The Lowvelder

Lowveld schools excel at 7s rugby tournament

- Mark Kinnear

Curro Nelspruit, Hoërskool Barberton, Lowveld High School, Hoërskool Nelspruit and Hoërskool Rob Ferreira competed in the Frogfoot 7s at Hoërskool Piet Retief on Friday and Saturday.

Schools from all over the Lowveld and Highveld competed in the tournament. Curro Nelspruit qualified for the U17 bowl quarterfin­al in which they beat Hoërskool Hoogenhout 26-21.

Curro faced Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog in the semifinal and won 15-7.

The bowl final was between Hoërskool Volksrust and Curro. The match was a tightly contested affair, with Volksrust winning 15-12.

Hoërskool Nelspruit and Hoërskool Rob Ferreira faced each other in the U17 cup quarterfin­als. Nellies won the match 19-7.

Nelspruit took on hosts Hoërskool Piet Retief in the semis. The host school won the match, which went went to the wire, 21-14.

Rob Ferreira went on to the plate division where they lost the semifinal 19-7 to Hoërskool Ligbron.

U17 winners

• Cup: Hoërskool Piet Retief

• Plate: HTS Middelburg

• Bowl: Hoërskool Volksrust

• Shield: Standerton High School.

In the U15 competitio­n bowl quarterfin­als, Hoërskool Ligbron defeated Hoërskool Barberton 26-0, and Rob Ferreira beat Hoërskool Oosterland 27-0.

Barberton then faced Oosterland in the shield semis and won 21-0.

In the shield final, Hoërskool Standerton defeated Barberton 33-7.

Rob Ferreira faced Ligbron in the bowl semifinals. Hoërskool Ligbron won 14-12.

Hoërskool Nelspruit marched to the cup final, beating Hoërskool Secunda 26-7 in the quarters and Hoërskool Ligbron 24-7 in the semis.

Nellies and Hoërskool Middelburg met in the final. Middelburg won the cup final, defeating Nelspruit 10-5.

U15 winners

• Shield: Hoërskool Standerton

• Bowl: Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog

• Plate: Hoërskool Secunda

• Cup 3rd/4th: HTS Witbank

• Cup: Hoërskool Middelburg.

 ?? ?? Marno du Plessis on the charge for Hoërskool Nelspruit. > Photos: HH Photograph­y and Design
Marno du Plessis on the charge for Hoërskool Nelspruit. > Photos: HH Photograph­y and Design
 ?? ?? Thabiso Sekwane scores for Curro Nelspruit.
Thabiso Sekwane scores for Curro Nelspruit.

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