KZN School Rugby and Hockey gets back in to the swing of things.
With the private schools still on holiday the government schools took centre stage this last weekend as DHS hosted Westville and Glenwood hosted Maritzburg College at Rugby and Hockey.
The first team rugby matches were compelling for different reasons as Westville and DHS put on a show of free flowing rugby in a 53 point thriller with DHS pipping Westville 27-26.
Whilst over on the Umbilo side of Durban Glenwood and College engaged in a arm wrestle of sorts to see which defense would crack first with Glenwood eventually running out 15-7 winners.
On the hockey side Westville continued their fine form this season by winning 6-0. Glenwood possibly a little more match sharp as they had competed in the Founders festival the weekend drew 2-2 with Martizburg College.
Here are the full Rugby and Hockey results from this weekend.
|DHS VS Westville Rugby
|DHS VS Westville|
To be fair Westville looked like they could score every time they built up any period of sustained pressure. At times though it seemed that in Westvilles desire to keep the ball alive passes were thrown that didn’t need to be and a hand full of opportunities were squandered by passes either not going to hand, the ball being lost in contact or just simply passing the ball to the opposition player.
Another area that really hurt the Westville cause was the throwing in at the lineout time. Often these came at the most inopportune times with Westville getting a throw in deep in DHS territory and the the jumper would be missed.
DHS on the other hand stuck to their task and scored some tries from sometimes out of the blue. The clip below probably encapsulates what type of game they had. Great flair and great instinct
Video courtesy of DHS tributes.
On the day Westville won more games than DHS on the Hockey and Rugby sides. A positive sign for DHS is that in the Hockey and rugby fixtures their U14’s by and large got the better of their Westville counterparts so the future indeed looks bright DHS.
DHS Vs Westville Full Hockey results
|*Westville 4th team|
Westville played fillers against Maritzburg College and the results were as follows
Glenwood and Maritzburg College Full rugby results
College played fillers against Linpark and Alexandre High school on the Friday afternoon
*1 Linpark 2nd, *2 Alex 1st, *3 Alex U16 A
Glenwood and Martizburg College hockey results(Home team first)
There is also some other rugby being played at the Kingswood 125 festival where KZN has 3 teams participating.
Hilton College continued their unbeaten ways by beating St Georges from Zimbabwe 21-12.
Clifton College lost a heart breaker to Graeme College 27-21 after leading 21-12 at half time.
Kearsney College lost to the hosts Kingswood College 23-15
Thats all from me for the moment.
Till next time,