Kearsney in Losing Start
Pretoria Boys High vs Kearsney College, 27-11
Kearsney traditionally opens their Standard Bank Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival and this year, the 12th, it was against Pretoria Boys High. Kearsney had the better of the first half, but it was all Pretoria Boys High in the second half for a 27-11 win.
After initially feeling out each other it was Pretoria Boys High who scored when wing Tim Glatthaar beat the cover defence to score in the corner for a five-point lead.
Gradually the Kearsney forwards began dominating and after 17 minutes it was prop forward Bradley Taylor who opened their scoring with a try, after the forwards had advanced 15m with pick-and-go driving. The scores were level but Kearsney sneaked ahead following a penalty by scrumhalf Jordan Bamber.
Pretoria Boys High rallied and exerted their own pressure which led to Glatthaar going over for his second try following broken play in the Kearsney red zone. It was easily converted by flyhalf Justin Cross. On the stroke of half-time a penalty by Bamber narrowed the score to 11-12.
The second half saw a change with Pretoria exerting most of the pressure. Early in the half scrumhalf Jaden Collaros ran 20m through the defence to score and Cross’ conversion saw Pretoria increasing their lead to 19-11. A long-range penalty by Cross increased it further to 22-11.
Aidan Bristow, captain and flank, scored the final try which was converted.
For Pretoria Boys High:
Tries: Tim Glatthaar 2, Jaden Collaros, Aidan Bristow
Cons Justin Cross 2
Pen: Justin Cross
Try: Bradley Taylor
Pens: Jordan Bamber 2
Day 1: Thursday, 18 April 2019
Pretoria Boys High vs Kearsney, 27-11
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