KERF – Queen’s College vs Pretoria Boys’ High School

Queen's College try scorer Ilano Smith. PHOTO: Tracey Van Den Aardweg

THE third match of the festival was a tightly contested game between Queen’s College and Pretoria Boys High. In the end it was as dramatic win for PBHS with a final score of 22 – 15.

Queen’s had the majority of possession in the first half, although most of the play took place between the two 22m areas.

Queen’s opened the scoring with a penalty by flyhalf, Keith Kroutz. Both teams were quick to recycle the ball, but the defences held on both sides. The Queen’s College forwards drove over and were awarded a touch-down. This gave them a lead of 8 – 0.

Pretoria’s flyhalf, Tayne Rivas, converted a 40m penalty and then, on the stroke of halftime, a second easier penalty, to take them into halftime 6 – 8 behind.

Early in the second half a pass that didn’t go to hand enabled Queen’s centre, Ilano Smith, to kick ahead. Queen’s then scored their second try, with a good conversion in blustery conditions by Keith Kroutz.

Tayne Rivas was also successful with his third penalty to narrow the gap to 9 – 15. PBHS then had a five minute period of attack in the 22m area. They were awarded a number of penalties but Queen’s did not back down. Eventually Pretoria added another three points when Geordie Collaros was successful.

PBHS had the opportunity of a long penalty to win the game but in the final minute of the game the ball struck the upright. Their captain and eighth man, Chris du Toit, then broke through to grab his team a dramatic 22 – 15 win after Collaros’ conversion.

Point scorers:
Queen’s College:
Tries: Ilano Smith. Conversion: Keith Kroutz. Penalty: Keith Kroutz

Pretoria Boys’ High School:
Tries: Chris du Toit. Conversion: Geordie Collaros. Penalties: Tayne Rivas (3), Geordie Collaros (2).

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