15 August 2017 Read: 75
The mighty First team Honey Badgers played the first match of the day, undoubtedly coming in as underdogs, having lost their first encounter against Heuwelkruin by 20 odd points. At the start of the game, one could see and sense the nervousness within the boys, but they fought through all of that and at the end it was pure guts and determination.
From trailing by 10 points to a final deficit of a single point (which could have clinched it if the final kick had been converted), says a lot about the camaraderie displayed in the team. The final score was 20-19, with Mfumo Mongwe earning ‘man of the match’.
Stanford’s u/15’s came to the game as favourites as they had won their first match convincingly. The final was always going to be a thriller of a match. Curro Heuwelkruin seemed stronger than at the beginning of the encounter, posting the first points of the day in the first 15 minutes. The Stanfordians grew in courage and went all out to challenge Curro. In the second half, SLC came out guns blazing, bringing the game to the opposition and scoring two unanswered tries to end victorious on 21-14. ‘Man of the match’ was awarded to Ethan Chidavaenzi for his great performance.