KES - and Altitude - Win
Maritzburg College came up to Johannesburg to play King Edward VII School. The match was even in the first half but the second belonged to KES, as, apparently, they knew it would.
In the speeches after the match the College captain said that had found the altitude hard to deal with and the KES captain said that they had known beforehand that the altitude would be a weapon for his side.
At half-time KES led only 10-8 but they won the second half 22-0.
College attacked first but a penalty set KES on the attack. They mauled at a lineout and then scrumhalf Nicholas Harris dummied and scored after just six minutes.
After flyhalf Sven Zunckel, whose father had also played flyhalf for College, had kicked a penalty goal, Ethan Fisher of KES scored a brilliant try. KES were going right when Fisher did a scissors with his flyhalf Conan Davies and then swerved out right and raced over for a try which made the score 11-3 after 11 minutes.
The other score of the half came just before half-time when a penalty gave College a lineout from which they bashed at the KES line till hooker Junior Mndaweni scored.
When College failed to find touch from a penalty, Joseph Iye went on a speedy 40-metre run in counterattack. The KES attack ended when Fisher scored his second try.
The other centre, Ngia Selengbe, scored the next try as he made an outside break off a clever pass from Eulon Redcliffe, who converted the try and then kicked a penalty to make the score 25-8 with 18 minutes still to play.
Massive prop Wayne van Niekerk caused much delight as he ploughed 10 metres or so for a try near the posts. The conversion was the final score of the match, 32-8.
Tries: Nicholas Harris, Ethan Fisher 2, Ngia Selengbe, Wayne van Niekerk
Cons: Eulon Redcliffe 2
Pen: Eulon Redcliffe
For Maritzburg College:
Try: Junior Mndaweni
Pen: Sven Zunckel
KES: 15 Eulon Redcliffe, 14 Joseph Iye, 13 Ethan Fisher, 12 Ngia Selengbe, 11 Josh Herold, 10 Conan Davies, 9 Nicholas Harris, 8 Lindokuhle Ncusane (captain), 7 Connor van Buuren, 6 Josh Nkomo, 5 Franco du Plessis, 4 Josh Ruthel, 3 Wayne van Niekerk, 2 Sebastian Motsage, 1 Prince Mulea
Maritzburg College: 15 Anele Nzimande, 14 Tavonga Ablant, 13 Khwezi Hadebe, 12 Jarred Hendrikz, 11 Siphe Kekana, 10 Sven Zunckel, 9 Daniel Cooper, 8 Henrico Corbett, 7 Brannan Webster (captain), 6 Malwande Dlangalala, 5 Brogan Tedder, 4 Wandile Hlophe, 3 Tristan Trollip, 2 Junior Mndaweni, 1 Cebo Dlamini
Referee: Penwell Magabula
Assistant referees: Richardt O’Neil, Pieter van Rooyen
Maritzburg College vs KES Down the Years
We have some results but not all. Any help would be appreciated and could be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are what we have.
1959: College won 22-3
1983: College won 21-9
1985: College won 25-7
2009: KES won
2011: KES won 287-20
2012: KES won 42-25
2013: College won 30-8
2014: Draw 25-25
2015: College won 34-33
2016: Draw 32-32
2017: KES won 38-20
2018: KES won 28-17
2019: KES won 32-8