Paul Roos overcome Affies

Paul Roos beat Affies 29-12 in their Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools match in Stellenbosch on Saturday.

The hosts took the lead through the boot of Joshua Vermeulen in the ninth minute, but Affies replied with two tries in the first half through Henco Jordaan and Eddie Fouché, who converted his five-pointer. 

Paul Roos trailed 12-3 at the break, but surged ahead with three converted tries by Nico Leonard, Vermeulen and Jason Myburg to run out comfortable winners.

'The boys played very well,' Paul Roos coach Hein Kriek told 'We managed to stop their momentum, be strong on defence, excel in the set pieces and take our chances. It was a great performance. We will use this as a launch pad for our season.'

Affies coach Jaco Koch says his squad failed to capitalise on the opportunities they had.

'In the second half we had an opportunity to score but we made a mistake and ended up behind our own tryline.

'During the first half we were clinical and closed down their space. In the second half we gave them too much space to move and a team like Paul Roos will punish you for that.'

In other big matches, Grey PE defeated Bishops 24-15 at the Graeme College Rugby Day, while Rondebosch thumped Outeniqua 35-10 in Stellenbosch

Weekend results

Eastern Cape

Queens College 41 Pearson 7
Kingswood 28 Marlow 31
Selborne 45 De Brandwag 12
Graeme College 0 Dale 27
Muir College 26 Hudson Park 26
Union 0 Cambridge 8
Cillié 25 Hangklip 3
Grey High 24 Bishops 15
St Andrews College 33 Nico Malan 20 

North West

Hoërskool Klerksdorp 10 HTS Drostdy 7
Waterkloof 36 Framesby 10
Noord-Kaap 42 Kearsney 29
Rustenburg 18 Florida 10

Western Cape

Boland Landbou 45 Worcester Gymnasium 5
Stellenberg 16 Vredendal 6
Paarl Boys' 22 Diamantveld 12
Strand 44 Namakwaland 3
Rondebosch 35 Outeniqua 10
Paarl Gym 74 Pietersburg 5
SACS 18 Langenhoven 7

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