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And so it begins…well not really.

Rugby takes center stage

 

Yesterday marked the start of the 2nd term for the government schools and would traditionally have signaled the beginning of the winter sports season with rugby boots getting the full on Dubbin Treatment and jerseys readied.

Of course much has changed over the last 20 odd years, but with the calendars of the private and government schools being particularly at odds with each other this year, much rugby has already been played. One notable observation has been that Hilton College’s and Glenwood’s 1st teams have played 5 matches already as opposed to Maritzburg College’s 2.

It has, nonetheless, been a busy holiday overall with many of the KZN10 schools taking part in festivals all over the country from U14 all the way up to 1st team with some really encouraging performances from the schools. And to think the Easter festivals are still 2 weeks away! Its no wonder preseason starts in September.

With that said, most of you would have probably been kept up to date on your schools latest results but here at KZN10 we like to know whats happening in all the schools.  So just to get everyone up to speed as to what has happened in the last month I’ll post a summary of the results of the KZN10 schools 1st teams.

Northwood:

9 March: Martizburg College

Score: 30-26

For the casual observer this may have come as a shock, but the Knights were organized, executed their game plan effectively and made the most of their opportunities.

21 March: Grey High School(Grey Festival)

Score: 12-38

23 March: Selborne College(Grey Festival)

Score: 26-28

An absolute heart breaker for the Knights as they lost in the last movement of the game. Credit must go to the Selborne kicker as he nailed a tricky conversion to win the game. Tough going Knights! See the sequence below.

 

Incidentally the player who scored the winning try for Selborne, Jarrod Taylor, is a awesome player who should be in the reckoning for a SA Schools cap. At the recent World Schools Festival he was simply outstanding.

 

Clifton School:

04 March: Port Shepstone

Score: 38-12

09 March: Richards Bay

Score: 31-0

13 March: Amanzimtoti High School

Score: 64-5

16 March: Michaelhouse 2nd

Score: 26-24

An encouraging sign for Clifton is that on this day their lower age group A teams played the Michaelhouse B teams on stagger and won their matches fairly comfortably.

 

DHS:

09 March: Hilton College

Score: 3-20

21 March: Framesby(Grey festival)

Score: 10-54

23 March: Grey High School(Grey Festival)

Score: 14-33

 

Westville:

9 March: Glenwood

Score: 7-22

Glenwood Rugby Festival:

Wesvalia: 38-21

Montana: 31-10

Piet Potgieter: 19-12

 

Kearsney College:

16 March: Hilton College

Score: 14-14

23 March: St Charles College

Score: 36-7

 

Glenwood:

9 March: Westville

Score: 22-7

21 March: KES(Wynberg Rugby Festival)

Score: 48-36

Mar 23: San Isidro Rugby Club-Argentina(Wynberg Rugby Festival)

Score: 33-31

Mar 26: John McGlashan-New Zealand(World Schools Festival)

Score: 32-17

Highlights from the game, clip is about 10 minutes long

 

Mar29: Asia Pacific Dragons (World Schools Festival)

Score:33-10

 

Maritzburg College

9 March: Northwood

Score: 26-30

23 March: Noord Kaap

Score: 24-34

 

Michaelhouse:

16 March: St Charles College

Score: 27-7

23 March: Hilton College

Score: 10-20

 

St Charles College

16 March: Michaelhouse

Score: 7-27

23 March

7-36

 

Hilton College

9 March: DHS

Score: 20-3

16 March: Kearsney College

Score: 14-14

23 March: Michaelhouse

Score: 20-10

27 March: USA Schools XV

Score: 41-00

30 March: Italian All Stars

Score: 34-15

 

This weekend promises to be an action packed one with Glenwood hosting Maritzburg College on Dixons and DHS hosting Westville on Van Heerdens. Both DHS and Glenwood have made these compulsory fixtures for their boys so the atmosphere should be electric at both venues. For those that can’t make the Glenwood/Maritzburg College game it will be televised live on Supersport as part of their Premier Schools coverage, kick off is 13:55.

With the private schools still on holiday 3 of them will be heading down to the Kingswood 125th festival. There are some potentially good match ups for our KZN10 schools particularly against St Andrews College who will play both Hilton and Kearsney. Clifton round out the trio of schools and should have a stern test from Graeme College.

St Andrews had a good set of results at the Grey High Festival so we will definitely keep an eye out as to how our schools fair.

So if you are in and around the Durban go and support the boys.

Thats all from me till next time,

Zeke

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