OUTENIQUA High of George showed why they are rated one of the top three school rugby sides in the country this year when they beat Framesby 52-16 in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
When centre Douw Schoeman scored the first of his team’s eight tries straight after kick-off, Framesby knew they were in for a tough afternoon. The home side never stopped trying, but Outeniqua, known as the Kwaggas, had too much power and speed.
The Kwaggas did the basics well up front and the inside backs ran good lines with good vision, creating opportunities for the impressive speedy wingers, Leighton Eksteen and Duhan van der Merwe, who each scored two tries.
It was not all attack from the Kwaggas. They used an effective defensive pattern which kept Framesby away from the tryline. Flanker SF Nieuwoudt only scored the home side’s try late in the match.
Flanker and captain Geor Malan set the example for the Kwaggas with his tireless tackling. He had a real blinder.
In Bloemfontein, Grey College proved too strong for Port Elizabeth’s Grey High, winning their annual derby 50-28. The early part of the match gave no indication of the score that was to come.
Grey High started with a substantial wind at their backs in the first half.
After an early penalty from Grey College, Grey High were first over the tryline, with left wing Luca dalla Vecchia dotting down. Grey PE led 7-3 after eight minutes. From then on, Grey College gained the ascendancy and scored six tries to overwhelm the Bay side.
Marlow 9 Oakdale 17
Queen’s 14 Selborne 13
St Andrew’s 48 Dale 13
Nico Malan 21 Langenhoven Gim 14
Stirling 8 Hudson 25
Brandwag 51 Oudtshoorn 3
Andrew Rabie 33 Ithembelihle 13
Muir College 27 Despatch 19
Pearson 38 DF Malherbe 7
Cradock 26 Winterberg 23
Woodridge 36 Westering 22