PEARSON ended their rugby season on a high note by beating Westering 34-22 in a schools encounter at the weekend.
This was Pearson’s 10th victory in a row, and their 11th win out of 12 matches, with only a narrow loss to Nico Malan.
They were also finalists in the All Saints Sevens at St Dominic’s Priory in June.
As has been the case this season, Pearson’s forwards controlled most phases of the match, but Westering never gave up and kept running at the home team until the final whistle.
Westering took the early lead with a converted try and then dominated the first 20 minutes. However, Pearson hit back with two penalties and a try before halftime.
Pearson scored first after the break to give them a cushion and thereafter Westering had to play catch-up.
Pearson captain and No8 Didier Tison, who played in his 50th match for the first team, topped an unbelievable season with yet another outstanding performance, scoring two of their four tries. Tison has scored a remarkable 28 tries this season.
Other star performers for Pearson were centre Weslee Jones, who went over for the final try, and flyhalf Michael Alberts, who kicked two penalties and four conversions.
Brandwag v Humansdorp
BRANDWAG No8 Ivan-John du Preez scored four of his team’s 11 tries as Brandwag defeated Humansdorp 67-0 in Uitenhage at the weekend.
Flank Anthony McDonald and wing Romeo van Heerden each scored two tries, while lock Elandre van der Merwe, scrumhalf Mario Mowers and prop Kaden Prince also dotted down.
Flyhalf Derick du Toit converted five tries and prop Matthew Moore one.
Graeme v Muir
GRAEME College saved the best for last when they defeated Muir 57-17 in their final rugby fixture of the season in Grahamstown at the weekend.
After a tough start to the season, the Graeme team have persevered and developed into a competitive outfit.
From the start, Graeme showed their intent and scored early on through superb ball retention and passing.
Muir then dominated territory and possession for a period, testing the Graeme defence which stood firm.
Graeme increased the intensity of the match and raced into a 24-7 lead at the break.
More of the same followed in the second half as Graeme ran in some thrilling tries.
The Graeme forwards laid a solid foundation and combined well with the exciting backline to run in five second-half tries.
Muir hit back with tries of their own but they could not contain the Graemians who were devastating on attack.
Graeme’s tries came from fullback Angelo Frazer (2), wing Xhantilomzi Mbane, centre Aviwe Matyumza, flyhalf Siphosethu Pinini (2), flank Siyakubonga Nzuzo (2) and lock Lungisani Dube. Scrumhalf Siweze Stamper kicked six conversions.
For Muir, fullback Neo Mehlwana and wings Lutheni Nxele and Xolela Daniels scored tries, while Joel Wates added a conversion.