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Hoërskool Brandwag reign in Uitenhage, all EC schools 1st XV rugby results last weekend

By Marc Jacobson - May 16, 2017
Hoërskool  Brandwag reign in Uitenhage, all EC schools 1st XV rugby results last weekend

Following Hoërskool Brandwag’s 55-10 drubbing of Daniel Pienaar two weekends ago, they this time took to the field against other Uitenhage counterparts, Muir College on Saturday.

Muir struck first blood when good footwork and stepping sent their fullback in under the posts for a converted try. However, in their retreat, Brandwag asserted their dominance that they have shown previous weeks when they hit back with three unanswered tries.

Riddled with mistakes in an all-in-your-face match encounter, lots of errors were made, but Brandwag managed to maintain their intensity to score their fourth try early in the second half.

Without downing out, Muir capitalised on a forced error to score their constellation try. Brandwag then polished the game off after a string of phases drew in defenders, which created space out wide for their final try and victory seal. Brandwag ran in 35-12 victors. 

Grey High maintained their unbeaten streak in 2017, when they travelled to Cape Town and beat Wynberg Boys’ High 40-30 in their own backyard. They are now seven games unbeaten this year so far, with just one solitude 11-11 draw against Marlow Landbou to their name, which was their first outing of the season.

Speaking of which, Marlow, an agricultural school from Cradock’s surrounding areas, thumped Nico Malan from Humansdorp, 72-29 in Cradock on Saturday.

After just coming back from Japan two weeks from their participation in the Sanix World Youth Championship, Hoërskool Framesby had the daunting task of travelling to Western Cape to play Boland powerhouse, Boland Lanbou on Saturday, which the Port Elizabethans astoundingly won 19-16.

All EC schools’ 1st XV rugby results week-ending 14th of May:

Otto du Plessis 17-38 Daniel Pienaar

Cambridge 5-38 Stirling

Dale College 22-19 Selborne College

Volkskool 34-7 Hangklip

Greame College 42-5 Port Rex

Kingswood College 36-15 Union High

Marlow Landbou 72-29 Nico Malan

Muir College 12-35 Die Brandwag

Pearson High 7-24 Hudson Park

Queens College 22-45 St. Andrews College

Woodridge College 38-19 York High

Wynberg Boys’ High 30-40 Grey High

Boland Lanbou 16-19 Hoërskool Framesby