Schoolboy Rugby – SA Schools “A“ Made SA Schools Work Hard For Win


The SA Schools “A“ team made the SA Schools team work extremely hard for their 38-22 win after trailing 19-17 at the halftime break.

The SA Schools “A“ side was the dominant side for the first ten minutes of the match, however, it was the SA Schools side that scored the first points of the match when Zekhethelo Siyaya scored in the corner following a great break down the touchline.

Not to be outdone the SA Schools “A“ struck back when a brilliant cross-kick by flyhalf Luan Giliomee was controlled by Junaide Stuart who scored to cut the SA Schools lead to just two points.

Five minutes later it was Markus Muller who cut through the defence to put the SA Schools “A“ in the lead by 12-07.

SA Schools side struck back with a second try by Zekhethelo Siyaya to level the scores at 12-12 and twenty minutes to play in the first half.

Markus Muller continued to show his class when he once again cut through the defence of his opposing centre pairing to send away Dylan Miller to score SA Schools “A“s team's third try.

The SA Schools flank Kebotile Maake scored his try around the front of a five-meter lineout-maul to reduce the SA Schools “A“ lead to just two points, to lead 19-17 going into the second half.

SA Schools star centre Pieter Van Der Merwe showed his class to score the first try of the second half to go into the lead 24-19 after fifteen minutes of play in the second half.

SA Schools continued to attack and a brilliant chip by Aka Boqwana was collected by Elgernon Meyer to score the fifth try of the SA Schools team to extend their lead to 31-19 after twenty minutes of play in the second half.

With twelve minutes to play winger Zekhethelo Siyaya Moyo scored the SA Schools' sixth try before Viaan Mentoor added a converted penalty for the SA Schools “A“ team. The SA Schools deservedly won 38-22 after a splendid second.

SA Schools: Tries: Zekhethelo Siyaya (3), Kebotile Maake, Pieter Van Der Merwe, Elgernon Meyer. Conversions: Yaqeen Ahmed, Simphiwe Moyo (3).
SA Schools “A“: Tries: Junaide Stuart, Markus Muller, Dylan Miller. Conversion: Luan Giliomee (2). Penalty: Viaan Mentoor.

SA Schools: 15 Alzeadon Felix (Free State), 14 Kuthadzo Rasivhaga (Golden Lions), 13 Pieter van der Merwe (Free State), 12 Janco Purchase (Blue Bulls), 11 Cheswill Jooste (Golden Lions), 10 Yaqeen Ahmed (Western Province), 9 Adeeb Borraine (Western Province), 8 Adan da Costa (Western Province), 7 Josh Neill (Western Province), 6 Kebotile Maake (Golden Lions), 5 Riley Norton (Western Province), 4 James Schnetler (Blue Bulls), 3 Aidan Botha (Sharks), 2 Esethu Mnebelele (Golden Lions), 1 Phiwayinkosi Khubeka (Sharks). Replacements: 16 Mahle Sithole (Sharks), 17 Oliver Reid (Western Province), 18 Cruz Davey (Western Province), 19 AJ Meyer (Free State), 20 Vuyo Gwiji (Sharks), 21 Elgernon Meyer (South Western Districts), 22 Vusi Moyo (Golden Lions), 23 Ethan Adams (Free State), 24 Cecil Parsons (Griffons), 25 Torren February (Western Province), 26 Zekhethelo Siyaya (Sharks).

SA Schools A: 15 Akahluwa Boqwana (Sharks), 14 Nisako Ndlovu (Blue Bulls), 13 Markus Miller (Western Province), 12 Zingce Simka (Sharks), 11 Junaid Steward (Blue Bulls), 10 Luan Giliomee (Boland), 9 Handre Schoeman (Blue Bulls), 8 Ruben Kruger (Western Province), 7 Sipho Nonyalela (Eastern Province), 6 Briint Davids (Western Province), 5 JD Hattingh (Blue Bulls), 4 Tom Barnard (Western Province), 3 Duan Potgieter (Valke), 2 Liam Van Wyk (Free State). 1 Jordan Jooste (Western Province). Replacements: 16 Xabiso Mkiva (Western Province), 17 Andre Poulton (Golden Lions), 18 Luquobo Makwedini (Western Province), 19 Ruan Viviers (Western Province), 20 Risima Khosa (Golden Lions), 21 Zaide Rippenaar (Valke), 22 Philip Mclaren (Free State), 23 Viaan Mentoor (Western Province), 24 Kurt Coetzee (South Western Districts).