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Kearsney College Easter Festival 2013 – Day 3

By Hannes Nienaber , in Rugby | News , at 2013-04-02 Tags: , ,

A highly successful sixth Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival wrapped up today with the announcement of four players who each received scholarships to The Sharks Academy for 2014.

Valued at R100 000 each, the recipients are Paarl Gimnasium captain and number 8 Rikus Botha,
Glenwood flank MzwandileMazibuko, Boland Landbou lock Sarel Roux and Kearsney College captain and scrumhalf Matt Reece-Edwards.

In making the awards, Hans Scriba, director of the Academy, said there was a big group of outstanding players at this year’s festival, which had led to the awarding of an additional scholarship. Prior to the event, the Academy had announced it would give three awards.

“The broader quality of players this year has been exceptionally impressive. A large number of boys who have played here this weekend will be playing professional rugby in three years’ time,” Scriba said.

In terms of the quality of teams present, the Kearsney event had reinforced its position as the most prestigious schoolboy rugby festival in SA, he said.

Selectors and talent scouts from The Sharks, Sharks Academy and KZN Rugby Union have watched every match at the festival.They were particularly impressed by play from the two unbeaten teams at the festival: Paarl Gimnasium and Hoerskool Outeniqua. He said the teams from Grey College, EG Jansen, Glenwood and Kearsney College had also stood out.

The festival was well supported with capacity crowds who were able to enjoy a high standard of competitive rugby in good weather. It was a successful event for organisers and new sponsor Standard Bank, in the first of its four year festival sponsorship, as well as Illovo Sugar South Africa and Sharks Academy.

Adding to status of the festival and the thrill of competing players, World Cup referee Craig Joubertkicked off the final day’s play by blowing the EG Jansen-Nico Malan game.

“These schoolboy rugby tournaments are wonderful advertisements for our game; it is truly astounding to see the talented rugby players we have coming through our schools. It is always a thrill to ref these games which showcase the future of SA rugby,” Joubert said.


FlyhalfTian Nel opened for Boland Landbouwith a penalty and then extended the team’s lead with a superb kick from 50 metres out, to take the score to 6-0.

Undaunted, Kearsney bounced back with a brilliant try from fullback Chris Lines taking the score to 6-5.

Wing Henno Meyer then scored in the corner for Boland, giving them a 13-5 lead going into the break.

Kearsney scored as soon as they were back on the field, with a try from BiaggoPelliccia which was converted by an impressive Tristan Tedder, to take the score to 13-12. Kearsney captain Matt Reece-Edwards broke the line to score under the poles giving the hosts a 19-13 lead.

Right winger ThuthuNdlovo scored a try in thecorner, converted by Tedder, to extend the lead to 26-13, before a great try from 8th man Ayron Schramm clinched Kearsney’s victory.

Points scorers:

Kearsney College:5 tries (Lines, Pelliccia, Reece-Edwards, Ndlovu, Schramm); 4 conversions (all Tedder)
Boland Landbou: 1 try (Meyer); 1 conversion (Nel); 2 penalties (both Nel)

Man of the match:

Tristan Tedder (Kearsney #10)


After their respective wins today, Paarl Gimnasium and Outeniqua both remain unbeaten at the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival.

Playing in sunny but breezy conditions,PaarlGimnasium scrumhalf Brendan Nel opened the score to give the Western Cape team a seven point lead after 10 minutes. Grant Hermanus’ spectacular run from halfway, stepping through three players to dot down under the poles, gave Paarl Gim a lead of 12-0.

Glenwood tried valiantly to stay in the game, with a great try by wing SphamandlaNgcobo, which opened the local team’s score.

DJ van Niekerk crashed over the line for Paarl Gim, which was converted by Wyatt Murphy, to give them a 28-5 lead.

Curtis Jonas then scored for Glenwood, taking the score to 28-12 still in Paarl Gim’s favour.

Ryan Oosthuizen added a try for the Paarl Gimtally, stretching the lead to 33-12; and Gareth Cilliers wrapped up the game for a convincing 40-12 victory to the boys from Paarl.

Points scorers:

Paarl Gim:6 tries (Nell, Smit, Hermanus, van Niekerk, Oosthuizen, Cillier); 5 conversions (all Murphy)
Glenwood: 2 tries (Ngcobo, Jonas); 1 conversion (Vermaak)

Man of the match:
Grant Hermanus (Paarl Gim #11)


Paul Roos opened their scoring through a try by HerschellJantjies which was converted by Matt Gallow, giving the Stellenbosch team a 7-0 lead.Gallow then kicked a penalty to take the lead to 10-0.

Selborne Collegeput points on the board just before the break, with a try by Tango Balekile, which was converted by Stuart Dixon, leaving the half time score at 10-7 in Paul Roos’ favour.

After the break, Selborne scored and converted; but Paul Roos 8th man Jacques Oosthuizen ensured they stayed in the game with a try, giving the boys from Stellenbosch a 17-14 lead.

Not to be outdone, the team from East London converted a penalty off the boot of Gallow, levelling the scores at 17-17.

Point scorers:

Paul Roos: 2 tries (Jantjies, Oosthuizen); 2 conversions (both Gallow); 1 penalty (Gallow)
Selborne: 2 tries (Balekile, Mqingwana); 2 conversions (both Dixon); 1 penalty (Dixon)

Man of the match:
LungeloGosa (Selborne captain & #10)


Outeniqua logged the biggest upset of the festival yet, recording a narrow win over powerhouse Grey College from Bloemfontein. The two teams went into this clash having won both their previous games.

Grey College opened the scoring through a converted try from EW Viljoen to lead 7-0 after eight minutes.

Outeniqua bounced back immediately with a try through winger Leighton Eksteen; before captain GeorMalan ran the length of the field to score under the posts and take a 12-6 lead.

Grey then got three points through Viljoen and added to that with a try from AndriesKriek to lead 17-12.Viljoen extended the lead with a penalty, taking the half time score to 20-12.

Kwaggas captain Malan scored another try to lead to 20-17 with 20 minutes left to play.

A great try by Outeniqua flyhalf Dewald Human saw Outeniquasettle the game 22-20; thus recording the biggest upset of the festival to date.

Points scorers:

Grey College: 2 tries (Viljoen, Kriek); 2 conversions (both Viljoen); 2 penalties (both Viljoen)
Outeniqua: 4 tries (Eksteen, Malan 2, Human); 1 conversion (Geland)

Man of the match:
Dewald Human (Outeniqua #10)


In another high scoring game which gave Westville their first win of the festival, Framesby opened the scoring with a penalty from flyhalf Ernst Stapelberg.

Westville bounced back with a brilliant break from second centre Brad Ellse, to set up Jason Wilks under the poles for a try. Westville led 7-3 at the half time break.

They then extended their lead through WiehanPrinsloo with a conversion from Louis Snyman. Ellse took a quick penalty to crash over the line, giving Westville a 21-3 lead.

Play maker Reece McHardy scored from a great set piece move and Westville led 28-3before Zane Weir extended the Westville score to 35-3 with 10 minutes to go.

A great maul saw Raymond Jardine crash over to give the local team a lead of 40-3; and Westville right winger Lyle Lubber wrapped up the game with a brilliant try and Westville won 47-3.

Point scorers:

Framesby:1 penalty (Stapelberg)
Westville: 7 tries (Wilks, Prinsloo, Ellse, McHardy, Weir, Jardine, Lubbe); 7 conversions (all Snyman)

Joint Man of the match:
Reece McHardy (Westville #9) and Louis Snyman (Westville #15)


Spectators at the final day of the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival were treated to a warm, sunny day in which to watch the high scoring clash between EG Jansen and Nico Malan, which was blown by World Cup referee Craig Joubert.

EG Jansen proved to be too strong for a Nico Malan team which never gave up and again impressed with their spirit. Their clinical display saw them run in 11 tries with a number of players putting in superb performances.

A well-deserved man of the match award went to EG Jansen number 10 RuanPotgieter for his two tries and five conversions.

For Nico Malan, captain Selvyn Davids again shone with some individual brilliance in a difficult game for his team, scoring two tries and two conversions. Davids has enjoyed a fantastic festival and has a special talent – definitely a player to watch in the future.

Point scorers:
EG Jansen: 11 Tries: (de Vos, Potgieter 2, Labuschagne, Skimper, Hearn, Swart, Belling, Bouwer, Roberts, Barkhuizen); 9 conversions (Potgieter 5, Skimper, van Wyk 2, Engelbrecht)
Nico Malan: 4 tries: de Lange, Rautenbach, Davids 2); Conversions: (Davids 2)

Man of the match:
RuanPotgieter (#10 EG Jansen)

Hannes Nienaber
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