DHS 1st Sevens Team Win Glenwood Tourrnament

DHS 1st Sevens Team Win Glenwood Tourrnament


The DHS 1st Sevens Rugby team travelled across the bridge to participate in the Glenwood Sevens Tournament and were facing arguably the biggest challenge yet. Eyeing their 3rd successive silverware this season, they would need to pull out all the stops as they were carrying a slightly depleted squad. However, such is the depth of their Sevens programme, that the younger lads are really stepping up to the plate and making a valued difference to the growing success of the DHS Sevens team.
The team started the tournament with a fixture on Friday against “out of towners”, Bergvlam, who resisted bravely early on only to falter in the 2nd half and succumb to a 26‑12 defeat at the hands of the well-oiled “Horseflies”. Saturday morning brought to a completion the group fixtures as DHS rotated their squad well, earning consecutive 46-0 victories against Northwood “B” and Kuswag High School.
It was great to see the array of versatility amongst the DHS forwards, boasting players of extreme physicality and others with extreme athleticism. This allowed the team to play either a power game or a running game at specific times. But the overriding philosophy of this team has been to move the ball effectively into space and give those speedsters that DHS has in abundance the chance to manipulate open areas to their advantage.
This was evident in their Quarter Final clash with the up and coming Northwood team who were outplayed early on as DHS raced into the lead. Was it not for a lapse in concentration at the end, it could have seen a more convincing score-line. However, DHS managed to pull through a 29-24 win. I
t seemed DHS had drawn a very tough side of the draw having to play challengers Westville in the semi-final. It was to be a close affair but the character of the team shone through yet again, as the team salvage a last second victory, outscoring their opponents 3 tries to 2 in a game that ended 15-14 in favour of the blue and gold.
The Final saw DHS take on their closest rivals Glenwood. The final was a pulsating affair, but the DHS team appeared more accustomed to the rigours of Sevens rugby as their conditioning became evident towards the end of the match. They were able to expose holes in the Glenwood defence and some outstanding performances from veterans Cham Zondeki and Luthando Jojo brought DHS their 3rd title of the season.
It was also felt that another win at Glenwood, this time in the Sevens format, was a great way to end their visits in 2017 to their rival school. The final score was 17-12 to DHS.
It was to be another superb day for DHS rugby and we can be proud of all the boys that participated.
Scott Mathie
1st Team Sevens Rugby Coach
Head of Rugby
Captain of 1st Sevens Rugby Team

Captain of 1st Sevens Rugby Team


2nd Sevens Rugby Team

2nd Sevens Rugby Team


2nd Sevens Rugby Team Captain

2nd Sevens Rugby Team Captain