The South African College High School (SACS) thrashed Tygerberg High School in a a one sided affair that was played on Memorial A, at the foot of Table Mountain over the weekend.
The type of rugby that SACS dished out was as picturesque as the back drop at which it was played. The men with the blue and white stripes was all over Tygerberg like a hungry dog fighting for a bone. The first try came in the opening minutes of the match after continued pressure which saw Liam Larkhan score his first try. SACS started out like a house on fire and Tygerberg had no answers to the questions that SACS was asking on attack. The second try was scored by Michael Ravenscroft, who went on to score a hatric as the match continued.
Tygerberg managed to pull one back when the ball was taken into contact by the number 7 flanker, Schonken and he offloaded to his team made who put in a well worked kick behind the defense of the SACS backline, his team mate, Tiaan Henecke gathered the ball and had to run 20 meters evading 3 would be tacklers in the process and scored a beautiful try under the poles.
That would remain one of the best passage of plays that they engineered, as they were well and truly beaten by a well oiled SACS machine.
The hosts dominated all parts of the match and went on to score 11 tries to the 2 of Tygerberg.
Although Tygerberg had some disruptions to their team, they simply were not good enough on the day.
They struggled to get quality ball form the line outs and set pieces, and no team can put phases together without quality ball possession. The Tiere were found wanting on defense on too many occasions and I predict a very difficult time for them in their remaining fixtures.
After securing the match SACS brought on most of the replacements with 20 minutes to spare.
The match was officiated by Jonathan Kaplan and it was heart warming to see this experienced referee still being involved in rugby on a schoolboy level.
SACS will play host this weekend to Brackenfell High school and hopefully they will provide more of a challenge then what Tygerberg did.
Tries: 11 Michael Ravenscroft (3), 9 Lucky Dlepu (2), 7 Liam Larkan (2), 2 Lance Steytler (2), 14 Michael Sutton (2), 8 Alex Halvosren, 6 Tom Robinson, 5 James Brewer;
Conversions: 21 Kyle Boyd (4), 13 Jordy Hop, 15 Michael Abrahams
Tries: 15 Tiaan Henecke, 6 Tiaan Schonken;
Conversions: Henecke (2)