Falcon soar over Tigers

HARARE - Falcon College rugby coach Brendan Dawson believes his side have yet to hit full stride despite dispatching Prince Edward School 43-19 on Saturday.

Falcon soared over the Tigers with a solid pack that dominated set pieces whilst PE’s woes were compounded with handling errors.

The win took Falcon to their first win of the school’s season but seventh of the year following impressive performances at St Dunstan's Easter Rugby Festival and the Dairiboard Schools Rugby Festival.

“It was a very tough game. PE gave us a tough time but we were very lucky in certain aspects of the game,” said the former Sables coach.

Dawson refused to single out any individuals for praise in their destructive campaign that has seen them rack up 156 points in their last four games.

“It was a team effort. I wouldn’t say anyone stood out for us. To give man-of-the-match it wouldn’t be fair. Everybody played for each other and that is how we have been playing even in pre-season,” he said.

“The game was good for to gauge where we are.”

Boasting of perhaps the best fullback in the country in tall and agile Shaun Synder, it is no surprise that Falcon possess one of the meanest defences in school boy rugby.

Many believe the Esigodini side has the arsenal to go unbeaten, but Dawson is not looking that far ahead just yet.

“You never know, you can have a bad day in the office, so I am not setting any expectations,” he said.

“We have St John’s and Peterhouse next. They are going to be tough games considering the last time we played both teams, they were close games.”

Selected results: Churchill 27 Kyle College 17, Lomagundi 36 Hellenic 17, Vainona 10 Watershed 27, Petra 17 Eaglesvale 41, Vainona 10 Watershed 27, St Georges College 84  CBC 3,  Midlands Christian College 71 Gateway 0.

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