RUGBY vs MARITZBURG COLLEGE

1st XV Rugby Report:

On Saturday 8 May 2021, one of the oldest traditional boys’ school rivalries took place when the Red Black and White of Maritzburg College made their way from Pietermaritzburg to face off against the mighty Blue and Gold Horseflies.

The game started off at a frenetic pace with both sides trying to stamp their authority. Lapses in judgement and small errors, kept Maritzburg College in the game during the 1st half and at half time, DHS found themselves 7-10 down.

The DHS points came courtesy of Warren Griffin, on the right wing, who scored a magnificent 75m intercept try. Fly half, Minenhle Ngcamu, was successful with the conversion.

The inexperience of this very young DHS team, made up primarily of Grade 11 boys, together with the lack of contact due to the Covid-19 pandemic, eventually showed. The boys fought hard on the Van Heerden’s battlefield and their commitment and effort was evident. Unfortunately, the final score of 10-34 was not the result we were looking for, but full credit must go to Maritzburg College.

With the return fixture looming soon, be sure to know that the Horseflies will be stronger and faster, and with some more game time behind them, they will be a significant threat on Goldstones.

Horsefly ‘til I die.

M Jansen van Rensburg
1st XV Rugby Manager

              DHS      College
1st XV       10         34
2nd XV      0          15
U16A       10         13
U16B       0          50
U15A       23         15
U15B       0          14
U14A       10         7
U14B       5          12

HOCKEY vs MARITZBURG COLLEGE

1st XI Rugby Report

This weekend saw a tough challenge for our 1st XI Hockey team. Facing Maritzburg College, who are currently unbeaten and playing outstanding hockey, required the DHS boys to be at their best.

From the first minute Maritzburg College switched into a higher gear than School and we just could not get going. Three clinical Penalty Corners from the opposition saw them go 3-0 up. Struggling to get into the game during the first half, the half time break gave our boys an opportunity to reset.

The boy’s performance was much improved during the third quarter. Unfortunately, we missed a couple of opportunities, however, this will give them confidence going into the return fixture.

Chasing the game in the second half College scored 2 more goals, hurting us on the counter attack. Our team definitely showed their lack of maturity while College showed us why they remain unbeaten. This was a tough fixture, but the small things that let us down on the weekend are easy fixes as we look forward to the return fixture.

M Baker
1st XI Hockey Coach

                  DHS           College
1st XI             0                  5
U16A             1                  1
U16B             0                  7
U14A             3                  3
U14B             2                  1

2nd XV vs College

U16 XV vs College

1st XI vs College

2nd XI vs College