Boishaai beat Paul Roos in nailbiter
Paarl Boys' High beat Paul Roos 22-17 in a nailbiter of a match in Stellenbosch on the weekend.
The visiting side drew first blood off excellent work by flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis. The try first was carried over by Darian Hock and converted by Du Plessis for a seven-point lead within minutes of kickoff.
Five minutes later Paul Roos responded with a converted penalty and took the score to 7-3. Within minutes they had turned the tables on Boishaai after they put together a movement that sent Worrall flying down the field dodging multiple Boishaai defenders to dot down under the posts and put Paul Roos into a 10-7 lead.
Boishaai responded with an attack by scrumhalf Pieter Schoonraad that ended with a try by right wing Tiaan Mouton. This was followed by a try by inside centre Henri Nimb, who made a 50-metre dash to raise the bar to 19-10 in Boishaai’s favour at the break.
The game went on much in this vein with exciting, tit-for-tat play that kept the crowd entertained and the energy on the field high. In the dying moments of the game, Paul Roos launched a final attack. Boishaai stole their lineout but made a foolish decision to throw the ball into touch in a bid to end the game. They were penalised and had matters earlier gone slightly worse for them this may have thrown the game. Luckily for Boishaai their defence and lineout work had earned them enough of a lead earlier to secure the victory.
Kearsney 20 Michaelhouse 21
St Charles 7 Hilton 39
Rondebosch 3 Bishops 15
Boland Landbou 13 Paarl Gym 38
Paul Roos 17 Paarl Boys’ 22
SACS 16 Wynberg 26
Pretoria Boys’ 26 St Alban’s 22
Waterkloof 34 Eldoraigne 28
Wonderboom 13 Centurion 40
Garsfontein 45 Menlopark 14
St Benedict’s 14 St John’s 12
Helpmekaar 13 Roodepoort 6
Jeugland 13 EG Jansen 52
Graeme 21 Union High 11
Pearson 63 Ndzondelelo 9
St Andrew’s 43 Kingswood 19
Woodridge 19 Despatch, 12
*Free State/ Griqualand West
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* This match was a curtain-raiser to the match between SA Barbarians South and England.