Paul Roos set Super Schools alight

Convincing wins for Paul Roos, Maritzburg, Affies and Waterkloof highlighted the final day of the Wildeklawer Super Schools festival in Kimberley.

Paul Roos continued to impress with a 30-10 thrashing of EG Jansen. Flyhalf Reinhardt Fortuin opened the scoring for the winners with an early penalty, but Jansies centre Delano Kotze levelled matters soon after. Fortuin then booted three more points, before slipping through for the first try of the match, which he also converted. Three further tries, by fullback Aiyden Cupido, wing Nico Leonard and scrumhalf Calvin Nell stretched the lead to 30-3, before they conceded a late five-pointer. Fortuin earned the Man of the Match award for his 15-point contribution.

HTS Middelburg came from behind to beat Boland Landbou 12-11, after the scores were level at 6-6 at the break. Landbou scrumhalf Jondre Williams and HTS fullback Barend Smit exchanged penalties before Landbou substitute Sergull van Niekerk raced clear for a brilliant individual try. But with two further penalties, it was the accurate boot of Smit which swung the match.

Glenwood suffered another defeat, 20-15 to Outeniqua. James Venter slid over to give Glenwood a 10-3 lead, but ill-discipline then took its toll when the referee awarded Outeniqua a penalty try and yellow-carded Glenwood fullback Morné Joubert. A man short, they retook the lead again when wing Philani Ngcobo got on the scoresheet. But two further touchdowns, by fullback Corné de Klerk and prop Andrew Kuhn, sealed the match for Outeniqua.

Maritzburg College handed hosts Diamantveld their second defeat at the tournament, winning 21-9. Maritzburg's points came courtesy of three converted scores, including a brace from flank Renard le Roux. Diamantveld failed to cross the line, with flyhalf Gerco Nortjie kicking the penalty goals.

After their humiliating 40-7 loss to Paarl Gym, Affies returned to winning ways, defeating Oakdale 21-10. In a clash of the heavyweights, Grey Bloem sneaked past Paarl Gym 15-14 in a thrilling encounter. Monument and Selborne played to a 23-23 draw and KES edged Noord-Kaap 13-12 in a scrappy affair. Drostdy lost 29-35 to the Saru Invitational XV. In a nine-try match, Waterkloof beat Grey PE 39-24, with Waterkloof flank Juandré Michau bagging a hat-trick.

Day 2 results:

Grey Bloem 15 Paarl Gym 14
Monument 23 Selborne 23
KES 13 Noord-Kaap 12
Waterkloof 39 Grey PE 24
Affies 21 Oakdale 10
Saru Invitational XV 35 Drostdy 29
Maritzburg 21 Diamantveld 9
Paul Roos 30 EG Jansen 10
Outeniqua 20 Glenwood 15
HTS Middelburg 12 Boland Landbou 11

Day 1 results:

Monument 15 Boland Landbou 0
Grey PE 21 EG Jansen 25
Drostdy 10 Selborne 19
Noord-Kaap 30 Oakdale 39
Paul Roos 67 KES 0
Paarl Gym 40 Affies 7
Maritzburg 56 Invitational XV 15
Glenwood 27 Waterkloof 39
Grey Bloem 25 Outeniqua 7
Diamantveld 0 HTS Middelburg 25

Photo: Wildeklawer

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