1st XV Match Report : DHS vs Clifton

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DHS strode to a comfortable 40-10 victory at home over Clifton on Saturday. This score line has become a trend in recent years and the DHS outfit convincingly ran away with this game from early on.
The DHS team would be slightly disappointed in their overall performance as they spurned a few opportunities by forcing too many 50/50 passes in the game. However, the Horseflies turned on the style when ball did go to hand, running in some magnificent tries in the process.
The try fest started early as Phendulani Buthelezi and Cham Zondeki scored within the first 5 minutes of the game. Many thought the scoreline would be a lot more but the Clifton boys rallied together and produced an effort they could be proud of. They put together some solid pieces of play and managed to get a try on the day.
It is clear that DHS is fast becoming the neutral’s team to watch as they play an exciting brand of rugby based on quick ball retention and shifting the ball quickly into space. The rotational roles of halfbacks Sanele Nohamba and Gert Coetzee give them a variety of different decision makers on the ball at all times. They are also a threat on counter attack with fullback Cham Zondeki providing much of the impetus.
The interlinking between the DHS forwards on the day was inconsistent but when it did come off they managed to gain serious inroads into the Clifton defence, scoring tries through hooker, Kamvelihle Fatyela, two for winger Asande Chonco, Sanele Nohamba and  tighthead, Tiaan De Jager.
DHS will be happy with the dominant win which stands them in good stead as the make their way down to Port Elizabeth this weekend to take part in the Grey High Rugby festival.
The 1st XV play Ithembelihle Comprehensive High School on Saturday 30 April at 14h30 at Grey High in Port Elizabeth.  They then take on the hosts, Grey High School, on Monday 2 May at 15h45.
Good luck, Gentlemen … and be safe.
Scott Mathie
1st XV Rugby Coach / Head of Rugby

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