Grey High illuminates EC rugby results at Easter festivals

BY MARC JACOBSON - MARCH 31, 2016

Grey High School from Port Elizabeth produced telling results at the St. Stithians Easter Rugby festival over the long Easter weekend.

All Easter School festival fixtures around the country, hosted by various schools, took place on the 24th, 26th and 28th March respectively over the long weekend – with each school playing a match on each day.

Grey High, however, made the most promising statement out of the pool of Eastern Cape schools taking part in various festivals around the country, as they won all three of their matches at the private Randburg school, and additionally winning each by more than 20 points.

On day one Grey High beat Westville from Durban 27-6; on day two they thumped Bishops from Cape Town 44-0 and on the third day they beat Michaelhouse from Durban 39-15.

St. Andrews College and Graeme College both from Grahamstown also took part in the St. Stithians Easter Rugby festival, but each losing one apiece. On day one, St Andrews thrashed Pretoria Boys High from Pretoria 36-8, while Graeme lost 17-16 to hosts, St. Stithians from Johannesburg. On the second day, St. Andrews beat St. Albans College from Pretoria 14-8 and Graeme beat Clifton College from Durban 10-8. St. Andrews then lost 31-17 to Durban Boys High School from Durban on day three, while Graeme beat Pretoria Boys High 20-10.

Other Eastern Cape schools rugby results who partook at other Easter festivals around the country:

Kearsney College Easter festival in Durban (Selbourne College, Dale College and Hoërskool Framesby)

Day one:

Selbourne College (East London) 22 – 14 HTS Middelburg (Middelburg)

Framesby (Port Elizabeth) 13 – 19 SACS (Cape Town)

Dale College (King Williamstown) 25 – 16 Maritzburg College (Pietermaritzburg)

Day two:

Dale College (King Williamstown) 46 – 17 Framesby (Port Elizabeth)

Selbourne College (East London) 18 – 7 Maritzburg College (Pietermaritzburg )

Day three:

Selbourne College (East London) 10 – 10 SACS (Cape Town)

Framesby (Port Elizabeth) 66 – 17 Hoërskool Noord-Kaap (Kimberley)

Dale College (King Williamstown) 5 – 32 Glenwood (Durban)

King Edward Secondary Easter festival in Johannesburg (Kingswood College, Hudson Park, Queens College and Hoër Landbouskool Marlow)

Day one:

Kingswood College (Grahamstown) 43 – 17 St. David’s Marist Inanda (Johannesburg)

Queens College (Queenstown) 26 – 8 Northwood (Durban)

Hudson Park (East London) 23 – 19 Marlow Landbou (Cradock)

Day two:

Marlow Landbou (Cradock) 23 – 10 Ben Vorster (Tzaneen)

Hudson Park (East London) 16 – 0 St. David’s Marist Inanda (Johannesburg)

Queens College (Queenstown) 30 – 27 St. Benedict’s (Johannesburg)

Kingswood College (Grahamstown) 5 – 26 KES (Johannesburg)

Day three:

Kingswood (Grahamstown) 30 – 22 St. Benedicts (Johannesburg)

Marlow Landbou (Cradock) 11 – 16 Waterkloof (Pretoria)

Hudson Park (East London) 18 – 29 Eldoraigne (Pretoria)

Queens College (Queenstown) 20 – 41 Jeppe Boys High (Johannesburg)    

Image: Grey High rugby side with their traditional war cry before matches