Kearsney wrap, bursaries and scores
SCHOOLS WRAP: A highly successful 11th Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival wrapped up on Monday with three teams ending the festival unbeaten and the announcement of four players who each received bursaries to the Sharks Academy for 2019.
Two local teams, Durban High School and Glenwood, as well as Hoërskool Framesby from Port Elizabeth, were unbeaten at the festival.
Glenwood were presented the floating trophy for having played the most attractive rugby at the festival.
Valued at over R100 000 each, the bursary recipients are Glenwood flank Lindokuthle Luthuli, Drostdy centre Christie Grobbelaar and two Kearsney players, flank Sibusiso Sangweni and fullback Jacques Odendaal. The bursary includes a contract with the Academy next year, accommodation and a tuition bursary with one of its education partners.
Announcing the awards, Sharks Academy managing director Etienne Fynn said spectators had been treated to some outstanding rugby over the weekend, with many evenly matched teams which made for exciting games.
Fynn said: "The results from DHS were a great surprise, with the team remaining unbeaten against three traditional Eastern Cape powerhouses,"
It was good to see so many returning schools to the Kearsney festival, which was the ultimate compliment and a measure of what the festival offered schoolboy rugby in South Africa, he said.
DHS beat Selborne College from East London 16-13, Queen’s College from Queenstown 24-7 and Dale College 39-0. Glenwood’s victories were against Drostdy (29-26), Dale College (39-0) and Welkom Gimnasium (24-10). The third unbeaten team, Framesby beat Dale College 15-5, Pretoria Boys High 13-10 and Noord-Kaap 30-8.
In a cracker final game of the festival, Kearsney dominated the match against Pretoria Boys High. With a half-time 19-7 score in the hosts’ favour, they won 40-33 after Pretoria scored a converted try after full-time.
Despite Saturday’s misty, wet conditions, the festival was well supported on the three playing days and spectators were able to enjoy a high standard of competitive rugby. It was a successful event for organisers Kearsney College and its sponsors.
Day 1 – Thursday, March 29
DHS vs Selborne, 16-13
Framesby vs Dale, 15-5
Glenwood vs Drostdy, 29-26
HTS Middelburg vs Kearsney, 26-25
Pretoria Boys High vs Queen’s College, 14-10
Welkom Gimnasium vs Hoërskool Noord-Kaap, 28-3
Day 2 – Saturday, March 31
DHS vs Queen’s College, 24-7
Drostdy vs Welkom Gimnasium, 22-14
Framesby vs Pretoria Boys High
Glenwood vs Dale, 39-0
Kearsney College vs Noord-Kaap, 20-11
Selborne vs HTS Middelburg, 33-19
Day 3 - Monday, April 2
DHS vs Dale, 39-0
Drostdy vs Selborne, 29-26
Framesby vs Noord-Kaap, 30-8
Glenwood vs Welkom Gimnasium, 24-10
HTS Middelburg vs Queen’s College, 35-17
Kearsney College vs Pretoria Boys High, 40-33
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