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Florida flush out Marais Viljoen

By Hannes Nienaber , in Rugby | News , at 2013-05-21 Tags:

Hoërskool Florida went into their FNB Classic Clash against Marais Viljoen as clear favourites and managed to win the match 34-15 win on Saturday – although it was not entirely convincing.

When one looks back at the last result in this fixture Florida ropmed home to a 60-point win so this was a much better showing from Marais Viljoen.
Despite being behind 3-0 shortly after kick off Florida hit back with a try with great follow up play from captain Arne’ Bognich after a penalty attempt by Erwin Harris hit the pole and he crashed over for a try to take the score to 7-3.

Harris then slotted a long rang Penalty to take the score to 10-3. Florida started picking up momentum and shortly afterwards Morne’ Strydom went over for his try after some good forward play. Florida went into half time leading 17 – 10.
The second half started slowly with both teams defending and attacking well. But the second half belonged to Jako Barnard finishing off two tries one of them from his own 22 after great distibution from Ruhann Ferreira. Erwin Harris had a great day with the boot converting all four tries and two penalties only hitting the post once.
We always look forward to the fixture against Marais Viljoen and they showed guts coming from last years defeat to prove a point. It always produces hard, entertaining rugby played in a great spirit.

A number of tries were scored in the fixture and both sides were willing to use the ball as Marais Viljoen ran in two tries in their 15 points that they scored on the day.

Florida have enjoyed a much more successful season this year than their rivals and so they would have hoped for a better performance but a win is a win and they, ultimately, did win by nearly 20 points.

The scorers:

For Marais Viljoen:
Tries: Marias, Smit
Con: Roos
Pen: Roos

For Florida:
Tries: Bognich, Strydom, Barnard 2
Cons: Harris 4
Pens: Harris 4

The teams:

Marais Viljoen: 15 Forrest Roos, 14 Shaldon Marais, 13 Fenton Smit, 12 Damian Diedericks, 11 Brendon Pelser, 10 Ruan Taljaard, 9 Reynard Burger, 8 Ruaan Johnson, 7 Tiaan Hitzerhoth, 6 André Lombaard, 5 Hilké Kleynhans, 4 Brandon Morkel, 3 Tiaan de Beer, 2 Henco Saaiman (captain), 1 Alex Steyn.
Replacements: 16 Harrold Cooper, 17 Marco Kleynhans, 18 Ruan Steenkamp, 19 Danny du Plooy, 20 Brandon Kruger, 21 Reggie Roux, 22 Tumi Bohata.

Florida: 15 Justin Bhana, 14 Jako Barnard, 13 Fernando Kermis, 12 Ruhann Ferreira, 11 Rawlton October, 10 Erwin Harris, 9 Brandon Rieck, 8 Hilroy Baadjies, 7 Armand Goosen, 6 Joseph Dweba, 5 Arne’ Bognich (captain), 4 Wayne Pearson, 3 Kyle Kruger, 2 Waldo Esterhuizen, 1 Morne Strydom.
Replacement: 16 Niekie Brown,17 Henre’ Saaiman,18 Marko Botha,19 Ricardo de Villiers, 20 Lefono Ngwenya, 21 Willie Bronkhorst, 22 Ashley Lindewal.

Hannes Nienaber
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