Nico Malan 1st XV beat touring English Team


Rugby has held pride of place in the rural areas of South Africa and Jeffreys Bay is no exception. The local high school has a proud rugby tradition and is captained this year by a Jeffreys Bay local, Heinrich Du Toit who is in matric at Nico Malan.

Captain of the 1st xv Heinrich Du Toit leads the charge against Otto Du Plessis. Photo: Johan Wait

The First team beat the touring English team 30 – 22 in a highly entertaining game of rugby. Nico Malan has had a good season thus far, beating traditional rivals Danier Pienaar 30 – 16 in an early season clash.

Joubert Maarschalk about to get a backline move going. Photo: Johan Wait

There were a few mixed results, going down to Despatch 11 -13 while a titanic struggle saw the local team narrowly lose to rugby power house Framesby by the narrow margin of 18 -22. There have been strong victories over Newton Tech (48 -10) as well as Andrew Rabie ( 59 – 0).

Jacques Morgan with ball in hand in wet conditions. Photo: Johan Wait

Results for the 2010 season so far are:

Barnard Castle    W 30 – 22

Andrew Rabie     W 59 -0

Tygerberg            L 17 -53

Bishops                L 10 -33

Stirling               W 13 -6

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Fairmont            W 17 -7

Otto Du Plessis    W 29 -13

Framesby           L 18 – 22

Newton Tech      W 48 -10

Despatch            L 11 -13

PW Botha           W 20 -3

Daniel Pienaar     W 30 – 16

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