KES Easter Rugby Festival 2022

SLOT SCHOOL SCHOOL
Day 1 : Thu 14-Apr-2022
08h10 Trinityhouse 12 40 Northcliff
09h20 Nico Malan 21 52 Durbanville
10h30 Ben Vorster 22 12 Centurion
11h40 Jeppe Inv XV 12 20 Eldoraigne
12h50 KES 37 36 Queen’s
14h00 Northwood 25 19 Hudson Park
Day 2 : Sat 16-Apr-2022
08h10 Centurion 07 66 Durbanville
09h20 Trinityhouse 05 24 Nico Malan
10h30 Ben Vorster 03 33 Eldoraigne
11h40 Northwood 03 26 Queen’s
12h50 Jeppe 16 10 Hudson Park
14h00 KES 32 03 Dale
Day 3 : Mon 18-Apr-2022
08h00 Northwood 24 03 Centurion
09h10 Queen’s 41 11 Durbanville
10h20 Jeppe 14 10 Dale
11h30 Ben Vorster 19 18 Nico Malan
12h40 Hudson Park 61 03 Trinityhouse
13h50 KES 33 07 Eldoraigne

17 Comments

  1. @Mate: I realized that hence my tongue in cheek response. Not sure if we would beat Monnas but would definitely be a close game.

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  2. @Grant: Was just joking with you man
    I know KES can play
    I think they’ll be the top school in Jhb this year
    Will definitely beat Monnas

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  3. @CharlesZA: A lot of schools are starting to do it, if memory serves me correctly I am sure KES fielded a second team at their own festival in 2019 and their first team didn’t play on the Thursday.

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  4. KES Festival Day 1 wrapup
    The hosts and Queen’s College got together on day one of the 2022 Standard Bank KES Easter Festival on Thursday to produce what will long be remembered as one of the great Easter festival rugby matches. It was a 10-try thriller, won 37-36 by the hosts in the end.
    The purists might carp about the handling errors by both sides, and about one or two missed tackles, but for sheer entertainment you couldn’t ask for better. The two teams were evenly matched in every aspect. Both have forwards who, while not gigantic, are skillful and athletics, and both backlines were full of pacy, evasive running.
    And they both had the same attacking mindset which, although high risk, made for excellent festival fare.
    The teams swopped tries from the get-go, with neither side being able to draw clearly ahead. Queen’s were 15-14 ahead at the break, and the lead changed hands several times in the second half before KES went 37-29 up with minutes to go. The visitors weren’t finished though, and they scored a converted try to make the final score as close as the game had been throughout.
    It was a great advertisement for schoolboy rugby and a fitting way for the King Edward Reds to welcome back their famous home crowd to the school after the leans times of the last two years.
    The day began with Northcliff filling in for Dale College against Trinityhouse. Dale, who had two deaths in their first side in the last two weeks, will be at the festival on Saturday and Monday. Northcliff were good value. They ran out 40-12 winners and made some friends with their disciplined, controlled play.
    The second game was Humansdorp’s Nico Malan against Hoërskool Durbanville. The Cape Town team ran out 52-21, after the sides were initially quite closely matched. Durbanville’s backs were very impressive. Their game against Queen’s on Monday is going to be a cracker.
    Ben Vorster beat Centurion 22-13 in another close encounter. They drew clear with a late try and were deserved winners in a game that saw some forward power play, in contrast to the open running rugby that characterised some of the other encounters.
    Jeppe sent their second team out to play Eldoraigne, following a misunderstanding around their request to play only two games at the festival. Their second-stringers did well. They were gutsy and defended fiercely against boys who were markedly bigger than them. Jeppe got the first try of the game, but Eldorainge struck back and led throughout. The final score was 20-12, with Jeppe coming within a whisker of getting a try in the closing minutes, which would have made it even closer.
    The day closed off with another thriller. Northwood Boys’ High beat Hudson Park 25-19, but were 19-13 behind with five minutes to go before scoring tries in both corners to get a victory that they celebrated wildly.
    Thursday’s results set things up nicely for Monday’s programme. Northwood play Queen’s in a matchup of similar styles; Jeppe, their first team this time, take on Hudson Park; and KES close off the day against Dale in a game which will be emotional and could well produce a thriller to match Thursday’s KES vs Queens humdinger.
    Results
    Northcliff 40 Trinityhouse 12, Durbanville 52 Nico Malan 21, Ben Vorster 22 Centurion 12, Eldoraigne 20 Jeppe II 12, KES 37 Queens 36, Northwood 25 Hudson Park 19.
    Saturday’s Fixtures
    8.10am Centurion vs Durbanville, 9.20m Trinityhouse vs Nico Malan, 10.30am Ben Vorster vs Eldoraigne, 11.40 am Northwood vs Queens, 12.50pm Jeppe vs Hudson Park, 2pm KES vs Dale.

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  5. @Vleis: I’m also not sure but I wouldn’t take Eldoraigne lightly. I remember them beating Bishops at the KES festival back in 2012!

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  6. It looks like Dale will only arrive on Friday or Saturday, as the KES Facebook page states that Trinityhouse is playing Northcliff on Thursday. Also, it looks like a Jeppe Invitational team is playing on Thursday? I’m not sure what that’s about?

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