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Sunday, 02 June 2013 02:00

Rugby: Match Report - Kearsney Crush DHS

Kearsney hosted DHS in pleasant playing conditions, in which the hosts dominated throughout for the televised FNB Classic Clash.

 

Kearsney flyhalf Tristan Tedder provided the first points with a penalty in the fifth minute of the match. Three minutes later Matt Reece-Edwards ripped the ball from an opponent and ran 45m for a brilliant individual try which Tedder converted.

Eighth-man Ayron Schramm scored the next try after good carries from JL du Preez and centre Tyler Smith. Tedder converted for a 17-0 lead.

The next try could be rated as one of the most spectacular tries of the season. Kearsney drove well from a line out in their own 22, when Mitch du Toit broke free and started a series of good offloads and excellent inter-play by the forwards and scrum half Reece-Edwards, which eventually ended with captain Dan du Preez sprinting 30m. Tedder converted.

The fourth try originated from a rehearsed centre scrum move with good efforts from Reece-Edwards and winger Josh Attenborough, with flanker Jarred Hayes-Hill finishing near the posts for Tedder to convert for a 31-0 lead.

Centre Tyler Smith scored the next from a right hand side scrum running a flat line and forcing his way across the line.

The last try of the first half was scored by winger Attenborough following a centre scrum and good play by Reece-Edwards and JL du Preez and a 41-0 halftime score.

DHS must be complemented on their efforts in the first 12 minutes of the second half during which they played with intent and a lot more structure. The Kearsney defence however did not allow any penetration and the visitors had to settle for two penalties by fly half Webster.

Daniel du Preez then scored three consecutive tries to take his individual tally for the day to four. The first came from running a close line next to a ruck without a finger been laid on him, with Tedder converting for a 48-6 score line. He then emerged with the ball from a successful line-out maul for an unconverted try. Two minutes later he scored his fourth try from a rehearsed back line movement, where fullback Chris Lines was prominent before passing to Daniel to barge his way over the line for Tedder to convert.

Kearsney then attacked relentlessly and hooker Jordan Meaker dived over after receiving a well-timed inside pass from Schramm from a quick tap penalty. Tedder converted which took the score to 67-6.

The final try came from a back line movement which included good angle and decoy running during which Tedder made good yardage to pop to Attenborough when tackled. Tedder converted for a final score 74-6.

It would be difficult to single out any individuals as the hosts impressed with their continuity and good support play in what seemed to be a real team effort. Daniel du Preez and Matt Reece-Edwards deserve special mention however as they often seemed to be the catalysts of promising plays.

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