Grey College ran in five tries to beat Waterkloof 29-3 at the Wildeklawer Super Schools festival on Saturday.
The main fixture of the day failed to live up to expectations, turning into a one-sided affair.
Waterkloof made the better start, but Grey’s committed defence absorbed the early pressure. Flyhalf Willie Ludik eventually gave Klofies the lead with a long-range penalty, but that’s as good as it got for them.
A brace by fullback Dian Gouws and a converted try from wing Marnus Boshoff saw Grey take a 17-3 advantage into the break.
Any chance of a Waterkloof revival in the second half was ended when Grey replacements Raynard Esterhuizen (No 8) and Jandré de Beer (flyhalf) scored their side’s fourth and fifth tries.
‘This result was built on strong, solid defence. We weren’t very good today,’ Grey coach Wessel du Plessis told SARugbymag.co.za. ‘We made too many handling errors and our attack wasn’t as fluent as I know it can be. Credit must go to Waterkloof for pushing us to our limit, but I’m pretty stoked with that scoreline against a team of their quality.’
In other matches, Paarl Gym scored three tries to defeat Middelburg 21-3, Affies blanked out the Saru Invitational XV 50-0, Monument outscored Boland Landbou three tries to two to claim a 22-20 victory, EG Jansen thumped Glenwood 33-3, Outeniqua edged Selborne 24-20, Paarl Boys’ cruised past HTS Louis Botha 26-7, Noord-Kaap recorded a 40-34 win over Menlopark and Oakdale overcame Diamantveld 26-13.
Outeniqua 24 Selborne 20
Monument 22 Boland Landbou 20
Paarl Gym 21 HTS Middelburg 3
Affies 50 Saru Invitational XV 0
Paarl Boys’ 26 HTS Louis Botha 7
EG Jansen 33 Glenwood 3
Noord-Kaap 40 Menlopark 34
Grey Bloem 29 Waterkloof 3
Oakdale 26 Diamantveld 13
HTS Louis Botha vs Saru Invitational XV (08:00)
Noord-Kaap vs Glenwood (09:10)
EG Jansen vs Paarl Boys’ (10:20)
Oakdale vs HTS Middelburg (11:30)
Diamantveld vs Selborne (12:40)
Waterkloof vs Outeniqua (13:50)
Menlopark vs Boland Landbou (15:00)
Affies vs Paarl Gym (16:10)
Monument vs Grey College (17:20)