Monument beat Grey College 17-7 at the Wildeklawer Super Schools festival in Kimberley on Monday.
The final game of the 2015 edition was closely contested and the first and only points of the half came in the 20th minute when Monument flyhalf Xander Kruger landed a long-range penalty.
Kruger was at it again after the break when he converted his own try, before outside centre Dawid Snyman crossed the line to get Grey on the board late in the second half.
Grey gained momentum and ferociously attacked the Monument line, but the defence held firm. And with three minutes to go, No 8 Len Massyn scored a breakaway try to seal the match for Monnas.
Meanwhile, Affies and Paarl Gym drew 22-22 in match that produced six tries.
Affies flyhalf Eddie Fouché and Gimmies inside centre George Lourens traded penalties, before speedster Keenan Abrahams scored the opening try for the Cape side against the run of play.
Fouché responded with a five-pointer for Affies, but failed to convert as they trailed 10-8 going into the break.
Both sides went over for two more tries in the second stanza, but with the scores tied at 22-22, Lourens skewed his final conversion attempt and Affies went long with the 22 dropout. The chase was good and they won a penalty at the breakdown. Fouché stepped up, but like Lourens, he botched the decisive kick.
‘We didn’t take our opportunities and it cost us in the end,’ Affies coach Jaco Koch told SARugbymag.co.za. ‘We fell off tackles too easily and the missed kick at the end is another example of poor execution. I’m not happy with the result, but still proud of the boys’ effort.’
In other matches, the Saru Invitational XV defeated HTS Louis Botha 31-9, Glenwood edged Noord-Kaap 27-26, Outeniqua beat Waterkloof 19-16, Paarl Boys’ laboured to a 19-14 win over EG Jansen, Middelburg pipped Oakdale 24-23, Selborne fought back to draw 20-20 with hosts Diamantveld, and Boland Landbou snatched a 21-20 victory against Menlopark.
Saru Invitational XV 31 HTS Louis Botha 9
Glenwood 27 Noord-Kaap 26
Paarl Boys’ 19 EG Jansen 14
HTS Middelburg 24 Oakdale 23
Diamantveld 20 Selborne 20
Outeniqua 19 Waterkloof 16
Boland Landbou 21 Menlopark 20
Affies 22 Paarl Gym 22
Monument 17 Grey College 7
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