Schools: Boishaai bounce back, Grey and Affies thrill

Paarl Boys High snatched a late victory against Durban High at the Wilderklawer Festival on Saturday, while Grey College and Affies set the scene for their epic encounter.

Paarl Boys High dodged a fourth defeat in a row by grabbing a tense 15-13 victory over Durban High on the third day of the Wildeklawer Festival in Kimberley.

A penalty from flyhalf Viaan Mentoor on the stroke of fulltime separated the teams after flyhalf Allston Cedras gave DHS a 13-12 lead going into the closing stages of the match.

This gave Paarl Boys a morale-boosting first win after three successive losses, ahead of their clash with Grey College on Saturday, 11 May.

Grey College finished the festival unbeaten and grabbed a fifth win on the trot by convincingly beating Pretoria’s Garsfontein 38-10 in the final game of the day.

Hooker Liam van Wyk scored a hat-trick of tries for Grey College, who will also take on an in-form Affies in the coming weeks on Saturday, 18 May.

Affies also went unbeaten through the festival, producing a late flurry of tries to claim a 32-10 victory over Oakdale, who were in the contest until the final 10 minutes.

Winger Hugo Snyman scored a brace for Affies, who will have a week’s break before hosting Grey College.

Meanwhile, Paul Roos stayed unbeaten with a ruthless 48-0 demolition of Maritzburg College, EG Jansen scored a late maul try to beat Stellenberg 19-17 and hosts Diamandtveld beat New Zealand’s St John’s 40-24.

Elsewhere in the country, Rondebosch Boys handed Wynberg a first defeat of the season by powering to a 49-27 victory, while Bishops suffered a fifth defeat in a row in their derby against SACS (29-7).

Selected results (Saturday, 4 May):
Stellenberg 17 EG Jansen 19
Affies 32 Oakdale 10
Kirkham 27 Outeniqua 25
Waterkloof 52 Marlow 24
Boland Landbou 33 Monument 38
Noordheuwel 41 Nico Malan 8
Framesby 24 Welkom Gim 35
Paarl Boys High 15 Durban High 13
Glenwood 12 Drostdy 35
Paul Roos 48 Maritzburg College 0
Diamandtveld 40 St John’s (New Zealand) 24
Paarl Gim 31 Helpmekaar 10
Grey College 38 Garsfontein 10
Grey High Festival
St John’s College 38 Muir College 14
Grey High 29 Graeme College 7
Parktown Boys’ High 20 Ithembelihle 13
Westville 52 Dale College 12
Durbanville High 25 Queen’s College 22
Jeppe 33 St Andrew’s College 5
St Charles 26 Hudson Park 5
St Stithians 16 Die Brandwag 12
Michaelhouse 24 Hilton College 23
Northwood 34 Kearsney 24
Western Cape
Rondebosch Boys 49 Wynberg Boys 27
SACS 29 Bishops 7
Milnerton 82 Tygerberg 14

Photo: Facebook/Paarl Boys High

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