Graeme controlled most of the rugby fixtures, butt he 1st XV game was probably similar to the hockey fixture, and definitely could not be referred to as a great spectators match. Graeme though, did what they needed to do, and when they did find some rhythm, their backline looked exciting.
The Graeme College 1stXV faced Port Rex 1stXV in Grahamstown on Saturday the 13th of May. Graeme College was looking to fight back after their disappointing result against SAC the previous Saturday and they did just that with a convincing 42-5 win. Graeme managed to score four unconverted tries in the first half to lead 20-0 at halftime. Graeme was dominating possession and with all that ball it was inevitable that they would cross the try line on a number of occasions. Wing OJ Basson crossed for a try and the entire front row – Athi Nkewana, Wonga Wakashe and Mijean Annandale also managed to score tries. The second half continued in much the same fashion as wing Matthew Robertson crossed over for a try within the first 2min of the half. Port Rex then showed some good attacking skills to score a try of their own which made the score 25-5 at that point. Graeme scored a further three tries through Sivu Ngqiyaza, Cameron Amos and Soso Masakane. Sivu Ngqiyaza converted one of the tries. Graeme will be satisfied with the performance and they will be looking forward to taking on an in- form Grey side this coming Wednesday Port Elizabeth in a mid-week fixture due to the provincial trials to be played on Saturday.
Gregg van Molendorff