Affies claimed a resounding 41-5 victory over EG Jansen on day one of the Kearsney Easter Festival.
A close contest was predicted between the two Gauteng powerhouses, but Affies had other ideas and blew their opponents away in a physical encounter, running in six tries in the process.
EG Jansen scored the opening try from a lineout maul, but three quick tries from midfielder Louritz van der Schyff, fullback Pieter Coetzer and centre Henco Jordaan put the Pretorians 20-5 up at the break.
Affies delivered an even better performance in the second half as EG Jansen tried unsuccessfully to halt the carnage. Wing Jacobus van Staden scored a brace in the space of two minutes, before Van der Schyff ran in his second. Flyhalf Eddie Fouché put the final touches on a polished performance by slotting all three of his conversion attempts.
In the last match of the day, SA’s No 1-ranked school Grey College beat HTS Middelburg 22-19 thanks to a late penalty from flyhalf Mario Vieira. Both sides scored three tries.
In other results, Selborne scored eight tries to thump hosts Kearsney 48-7, SACS stunned Dale with a 22-12 victory, Westville edged Menlopark 27-25 in a thrilling encounter, and Glenwood claimed a comfortable 31-0 win against Framesby.
Day 1 results:
Affies 41 EG Jansen 5
Selborne 48 Kearsney 7
SACS 22 Dale 12
Westville 27 Menlopark 25
Glenwood 31 Framesby 0
Grey College 22 Middelburg 19
Day 2 fixtures (4 April):
Selborne vs Menlopark (09:30)
Westville vs Dale (10:45)
Kearsney vs Grey College (12:00)
Affies vs SACS (13:15)
Glenwood vs HTS Middelburg (14:30)
Framesby vs EG Jansen (15:45)
Day 3 fixtures (6 April):
Westville vs SACS (09:30)
Framesby vs Affies (10:45)
HTS Middelburg vs Selborne (12:00)
Glenwood vs Menlopark (13:15)
Grey College vs EG Jansen (14:30)
Kearsney vs Dale (15:45)
Photo: Tracey van den Aardweg/Kearsney