Super SACS shock Affies

Centre Ciaran Dayaram scored a last-minute try as SACS stunned Affies 13-10 on day two of the Kearsney Easter Festival.

It was only the second time in their 186-year history that SACS had faced Affies and the result was no different to the one in 1992 when Springbok legend Percy Montgomery guided the Cape side to a shock victory over their Pretorian counterparts.

Affies dominated the early stages and scored the opening try through left wing Christian Strydom. However, two penalties either side of the break from SACS flyhalf and captain Jordan Chait, son of former WP flyhalf Anton Chait, cut Affies’ advantage to a singe point as SACS worked their way back into the game.

The team from Pretoria extended their lead to four with a penalty goal in the final quarter, but Dayaram’s breakaway try in the dying moments of the match, which Chait converted, caused one of the biggest upsets on the South African schools rugby scene, as SACS maintain their 100% record over Affies.

In other results, Selborne staged a second-half comeback to narrowly beat Menlopark 28-20, Dale cruised to a 22-10 victory over Westville, hosts Kearsney suffered a second defeat, going down 26-7 to Grey College, Middelburg returned to winning ways by defeating Glenwood 22-11 and EG Jansen thrashed Framesby 31-6 in the final game. 

Day 2 results:

Selborne 28 Menlopark 20
Dale 22 Westville 10
Grey College 26 Kearsney 7
SACS 13 Affies 10
Middelburg 22 Glenwood 11
EG Jansen 31 Framesby 6

Day 1 results:

Affies 41 EG Jansen 5
Selborne 48 Kearsney 7
SACS 22 Dale 12
Westville 27 Menlopark 25
Glenwood 31 Framesby 0
Grey College 22 Middelburg 19

Day 3 fixtures (6 April):

Westville vs SACS (09:30)
Framesby vs Affies (10:45)
HTS Middelburg vs Selborne (12:00)
Glenwood vs Menlopark (13:15)
Grey College vs EG Jansen (14:30)
Kearsney vs Dale (15:45)

Photo: Tracey van den Aardweg/Kearsney

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Mariette Adams