Kearsney Rugby Festival Result: Framesby vs Worcester

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Framesby #8 Johan van Zyl in the win against Worcester


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Logan Muller nailed a penalty in the final play of the game, for Hoërskool Framesby to pip Worcester Gimnasium 36-34 in a firecracker of a third match on Day 3.

The Gqeberha boys’ physicality was on full display from the first whistle, but the Bosvarke weathered an early storm to hit back hard and come within a whisker of claiming what would have been their third one-point win of the week.

As it happened, Muller’s three-pointer with time up on the clock won it for Framesby, who bounced back well from their Day 2 loss to Hoërskool Monument.

Despite both teams being shown a plethora of cards, nothing could deter from what was one of the games of the festival. Framesby scored within seconds of kicking-off through big tight-head Sean Vermaak, before doubling their lead through Jason Niemand.

A Jayden Brewis try extended their advantage, and Worcester were living off scraps before a breakaway try from Tyron Abrahams against the run of play pulled five back to keep the Western Cape outfit in the game.

Whatever head coach Jeff Fransman said at half-time worked wonders for Worcester, who came out of the break flying, immediately scoring twice through fullback Lorenzo Harmse, whose second, a sublime chip and chase effort, went down as one of the tries of the week.

They weren’t done there though, and a score to loosehead Amaan Adendorff took Worcester into the lead for the first time in the contest.

Framesby counter-punched through their trusty driving maul, with eighth man Johan van Zyl going over, before opposite number Ryan Jacobs showed great feet to score Worcester’s fifth.

Valentino Namodluka and Calitz Eden traded further tries with less than 10 minutes left, the latter off the back of yet another Framesby driving maul. But when Chris O’Neil received his second yellow for Worcester, the boys in red and blue began to pick up steam.

After earning a penalty within striking distance, up stepped Muller to secure a famous win for a delighted team and head coach Louis Gerber.

Point scorers

Hoërskool Framesby

Tries: Vermaak, Niemand, Brewis, van Zyl, Eden  Cons: Muller (4)  Pen: Muller

Yellow card: Van Leewen, Wium

Worcester Gimnasium

Tries: T. Abrahams, Harmse (2), Adendorff, Jacobs, Namodluka

Cons: Abrahams, Harmse  Yellow card: A. Abrahams  Red card: O’Neil (two yellows)


Results – Kloof Senior Primary 29-21 Ashton Ballito; KZNRU Ibutho U13 Development Team 5-15 Westville Senior Primary

Fixtures – 12h00 Hillcrest Primary v Winston Park Primary; 13h00 Umhlali Prep v Highbury; 14h00 Glenwood Prep v Chelsea Prep

Photographer: Hannah Shirley

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