All eyes was on Paarl this past Saturday. And no one can fault that, as the two best schoolboy rugby 1st XV's clashed there that afternoon. Pretoria had the Affies vs Boys High derby on the menu and the faithfuls arrived in numbers and at the commencement of this match Affies main field was packed.
Everybody that attended knew the result beforehand, Affies to win with a big margin. And they were not disappointed. Boys High scored firts through a penalty goal to lead within 5 minutes. But then the mighty Affies scored 31 unanswered points. Running from everywhere scoring done by the forwards as well as the backs.
The second half was not different with Affies scoring another 36 points, winning the game with 67 - 6. Some special moments where the Affie brotherhood was on display was seen during this, the final match for the 2016 matriculants. Charles Goedhals (grade 11) passed the ball, after he crossed the try line to matriculant Dylan du Preez to score his first try for the Witbulle. All matriculants on the reserve bench was allowed one last run in the sacred white jersey.
To single out performances of the day will be impossible as all the boys contributed to this spectacle. The try of Carel Koch however all will agree was the highlight of the match. This magnificent run from just inside his own half produce some excellent side steps and breaking tackles with force, before he went over for this brilliant solo try.
Tries: Marnus Potgieter (2), Louritz vd Schyff (2), Ruben Meiring, Carel Koch, Jack Hart, Phillip Krause, Dylan du Preez. Jaco Labuschagne, Desesde Nel.
Conversions: Ruan de Swardt (5) Schalk Erasmus
This team effort resulted that this 2016 team will be remembered as the team that achieved:
- The biggest margin of victory against Boys High - 61
- Most points scored against Boys High - 67
- The highest average score of 48,9 per match
- The highest amount of tries scored per match - 7.1
- The biggest average margin per match - 35,0
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