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THE Prince Edward Tigers thrashed Churchill Bulldogs 35-3 at St John’s College in the Under-18 rugby team trials at the weekend. The Tigers ran out with a game plan — maintain possession, build phases and create scoring opportunities. They scored three quick tries in the first 10 minutes of the game. The little possession that the Bulldogs had was in vain as the Tigers came with a defensive pattern.

The Bulldogs were forced to kick over and convert one of the two penalty opportunities they got — which gave them the only three points on the day.

The Tigers scored tries through Brian Matoramusha, Nigel Mpofu, Russell Dinha, Shingi Katsvere with flyhalf Tinotenda Savanhu also turning on the show with a great kicking display by converting all five tries. The Tigers have one more encounter against the Bulldogs and this gives the Bulldogs another chance to try and beat their plucky opponents.

Prince Edward head coach, Shaun De Souza, says his men were the better team on the day.

“The boys stuck to our game plan and put points, one after the other, on the board. We missed our captain Kudakwashe Ndoro due to injury and the stand-in captain was Ernest Mudzengerere.

“The vice-captain Jeff Makoni did a great job and I am proud of the boys and, hopefully, we will keep our momentum.”

Meanwhile, Makoni has been selected for the Mashonaland team for the Zimbabwe Under-18 Craven Week trials to be held in Bulawayo this coming weekend.

Mpofu, Dinha, Katsvere, Ernest Mudzengerere, Davison Murwendo, Nqobisele Ncube and Tinotenda Savanhu are other Prince Edward School players who have been selected.

In the girls school league, Vainona continued their dominance after destroying Royal College 71-0.

Other Results.

Falcon College 48, CBC 0 Peterhouse 23, Lomagundi 5 St John’s College 27, St George’s 27 Watershed 8, Hillcrest 7 Heritage 15, Ellis Robins 7 Hellenic 33, Vainona 7 Eaglesvale 43, Allan Wilson 19 Milton 20, Plumtree 19 BMC 41, Goromonzi 0.

Source : The Herald

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