Burger, Kalipa, Barrett, O’Connor/Balchin, Minnaar, Bylin, Ikemefuna, Schuurmans, Dlepu, Hayes, Zeederberg, van der Loo, Hop, Mazullo, Abrahams – these are the names of the SACS 1stXV players who created history on 27 May 2017! A day that will long be remembered by everyone privileged enough to be present at The South African College High School. The day that SACS had waited twenty-one years for, the day SACS gifted the mighty Paarl Gimnasium a nineteen point halftime lead only to come back and score four unanswered second-half tries to win 22-19. SACS closed the match out expertly winding down the clock like seasoned professionals. Captain Dlepu confirming with referee Jonathan Kaplan that time was up before booting the ball into touch to scenes of unbridled joy and emotion. History had been made!
Boishaai had to work hard to fend off the challenge from Paul Roos in the first half trailing 6-9 at half time but come second half they took control of the match and after two tries from their scrum-half Eric Myburgh they won the game 21-9. Boishaai effortlessly continuing on their road to total dominance of the South African schoolboy rugby scene.
Wynberg surprised all in taking the game to Bishops losing 20-24 in a hard fought battle. Wynberg losing their fourth game in a row but much worse was expected as they did receive a big hiding against Boland Landbou a week ago. Stellenberg continues upsetting their highly rated opponents by beating Rondebosch 33-21 in a game that the result was never in question.
Hosts Brackenfell beat Bellville more comfortably than the 16-11 scoreline might suggest in clear, but damp and chilly conditions on Saturday 27 May 2017.Northern suburbs clashes are never anything less than fiercely contested, but, while this was no exception, one couldn’t help but feel that the visitors were their own worst enemies, turning over far too much well-won possession to stand a realistic chance of winning the game. Although Bellville must shoulder much of the blame for this defeat, their poor ball retention skills alone costing them dearly, Brackenfell do deserve much credit for the unflustered way they dealt with the absence of flyhalf Quan Eymann and no.15 Raven Smith, two vital cogs in their machine.
DF Malan is continuing to win and this time won against de Kuilen 43-5. DF Malan's only defeat this year came at the hands of Charlie Meyer in their first match of this season winning 11 matches in a row. Outeniqua still missing several players won 19-15 against an Oakdale side who's season is rapidly becoming a nightmare. Outeniqua claiming the king of SWD as early as May?
Charlie Meyer continued their unbeaten ways this time seeing off the challenge Augsburg beating them 28-15. Hopefield also continuing their good form beating Piketberg 25-14. Stellenbosch beating Vredenburg 27-19, with Vredenburg already hurting after their hiding of 6-42 received from Hopefield a week ago.