Jeppe snatch dramatic win

Jeppe wing Cameron Burg scored a try after the hooter to give his side a 27-24 win against St Charles on day one of the St John's Easter festival.

Jeppe led 20-0 at half-time, before an incredible second-half fightback saw St Charles take the lead. But Jeppe finished with a flourish to snatch the win.

In other matches, three second-half tries in quick succession gave Hilton a 22-9 win against Nelspruit, winger Joshua Vermeulen scored 37 points as Paul Roos humiliated Italian side Viadana 94-0 in a 13-try romp, Garsfontein thrashed a Lions Invitational team 61-0, Monument cruised past St Benedict’s 38-15, and Paarl Boys' pummelled hosts St John's 52-0.

Day 1 results:

Jeppe 27 St Charles 24
Garsfontein 61 Lions Invitational 0
Paul Roos 94 Viadana 0
Hilton 22 Nelspruit 9
Monument 38 St Benedict’s 15
Paarl Boys’ 52 St John’s 0

Day 2 fixtures (4 April):

St Benedict’s vs St Charles (08:45)
Lions Invitational XV vs Viadana (10:00)
Nelspruit vs Garsfontein (11:15)
St John’s vs Hilton (13:30)
Paarl Boys’ vs Monument (14:45)
Paul Roos vs Jeppe (16:00)

Day 3 fixtures (6 April):

St Charles vs Viadana (09:00)
St John’s vs Lions Invitational XV (10:45)
Paul Roos vs Monument (11:30)
St Benedict’s vs Hilton (13:30)
Nelspruit vs Jeppe (14:45)
Paarl Boys’ vs Garsfontein (16:00)

Kearsney festival wrap (Day 1)

KES festival wrap (Day 1)

St Stithians festival wrap (Day 1)

Photo: St John's College

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Simon Borchardt