Graeme College vs St Andrew’s : Match Report

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The rugby started off with a tight u14a match which set the tone for the day. Both teams dominated in periods, and both had clear opportunities to win. In the end, dogged defence won the match 12-7 for St Andrews. St Andrews won most of the fixtures in the morning, with the Graeme 5th side claiming a victory over the SAC 6th team. Another great contest was the 2

Another great contest was the 2nd XV match, where the teams were locked at 12-12 at the end of their 60 minutes. Graeme kept the ball alive and put together a great attack which almost won the game for them. Only for St Andrews to counter and almost win the game themselves. After that attack, and exhausted player across the field, Graeme got the ball back to the St Andrews side of the field, where they managed to get across the try line registering an incredible victory.

Two very good 1st XV teams created much expectation ahead of their fixture. The St Andrews College 1st XV executed better on the day and defeated the Graeme side 25-10. Graeme started the game extremely well by scoring a well-worked try after Matthew Robertson made a line break and then offloaded to Lelethu Cekiso who finished off a superb effort. Thereafter, Graeme struggled to gain any momentum on attack and

Thereafter, Graeme struggled to gain any momentum on attack and was often starved of possession. Graeme ended up defending for large portions of the game. They did defend commendably but St Andrews always seemed to ask questions on attack and with so much possession, it was inevitable that they would cross the try line. They scored two tries in the first half, one of which was converted and another penalty conversion to bring their tally to 15. Graeme added another penalty through the boot of Sivu Ngqiyaza to make the half time score 15-10 to St. Andrews. The 2nd half continued in much the same fashion where Graeme struggled to stay composed on

They scored two tries in the first half, one of which was converted and another penalty conversion to bring their tally to 15. Graeme added another penalty through the boot of Sivu Ngqiyaza to make the half time score 15-10 to St. Andrews. The 2nd half continued in much the same fashion where Graeme struggled to stay composed on attack. They showed moments of brilliance but would then lose possession again. St Andrews seemed more patient in their build-up through various phases and the pressure resulted in a third St Andrews try. One more penalty took

They showed moments of brilliance but would then lose possession again. St Andrews seemed more patient in their build-up through various phases and the pressure resulted in a third St Andrews try. One more penalty took the final score to 25-10. Graeme will be disappointed in the lack of good execution on the day, but congratulations must go to St Andrews who put in a good performance and proved to be the better side on the day. They were an extremely well-drilled team, who showed patience and were clinical in execution.

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U14a lost 12-7, U14b lost 22-17.

U15a lost 36-12, U15b lost 34-10

U16a lost 45-15, U16b lost 19-0.

2nd won 17-12, 3rd lost 38-12, 4th vs SAC 5th lost 25-0, 5th vs SAC 6th won 17-0, 6th won 17-0.