Peterhouse Boys edged St John’s College 24-22 to start off their season in style on Saturday in the capital.
A yellow card shown to St John’s center, Mufaro Mpisaunga with 18 minutes left in the encounter exposed his team and allowed Peterhouse to capitalise and register a sweet victory away from home. The game was hanging in the balance throughout the first half with the scoreboard reading 15-12 to the hosts going into the interval.
Touted as one of the most physical school rugby sides this year St John’s lived up to expectations and dominated Peterhouse at scrum time. Playing without their captain, Cuan Zeederberg, Peterhouse handled their decision making impressively well using pace to their advantage.
The victory over St John’s leaves Peterhouse as the only unbeaten top flight outfits so far this season as they didn’t participate in the Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival this year. It will be interesting to see how far they can keep their record untainted.
Across town at Prince Edward, Falcon College won 22-12 against the Tigers on their own turf. This is the second time in three years that Falcon has won against Prince Edward at home, having won 12-9 on Jubilee in 2014.
Also on the road, St George’s College enjoyed a good season opener posting a 39-17 victory against a much improved Christian Brothers College outfit. In Masvingo, Churchill continued their good run of form with a well deserved 24-14 over Kyle College.
In the Coed rugby league, Lomagundi and Hellenic shared the spoils drawing 20-20 at Hellenic Academy in Harare.