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Potch Gimmies rally back for victory

By Hannes Nienaber , in Rugby | News , at 2013-05-28 Tags:

The Potchefstroom Gimnasium first XV overturned a six point half-time deficit to beat Potchefstroom Volkskool 29-13 in their FNB Classic Clash on Saturday.

The character of the Gimmies players is something to be commendable because of their ability to comeback in the second-half of the game to take the win in what was a hard fought affair.

At half-time Volkies lead 13-7 which meant that Gimmies scored 22 unanswered points in the second-half to take the win.

Some good kicking as well as three tries in the second-half of the game was the difference between the two sides and Volkies did not have an answer to this onslaught from Gimmies.

A try, two conversions and a penalty from Gimmies flyhalf SJ Janse van Rensberg made the difference in the match and helped his side come from behind to win in front of a home crowd that would have also encouraged them on after a quiet first-half.

Gimmies mangaged to make it back-to-back wins against their rivals this year, is this the start of a trend?

The scorers:

For Potch Gimnasium:
Tries: Van der Merwe, Hattingh, Van Rensberg, Charslund
Cons: Hattingh 2, Van Rensberg
Pen: Hattingh

For Potch Volkskool:
Try: Hurn
Con: Campher
Pen: Campher 2

Potchefstroom Gimnasium: 15 Marchell Hattingh, 14 Keanu van der Merwe, 13 Eugene Booysen, 12 Wicus van der Westhuizen, 11 Shane Charslund, 10 SJ janse van Rensburg, 9 Garaan Kriek (captain), 8 Tobie Schlebusch, 7 Jan Welgemoed, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Ullrich Boshoff, 4 Albert Lubbe, 3 Kobus van Staden, 2 Ricon Pretorius, 1 Willem Bouwer

Potchefstroom Volkskool: 15 Ulrich Aspeling, 14 JP Pretorius, 13 DJ White, 12 Michael Hurn, 11 RP Campher, 10 Rikus Swart, 9 Eugene Hare, 8 Ruan Nel, 7 Jaco Hattingh, 6 Albert John, 5 Johan Potgieter, 4 Joshua van Niekerk, 3 Sidney Brits, 2 Dalton Viljoen, 1 Uys Pretorius. Replacements: 16 Hercus van Wyk, 17 Luaan Kruger, 18 Dewaldt Botha, 19 Jacobus van Breda, 20 JB du Plessis, 21 Ceaser Entres, 22 Dean Farnham, 23 AB Hill

Hannes Nienaber
error: Sorry ol' chap, those shenanigans are not permissible.