St Andrew’s College vs Queen’s College rugby report
The St Andrew’s College 1st XV came out the blocks in fine form in Queenstown on Saturday. For the first five minutes of the game they made no mistakes and crossed for two very well worked tries and took an early 12-0 lead.
Things settled down after that and Queens responded with a penalty of their own to narrow the gap to 12-3. Buhle Matshaya then came to the fore for the St Andrew’s side, running riot against the Queens defence, scoring three fantastic tries to send St Andrew’s out to a 39-3 lead.
With the penalty count being heavily against the St Andrew’s College side, as well as having to play the last ten minutes of the game with 14 men following a yellow card, the second half was a generally scrappy affair. Queens finished the game strongly and managed to narrow the gap for the game to finish 39-10 to the visiting team from Grahamstown.
The St Andrew’s College U14 age group fought well and managed to get a win in the B game. The U15s fared better, picking up wins in the As and Bs. The U15A team game was a tightly contested game with a scoreline of 26-22 to the St Andrew’s side. The U16s also got 2 wins from 3 games. The As went down narrowly in their game. The U16Bs managed a big score with Dean van Heerden showing his strength and Ayo Akinbo showing his speed.
The St Andrew’s senior teams continued their winning ways with the 5ths, 4ths winning in the morning. William Hall showed some good touches before picking up an injury, Nic Francis and James Flower displayed their versatility playing in a number of positions. The 3rds and the 2nds had good wins on the ‘REC’ with Lilitha Lubengu sharing some memorable moments.
- St Andrew’s 1sts 39 – 10 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s 2nds 42 – 3 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s 3rds 62 – 10 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s 4ths 66 – 0 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s 5ths 27 – 5 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s U16A 24 – 31 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s U16B 45 – 0 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s U16C 29 – 7 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s U15A 26 – 22 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s U15B 15 – 12 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s U15C 0 – 47 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s U14A 7 – 19 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s U14B 19 – 14 Queen’s
- St Andrew’s U14C 21 – 26 Queen’s