St Andrew's cruise past Hudson
MATCH REPORT: St Andrew’s College secured a comfortable 31-7 win against Hudson Park at Graeme College Rugby Day on Saturday.
St Andrews started like a house on fire when Byron Sharwood visited the whitewash in the first minute, after a great offload in the tackle by Matt More. Murray Wilson converted from the corner to give College a very early 7-0 lead.
A couple of errors from the College side meant that further chances to put points on the board were lost. A steal against the throw from a Hudson park line-out in the 23rd minute, followed by a clever, well-weighted box kick from Oscar Evans, resulted in a try for Graham de Vos. Murray Wilson again converted from out wide to put St Andrew’s College clear by 14-0.
Five minutes later, Anthony More, on debut, outsprinted the Hudson Park cover defence to score after a good turnover in the midfield. This meant that College went into the half-time break up 19-0.
After the break a great team try was finished off by Oscar Evans, after good work from Zadok Makani and Christian Roebert.
Hudson Park hit back with a well taken try of their own, which was well converted by their elusive and hard running flyhalf. College ended the game strongly with a well-constructed try by Jack Allanson, after good work in the lineout by the College pack.
It was an exciting game of rugby with both sides willing to run the ball and create chances.
For St Andrew's College:
Tries: Sharwood, De Vos, More , Evans, Allanson
Cons: Wilson 3
For Hudson Park: