Falcon College Maddogs broke their Peterhouse jinx on Saturday winning 26-22 in a hard fought encounter in Marondera.
Wins on the road are always a thrill, and winning on the road in Marondera is one of the toughest feats on the local scene for any school boy rugby team. Despite boasting what has been described as a formidable side over the past three years, Falcon faltered at Peterhouse in 2014 and 2015. Last year the Esigodini side went through the season unbeaten, but Peterhouse stopped them on the last hurdle to deny their rivals a clean run. In 2012, St George’s College also had a great season in the then Stanbic Super 8 league, winning all games until that last one at Peterhouse.
Saturday (28 May 2016) saw nine rugby games pitting Falcon and Peterhouse. The Kings won eight of those matches, save for all important first team. The biggest victories for Peterhouse came in the junior matches where they won 46-00 (U14B), 36-00 (U14A) and 49-00 (U15B).
Bulldogs March On
Back in Harare, the Churchill Bulldogs continued their unbeaten run seeing off the St John’s Rams 22-12 at Nigel Phillip on Saturday. Churchill has already registered big wins so far this season and if their current form is anything to go by they have a good chance of recording a perfect 2016 season. Their toughest encounter will be the return fixture against rivals Prince Edward, but having already won twice against the Tigers this year, the Bulldogs will carry their heads high.
Trouble On Weaver
After their win at home against St John’s College a couple of weeks ago, St George’s were dealt a blow to their season campaign by tricky outfit Kyle College who registered a 27-20 victory on Weaver. This victory marked the second time in three years that Kyle have won on Weaver, bringing back memories of their 11-10 nail biting victory in 2014.
In the City of Kings, Prince Edward Tigers posted a 33-10 win against Christian Brothers College, while Gateway beat Petra 24-05.