Saturday saw the first run out for Northwoods 1st XV as we hosted George Campbell.
The game started off slowly for Northwood, as one would expect for the first game of the season. George Campbell, however, looked very threatening from the get go. Northwood got first points on the board through a penalty by Robin Weersma – who looked very promising with his goal kicking and will no doubt be a great weapon to have in our arsenal this year.
George Campbell was very tenacious throughout the first half however Northwood managed to secure a comfortable 24-6 lead at this stage.
Coming into the second half George Campbell turned it on and worked a penalty for themselves, which was converted. However, Northwood continued to dominate up front, with scrums and lineout’s going very well due to both props (Gugu Nelani and Ngoni Moyo) being in their second year and hooker and captain, Nthuthuko Mthembu, currently in his third year.
Kyle Jooste and Philup Jansen of Northwood are both pleasant to lift and this was obvious on Saturday.
George Campbell managed to get a try of their own, with Northwood replying with two more tries.
Final score 36-16 to Northwood Knights.
Picture Credit to: Mr B Gow