Curro Nelspruit vs Penryn College Rugby results
Curro Nelspruit hosted Penryn College in a mid-week fixture on Thursday 16 May
The afternoon started off with the U14 rugby teams taking the field. It was evident from the start that Penryn would struggle to contain this Curro attack. The Curro players played running rugby with them attacking at every opportunity. The Penryn defence crumbled under the constant pressure and going into half time the score was 36-0 to Curro. The onslaught from Curro continued in the second half with Taku Taderera scoring a hat-trick of tries. The final score was 57-0 to Curro with the match being stopped 10 minutes early.
Next up was the formidable U15 team from Curro taking on Penryn. Here Curro used their forwards to gain good field position from the kickoff and the Curro backs used the front football to score easily in the first minute of the match. This was indicative of what was to come and the Curro players played skilful rugby to go into the break 33-0 up. In the second half, the slick handling and off-loads were beyond what Penryn could contain. The match was ended 10 minutes early with a final score of 52-0 to Curro, with Iza Sithole scoring a hat-trick.
In the U16 match, the Curro players continued with the form evident in the previous two matches. This team is known for their high tempo rugby and Penryn would need to up their game if they were to contain them. The Curro players played patient rugby with them setting up multiple phases gaining territory in the process. It was a case of simply carry the ball up, take contact and recycle. It was simple and very effective rugby that Penryn could not stop. The half time score was 44-0 to Curro with Benji Richardson scoring three tries. Continuing with the trend of the junior matches, the game was stopped 10 minutes early, with Curro still managing to score another 29 points in just 20 minutes.
The 1st team match would be more competitive with Penryn looking to prevent the whitewash that occurred last season. Here Penryn used their kicking game and faster outside backs to get behind the defensive lines of Curro and it was effective. Curro made the error of letting the ball bounce and this cost them, allowing Penryn to score three quick tries. Curro could not close this gap and the Penryn players played with confidence to win 49-13.
The future certainly looks bright for Curro with their junior teams progressing through the ranks.
- U14: Curro 57 – 0 Penryn
- U15: Curro 52 – 0 Penryn
- U16: Curro 73 – 0 Penryn
- 1st: Curro 13 – 49 Penryn