RUGBY RESULTS: Union High School’s 1st XV vs Cradock – 23 April
This past weekend, Saturday, 23 April, Union High School’s 1st XV travelled to Cradock to play against Cradock High School.
In rainy, wet and cold weather conditions, the Union team had to change the way they play their game.
Cradock crossed the white wash after early dominance in the match to take a 7-0 lead.
The Union boys settled and started putting phases together that put Cradock under pressure.
Sisipho Arnols slotted two penalty kicks to narrow the deficit to one point, resulting in Union trailing 7-6 at half-time.
Union started the second half well, dominating most facets of the game, particularly the scrums where Bubele Thibini and Mihan Campbell scrummed exceptionally well, but were unfortunately not rewarded.
Union then had four clean breaks, but could not capitalise. It was certainly a match of missed opportunities for Union.
Cradock scored their second try with about ten minutes to go.
The Union boys kept on fighting until the final whistle, trying to score a winning try, unfortunately, they were unsuccessful and lost the match 12-6.
Well done to Cradock on winning the match.
u/14A won 26 – 0;
u/15A won 38 – 3;
u/16A lost 10 -15 and;
2nd Team lost 5 – 15.