Stowe School from Buckingham, England concluded their first ever rugby tour of Zimbabwe on Wednesday afternoon with a comprehensive 24-7 victory over St John’s College in Harare.
St John’s College enjoyed a good run in the first half with Zwart drawing first blood with a converted try for the Harare school. The Rams kept Stowe School on the back foot with well-organized line-outs and defense. The Rams also won a couple of crucial scrums against the head; for a moment it looked like they would be victors at the end of the day.
However, the Rams’ chances of posting a win against the touring side took a huge blow when centre Shane Snatter was sin-binned for a reckless late tackle. Skipper Eli Snyman and his boys were left exposed in mid-field as their centre enjoyed a side-line seat serving his sentence. Playing with an extra man, Stowe turned the heat up and got their side of the scoreboard ticking leading to a 12-7 half-time score in favor of Stowe.
Once settled in, Stowe School was unstoppable and added more points to claim the encounter 24-7 and round up a successful Zimbabwe tour.