Saints stop Falcon's juggernaut

HARARE - St George's College rugby coach Brendan Brider was left a proud man after watching his side become the first team in the 2015 schools rugby season to stop the Falcon College rugby juggernaut.

The Saints fought fiercely and even dominated play in large periods of the encounter that ended 19-19 on Saturday at Esigodini.

The Mad Dogs, who were on a 10 match winning streak prior to Saturday, were first to put points on the board through Zimbabwe Under-18 Craven Week bound Jordan Zietsman.

The Dragons got back into the game through Nash Jokomo’s try but there was no separating the two sides, who went into the breather evenly poised at 7-7.

Saints would surge ahead for the first time in the match through explosive back line player Tarisai Mapfumo’s converted try.

But giant Falcon fullback Shaun Snyder crossed the whitewash to level matters again at 14-14.

St George’s threw everything at their hosts and scored their third try but could not hold on to the lead as the Mad Dogs drew level shortly before the end.

Elsewhere Prince Edward School beat St John’s College 45-17 in a curtain raiser to the Zimbabwe rugby team's match versus Kenya at Jubilee Field.

The Rams were the quick off the mark before the Tigers responded with four converted tries from Panashe Sora, Adrian Zvarashe, Shingi Katsvere and Tinotenda Savanhu to go to the breather leading 28-7.

In the second period the hosts maintained their dominance and quickly ran away with the match.

Meanwhile, Oriel recorded the biggest win of the weekend after putting Mbare High to the sword in a match that ended 110-0.

Other selected results: Peterhouse 47-10 Churchill, Watershed 7-32 Midlands Christian College, Ellis Robins 14-7 Allan Wilson, Lomagundi 66-10 Petra, Kwekwe 46-10 Shungu, Oriel 110-0 Mbare High, Hellenic 27-17 Gateway

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