Sports Results: Kearsney College

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Kearsney's Ryan Sim in air in the game against Glenwood


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Glenwood 1st XV lost 22-25 to Kearsney College 1st XV

In a thrilling and tightly contested match on a rainy Glenwood old boys’ day, Kearsney College secured a memorable victory against their hosts. Despite the wet conditions, both teams displayed remarkable skill and determination throughout the game.

Kearsney got off to a strong start, through a Cameron Veenstra penalty and two tries from Valentino Lenge and Connor McIntyre, to give Kearsney a 17-0 lead. Glenwood managed to score in the final play of the first half, which took the half-time score to 17-7 in Kearsney’s favour.

In the second half Kearsney kicked another penalty and after much pressure the ball was moved to the edge, with Qhamani Mlalandle dotting down in the corner, to give Kearsney a 10-point lead.

Known for their resilience, however, Glenwood fought back valiantly. Despite facing a deficit, they rallied and narrowed the gap, showing their strength and determination on the field. With the match hanging in the balance, Glenwood scored a crucial try late in the second half, to take the score to a tense 25-22 in favour of Kearsney.

As the clock ticked down, the pressure intensified; and with just four minutes remaining, Kearsney faced a pivotal moment with a kickable penalty. Instead of opting for a safe three points, they chose to maintain territorial pressure, demonstrating confidence in their abilities. Glenwood managed to turn over the ball, winning themselves a scrum just outside their own 22.

Despite Glenwood’s efforts to gain territory and get themselves within kickable distance, Kearsney’s defence held firm, thwarting their opponents’ advances and securing a hard-fought victory.

The final whistle signalled Kearsney’s first triumph against Glenwood since 2013, marking a historic moment for the team and their supporters. It was testament to their resilience, teamwork and unwavering determination in the face of adversity, earning them a well-deserved victory in particularly challenging conditions.


Glenwood 1st X1 lost 0-4 to Kearsney 1st X1

Kearsney College had a confidence-boosting 4-0 win against Glenwood on Saturday.

The game started well for the visitors, when Jack O’Donovan was able to tap in a well-worked counter attack not long after netting an early penalty corner through captain Matthew Mendes de Oliveira.

With the score at 2-0, Matthew Terblanche added to his season tally with another tap-in goal.

The Kearsney captain secured his brace through a penalty corner flick, to end the first half 4-0 up for his team; and with the score remaining unchanged until the final whistle.

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Kearsney cricketer Sandiswa Yeni has been called up to Cricket South Africa’s Young Guns Fast Bowling Camp.

Old boy Brad Porteous, who captained Kearsney College’s 1st X1 in 2016, has been awarded his first full contract with Dolphins cricket for the ’24/’25 season.


Kearsney boys and staff selected to represent KZN at various rugby weeks during the holidays are:


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Back, from left, Cameron Veenstra, Kwanele Ngema, Mcebisi Zulu, Daniel Miskey, Aya Jikwana, Luke Faure, Lwandle Mkhizi, Sinothile Nkuku; front Clement Makelele, Tunga Griffiths, James Whatmore, Robert Gelderman, Doan Nel, Nhlanhla Ndlovu, Lwazi Mbede.

U18 Craven Week: Cameron Veenstra; Divesh Sookdeo (manager), Grant Daniel (physio), Dean Moodley (team rep)

U17 Rhino Week: Doan Nel, Aya Jikwana; Terrence Boyce (manager)

U16 Grant Khomo: Luke Faure, Lwazi Mbede, Lwandle Mkhizi, Nhlanhla Ndlovu; Kwanele Ngema (head coach), Cebo Mthembu (physio)

U16B: Sinothile Nkuku

U15 Rhino Week: Clements Makelele, Daniel Miskey, Mcebisi Zulu, Tunga Griffiths, Robert Gelderman

U15B: James Whatmore

Media Release on behalf of: KEARSNEY COLLEGE SPORT

Photographer: Hannah Shirley

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