HOSTS Prince Edward yesterday thumped arch-rivals St John’s College 40-8 in what was arguably the biggest match of the day at the ongoing Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival.
Peterhouse posted the biggest win of the day with a 58-0 walloping of Plumtree while Lomagundi were also too good for LKC, winning the match 67-5.
However, it was the contest between PE and St John’s which attracted the most attention.
This was expected to be tight fierce contest, but it later turned out to be a one-sided affair with the hosts running comfortable winners through a brace of tries from flanker Shepherd Mhembere.
Brian Mutoramusha also put down two tries while Nigel Mpofu and Beardsley Mabhenge weighed in with a try each with the rest being converted penalties.
PE will meet Peterhouse on Saturday in a match that promises a lot of excitement for the schools rugby followers.
PE’s lock Brian Nyaude, one of the outstanding performers in yesterday’s emphatic win, said: “We were not expecting this to be honest. St John’s are traditionally our biggest rivals, but they gave us a poor challenge. We knew they are big so we utilised our strength of using sheer speed to win. We are all looking forward to our match against Peterhouse. We watched them (Peterhouse) play and they are a very good side, but I don’t have any doubt that we are going to win.”
Yesterday’s results at a glance Prince Edward 40-8 St John’s College, Allan Wilson 7-20 Milton, LKC 5-67 Lomagundi, Peterhouse 58-0 Plumtree, Kyle 53- 3 Botswana Under-19, Falcon 48-14 Hillcrest, St George’s College 12–5 Windhoek Tech, Heritage 15-13 Gifford, Chinhoyi 25-5 Sobukazi, Bulawayo Select 27-0 Murehwa