St Andrew’s Too Strong For Graeme College

 

Graeme College, St Andrews Prep and St Andrews College enjoyed another great derby weekend. St Andrews started off winning three hockey matches earlier In the week and the rugby followed on Saturday. It is one of the oldest fixtures in the country with the two schools showing great respect and comradery.

The Graeme College 1st XV were always up against it in the FNB classic clash. The St Andrews 1st XV proved too strong for Graeme on the day. Graeme was disappointed with the first 20 minutes of the match as they conceded 3 soft tries to trail 21-0. It seemed the pressure had been too much to handle in those early encounters and it was always going to be a tough ask to come back from that. Thereafter the Graeme team played some exciting rugby for the remainder of the first half and scored two tries of their own to fight back and trail 21-12 at the break.

In the second half St Andrews’ piled on relentless pressure leading to another four tries. The visitors had more ball and forced the hosts to defend for large parts of the game. Both teams played an exciting brand of rugby that kept the spectators on their feet. Congratulations must go to SAC who put together another good performance and continue to be a difficult team to beat this year. St Andrews won 47-19.

The Graeme junior school ended with a clean sweep winning all six matches on the day, and would have been delighted with their results. The matches culminated in a 21-5 win in the u13A game. Graeme found the going a lot tougher in the senior school, where St Andrews won 8 of the ten matches played. The Graeme u16A side came agonisingly close and lost 13-12 in a great contest. Without doubt, Graeme would have been thrilled with the performance from the u15A side, who seemed to completely out of the contest as St Andrews led 33-7 in the second half. Graeme turned the match on its head and entertained the home crowd with some exhilarating rugby. Graeme somehow managed to find a way to win 42-33 in the end.

Graeme Junior Results vs Oatlands / St Andrews 

Graeme 9a vs Oatlands won 50-5

Graeme 11b vs SAP won 50-0

Graeme 11a vs SAP won 54-0

Graeme 13c vs SAP won 17-10

Graeme 13b vs SAP won 49-5

Frame 13a vs SAP won 21-5

Senior Rugby vs SAC

U14A     lost 27-5

U14A     lost 35-19

U15A     won 42-33

U15B     won 29-24

U16A     lost 13-12

U16B     lost 31-21

4th           lost 59-7

3rd           lost 62-0

2nd          lost 48-0

1st           lost 47-19

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