Jonathan Cook
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16 Jun 2009
00:00

Varsity given a hiding by Old Boys

Jonathan Cook

IT was another disappointing weekend for Maritzburg Varsity rugby club when their first XV went down 75-0 to Old Boys in the Premier Division match at Riverside in Durban North....

IT was another disappointing weekend for Maritzburg Varsity rugby club when their first XV went down 75-0 to Old Boys in the Premier Division match at Riverside in Durban North.

This result paints a bleak picture for Varsity’s survival in the top rung of KZN club rugby and there will be an attempt to get to the bottom of the problem when first team coach Dave Look is interviewed in next week’s club rugby wrap.

This was the only Premier Division match of the weekend.

This season’s Moor Cup Premier Division has been a close-run thing and big wins of this nature could stand Old Boys in good stead when the title is decided.

The Premier Division on Friday evening sees College Rovers meeting Maritzburg Varsity at the Piet Booysen Sport Park off Golf Road.

There was more disappointment for midlands club rugby when the sub-union’s top U20 side went down to Harlequins on the Bluff in the U20A Division knockout quarter-finals.

Harlequins won 27-6 against Midlands U20A, but according to Midlands Rugby Academy coach Steve Botha, the side never threw in the towel.

Indeed, Botha said that Andy Keast, director of coaching at Harlequins, rates the match the best U20 game he has seen all season with the score not truly reflecting the game.

In other U20A quarter-finals, College Rovers beat Jaguars 50-0, Old Boys beat Crusaders 41-0 and Durban Collegians beat Empangeni 32-12.

In the U20B knockout competition, South Coast Warriors beat Midlands B 24-17.

Both Midlands teams will face log-leaders Rovers on Friday night on Woodburn 2 at 6.30 pm and 8 pm respectively.

In the First Division, Maritzburg Collegians beat Durban Varsity 27-14, Amanzimtoti beat Kokstad 110-0, Ballito beat Wentworth 41-0 and South Coast Warriors beat PMB Waratahs 58-6.