Second Pretoria Win
Pretoria Boys High vs Transvalia, 22-17
In contrast to the earlier game, the second game of Day 2 between Hoërskool Transvalia and Pretoria Boys High saw few points in the first half. At the break it was Transvalia leading 5-3.
Pretoria were the first to score with a penalty by Jaden Collaros. Transvalia’s scrumhalf Dewald Stoop used some neat footwork to get over for a try, but the conversion was just wide, giving them the 5-3 lead. Both teams came close to scoring again but mistakes in the final pass prevented any further points.
The scores were levelled midway through the second half when wing Dian de Villiers picked up a difficult pass to dive over. With just 10 minutes remaining, prop Wandile Madodonke barged over from a lineout and again the conversion was wide, but Pretoria Boys led 15-10.
Boys High sealed the game when Collaros went over under the poles as he added the extra points to lead 22-10 with minutes remaining.
In the final move of the game after concerted pressure in the red zone, Transvalia’s prop Willem Coertzen barged over, converted by fullback Lee-Andrew du Preez, to bring Transvalia to within five points of Boys High.
The second half was more entertaining but Boys High used their chances better for the 22-17 win.
For Pretoria Boys:
Tries Caldwell, Waldile Madodonke, Jaden Collaros
Cons: Jaden Collaros 2
Pen: Jaden Collaros
Tries: Dewald Stoop, Dian de Villiers, Willem Coertzen
Cons: Lee-Andrew du Preez 2
By Sue Miles of Working Words