College participated in the Bishops 175th Rugby Festival - St Andrew's College

College participated in the Bishops 175th Rugby Festival

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College participated in the Bishops 175th Rugby Festival

The St Andrew’s College rugby teams, including the U14A, U16A, 2nd XV, and 1st XV, participated in the prestigious Bishops 175th Rugby Festival. Facing formidable opponents such as Wynberg and hosts Bishops, the competition showcased the strength of the Western Cape league.

The U14A team used the festival as a learning experience, gaining valuable lessons that will contribute to their ongoing development. While facing tough opposition, they displayed resilience and determination, laying a foundation for future success.

The U16A team demonstrated the potential to compete at this level, however, they faced challenges in aligning and finding their Andrean identity on the field. With continued effort and focus, they can rise to the occasion and achieve success against such a calibre of opposition.

The 2nd XV delivered an impressive performance against Wynberg, securing a draw in a closely contested match. Despite disruptions and injuries impacting their subsequent games, they showcased skill and determination throughout the tournament.

The 1st XV rugby team began their matches with strong starts, displaying bravery in their running rugby style. However, they faced formidable opponents in a physically imposing Wynberg side. Despite their best efforts, they were eventually overpowered by the sheer size of the Wynberg team.

In their match against Bishops, the game was an exhilarating affair, characterised by exciting rugby from both schools. St Andrew’s College showcased their attacking prowess, scoring some outstanding tries. However, they encountered difficulties in containing the Bishops’ direct approach.

Overall, the Bishops 175th Rugby Festival provided valuable opportunities for all St Andrew’s College teams to test themselves against top-tier competition, highlighting areas for improvement and growth as they continue their rugby journey.

Thank you to all the boys, for their good behaviour on and off the field and all the staff for accompanying the boys on tour.

 

Mr Jonny Mallett

Results

U14A vs Wynberg  7-55

U14A vs Bishops  0-40

U16A vs Wynberg  0-21

U16A vs Bishops  12-27

U16A vs Michaelhouse 29-40

2nd XV vs Wynberg 19-19

2nd XV vs Bishops 0-22

2nd XV vs Michaelhouse  0-55

1st XV vs Wynberg 21-43

1st XV vs Bishops 29-30