Paarl Gym scored eight tries to win 48-19 at Rondebosch Boys’ on Saturday. TYRONE ENGEL reports.
The visitors held a 22-12 lead at the break, and scored four second-half tries to secure their 11th win of the season.
Flyhalf Theo Boshoff crossed for the visitors’ first try in the fourth minute and kicked the conversion. Rondebosch levelled matters soon after when inside centre Sam Cragg converted outside centre DJ Falconer’s try.
Paarl Gym went back in front six minutes later as centre Christopher Willemse crossed for an unconverted try, but Bosch hit back through wing Dane Stevens.
Paarl Gym then scored two more unconverted tries through wing Ryno Boonzaier and fullback Muller du Plessis to take a 10-point lead into half-time.
The hosts struck first after the restart as fullback Mike Mavovona crossed for their third try and Cragg added the extras to make it a three-point game.
However, Paarl Gym showed their strength as they prevented Rondebosch from scoring any more points while No 8 Muller Uys, flankers Henco Martins and Janus Swart all added their names to the scoresheet and Boonzaier crossed for his second try.
Rondebosch – Tries: DJ Falconer, Dane Stevens, Mike Mavovana. Conversions: Sam Cragg (2).
Paarl Gym – Tries: Theo Boshoff, Christopher Williams, Ryno Boonzaier (2), Muller du Plessis, Muller Uys, Henco Martins, Janus Swart. Conversions: Boshoff (4).
Elsewhere in the Western Cape, Paarl Boys’ extended their winning streak to 33 games as they beat Oakdale 35-21 at home, while Paul Roos bounced back from last week’s loss to Boishaai to edge SACS 38-34 in Stellenbosch.
Western Cape schools fixtures and results (4 June):
Bishops 38 Wynberg 7
Tygerberg RFC 12 Bellville 27
Boland Landbou 111 DF Malan 5
Brackenfell 16 Stellenberg 15
Tygerberg 0 Durbanville 28
Paarl Boys 35 Oakdale 21
Rondebosch Boys’ 19 Paarl Gym 48
Paul Roos 38 SACS 34
Parel Valei 22 Fairmont 18
Strand 22 De Kuilen 23
Milnerton 0 HTS Bellville 32
Hottentots-Holland 47 Monument Park 14
Drostdy 25 Hugenote (Wellington) 15
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