Great Glenwood Win in the Rain
Glenwood vs Transvalia, 38-7
With rain falling steadily, the conditions were not conducive to running rugby and yet Glenwood’s handling was only slightly affected. Mistakes in the wet by visitors Transvalia cost them points as the Glenwood boys were quick to counterattack. This led to tries against the run of play.
Transvalia scored in the first five minutes following a maul, with hooker Bernard du Plessis breaking from the back to dive over, for a converted try by Shaun Christie for the early 7-0 lead.
A penalty by Jordan Hendrickse made it 3-7. Glenwood, more adept in the wet, scored their first try when centre Martino van Wyk broke through, again converted by Hendrickse, for Glenwood to lead 10-7.
A kick ahead, a gather and wing Carlo Cloete sped away from the defence to score in the corner. Again Hendrikse split the upright from the touchline conversion for a 17-7 lead. Two further converted tries, first by flank Ethan Smit and the second by hooker Sikholisa Nanto, saw Glenwood into a comfortable 31-7 lead at the break.
When play restarted, the mist was billowing in and conditions worsened. The rugby however continued to enthrall, with good running and good defence. Glenwood scored again through fullback Steven Gibb, and with the conversion, Glenwood led 38-7, which became the final score of the match.
Tries: Ethan Smit, Carlo Cloete, Martino van Wyk, Sikholisa Nonto, Steven Gibb
Cons: Jordan Hendrikse 5
Pen: Jordan Hendrikse
Try Bernard du Plessis
Con: Shaun Christie