PRESS RELEASE REGARDING DIE BURGER RUGBY COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOLS
from Die Burger
Three teams have booked their places in the final of the popular Die Burger Rugby Competition for High Schools: Paarl Boys High (WP), Augsburg (Boland) and Excelsior (WP).
Paarl Boys High had a titanic battle with HTS Drostdy (Boland) in their semi-final clash. The match was played at Worcester and the Drostdy-team was fired up with huge local support.
Paarl Boys High attacked from the first minute and were always dangerous with quick off-loads, but the vital last pass or two went astray and they could not get points on the board. They also lost a couple of vital line-outs close to the try-line of Drostdy.
Drostdy defended aggressively and took their chances on the attack. Midway through the second half they were leading by 13-3 but a great come-back by Boys High resulted in two tries. Final result: Paarl Boys High 15 HTS Drostdy 13.
In the other semi-final clash in the division: Big Schools, Outeniqua will play Marlow at Cradock on Monday 25 August.
Augsburg (Clanwilliam) struggled to beat a fired-up Milnerton (WP) team. The match was played at Milnerton High.
Augsburg has a big pack of forwards, but their handling skills let them down and that meant that they could not go forward with the ball in hand.
The backs of Milnerton showed a lot of skill and speed, but they did not get enough possession to test the defence of Augsburg.
Final score; Augsburg 17 Milnerton 12
* The semi-finals between the schools of SWD and Eastern Province will be played on Saturday 23 August between Punt (SWD) and Brandwag (EP). The match will start at 11:30. The match will be played at Mossel Bay (Punt High School).
Excelsior (WP) had tough opponents in Groenland (Franschhoek, Boland), but managed to win by 21-14. Excelsior coached by the experienced Philip van Rooyen played as a unit and were deserved winners. Groenland showed a lot of character and the Boland Union can be proud of their performance.
Excelsior won the final of the small school’s division in the 2013 Die Burger Competition.
* The finals between the SWD and Eastern Province Schools will be played to-morrow (23 August) at Mossel Bay (Punt High School). Kairos (Heidelberg) will represent SWD, and Bertram High will represent Eastern Province. The match will kick-off at 10h00.
The final of Die Burger Rugby Competition will take place on Saturday 30 August.