Paarl Gimnasium In Clinical And Dominant Performance Against Helpmekaar

The second 1stXV game on the last day of the Noord/Suid Rugby Festival was between Paarl Gimnasium and Helpmekaar. The conditions were very cold and extremely wet and muddy underfoot.

Helpmekaar hung on for the duration of the first half. Unfortunately for them, the mounting pressure took its toll as Paarl Gim scored almost at will in the second half to win

05:24 The handling of Paarl Gim again proved too much for their opponents as they scored their first try of the match. (07-00)

09:06 The second try for Paarl Gimnasium was due to the poor defence of Helpmekaar as three defenders of Helpmekaar just fell off a tackle (14-00)

19:54 Helpmekaar first try was due to their forwards and backs combining well from the kick-off (14-05)

20:00 After twenty minutes of play Paarl Gim is dominating, however, Helpmekaar is definately not out of the game yet. The ill-discipline of Helpmekaar is going to cost them any hopes they have to surprise South Africa.

26:23 Paarl Gimnasium scored thier 3rd try after Helpmekaar was penalised again. Paarl Gim was patient in their build-up and stretched their lead to 19-05.

34:27 The dam wall seemingly has broken as Paarl Gimnasium score their 4th try. (26-05)

Paarl Gim dominating Hepmekaar to lead at halftime. Helpmekaar "negative" tactics have "stopped" Paarl Gims' powerful mauls successfully, however, their discipline is costing them several opportunities on the attack.

47:40 The amount of pressure on the Helpmekaar's defence is taking its till as Paarl Gim score yet another "easy" try. (33-05).

51:40 Paarl Gim scored their 6th try (40-05)
59:01 Paarl Gim scored their 7th try (45-05)
64:28 Paarl Gim scored their 8th try (52-05)

Despite a very wet and heavy field, Paarl Gim clinically and efficiently controlled the game with dominance and possession and well-worked tries to beat Helpmekaar with 52-05.

Scorers:
Paarl Gimnasium: Tries: Eddie Visser, Logan Opperman (2), Michael Koch, CP Kleynhans, Kyle Valentine, Janiel Jalosper, Luca Bakkes. Conversion: Liam Koen (6)
Helpekaar: Try: Ruan Slabbert.