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Rugby: St Andrew’s College vs Selborne College

May 31, 2017
Rugby: St Andrew’s College vs Selborne College

Following their win against Grey Bloem the week before, it was a confident Selborne side that ran out against the St Andrew’s College 1st XV in East London on Saturday. Turning down three opportunities for points, and looking to put early forward pressure onto the St Andrew’s pack, they were unable to break through however and the St Andrew’s College defence held firm.

In their first real opportunity of the half, St Andrew’s scored after a good break by Murray Koster and a clever kick behind the Selborne defence, with Jack Allanson finishing under pressure in the corner.

After further pressure was soaked up by the St Andrew’s defensive line, with James Quarmby and Callum Dugmore outstanding, a turnover allowed Matt More to break through and offload to Allanson who again put Selborne behind their poles, St Andrew’s College taking a 14-0 lead into half time.

After the break, a good counter attack by fullback Sean Varty, and great work at the base by Oscar Evans put Allanson away for his hatrick.  Selborne came back with a try of their own after poor decision making by the St Andrew’s backs, but they soon hit back with a solo effort from Matt More who ran 80m to put the game beyond Selborne's reach.

Final score 26-5, and the first win by a St Andrew’s College first XV since 1999 against Selborne in East London.