Paul Roos thrash Zim St John’s
- 17 Apr 2014
Paul Roos returned to winning ways following their defeat to Grey PE by thrashing St John's from Zimbabwe 80-7.
The game had to be stopped at the 55-minute mark, because of the heavy scoreline. Lock Morné Taljaard scored two tries and outside centre Edwill van der Merwe ran in a hat-trick, while left winger Reinhard Fortuin slotted 10 conversions. St John's scored a consolation try through hooker Roderick Zwart and converted by replacement flyhalf Tafadzwa Chlweshe.
In other results from the day's play, Paarl Boys' beat St Charles College 35-0, Waterkloof beat Klein Nederburg 45-19 and the visiting Australian school Scots College claimed a 24-12 win over Pretoria Boys' High. The hosts also lost out 29-20 to Hoërskool Nelspruit in the last game of the day under floodlights.
Day 1 results:
St Charles 0 Paarl Boys' 35
Paul Roos 80 St John’s (Harare) 7
Waterkloof 45 Klein Nederburg 19
Pretoria Boys' 12 Scots College (Aus) 24
Jeppe 28 Noorheuwel 0
St John's (Joburg) 20 Nelspruit 29
Day 2 fixtures:
Noordheuwel vs Klein Nederburg
St Charles vs St John’s (Harare)
Nelspruit vs Pretoria Boys'
St John’s (Joburg) vs Scots College
Paarl Boys' vs Jeppe
Paul Roos vs Waterkloof
Day 3 fixtures:
Klein Nederburg vs St John’s (Harare)
Noordheuwel vs Waterkloof
St Charles vs St John’s (Joburg)
Scots College (Aus) vs Jeppe
Paul Roos vs Nelspruit
Paarl Boys' vs Pretoria Boys'
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