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Grey, Monument draw titanic battle

  • 21 Apr 2014
Grey's Henry Immelman on his way to the tryline Grey's Henry Immelman on his way to the tryline

Grey College and Monument played to an exciting 10-10 draw in the headline game of the Kearsney Easter Festival.

The Bloemfontein side led 10-0 after just nine minutes through tries by prop Ruben Terreblanche and fullback Henry Immelman.

Monument regrouped and a tough forward battle ensued, but neither team was able to score any further points in the half.

Grey had all the momentum after the break and Monnas had to defend bravely to fight off wave after wave of attack. It was on one such occasion, as Grey spread the ball wide, that Monument flyhalf Ivan Smit timed the intercept to perfection, scoring a length-of-the-field try. Wikus van Biljon quickly added the extras, narrowing the deficit to three.

Both teams adopted an all-out attacking approach and a penalty was eventually given Monument’s way that Van Biljon kicked to level the scores.

Due to the high standard of play, the Sharks Academy awarded bursaries to five boys, instead of three. The recipients are Glenwood duo Kenny van Niekerk (prop) and Curtis Jonas (flyhalf), flank Adrian Heystek from Westville, fullback Justerino Davids from Dale and fullback Barend Smit from HTS Middelburg. 

Day 3 results:

Nico Malan 10 Dale 25
Glenwood 31 Framesby 29
Westville 14 Selborne 20
Affies 10 HTS Middelburg 20
Grey College 10 Monument 10
Kearsney 3 Dr EG Jansen 25

Day 2 results:

Selborne 21 Framesby 13
HTS Middelburg 43 Nico Malan 22
Kearsney 24 Dale 19
Glenwood 31 Dr EG Jansen 18
Grey College 32 Westville 20
Affies 14 Monument 36

Day 1 results:

Kearsney 25 HTS Middelburg 31
Framesby 16 Monument 21
Westville 41 Nico Malan 10
Selborne 12 Affies 34
Glenwood 31 Dale 17
Grey College 26 EG Jansen 8

Photo: Tracey van den Aardweg/Kearsney College

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