What To Expect From Day Two @ The KES Festival

Northwood vs Noorheuwel1


09h00- Marlow 26-32 Wynberg 


Marlow meets a team from Wynberg who was completely overrun by a hard running KES. Marlow, on the other hand, lost the game against Waterkloof in the last 10 minutes in which Waterkloof scored an unanswered 13 points. It is difficult to judge the Wynberg as they were completely overshadowed. Marlow, however, seems to be the better team of the two teams judged solely what was seen on Thursday. Saturday will be cold but with no rain predicted suiting the Wynberg more but still can't see the Wolramme losing.

Match Report

Wynberg showed from the kickoff that they intent to attack with every ball they receive and is rewarded after 2 minutes in the first half when they converted an easy penalty. But it is Marlow who scores the first try after Wynberg starts to run from within their own 22 and concedes a penalty for holding. Marlow takes a quick tap and scored after some good mauling from their forwards with their no 8 Dirkie Ferreira who dots the ball down. This game is being played at a fast pace with Wynberg scoring through their no 8 Cameron Bowes after they turn the ball over from the kickoff. Wynberg continues to impress with unreal skills and Marlow's defence is rock solid. After turning over another ball Marlow storms towards the Wynberg try line with the defence of Wynberg really shocking. Jaco du Plessis of Marlow scores after Marlow ran the length of the field to score. From the kickoff, it was Wynberg that attacked immediately with their hooker James Pearse that scores after a 5m lineout. To watch this game is like watching a tennis match with the sides moving from the one end to the other in seconds. The second half started at the same pace that the first was played in. Wynberg on the attack when Marlow turnover yet another loose ball and storms upfield. After a clever chip ahead the boy from Marlow gets tackled and the ref has to award a penalty try. Then minutes later it is the turn of Wynberg's centre Ryan Biscombe to score a converted try after Wynberg was applying constant pressure. Now Marlow is camping in Wynberg's half when hooker Johan Swart scores a converted try. Now Wynberg is throwing everything at Marlow and with eight minutes to go Ryan Biscombe scores his second try that gets converted. Three minutes before the final whistle Wynberg receives a penalty and set up a lineout five meters from the Marlow try line. The ball gets sent wide and inside centre, Cristian Colborne scores to end this exciting match.

Wynberg  32(13) Tries: Cameron Bowes, James Pearse, Cristian Colborne, Ryan Biscombe (2). Conversions: Di Livio van Wyk (2). Penalties: Di Livio van Wyk

Marlow  26(12) Tries: Dirkie Ferreira, Jaco du Plessis, Penalty try, Johan Swart. Conversions: Nevaldo Fleurs (2) 


10h15 - Hudson Park 51-7 Northwood


Hudson's game against Eldoraigne was played in horrible conditions but they did show that they have the forwards to control a game and supply their backline with quality ball. Northwood show against Noordheuwel that they do not give up and may just have enough firepower to win this one. Hudson's terrible season might just continue.

Match Report

It seems that the drier conditions are really helping to provide fast paced games. Hudson Park scores its first try four minutes from kick off with flyhalf Avuyile Mabece going over after Hudson Park gained the lineout ball and used their big men to rumble it up until the gap opened up. At this stage, Northwood is still able to use their forwards in securing good 2nd phase and after continued pressure sends their wing Macmillian Mudara over in the corner for their only points in the match. And then the procession started with Northwood not being able to contain a rampant Huson Park. Hudon Park scoring due to some pitiful tackling from Northwood.

Hudson Park 51(15) Tries: Avuyile Mabece(2), Jared du Plessis, Hlumelo Ndudula(2), Ingar Gxolo, Gucula Poswa, Devano Booysen. Conversions: Bulelani Ngaki(4) Penalties: Bulelani Ngaki (2)

Northwood 7(7) Tries: Macmillian Mudara. Conversions: Cameron Miller.


11h30 - Kingswood College 22-35 Noordheuwel


Kingswood winning every aspect of the game against Ben Vorster but the game will look to take Noordheuwel on using their forwards to control the game. Noordheuwel plays a more expansive game and will welcome the drier conditions to showcase their fast pace game plan. But Kingswood improved a lot from the Graeme Rugby Day. Winner Noordheuwel unless ..............................

Match Report

Kingswood scored the game with their fullback Jeff Mutuku who scores immediately. Noorheuwel hits immediately back and scores, Francois Marx #11 after their whole backline handled the ball. 11:41Try time for Kingswood as they go wide from the lineout!

Noordheuwel 0(5) Tries: Francois Marx

Kingswood 0(5): Tries: Jeff Mutuku


12h45 - Ben Vorster vs Waterkloof

Ben Vorster will have to up their game a lot if they want to beat the ever improving Waterkloof. The slowed down a lot against Kingswood in the second half and although conditions were bad I can not see Ben Vorster containing the Klofies team. Waterkloof is busy developing in a team that will take its rightful place as one of South Africa's top rugby schools. A win against Ben Vorster can bring them very close to a top 20 spot in our rankings.

14:00 Jeppe boys vs Eldoraigne

Jeppe is really experiencing a very bad year and while their forwards are delivering the good in the tight phases of the game their lack of penetrating power at the back will see them losing a lot more games. Eldoraigne only managed to score the match-winning try in the last minutes against Hudson Park in horrible conditions. Eldoraigne should win this one with conditions improving for running rugby.

15:15 KES vs Rondebosch

If KES display the same type and quality of game they played against Wynberg the Rondebosch boys are going to be in for a very long afternoon. Rondebosch will definitely be overrun in the same manner as Wynberg and will bring definite challenges to the KES game plan. Therefore not a big win as against Wynberg but do think Jo'burgs top English school will still win with ease.