Kearsney Rugby Festival Result: game 4 and 5

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Kearsney Rugby festival DHS vs Pearson
DHS scrumhalf Marcwin Nero scores his second try in the game against Pearson High School.

 

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KEARSNEY RUGBY FESTIVAL FINAL RESULT DAY 3, MATCH 4

GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 12 – 19 NICO MALAN HIGH

Nico Malan outclassed Glenwood High School 19-12 in a convincing performance in match four of Day 3.

It was all Nico Malan from the get-go, with the Green Machine hardly firing a shot the whole game. The Humansdorp side looked far hungrier and were relentless in the first half, as they bagged their second win of the week.

The scoreline was not a true reflection of Nico Malan’s dominance, and they may well feel aggrieved that they couldn’t finish off more of the chances that presented themselves. Glenwood were lucky to come so close; they hardly had any possession to speak of and had no answer to wave after wave of Nico Malan attack.

Jean Joubert broke the deadlock with two penalties, before Aya Blaauw finally got his side’s first try after prolonged periods of pressure, to lead comfortably at the break.

Nico Malan picked up where they left off in the second half, with Joubert adding another six points from the boot to extend the lead and all but wrap up the result.

Sthabiso Dube and Nkululeko Khumalo scored for Glenwood after rare periods of possession, but that was as good as it got for the KZN side, as Nico Malan romped home to their second festival win.

Point scorers

Glenwood High School

Tries: Dube, Khumalo Cons: Weber

Nico Malan High School

Tries: Blaauw Cons: Joubert Pens: Joubert (4)

Photographer: Hannah Shirley

DAY 3, MATCH 5

DURBAN HIGH SCHOOL 38 – 07 PEARSON HIGH SCHOOL

Durban High School made it three wins out of three at KERF after another convincing display in their 38-7 victory over Pearson High School in match five of Day 3.

As they did in their previous two outings on Stott, DHS employed a slow poison approach, sucking the life out of their opposition through their slow tempo and territorial control.  Their ascendency was never really in question, and they remain well-placed to rule the roost amongst the rest of the KZN schools this season.

Pearson looked promising with ball in hand on occasion, but several unforced errors in the opposition red zone let DHS off the hook time and again.

Adriano Jackson scored his fourth try of the festival to put the Horseflies ahead, before Marcwin Nero finished off a swift backline play to double their tally.

Skipper Kian Rademeyer’s converted try earned Pearson their seven-points – and the only ones DHS conceded all weekend – but Nero struck again as the locals went into the break leading 21-7.

Allston Cedras, Jordan van Wyk and Hlumelo Madikane each dived over in the second half, to extend the Durbanites’ advantage.

 

Point scorers:

Durban High School

Try: Jackson, Nero (2), Cedras, Van Wyk, Madikane

Cons: Boqwana (3), Cedras

 

Pearson High School

Tries: Rademeyer

Cons: Friskin

Rugby Results

Kearsney Rugby festival DHS vs Nico malan