Easter Festivals: Boishaai prevail in the mud

Paarl Boys’ High came from behind to beat Helpmekaar at St John’s College as wet and rainy conditions affected the second day of all four of the Easter schools festivals on Saturday.

In the final match of the day at the St John’s Festival, Helpmekaar took a 16-8 lead at half time, but Boishaai scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to win 32-16.

The big game at KES saw the hosts face a Dale College side playing their first game of the festival in the wake of the tragic passing of two teammates. While Dale fought bravely, KES were able to come away with a 32-3 win.

At St Stithians, Bishops outplayed Martizburg in a 31-10 victory, as the rugby fixtures were all rescheduled for Saturday morning in anticipation of the wet weather.

Kearsney College in Durban also experienced rainy conditions, but that did not stop some exciting rugby from being played, the highlight of which was Glenwood’s nail-biting 15-14 win against Selborne.

Easter Festivals results (Day 2):

St John’s
Noordheuwel 6o St David’s 5
Boland Landbou 38 St Charles 0
St Benedict’s 38 Lions Invitational 21
Graeme College 28 St John’s 7
Hilton College 48 Welkom Gim 3
Paul Roos 40 Nelspruit 3
Paarl Boys’ High 32 Helpmekaar 16

Centurion 7 Durbanville 66
Trinityhouse 5 Nico Malan 26
Ben Vorster 3 Eldoraigne 33
Northwood 3 Queen’s 22
Jeppe 16 Hudson Park 10
KES 32 Dale College 3

Noord-Kaap 0 Westville 24
Monument 12 Marlow 7
Kearsney 12 Waterkloof 10
EG Jansen 15 Durban High 20
Pretoria Boys 14 Framesby 14
Glenwood 15 Selborne 14

St Stithians
St Alban’s 19-34 Grey High
St Andrew’s 13-12 Wynberg
Clifton 20-14 Parktown
Maritzburg College 10-31 Bishops
Michaelhouse 36-3 St Stithians 

Photo: Frans Lombard

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Dylan Jack