Gill run rings around disappointing DF side

NO STOPPING HIM: Gill's Wian Greeff sets off on a run as Boeta van As tries to stop him in their clash at DF Malherbe at the weekend. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN
NO STOPPING HIM: Gill’s Wian Greeff sets off on a run as Boeta van As tries to stop him in their clash at DF Malherbe at the weekend. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN

GILL College put on a scintillating display of running rugby to defeat DF Malherbe 57-0 in their schools’ rugby match in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Gill ran with purpose and their superb passing, handling and support play resulted in them producing thrilling rugby throughout the game.

Right wing Roben Sammy used his speed to great effect to score three tries, all of which were scored from 50m out. He often appeared to be boxed in, but his devastating sidestep took care of the defenders. Centre Wouter Viljoen also had a good game and added a try to the Gill scoring.

Gill dotted down nine tries in all, with the remaining tries coming from fullback Karel Kruger, scrumhalf Llewellyn Saayman, flank Evert Joubert, prop Moses Jacobs and flyhalf Wian Greeff, who landed six conversions.

It was disappointing to see the apparent tame surrender of the home side. However, left wing Yongamela Swartbooi showed some guts on occasions against the overwhelming Gill onslaught.

Ndzondelelo v Bertram

NDZONDELELO, who defeated Bertram in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Nite Series early this month, registered another good win at the weekend over their northern areas rivals.

In the Nite Series final, Ndzondelelo scraped through by four points (31-27) after leading 31-15 at one stage.

On Saturday, it was again a close encounter, with the Zwide school again winning by four points, this time edging home 24-20.

  •  In another tight contest at the weekend, David Livingstone kicked four penalties to shade Ithembelihle 12-10.

– Jimmy Hattle

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