Can Falcon Upset Peterhouse Celebrations

2015 seems to be the year of the 60th Zimbabwean high school anniversary, first with Arundel last month and now with Peterhouse Boys.  To celebrate their 60th, Peterhouse  has lined up a great weekend of sport and celebration this weekend as part of the yearlong festivities.

As part of the school’s celebrations Peterhouse Boys will this weekend host longstanding rivals and friends Falcon College. With multiple soccer, hockey and rugby matches taking place at the Marondera school this weekend, the biggest and most anticipated clash between the two rivals will be the 1st XV rugby clash scheduled for a Saturday 3pm kick-off.

The Falcon College rugby team has been in top form this year and have enjoyed convincing wins against top teams including Prince Edward and Churchill. Their journey has not been without its own troubles however. They got a scare from the Peterhouse team when they played them at the Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival and when later they hosted Peterhouse in Esigodini, before eventually pulling off narrow wins in both fixtures. 18-15 for the Dairibord Schools Rugby clash and 24-19 in Esigodini.

Connor Pritchard
Can Connor Pritchard and his charges disappoint the Peterhouse faithful for a third consecutive time?

St George’s also pulled off a shock 19-19 draw against Falcon after threatening to blemish their unbeaten run for 2015. It was against Midlands Christian College that Falcon got their worst surprise losing to the midlands team in Gweru. In all fairness, Falcon were missing eight of their regulars who were away on national duty but if you ask me did they have an unbeaten in 2015 I’ll tell you that they did not.

Can Falcon regroup and disappoint Peterhouse for the third time in a row this year? We’ll only have the answer to that question tomorrow, but I can assure you it will be an epic clash between two of the best school rugby sides in Zimbabwe this year.

In other rugby fixtures this weekend, Prince Edward plays Kyle College in Masvingo while St George’s hosts St John’s on Weaver. Hellenic plays Eaglesvale at Eaglesvale and Gateway travel to Marondera to play Watershed.

Petra travel to Mutare to face Hillcrest. Midlands Christian College is on the road to Chinhoyi where they face the resurgent Lomagundi, while Christian Brothers College will be hoping for a win when they host crosstown rivals Milton in Bulawayo.