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Premier Interschools Match Report: Affies vs Maritzburg College

Sponsorships - 15 July 2019

Premier Interschools - Affies vs MaritzburgAfrikaans Höer Seunskool (Affies) bulldozed Maritzburg College 78-16 in a one-sided Premier Interschools match in Pretoria on Saturday.

Affies outscored College by a whopping 12 tries to two to claim their fifth-consecutive win over the KwaZulu-Natal school. It was also their biggest victory over College since 2011 when they won 55-7.

The last time Maritzburg had any success in this fixture was in 2014 when they triumphed 37-10.

The home side scored 50 points in the second half after leading 28-11 at the break.

Four of the home side’s 12 tries came in the first half, as Affies overwhelmed their opponents upfront. They put the cherry on the cake in the second half, by scoring eight tries that were a mix of skill, speed and power. It was just pure dominance by Affies from the first whistle to the last.

Affies’ big pack laid the platform with a number of brutal rolling mauls that constantly put College on the back foot throughout the encounter. The visitors just couldn’t stop the home team’s momentum and the dam wall eventually burst in the second half.

Affies lock Reinhardt Ludwig scored the first of his two tries in the ninth minute after an impressive rolling maul, while they were also awarded a penalty try in the first half from this avenue of attack.

Replacement centre Marcelle Masvikeni scored the College’s only try in the first half, shortly after Ludwig’s opening try. Brannen Webster would add another try in the second half for the visitors, but they just couldn’t get enough possession to put Affies’ defence under any pressure with ball in hand.

Affies centre Gerhard Botha scored a hat trick inside 40 minutes to leave College reeling, while flank MJ Janse van Rensburg also contributed a second-half brace, as the Pretoria side moved past the half-century even before the hour-mark.

Affies then scored four more tries in the last 10 minutes of the match, with wings Kyle Liebenberg and Bjorn van Wyk, prop Werner Kruger and flank Brendhan Kelbrick all crossing the line before the referee eventually put College out of their misery.

AFFIES 78 (28)

Tries: Reinhardt Ludwig (2), Gerhard Botha (3), penalty try, MJ Janse van Rensburg (2), Kyle Liebenberg, Werner Kruger, Bjorn van Wyk, Brendhan Kelbrick.

Cons: JP Wentzel (4), Michael van Aswegen (4).


MARITZBURG COLLEGE 16 (11)

Tries: Marcelle Masvikeni, Brannen Webster.

Pens: Sven Zunckel (2).

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