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By Franco Oberholzer , in Rugby | Featured Rugby | News , at 2024-04-01 Tags: , , , , , ,

Graeme College kicked off the third and final day of the 27th St John’s Easter Rugby Festival with an exhilarating display of running rugby, smashing St Benedict’s 50-12.

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Graeme College left winger, Emihle Sukula, and the impressive Ashton Williams, at outside centre, both crossed for five-pointers twice. The side from Makhanda’s backline clicked wonderfully, consistently running circles around Bennies.

It was, however, Cameron Doyle, the Graeme scrumhalf, who moved to fullback for the day, who stole the show. His timing in joining the backline was exemplary and he sliced through Bennies to score a well-deserved hattrick of tries.

Replacement forward, Brynn Ngarande, put the lid on a solid outing for Graeme, scoring their eighth and final try.

The Golden Lions Invitational XV impressed once again, especially on defence. It was, unfortunately for the local side, not quite enough to keep the Maritzburg College right winger, Langelihle Makhathini, quiet.

Makhatini exhibited exciting pace and wonderful footwork to complete the second hattrick of the day, contributing 15 of his side’s points in their 24-7 victory.

The Lions XV’s inside centre, Anele Hlongwane, finally burst over for a try, to score his side’s first points of the festival. Eighthman, Joshua Mhlanga, also impressed.

Boland Landbou welcomed Hans Moore to the festival with a 59-0 hammering in the third game of the day. Right-wing Wehan Lume and scrumhalf Jayden Brits led the Bolanders’ onslaught, with both crossing the whitewash twice.

The Western Cape team’s flyhalf/fullback, Retagan van Rooi, showed his off his impressive skillset, also going over for a five-pointer. In addition to that, he had his kicking boots on, converting six tries, to take his contribution for the match up to 19 points.


Graeme College 50 (26) – Tries: Cameron Doyle (3), Ashton Williams (2), Emihle Sukula (2), Brynn Ngarande. Conversions: Marcus Williams (5). St Benedict’s 10 (3) – Tries: Iviwe Mlilo, Jason Cutler. Conversion: Braeden le Roux.

Maritzburg College 24 (5) – Tries: Langelihle Makhatini (3), Luyanda Kunene. Conversions: James Slevin (2). Golden Lions XV 7 (0) – Try: Anele Hlongwane. Conversion: Jacob Pimpstein.

Boland Landbou 59 (40) – Tries: Jayden Brits (2), Wehan Lume (2), Sydney Blauw, Dante Christians, Pieter Bergh, Retagan van Rooi, Xavier Vorster. Conversions: Van Rooi (6), Bergh.

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