Northwood 1st XV Victorious vs St Charles at Kingspark Curtain Raiser

Friday saw the Northwood Knights take on St Charles at the Growthpoint Kingspark Stadium as the main curtain raiser to the Sharks vs. Rebels. It was a St Charles home fixture and they were gracious enough to travel down to Durban to give both team’s boys the chance to experience playing on the pitch.

The Knights got off to a great start playing rugby from the word go. With some great carries and ball security from the forwards it was not long until the spaces became available out wide. After 2 great tries within the first 10 minutes Northwood can be upset for letting their foot of the gas. All credit to St Charles who dominated the rugby for the next 40 minutes with great continuity. The St Charles pupils were all in full voice with 7 minutes to go when they had scored their second try under the poles and took the lead 14-12. Northwood can be complimented on their composed attitude to work the ball consistently back into St Charles half and scored in the far left hand corner to take the lead again 17-14. The conversion was a good one by Lars Van Den Meijdin and Northwood held on to the last 2 minutes to secure a 19-14 victory.

Report By:  Head of Rugby, Mr Jonathan Scruby

Photo Credit to:  Michael Symington, Northwood Press Club

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