Schools rugby results: St Andrew's College vs St Stithians

MAY 3, 2016

St Andrew’s College played their first home fixture on Saturday vs St Stithians College. The two schools have a long standing friendship and it was great to host our friends from Johannesburg in Grahamstown for a change.

"The 1st XV match kicked off at a furious pace with both sides showing that they were prepared to play rugby. However as the half continued St Andrew’s College gained the upper hand and manage to run in 5 outstanding tries to build a commanding 33-7 lead," described Cherié Wille, Communications Officer at the school.

"The pick of the tries being a 50m solo effort from Tim Bloem as he swerved and beat numerous would be defenders on his way to the try line."

The second half started with St Andrew’s College under early pressure as Saints started with a new fire. After an early score from the visitors it was again the turn of Tim Bloem to round off a great counter attack and score his hat trick. St Andrew’s would run in 3 more tries before the end for a well-deserved 59-24 victory.

"It was a great display of running rugby from the 1st XV and it was nice to see them put all the skills that they have been working on into the match on Saturday. There were other notable performance and special mention need to be made of the 15A and 16A teams who showed great guts and fight to beat their more fancied opponents," said Wille.

Tries by: Tim Bloem (3), Chris Benjamin, Sazi Sandi, Tom Stevens, Rourke Broad, Byron Sharwood (2)

Conversion by: Chris Benjamin (7)

Other teams scores:

  • 14A        SAC 0                     St Stithians 55
  • 14B         SAC 5                     Ntaba Maria 14A 65
  • 15A        SAC  22                 St Stithians 13
  • 16A        SAC 20                 St Stithians 14
  • 16B         SAC 64                  Nombulelo 16A 0
  • 4th XV    SAC 36                  Nombulelo 1sts 7
  • 3rd XV    SAC 61                  Nyaluza 1sts 0
  • 2nd XV    SAC 22                  St Stithians 5
  • 1st XV     SAC 59                  St Stithians 24

Image: Oscar Evans driving for the line against St Stithians 2nd XV.