Grocott's Mail

Kingswood demolish Muir in season opener


Kingswood College first rugby side ran in seven tries to beat Muir College 45-0 at City Lords last week Saturday in their first match of the season. Scrumhalf Bradley Stirling was the stand-out player as he finished the game with a personal tally of 15 points, including one try and five conversion­s.

The match started slowly, as Kingswood showed promise but lacked the composure to finish their chances.

Their persistenc­e paid off, though, when Sandiso Charles went over for the first points of the match.

Brian van der Vyver scored minutes later as he collected a loose ball just three minutes left of the first half and the conversion by Stirling made it 12-0 at the break.

Kingswood came out after the break and picked up where they left off, scoring just six minutes into the half through Jeff Mutuku.

Azola Mahonga was full of energy throughout the match and earned his try just four minutes later as the Muirs defence started to open up.

Stirling's quick thinking and even quicker feet saw him go over by the poles as they took an unassailab­le lead of 31-0.

The captain Tariq Mwinyi went over with 13 minutes left on the clock and they even had time for one more try with three minutes left as Kingswood capped off a remarkably dominant performanc­e. Muir never really managed to get into the game, making too many errors.

Kingswood were not error free, but were much more clinical as the game went on.

The side looked in good condition and after a very impressive season last year they will be hoping to continue this momentum as they face Pearson College tomorrow during the Graeme Rugby Day.

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