Thu 18 Apr 2019 | 11:18

Big Win for Transvalia

Big Win for Transvalia
Thu 18 Apr 2019 | 11:18
Big Win for Transvalia
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Transvalia vs DHS, 34-12

The final game on the first day of Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival was between locals DHS and Hoërskool Transvalia, making their first visit to the festival. It was a case of ‘if only’ for DHS who made too many mistakes and these were capitalised on by the boys from Vanderbijlpark.

Transvalia managed to score three tries in the first half. It took 19 minutes before the first points when flank Christiaan Burger dotted down. Four minutes later lock Marno Swanepoel showing good skills went over and this time flyhalf Shaun Christie converted. He also converted the next try that was scored by lock Gareth Graham to take Transvalia into a 19-0 lead at the break.

From the kick off flank Brian Dosemba stormed 50m, breaking two tackles, to open the scoring for DHS.

Transvalia, looking the more accomplished with ball in hand, scored again when prop Anrich Botes stormed over. This was followed a few minutes later as centre Ronan Elhers beat the defence to dot down, but neither was converted, leaving Transvalia 29-5 ahead.

With conditions becoming fairly dark, DHS handling seemed to improve. Transvalia had however added to their try tally when fullback Marnus Theunissen dotted down. With the scoreboard shining brightly, DHS centre Nhlakanipho Nene rounded the defence to score under the poles, converted by Ngobeni Dlamini for a final score of 34-12.

Scorers:

For Transvalia:
Tries: Christiaan Burger, Ronan Ehlers, Marno Swanepoel, Anrich Botes, Gareth Graham, Marnus Theunissen
Cons: Shaun Christie 2

For DHS:
Tries: Nhlakanipho Nene, Brian Dosemba
Con: Ngobeni Dlamini

Festival Fixtures

Day 1: Thursday, 18 April 2019

Pretoria Boys High vs Kearsney, 27-11
Framesby vs Welkom Gimnasium, 25-25
Selborne vs Noord-Kaap, 29-10
HTS Middelburg vs HTS Drostdy, 19-14
Glenwood vs Dr EG Jansen, 27-26
Transvalia vs DHS, 34-12

PV: 40


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