Wildeklawer, Day 2
The second day of the Wildeklawer Schools Rugby Tournament started early at Hoërskool Diamantveld in Kimberley. Boland Landbou met Transvalia in the breakfast game on a cold and windy day.
Boland Landbou of Agter-Paarl beat Transvalia of Vanderbijl Park 59-15. The boys from the Farm scored nine tries against a side that had suffered greatly at the hands of Paarl Gim on Day 1. The try-scorers for Landbou were Henko Smuts whop scored two, Tehan du Plessis, Hentie Fourie, Canan Moodie, Jaunu Olivier, Corné Grobbelaar, Corné Smith and left wing Keanan Wentzel who kicked seven conversions.
In the second match, Monnas had first use of the wind and lead 28-13 at half-time. Drostdy scored the only try of the second half, through Carlton Pietersen, but the match ended – after three minutes of extra time and two siren sounds to tell the match officials that time was well and truly up – with Monnas on the attack, helped by a succession of penalties and two yellow cards for Drostdy.
The third match of the day was a thriller. Initially it seemed that the energetic Helpies were going to run away with the game as they built a 17-0 lead but gradually the Framesby forwards wore them down. The half-time score was 17-5 and the only scorers in the second half were Framesby who nudged closer till a kick gave them a one-point victory.
Stellenberg dominated the first half an d were leading 21-0 when on the stroke of half-time Welkom Gim were awarded a penalty try. Stellenberg stretched ahead to 26-7 but back came Gim with a try to get back in the game at 26-14. Two more tries and it was 29-26 to Stellenberg but then, Bolla Conradie’s son, Conwill, broke and sent flyhalf Nivan Pietersen in for a try which he converted. A minute later, the final siren sounded as Stellenberg came back on the attack and lock Tyrone Rose completed a hat-trick, a rare feat for a lock, and Stellenberg won 43-26.
Menlopark of Pretoria were too direct and precise for Oakdale of Riversdale and ran out deserved winners 32-10, four tries to one.
Glenwood had won six matches in a row and then took three big defeats at the hands of Monument, Paarl Boys’ High and now Garsfontein whose teamwork was much better than that of the Durbanites who looked a little better when flank Ethan Smith darted over after the final siren had sounded for a try under the posts.
This was the match of great expectations, Grey College vs Paarl Gim, 1 vs 2. It started with Gim making the running and Grey scoring the points. Gim had had 84% of the possession and Grey led 19-7, three tries to one. The siren for half-time had sounded when a penalty gave Grey a five-metre lineout and from the driving maul André-Hugo Venter, son of Springbok André Venter, scored a try that made the score 26-12. in the second half, Grey built the score to 40-19 before Gim started fighting back. Two tries took it to 40-33 with a few minutes left. In those few minutes, Grey missed a penalty but from the drop-out attacked and scored to end the match at 47-33. It was a high-quality match.
Well beaten by Grey on Day 1, Outeniqua took it out on Noord-Kaap. By half-time they were already 21-0 up and added another 29 in the second half.
Playing into the wind, Waterkloof led 12-0 at half-time. In the second half they built on that, a much stronger side than the home side.
Fixtures, Day 2
08.00: Boland Landbou vs Transvalia, 59-15
09.10: Monument vs Drostdy, 28-20
10.20: Framesby vs Helpmekaar , 18-17
11.30: Stellenberg vs Welkom Gim, 43-26
12.40: Menlopark vs Oakdale, 32-10
13.50: Garsfontein vs Glenwood, 39-24
15.00: Paarl Boys’ High vs Affies, 39-12
16.10: Grey vs Paarl Gim, 47-33
17.20: Outeniqua vs Noord-Kaap, 50-7
18.30: Waterkloof vs Diamantveld, 38-5
Results, Day 1
Stellenberg vs Diamantveld, 22-19
Framesby 29 Menlopark, 29-21
Waterkloof vs Welkom Gim, 39-20
Garsfontein vs Oakdale, 31-14
Paarl Gim vs Transvalia, 73-7
Monument vs Boland Landbou, 42-33
Grey College vs Outeniqua, 64-7
Paarl Boys’ High vs Glenwood, 55-7
Affies vs Drostdy, 38-22
Noord-Kaap vs Helpmekaar, 34-33