Mon 5 Aug 2019 | 12:54

St Andrew’s bully Bishops

St Andrew’s bully Bishops
Mon 5 Aug 2019 | 12:54
St Andrew’s bully Bishops
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The St Andrew’s College 1st XV rounded off a very successful season by running out comfortable 42-22 winners against Bishops from Cape Town on Lower Field in Grahamstown on Saturday, 3 August 2019, in fantastic playing conditions.

St Andrew’s College got off to the perfect start when captain Chris Poole ran an excellent line off the shoulder of flyhalf Guy Rushmere to score an unconverted try. A few minutes later, centre, Dylan Bowker scored after a good break and offload from prop Basi Malesu. The try was converted by Rushmere and St Andrew’s found themselves up 12-0.

Bishops hit back with a penalty after an infringement by flank Dylan Wilson. After a moment of brilliance by the Bishops flyhalf, Bishops found themselves right back in the game after a converted try, despite St Andrew’s dominating possession and territory. This made the scoreline 12-10 to St Andrew’s, late in the first half.

Matthew Hillary then turned the game back in St Andrew’s favour. After taking a quick tap deep in his own half he ran the length of the field to score in the left corner. Rushmere could not convert but St Andrew’s went into the break confident with a 17-10 lead.

After the break St Andrew’s went further ahead after a penalty to scrumhalf Sinjin Broad. A blind side break by eighthman Miles Danckwerts, which was finished off by Danckwerts saw St Andrew’s stretch their lead to 25-10. The men from Cape Town were not done yet, and after a period of sustained pressure Bishops scored to narrow the gap to just eight points.

A further penalty to Broad, followed by a try to the nuggety scrumhalf after a strong tighthead scrum by the St Andrew’s pack ended the game as a contest, St Andrew’s suddenly finding themselves 35-17 up with just five minutes left on the clock. A well worked line-out move by the St Andrew’s pack saw Dylan Wilson score, with Broad converting, moving the score along to 42-17.

Bishops had the final say, scoring a consolation try to finish what was an entertaining and exciting game of schoolboy rugby.

St Andrew’s centre, Dylan Bowker, was outstanding on the day, along with a fired up St Andrew’s forward pack, who managed three tighthead scrums and never allowed Bishops the front-foot ball they thrive on.

Scorers

For St Andrew’s:
Tries: Chris Poole, Dylan Bowker, Matthew Hillary, Danckwerts, Sinjin Broad, Dylan Wilson
Cons: Guy Rushmere, Sinjin Broad 2
Pens: Sinjin Broad 2

For Bishops:
Tries: Sacha Mngomezulu, Liam Kloosman, Sam Rudston
Cons: Sacha Mngomezulu 2
Pen: Sacha Mngomezulu

Teams

St Andrew’s: 15 Lloyd Koster, 14 Andrew Coxwell, 13 Ryan Ford, 12 Dylan Bowker, 11 Benjamin Aliker, 10 Guy Rushmere, 9 Sinjin Broad, 8 Miles Danckwerts, 7 Unathi Matshaya, 6 Dylan Wilson, 5 Matthew Hillary, 4 Brayden Barratt, 3 Lukhanyiso Bomela, 2 Christopher Poole (captain), 1 Basi Malesu
Coaches: Andy Royle, Carl Bradfield

Bishops: 15 Ross Vintcent, 14 Luca Liebenberg, 13 Oliver Jones, 12 Michael Ford, 11 Samuel Marthinussen, 10 Sacha Mngomezulu, 9 Liam Kloosman, 8 Isaiah Wharton (captain), 7 Connor Evans, 6 Aya Ngcwangu, 5 Jack Hampshire, 4 Samuel Rudston, 3 James Bolton, 2 George Kappatos, 1 Aidan MacDonald
Coaches: Wes Chetty, Dylon Frylinck, Charlie Post, Chris Ekron

Bishops vs St Andrew’s Down the Years

1896: Bishops won 5-0
1898: Bishops won 9-0
1903: Bishops won 5-0
1921: St Andrew’s won 15-0
1922: Bishops won 18-3
1923: Bishops won 3-0
1924: Draw 8-8
1925: Bishops won 3-0
1926: St Andrew’s won 28-0
1927: Draw 3-3
1928: Bishops won 11-3
1929: Bishops won 20-9
1930: Bishops won 23-6
1931: Bishops won 16-0
1932: Bishops won 13-12
1933: St Andrew’s won 9-8
1934: St Andrew’s won 21-3
1935: St Andrew’s won 6-5
1936: Bishops won 24-0
1937: Bishops won 8-6
1938: Draw 3-3
1939: St Andrew’s won 16-0
1940-45: World War II
1946: Draw 11-11
1947: Bishops won 8-6
1948: Bishops won 9-3
1949: Bishops won 6-3
1950: Bishops won 14-0
1951: St Andrew’s won 5-3
1952: Bishops won 3-0
1953: St Andrew’s won 28-0
1954: Bishops won 14-3
1955: Bishops won 8-3
1956: Draw 3-3
1957: St Andrew’s won 9-6
1958: Bishops won 6-3
1959: St Andrew’s won 16-3
1960: St Andrew’s won 25-0
1961: Bishops won 11-5
1962: Bishops won 8-3
1963: St Andrew’s won 11-3
1964: Bishops won 19-12
1965: Bishops won 3-0
1966: St Andrew’s won 12-8
1967: St Andrew’s won 6-0
1968: Bishops won 11-9
1969: St Andrew’s won 17-3
1970: St Andrew’s won 8-6
1971: St Andrew’s won 6-3
1972: Bishops won 10-3
1973: Bishops won 12-11
1974: Bishops won 12-0
1975: St Andrew’s won 15-0
1976: Bishops won 19-9
1977: Bishops won 41-3
1978: St Andrew’s won 9-4
1979: Bishops won 49-3
1980: Bishops won 9-3
1981: Bishops won 18-6
1982: Bishops won 25-12
1983: Bishops won 23-12
1984: Bishops won 13-12
1986: Bishops won 30-3
1987: Bishops won 11-3
1988: Bishops won 50-6
1989: Bishops won 19-9
1990: St Andrew’s won 15-4
1991: Bishops won 19-16
1992: Bishops won 41-17
1993: Bishops won 21-18
1994: Bishops won 30-21
1996: Bishops won 18-12
1997: St Andrew’s won 47-17
1998: St Andrew’s won 20-19
1999: Bishops won 27-20
2000: St Andrew’s won 18-17
2001: St Andrew’s won 19-15
2002: Bishops won 27-8
2003: Draw 12-12
2004: St Andrew’s won 10-8
2005: St Andrew’s won 28-10
2006: Bishops won 41-6
2008: Bishops won 64-18
2009: Bishops won 17-12
2010: Bishops won 25-24
2011: Bishops won 26-22
2012: St Andrew’s won 19-16
2013: St Andrew’s won 28-21
2014: Bishops won 39-15
2015: Bishops won 35-33
2016: Bishops won
2017: Bishops won 29-21
2018: Bishops won 38-22
2019: St Andrew’s won 42-22

Report and pic from Stephen Penney of St Andrew’s

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