Centres Marnus Potgieter and Louritz van der Schyff each scored two tries as Affies crushed Pretoria Boys’ 67-6 on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Affies justified their favourites tag by scoring 11 unanswered tries. Their scrum and lineout dominated and the entire backline scored points.
Pretoria Boys’ made a bright start, with fullback Jay Smally kicking a penalty, but that lead didn’t last long as Affies scored four unanswered tries through Ruben Meiring, Carl Koch, Jack Hart and Philip Krause to make it 26-3.
Smally kicked another penalty, but a fifth try gave the hosts a 31-6 lead at the break.
Affies fullback Charles Goedhals crossed for a brilliant individual effort shortly after the restart, which was a sign of things to come.
Potgieter and Van der Schyff punched holes in Pretoria Boys’ defensive system, going over for a brace apiece, while there was a sixth try by replacement DS Nel.
Affies – Tries: Charles Goedhals, Ruben Meiring, Marnus Potgieter (2), Louritz van der Schyff (2), Carl Koch, Jack Hart, Philip Krause, Jaco Labuschagne, DS Nel. Conversions: Ruan de Swardt (6).
Pretoria Boys’ – Penalties: Jay Smally (2).
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