Scrumhalf Mitchell Connellan slotted a stoppage-time conversion to give Selborne a 20-19 win against Grey College in East London on Saturday.
Selborne and Grey came into this clash on the back of defeats to Dale College and Paarl Boys’ respectively last weekend. However, given the history of this fixture – Selborne had not beaten Grey since 1996 – the visitors were expected to return to winning ways.
But, trailing by six points with less than a minute remaining, Selborne’s third-choice flyhalf Thomas Bersy threw a dummy and hit the gap to score a try. Connellan then stepped up to kick the match-winning conversion.
Two converted tries by lock De Wet Marais and wing Pienaar van Niekerk had given Grey a 14-10 lead at the break.
Connellan cut the deficit to one with his second penalty, but Van Niekerk’s second try – which was set up by a kick-pass – restored Grey’s handy advantage.
That is how it stayed, until Selborne’s halfbacks combined to inflict a devastating defeat on Grey College.
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