KES Easter Rugby Festival 2019 – Day 3 game for Dale

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: Thu 18-Apr-2019 KES Facebook Live Streaming link
1 Nico Malan 00 34 Westville  
2 KES XV 36 15 Hentie Cilliers  
3 Eldoraigne 33 31 Marlow  
4 Queen’s 07 31 Northwood  
5 Ben Vorster 49 46 Dale  
6 Hudson Park 00 37 Wynberg  
DAY 2 : Sat 20-Apr-2019 KES Facebook Live Streaming link
07h30 Florida 13 43 Ben Vorster  
08h45 Hentie Cilliers 00 66 Northwood  
10h00 Marlow 24 33 Marais Viljoen  
11h15 Hudson Park 25 36 Waterkloof  
12h30 Eldoraigne 33 06 Nico Malan  
13h45 Queen’s 12 50 Westville  
15h00 Jeppe X X Wynberg  
16h15 KES X X Dale  
: Mon 22-Apr-2019 KES Facebook Live Streaming link
08h15 KES XV Nico Malan  
09h30 Dale Marais Viljoen  
10h45 Ben Vorster Hentie Cilliers  
12h00 Eldoraigne Florida  
13h15 Jeppe Waterkloof  
14h30 KES Westville  

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DAY 1 MATCH REPORT compliments of KES

The 17th Standard Bank KES Easter Festival kicked off on Thursday morning under grey skies, but the weather improved as the day went on and the last three games were played in glorious sunshine, with the players producing some sparkling rugby.

The second last encounter of the day, between Hoërskool Ben Vorster and Dale College was the game of the day. It was a 13-try thriller, won in the death by Ben Vorster, 49-46. Dale led 32-14 at the break, but Ben Vorster came out storming after the break and scored three unanswered tries to go into a 39-35 lead with 10 minutes to go.

Dale got the next two tries to go 46-35 up, but Ben Vorster got two more, the last deep into injury time, to snatch the win.

The Ben Vorster forwards were outstanding with ball in hand and, unusually, all seven of their tries were scored by their forwards and flyhalf, WC Kriel converted all seven. Dale’s backs were full of tricky running, making for a classic clash of contrasting styles.

Dale centre, Indi Tyeda, contributed 26 points to their total via two tries, two penalties and five conversions.

Earlier in the day, Marlow and Eldoraigne also produced a thriller. It was won 33-31 by Marlow after Eldoraigne led 19-14 at half time. The Eastern Cape side scored again early in the second half to go 26-14 up and the victory looked secure for them, but Eldoraigne mounted a rousing come-back scoring three late tries to snatch the victory.

The two most impressive sides on view were probably Westville Boys’ High and Wynberg Boys’ High. They were both too strong for their opposition – Nico Malan and Hudson Park, respectively – but they kept their shape and stuck to their patterns and scored some spectacular tries. Westville got six in their 34-0 win over Nico Malan, while Wynberg beat Hudson Park 37-0, scoring seven tries in the process.

The KES X Men – their second team – were matched against Hentie Cilliers, which turned out to be a good fixture decision because it resulted in an attractive game between two sides that were evenly matched for most of the game. KES finished the stronger of the two and won 36-15 in the end.

Durban’s Northwood Boys’ High came into the festival as one of the fancied sides following a run of good results back in KZN, and they lived up to expectations with a clinical performance against Queens College. They have a big, mobile pack that is going to test the other schools they will be meeting this season. They outscored Queens by seven tries to one, shutting them out in the second half.

Easter has fallen in the middle of term time this year, which has meant that a number of schools opted to play only two games at the festival this year – they play normal fixtures on the Saturdays before and after Easter. So, the match schedule has had to be tweaked and Saturday’s programme sees a festival record of eight matches, the first at 7.30am and the last at 5.30pm.

In the process, several schools will make their debut at the festival on Saturday, including Jeppe, who take on Wynberg, Florida Waterkloof and Marais Viljoen.

The King Edward 1st team also make their entrance on day two. They meet Dale in the last game of the day, which is sure be a humdinger. It is preceded by the Jeppe vs Wynberg clash with Westville’s second game, against Queens, rounding out an intriguing close to the day.

Northwood’s second encounter is against Hentie Cilliers, and it could well be one way traffic.

DAY 2 MATCH REPORT compliments of KES

The Highveld weather had the last say on the second day of the Standard Bank King Edward Easter Festival on Saturday.

The fields were cleared at half time of the game between Jeppe and Wynberg Boys’ High when the school’s lightning warning sounded. The rain then arrived in earnest, so the Jeppe Wynberg game was abandoned and, after a lengthy wait, the final game of the day, between King Edward and Dale College, called off when the storm refused to move off.

This is a festival, so results are not meant to count for anything so the Jeppe game, even though one half had been completed, will go down as abandoned, with Jeppe 14-11 up at the time.

In games that were completed, Westville Boys’ High and Northwood both recorded their second big wins of the weekend.

Northwood beat Hentie Cilliers in a one-sided game that saw them score 10 tries. They led 35-0 at the break – five converted tries – and got another five in the second half, three of them converted. They are one of the schools that were down for two games only, so they go home unbeaten – their best performance at an Easter Festival yet.

Westville will be here on Monday, when they take on the hosts, King Edward, in what is shaping up as what could be the game of the weekend. In their second encounter they beat Queens College 50-12.

The sides were quite evenly matched at first – Westville led 17-5 at the break – but the Durban side ran away with it in the second half, scoring five tries to one. Their impressive flanker, Josh Aigner scored two tries, with the others coming from Ockie Barnard, Mambo Mkhize, Larry Nkonki, Gareth Beavan, Kyle Naude and Liam Botha. Branden Van Wyk converted five of them.

For Queens, Mahela Bamanye and Conley Pieterse dotted down and Mgwigwi LIyema kicked a conversion.

Wynberg started the stronger of the two sides in the Jeppe game and were first on the board via a Devon Pretorius penalty. Jeppe got tries through Kamogelo Tlome and Boitumelo Tsatsane, both converted by Sechaba Mokoena. Wynberg scored a try trhough

In earlier games, Ben Vorster got their second win of the weekend when they beat Hoërskool Florida 43-13. They too go home now, so they keep their unbeaten record intact.

Waterkloof made their debut at the festival on Saturday, beating Hudson Park 36-25. They meet Jeppe on Monday in what will be another highlight of the day.

Marais Viljoen played their first game, beating Marlow 33-24, while Nico Malan took their second heavy defeat, going down 33-6 to Eldoraigne.

With a number of schools going home on Sunday, Monday’s programme is an abbreviated one. The Jeppe vs Waterkloof and King Edward vs Westville clashes are likely to be the highlights.

The organisers have tweaked the schedule to give Dale a second game after their game against KES was called off. Nico Malan will play the King Edward second team, the X Men, at 8-15am and Dale will play Marais Viljoen at 9.30. The rest of the programme stays the same.

 

20 Comments

  1. Well done Ben Vorster….amazing come from behind win of 49-46 over Dale.
    To be down 14-32 halftime, fight your way back to lead 35-32, then concede 2 tries to trail 35-46 with 5 min left…..just to hit back with 2 tries to snatch victory in last minute…..brilliant.
    Was wonderful to watch it on live stream….well done to both schools and thanx to KES for streaming.
    Very proud of the Vossie boys!!!

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  2. @Vyfster: I thought it was game, set, match at 32-14.Then BV pulled of some magical witchcraft and made a game of it. Well done to your boys, they showed proper fighting spirit, and played like their lives were on the line. Marvelous game to watch. Wonderful to see a game with 90+ points in it with basically a 50-50 split in points.

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  3. @Playa: yeah,nice festival rugby…a draw probably would have been better.
    At least the spectators were treated to a great show from both sides
    …good luck for rest of season!

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  4. @Vyfster: Kan ‘n mens die ghym nog sien op hulle FB blad, ek sal graag wil kyk (sal moet wag tot Maandag, want ek sit op Punda en mammie is nie te happy dat ek selfs die uitslae kyk nie!)?

    Verbasend vir BV dat al hulle drieë deur die voorspelers gedruk is!

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  5. @tzavosky: nie seker nie, hul sal dit dalk op you tube plaas , tans wys hulle live, en daar is highlights videos ook.
    Ja die voorspelers ondersteun uitstekend, van hulle sal met gemak in agtetlyn speel
    Altyd byderhand om bewegins verder te voer, offload mooi in die tackle…speel ware 15 man rugby , net toevallig dat voorspeler laaste pass voor drie vat…maar is interessante stukkie statistiek
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  6. I wonder whether the organisers understand how much they piss people off when the streaming sucks – like this one today… :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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  7. @Rainier: Het vanoggend se Florida vs Ben Vorster game lekker gekyk. Sien nou wat jy bedoel, ek sal maar nie probeer, dalk help dit jou kanse om te kyk.

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  8. Which games wil not happen on day 3 Just want to know which festival to attend on monday?????? ( If somebody have details on all festivals)?????

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  9. @Wondermaar: last games called of die to lightning at all festivals.
    There will be an extra game at KES tomorrow to give Dale a second game.
    They play Marais Viljoen, while Nico Malan takes on KES 2nds ..
    Rest of games continues as per program

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  10. @Wondermaar: The lightning alarm sounded at half time of the Jeppe vs Wynberg match at about 3.30. There was lightning in the area for at least the next 2 hours & with the fading light, games were all called off at 5pm. Right call.

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