Just watched the College game. Truter looking good at 10, was impressed with him to fullback last year
St Alban’s beat DHS by 24 to 22 via a converted try with 2 minutes to go.
To be honest, DHS seemed like the better team. Their backs were very dangerous and when the game got loose they were lethal. Also, their scrum was a bit stronger that St Alban’s, albeit St Alban’s were missing their 145kg prop who will make his first 1st team appearance on tour to Italy next week. However, St Alban’s won due to pure old fashioned grit and determination…and the fact that DHS had no answer to the rolling mall. If they don’t sort out this Achilles heel soon, every KZN team will have a blueprint re how to beat them. In St Alban’s favour was the fact that they scored 4 tries to 3.
Well done St Alban’s on a great win…plus my prediction was spot on!
Westville beat St Alban’s by 17 to 11 is a scrappy game due to the greasy conditions and mud patches on the field. St Alban’s had to play all their reserves, which makes it very difficult to compete against the big schools in such situations. I think a best 15 v best 15 would’ve been very interesting. The boys are very disappointed. Still, well played boys.
Westville’s two tries came from an excellent breakaway from their own try line and a mistake from St Alban’s lineout on their 22. St Alban’s tapped it down but the big Westville hooker got to the ball first and charged over in the corner, which was then converted according to the touch judges but not according to everyone sitting near me. Anyway, it didn’t make a difference to the final result. That hooker has quite a bit of pace for a big lad. St Alban’s try came form an excellent run by Shosi who weaved through and then out-sprinted some Westville boys after cathing the ball just inside his own half.