Kearsney Rugby Festival Result: Kearsney vs EG Jansen

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EG Jansen try scorer Zaide-Leigh Rippenaar in the Kearsney game



Hoërskool Dr EG Jansen’s 36-11 win over Kearsney College in the final match of KERF 2024 ensured they finished their campaign with an impressive three from three record.

The hosts, who had already copped losses to Rondebosch Boys’ High and Hoërskool Framesby, were hoping to replicate last year’s 17-12 victory over the same opponents. Unfortunately for them, their final outing was marred by a frustrating tendency to concede soft tries and lapses in concentration on attack.

EG Jansen were slow out of the blocks but found their feet as the match progressed to follow up their victories over Hoërskool Noord-Kaap and Glenwood with yet another, from which they will build plenty of momentum going forward this season.

Daniel Eagar nailed a three-pointer on his second attempt to break the deadlock for Kearsney, but Zaide-Leigh Rippenaar hit back with a try within a minute to put Egies ahead.

Kearsney were beginning to make more opportunities count, while EG Jansen were leaking penalties and another Eagar penalty made it 6-5 at half-time.

It was then that the One Stripe’s second row Simo Mnqokoyi scored one of the tries of the festival: breaking, chipping, regathering and stepping his way to a magnificent finish in the corner, complete with a swan dive that even Bryan Habana would have been proud of.

Again, however, Kearsney were guilty of conceding immediately from kick-off as the ever-present Matthew Bergman broke through to set up centre Jeandre Jacobs for EG Jansen’s second. Eighth man Gerhard van Aswegen scored soon thereafter and suddenly all of Kearsney’s hard-fought momentum had evaporated.

The visitors added to their tally through Keanu van Loggerenberg, Jacobs and Bergman as they saw out the game without conceding again.

Point scorers

Kearsney College

Tries: Mnqokoyi Pens: Eagar (2)

Hoërskool Dr EG Jansen

Tries: Rippenaar, Jacobs (2), van Aswegen, van Loggerenberg, Bergman

Cons: Bergman (3)

Photographer: Hannah Shirley

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