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Jooste and Noordheuwel hit top form

By Franco Oberholzer , in Rugby | Featured Rugby | News , at 2024-03-30 Tags: , , , ,

Cheswill Jooste and Hoërskool Noordheuwel appear to have found their top form.

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The Norries’ SA Schools A representative crossed the try line twice in his side’s 40-18 victory over Kingswood College on Saturday at the St John’s Easter Rugby Festival.

His first five-pointer came from a moment of individual brilliance, when he rounded his opposite number on the outside, showcasing the extreme pace he possesses. The second time he rounded off a well-executed backline move to take his tally for the match to 10 points.

Lindsey Jansen, the Norries’ speedster on the left wing, also produced a solid performance. He capitalised on an accurate cross-kick from the in-form flyhalf, Jeandré Uithaler, to cross the line for Norries’ first try. Uithaler also converted five of his side’s six tries.

Daniel Stevens, Kingswood’s hooker, produced a valiant performance in a losing cause. He kept the Norries’ forwards busy with his strong ball carries, with one of those busts resulting in a try for the Mkahanda school.

Hoërskool Nelspruit executed a 180-degree turnaround. Unlike their first game, where they had to claw their way back from a 0-21 deficit against Voortrekker, they started like a house on fire and maintained their dominance throughout to hammer the hosts, St John’s College, 38-13.

Jordan Pretorius (right wing) kicked off the Nellies’ festivities, going in for a brace of tries within 10 minutes of the opening whistle. St John’s held on for the rest of the first half and trailed by only six points at half-time.

However, a strong driving maul, which resulted in a try for Nelspruit’s hooker, Regardt Pretorius, was the beginning of the end for the hosts, as Nellies ran in three more after that, including a special effort from Tinyiko Silubane, who was rewarded for his hard work when he outflanked the St John’s defence to run in a try from inside his own half.

Divan de Kock, the side from Mpumalanga’s flyhalf, enjoyed another good day out with the boot, slotting four conversions to further boost the Nelspruit total.


Noordheuwel 40 (21) – Tries: Cheswill Jooste (2), Lindsey Jansen, Alex Greef, Jade Muller, Ighnatius Jantjes. Conversions: Jeandre Uithaler. Kingswood College 18 (8) – Tries: Daniel Stevens, Appiah Ndzengu, Matthew Paxton. Penalty: Praise Matsila.

Hoërskool Nelspruit 38 (12) – Tries: Jordan Pretorius (2), Regardt Vermaak, Tinyiko Silubane, D’Angelo Roberts, Ronaldo van Rensburg. Conversions: Divan de Kock (4). St John’s College 13 (6) – Try: Joshua Shannon. Conversion: Gerald van Wyk. Penalties: Van Wyk (2)


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