Rugby season set to end on a high

Neale Emslie

EVEN as the EP schools rugby programme begins to wind down, there remain several blockbusters dotted around the region on the final day of regular fixtures tomorrow.

In the Bay, there will be three events guaranteed to get the adrenalin flowing. Linkside will host their fifth annual Schools’ Sports Festival with nearly 1000 pupils from across the metro competing in soccer, hockey, netball, rugby and tennis.

Meanwhile at Alexander Road, the home team play host to Victoria Park where there will be a serious battle for supremacy in a number of sports.

Slightly further west, Pearson will be preparing to take on Westering, who have struggled on the rugby field this year. The home side will need a massive effort to keep the Pearson outfit at bay.

A bit further afield, Muir and Graeme are set for a rousing battle in Uitenhage.

Both teams have produced some excellent rugby this season and this should be a clash where the true qualities of the running schoolboy game are on show.

Framesby have come unstuck lately and they will be looking to pick themselves up when they travel to Humansdorp to play Nico Malan.

In contrast, Nico Malan, since a loss to Marlow, have produced a string of fine results and are unbeaten in their last 10 matches, most recently drawing 17-17 with Kimberley team Diamantveld.

Tomorrow’s rugby fixtures, subject to change, are (home teams first, 11.30am start unless otherwise arranged):

Alexander Road v VP, Humansdorp v Brandwag, Otto du Plessis v Cillie, Outeniqua v Daniel Pienaar, Despatch v Grens, Nico Malan v Framesby (3pm), Gambley v Hankey, Muir v Graeme, Newton Tech v Ndzondelelo, Ithembelihle v John Walton, Uitenhage v McCarthy Street, Westering v Pearson, Molly Blackburn v Vulumzi

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