American improvement on Day 3 in Paarl
WORLD SCHOOLS FESTIVAL: It was cooler in Paarl on Friday, 6 April 2018, after light autumn rain overnight, and St Ignatius should great improvement after their opening match in Tuesday's heat.
Oakdale vs St Ignatius, 67-19
The boys from Cleveland, Ohio, was well beaten but their overall performance was must better. Their line-outs were far better, their tackling was more determined and they used the pick-'n-drive to great effect. And they scored three tries.
Oakdale were faster and it was their creativity that brought them a comfortable victory.
In 12 minutes the side from Riversdale scored 19 points through tries by flyhalf Jan Daniël Strydom from close quarters, right wing Trevino Gordon when Clyde Lewis set up a counterattack and hooker Keano Hendricks when Oakdale drove a line-out maul over the line.
Then came great joy for St Ignatius as they battered over and over at the Oakdale line and captain Nick Zolikoff scored at the posts.
Kicking at goal was not a strong point for St Ignatius. They missed a penalty when the score was 14-0 and did not take others when could have added to their score.
Tries by Gordon and Jaco Bruwer took the score to 29-5 at half-time.
An intercept set St Ignatius in the attack and again they bashed at the Oakdale line. Oakdale were penalised, and the Americans tapped and bashed till burly Janniel Badeas scored. Declan Boldy converted. 29-12 after 38 minutes.
Oakdale came running back and the ball went wide to Simon le Roux who raced over. 34-12 which became 41-212 when Hendrik Victor burst over form a five-metre scrum and 53-12 when Lewis made the running and Gordon completed his hat-trick. In his two matches he scored seven tries.
St Ignatius kicked a penalty out for a five-metre line-out. They did their pick-'n-drive and lock Juan Pen scored. 53-19.
In the last 10 minutes, Oakdale scored two more tries. First flank Henco Beukes took and inside pass and raced away with a swerve for the try. Lastly, Vernon Paulo took an inside pass to score at the posts for Franco Blignaut to convert.
It was an entertaining match.
Tries: Jan Daniël Strydom, Trevino Gordon 3, Keano Hendricks, Jaco Bruwer, Simon le Roux, Derick Jooste, Hendrik Victor, Henco Beukes, Vernon Paulo
Cons: Jan Daniël Strydom 2, Clyde Lewis 3, Franco Blignaut
For St Ignatius:
Tries: Nick Zolikoff, Janniel Badeas, Juan Pen
Cons: Declan Boldy 2
Referee: Dylan Francks
Glenwood vs Namibia XV, 53-7
As in the first match, the losers probably deserved better for their efforts, standing up well to the Glenwood pack but unable to match them when the ball went wide. Sanctionary cards did not help their cause either, as at one stage they were playing 13 against 15.
The Namibian's hoped for a better performance after the rush of their first match. They were held up at the border post because some of their Under-18 players did not have permission from both parents to enter South Africa, and they arrived late on Tuesday, just 12 hours before they played Oakdale who beat them 65-7.
Early in the match, Namibia suffered the setback of losing big Damian Engelbrecht to an ankle injury.
Jaden Hendrikse, Glenwood's outstanding scrumhalf, played at flyhalf for most of this match and still did the goal-kicking. He opened the score with a penalty and then converted the try of his scrumhalf partner, Carlo Cloete who nipped over from close quarters.
On the half hour, tighthead Thabiso Mdletshe, in an inside centre position from a short line-out, forced his way over. 17-0.
Soon afterwards Hendrikse waltzed over for a try under the posts and Glenwood led 24-0 at half-time.
They doubled the score to 48-0 with four more tries, the second of which was unusual.
Cloete had gone from scrumhalf to left wing and Hendrikse had gone to scrumhalf. Namibia were attacking and when Cloete's opposing wing was held up, Cloete's grabbed the ball out of his grasp from behind and scampered off for a try.
At 48-0, Namibia scored a try. They were on the attack and used two tapped penalties to urge it on till captain Gilad Plaaitjies, with clever footwork, went over for the try which Willow du Plessis converted.
The last score belonged to Glenwood eighthman, George Luzolo, who picked up from the back of an attacking scrum, forced his way to the line, stretched and scored.
But the most impressive try was that by right wing Jean Roux who rounded off an excellent bout of passing and clever running.
Tries: Thabiso Mdletshe, Conan le Fleur, Jaden Hendrikse, Carlo Cloete 2, Jean Roux, Siyanda Cele, George Luzolo
Cons: Jaden Hendrikse 5
Try: Gilad Plaaitjies
Con: Willow du Plessis
Referee: Nathan Barry
Outeniqua vs Italian All Stars, 47-13
In the early part of the game, it seemed that the Italian All Stars were standing off contact and that the team from George were heading for a record score, but the All Stars picked themselves of and in the last 25 minutes Outeniqua did not score while the All Stars got two tries.
The Italian All Stars actually scored first when flyhalf Leonardo Filippetto goaled a penalty goal in the first couple of minutes. 3-0.
But that did not last long as the Kwaggas put the ball through phases and fast fullback Matthew Thorne scored far out on the left. Outside centre Darryn Fortuin converted and Outeniqua had a lead which they did not relinquish. Thorne got the next try as well and, after 12 minutes, Outeniqua led 14-3.
When the Italians knocked on big Herschelle Otto forced his way over and then came a startling try. Filippetto kicked off to his right. Fortuin leapt into the air, caught the ball, raced 65 metres and scored under the posts with a swanky dive. 26-3.
From the kick-off tall flank Bennett Nortjé started running - over his 10-metre line, over the half-way line, over their 10-metre line and on and on, selling a defender a dummy and scoring a popular try. 33-3, which was the half-time score.
Three minutes into the second half, Outeniqua had a five metre scrum and flyhalf Zenedine Robinson but clean through fop a try at the posts. 47-3, and the end of Outeniqua's scoring in the match.
The All Stars attack ked the line but suffered a turnover. Then their scrumhalf Heinrich van der Watt broke and suddenly the big wing Nicola Rizzotti was racing over for a try.
Rizzotti had an important hand in their second try. He was far out on the left wing and seemed about to score when he slipped the ball to the real left wing, Shakier Moerat - a good Paarl name that - who scored far out with five minutes to play.
Tries: Matthew Thorne 2, Herschelle Otto, Darryn Fortuin 2, Bennett Nortjé, Zenedine Robinson
Cons: Darryn Fortuin 6
For Italian All Stars
Tries: Nicola Moerat. Shakier Moerat
Pen: Leonardo Filippetto
Referee: Sinethemba Mrulwa
Monument vs Napier Boys' High, 42-36
What a swing in fortunes in this match!
Napier started and finished so well and in between Monument scored enough points to win a thriller.
After a quarter of an hour, Napier led 17-0. After three quarters of an hour, Monnas led 23-17 and with eight minutes to play, they led 42-22, after which Napier scored 14 points.
It was astonishing.
Of course there was luck, good and bad, but mostly there was the courage and skill of the players and their desire to get the best out of rugby football.
Just before the match, there was the challenge of a noisy haka. Just after the match there was quietly spoken acknowledgement of the performance of each side by the other.
The first taste of things to come was a dummy and clean break by excellent scrumhalf Angus Kilmister. Monument got the ball but the clearing kick was charged down and powerful Luke Russell scored. Flyhalf Kegan Christian-Goss kicked the easy conversion, and Napier led 7-0 after 3 minutes.
Monument went on the attack and wing Kagiso Nyamande was close but it was Napier who scored thrfough their captain Tyrone Thompson. 12-0 after 12 minutes.
Both captains were hookers, Thompson and Morné Brandon. both scored tries and both had excellent games.
Napier came back on attack and twice were held up over the line till Patrick Teddy got over for a try. 17-0 after 19 minutes.
Now it was Monument's turn.
They had a penalty close to the Napier line. They tapped and a clever scissors between tapper and Brandon gave the captain an easy try. 17-5.
Brandon then had a powerful break down the middle of the field and the attack ended with a try to Tristan Dullisear, which flyhalf Byron-Lee Wentink converted. 17-12 after 28 minutes.
Monnas drove a maul over at the line but the ball was lost over the line. But they scored a penalty goal to make the score 17-15 at half-time.
A break by centre Scheepers set Monnas on the attack that ended with a try by left wing Ruben Barnard. This gave Monnas the lead at 201-7. A Wentink penalty increased it to 23-17 till Scheepers broke again and this time Napier came back on the attack and Russell scored in the right corner. Monnas had a slender 23-22 lead.
The boys from Krugersdorp then built their lead to ill it looked unassailable at 42-22 with tries by Izak Esterhuizen, Franco Schutte and speedy Dean Lategan.
Then with just seven minutes to play, Napier kicked off. Monnas dropped the kick-off. Jack Sheridan snapped up the ball and scored. 42-29, and Napier were energised.
After a long run in counterattack by Williams, Jayden Stok was over for a try. 42-26 with four minutes to play.
A victory was within Napier's reach. But instead it was Monument who spent the remaining time on the attack and were at the Napier line when the match ended.
It was a great match.
Tries: Morné Brandon, Tristan Dullisear, Ruben Barnard, Izan Esterhuizen, Franco Schutte, Dean Lategan
Cons: Byron-Lee Wentink 3
Pens: Byron-Lee Wentink 2
Tries: Luke Russell 2, Tyrone Thompson, Patrick Teddy, Jack Sheridan, Jayden Stok
Cons: Kegan Christian-Goss 3
Referee: Divan Uys
Boland Landbou vs Cavaliers, 67-0
Where the other overseas teams fared better on Day 3, the Cavaliers suffered a greater defeat.
They had enough possession to win the match but the difference between what Boland Landbou did with the ball and what the Cavaliers did with the world was world's apart, Landbou were lively, decisive, skilful and quick and they supported each other so well.
The results was 11 tries to none. Teamwork was important in all the tries. Sebastian de Klerk broke strongly and lock Schalk Bezuidenhout scored. The Landbou eighthman Eugene Snyders got three of the tries, the fullback, speedy. elusive Darren Hendricks, two. Hendricks's second came after a strong run by centre Erik Lamprecht. When the Cavaliers refused to accept Landbou's invitation to maul, Landbou, cleverly, kept the ball in the front of their formation and trundled over for the final try of the match, credited to Henko Smuts.
Much of Landbou's success was the decision-,making and skill of the halfbacks - Gavin Mills and Dean Reichert, both of whom scored tries. Reichert's try was his only real break of the match, which probably had an element of surprise. It also had clever footwork and a strong hand-off.
It was a most impressive performance for the boys from the Farm just outside Paarl.
For Boland Landbou:
Tries: Eugene Snyders 3, Philip Niemand, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Darren Hendricks 2, Tehan du Plessis, Gavin Mills, Dean Reichert, Henko Smuts
Con: Mills 5, Francois du Toit
Fixtures, Day 4, Saturday, 7 April 2018
11.45: Hilton College vs Rhino Rugby (USA)
13.15: Paarl Gimnasium vs Jaguares (Argentina)
14.45: Grey College vs Hartpury College (England)
16.15: Affies vs Africa Pacific Dragons
17.45: Paarl Boys' High vs Christchurch Boys' High (New Zealand)
19.15: SA Legends vs Boishaai Legends
Boland Landbou vs Napier BHS (New Zealand), 59-26
Outeniqua vs St Ignatius (United States), 91-0
Oakdale vs Namibia XV, 67-7
Glenwood vs Italian All-Stars (Italy), 53-10
Monument vs Cavaliers (Australia), 48-12
Paarl Gim vs Rhino Rugby (United States), 84-7
Hilton vs AP Dragons (Pacific Islands), 35-24
Hartpury College (United Kingdom) vs Affies, 26-15
Jaguares (Argentina) vs Paarl Boys' High, 19-10
Grey College vs Christchurch BHS (New Zealand), 66-28
Oakdale Landbou vs St Ignatius (USA), 67-19
Glenwood vs Namibia XV, 53-7
Outeniqua vs Italian All Stars, 47-13
Monument vs Napier Boys' High (New Zealand), 42-36
Boland Landbou vs Cavaliers Rugby (Australia), 67-0