Rondebosch Boys’ High looked quite good for a team in their opening match of a rugby season by defeating Parktown Boys’ High with ease by 35-12 on the first day of the St Stithians College Easter Festival in Johannesburg.
Rondebosch’s fullback, Dalvon Blood, scored a magnificent try from within his own half to give his side a 14-7 lead at the break. Rondebosch controlled most of the game and Parktown only opened their account with the final movement of the first half with No. 8, Paki Lawu, crashing over.
Rondebosch’s flyhalf, Ross Stone, also showcased his goal kicking ability by converting all five of his side’s tries.
Clifton of Durban experienced no trouble in beating Graeme College by 26-0 in their encounter. Clifton enjoyed a narrow lead of 5-0 at the break thanks to a try by fullback, Cole Reed.
After the break it took Clifton less than two minutes to double their lead with No.8, Josh Brown, crossing the try-line. Graeme College looked out of sorts and need to regroup before their next match on Saturday against Parktown Boys’ High.
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St Stithian’s College 30 (21) – Tries: Matthew Tam, Tyron Golding, Jared Grant. Conversions: Deon Fourie (3). Penalties: Fourie (3). Kingswood College 30 (15) – Tries: Onika Mgijima, Anele Makongolo, Abongile Klaas, Alutha Tonjeni. Conversions: Makongolo (2). Penalties: Makongolo (2).
Diocesan College 27 (13) – Tries: Harry Newman, Tim Sharples, Ano Ntubeni, Alexander Castle. Conversions: William Rose (2). Penalty: Rose. Grey High School 10 (0) – Try: Dumisa Ngivana. Conversion: Matt Easton. Penalty: Easton.
St Andrew’s College 24 (14) – Tries: Ant More (2), Andrew Coxwell, James Plumbridge. Conversions: Guy Rushmere (2). Michaelhouse 15 (3) – Tries: Andrew Holt, Christian Opperman. Conversion: Liam England. Penalty: England.
SACS 35 (21) - Tries: Ethan Burger, Shukuru Nahimana, Joshua Barrett, Storm Balchin, Matthew Hayes. Conversions: Michael Abrahams (4), Hayes. Maritzburg College 7 (0) - Try: Nthuthuko Mchunu. Conversion: Mchunu.
Clifton 26 (5) – Tries: Cole Reed, Michael Goedeke, Josh Brown, Connor Simpson. Conversions: Goedeke (3). Graeme College 0.
Rondebosch Boys’ High 35 (14) – Tries: Jordan Strauss, Dalvon Blood, Jaco Barnard, Thoubaan Gabriels, Mihlali Mgolodela. Conversion: Ross Stone (5). Parktown Boys’ High 12 (7) – Tries: Tshepo Kalyamdimo, Paki Lawu. Conversion: Cameron Carruthers.