SA Schools end Series winless

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:40
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U19 INTERNATIONAL SERIES REPORT: South African Schools ended a disappointing international tournament when they lost 52-22 to England at City Park in Cape Town.

They are the only one of the four teams not to win a match, unlike 2016 when they were the team that won all their matches.
 
England led 19-0 at half-time after tries by fullback Ollie Hassell-Collins, lock Josh Basham and No.8 Sam Moore. 
 
SA Schools came back with tries by wing Muller du Plessis and flank Henco Martens, both Paarl Gim boys. A conversion and a penalty goal by Qamani Kota brought the score to 19-15 and SA Schools seemed back in contention.
 
But Nic Rigby and Tom Willis scored tries for England in quick succession. Du Plessis then raced through for his second try to make the score 31-22.
 
That was a false dawn for the South Africans as Caden Murley, Sam Spink and Nick David scored tries for England.
 
Scorers:
 
For SA Schools:
Tries: Muller du Plessis 2, Henco Martins
Cons: Qamani Kota 2
Pen: Qamani Kota.
 
For England:
Tries: Ollie Hassell-Collins, Josh Basham, Sam Moore, Nic Rigby, Tom Willis, Caden Murley, Sam Spink, Nick David
Cons: Cameron Redpath 3, Kieran Wilkinson 3
 
Teams:
 
SA Schools: 15 Qamani Kota, 14 Kennedy Mpeku, 13 Diego Appollis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Muller du Plessis, 10 Stephan van der Bank, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Travis Gordon (captain), 7 Henco Martins, 6 Mark Snyman, 5 Cristen van Niekerk, 4 JJ van der Mescht, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 Fezokuhle Mbatha, 1 Jordan Clarke.
Replacements: 16 Morné Brandon 17 Ruhann Greyling, 18 Nkosikhona Masuku 19 Keagan Glade, 20 Banele Mthenjane, 21 Celimpilo Gumede, 2 Phendulani Buthelezi,  23 Dylan Richardson, 24 Vian Fourie, 25 Sanele Nohamba, 26 Christopher Schreuder, 27 Conan le Fleur,  28 Yanga Hlalu.
17 Banele Mthenjane
 
England: 15 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 14 Arron Reed, 13 Cadan Murley, 12 Fraser Dingwall, 11 Tom Seabrook, 10 Cameron Redpath, 9 Will Porter, 8 Tom Willis, 7 Aaron Hinkley, 6 Sam Moore (captain), 5 James Scott, 4 Josh Basham, 3 Will Capon, 2 Tom Rowland, 1 Joe Heyes.
Replacements: 16 Beck Cutting, 17 George Head, 18 Nick Rigby, 19 Alex Coles, 20 Ollie Fox, 21 Kieran Wilkinson, 22 Sam Spink, 23 Nick David, 24 Tom de Glanville
 
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa) 
Assistant referees: Sinethemba Mrulwa (South Africa), Kwezi Mqomboti (South Africa)
Television match official: Johan Greeff (South Africa)
 
Results:
 
Round 1
Wales vs SA Schools, 30-28
England vs France, 24-8
 
Round 2
France vs SA Schools, 13-8
Wales vs England, 14-12
 
Round 3
France vs Wales, 31-21
England vs South Africa, 52-22
 
England, France and Wales each won two matches.
SA Schools won none.