the second half, centre Jaco Bernardo scored a try after a great team effort.

This moved Framesby’s lead to 28-20 and an eight-point victory would have been a fair reflection of the game

However, the unpredictable bounce of the ball allowed Framesby fullback Divo Welgemoed to gather to score in the corner in the dying minutes of the game.

He converted from the touchline to add to two earlier conversions and three penalties.

DF Malherbe v Andrew Rabie

DF MALHERBE put together a display of outstanding rugby to register a decisive 44-3 win over Andrew Rabie.

DF scored seven tries while the only points for Rabie came from a penalty kick in the first half.

The intensity and accuracy of DF gave them the edge and it all started with their pack of forwards who controlled matters from the outset. DF dominated all facets of forward play, with their loose trio causing havoc.

Rabie never gave up trying but were outplayed by a team who were focused and determined to end their season on a high note.

The Rabie backline looked dangerous at times but they did not get many opportunities due to the dominance of the DF pack.

Tries for DF were scored by scrumhalf Morne Labuschagne (2), No 8 and captain Eduan Troskie (2), flanks Chris Curtain and Ruhan Dyason, and lock Armand Coetzer.

Otto du Plessis v Newton Tech

OTTO du Plessis produced a match-winning second-half performance against Newton Tech after they trailed 15-14 at half time to win their clash at Newton on Saturday 27-15.

Tries by Sean Dilson and Willem van Dyk and a penalty and a conversion by Shaunton Conman ensured Newton went to the break with a slender lead in front of their home crowd.

JP Harmse and Dewald Meyer scored first-half tries for Otto with Jose Isaacs converting both.

Otto came back stronger from the break and were rewarded with a try by powerful prop Devan Elle.

Isaacs was not done for the day as the flyhalf added eight more points with a try of his own and a penalty.

Uitenhage v McCarthy Street

UITENHAGE narrowly beat McCarthy Street 15-10 in a closely contested clash at the weekend.

Neither side gave an inch in an evenly contested first half, with McCarthy managing to take a 5-3 lead at the break.

Uitenhage finally managed to break the opposition’s defence and scored two tries in the second half through Ronaldo Lewis and Shevandre Swartbooi.

Swartbooi added a conversion and also kicked a penalty, while McCarthy scored a second try but it was too late to make a difference.

Other results

THERE were contrasting results for two Uitenhage schools at the weekend.

Not surprisingly, Brandwag proved too strong for Humansdorp Secondary, winning 67-0.

Daniel Pienaar tasted defeat at the hands of strong George school Outeniqua, going down 45-22.

Queen’s produced one of their best performances of the season when they outplayed King William’s Town rivals Dale 28-0.

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