Rugby: St Andrew's College vs Nico Malan at Graeme Rugby Day

MARCH 16, 2016

St Andrew’s College opened their winter season on Saturday, at the Graeme Rugby Day, with a fixture against Nico Malan.

"The match started as a scrappy affair as both sides made typical early season errors in their play. It was Nico Malan who took the early lead as they pounced on a College error and scored. St Andrew’s College slowly gained control of the match and replied with a try of their own by Ross Ferguson just before half time. This allowed the teams to go into the break deadlocked at 7 all," said Cherié Wille, Communications Officer at the school.

"The second half was a different story as St Andrew’s College found their feet and produced some good interplay between backs and forwards to run in three scintillating tries, two to Tim Bloem and one to the other winger, Carl Johnson."

Wille said that Nico Malan managed to get a try just before the end to pull one back on the College team but in the end St Andrew’s College ran out comfortable 22-12 winners.

"It was a good start to the season and we look forward to next week as the club plays Bishops in Cape Town."

Tries were by: Tim Bloem (2), Ross Ferguson, Carl Johnson

Conversion by: Ross Ferguson

Other teams scores:

  • 14A        SAC 0                     Nico Malan 37
  • 15A        SAC 37                  Cambridge 12
  • 16A        SAC 19                 Nico Malan 12
  • 2nd XV    SAC 68                  Cambridge 3
  • 1st XV     SAC 22                  Nico Malan 12
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Image: Tim Bloem speeding down the touchline for his first try.