Rugby DHS vs Northwood : 1st XV Match Report
Durban High School started their rugby season in emphatic fashion defeating their visitors Northwood by 82 unanswered points on Van Heerden’s on Saturday. This score line is one of the biggest in the School history and has laid a foundation on which to base the entire season.
Northwood applied pressure early on, but the DHS defence was resolute with dealing with all Northwood had to offer. After weathering the early onslaught, DHS were able to move through phases with fluidity and scored two early tries through centre Asanda Kunene and scrumhalf Sanele Nohamba. The “School” forwards worked hard to get go forward which allowed the backs to flourish. A strong set piece on the day also starved Northwood for ball and made the battle one-sided. With DHS capitalising on turnovers and utilising a devastating counter attack game, the Horseflies were able to rain down tries for the duration of the match.
The hard work at the beginning allowed DHS to get into free flow in the second half where the interplay and slick handling brought the best out of the team. Centre Lwandile Menze shone in his first appearance in the team. There were also standout performances from Chris Coleman and Kamvelihle Fatyela who put in a lot of the dirty work. Winger Tonderai Ndudzo also ended with two excellent finisher tries and stood out on the day.
The Van Heerden’s faithful will be excited about the season to come and will be overjoyed by such a massive statement in their first game.
DHS 82 Northwood 0
Tries scored by:
Sanele Nohamba, Tonderai Ndudzo (2), Asanda Kunene (2), Phendulani Buthelezi (2), Lwazi Moletshe, Sandile Nduzi, Lwandile Menze, Luthando Buthelezi and Luthando Jojo.
1st XV Rugby Coach/M-i-C : Rugby
Thank you to Tim Whitfield for the photographs : timspix.wordpress.com