A very determined Queen’s College arrived in Grahamstown to avenge last year’s losses. They were rewarded for this determination with wins over our U14s, U15As and a narrow 2 point victory over our U16As.
College managed to bounce back with solid wins from the U15B and Cs, U16Cs and another fine performance from our U16B team winning 36 -17, this takes them to an impressive 11 wins from 12 games.
The seniors took control of the day with big wins for the 5ths, 4ths, 3rds and a narrow win for our 2nds. Some of the highlights of the day were: the win from the U15Cs, Murray Wilsons 20 points, the 1 point win for the U15Bs, The excellent spirit rekindled in the ‘wit kouse’ 5th team and the 1st XV finishing their last game on lower with all their Grade 12s.
The College 1st XV got back to winning ways in convincing fashion with a 57-19 win against Queen’s College.
Matthew Hillary opened the scoring for St Andrew’s College after good continuity from the whole team and a good break by flyhalf Guy Rushmere. A try to fullback Ryan Ford, which was converted by Wilson took College into an early 14-0 lead.
Queen’s did not back down however and scored a try of their own after good handling and pace by their back line to narrow the deficit to 14-5. A penalty to Wilson extended the lead to 17-5 before the College hooker Chris Poole stormed down the touchline to score and see College 24-5 in front. Queen’s again hit back and half time saw the game in the balance at 24-12.
St Andrew’s College were not going to be denied a victory in their last home fixture of the season however and further tries to Poole, Wilson, Basi Malesu, Anthony More and Charlie Fleming saw College dominate proceedings and end up comfortable winners.