Grey College u/15 rugby team won 221-0 against Glenwood

DanDango

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Grey 1998 vs Glenwood 129

The South African rugby factory, Grey College, once again showed why they are considered to be one of the top rugby schools in South Africa, if not the world.

The schools’ rugby teams scored a total of 1998 points on Saturday as opposed to the mere 129 by the Glenwood High School from Durban.

A total of nineteen matches were played at the school on Saturday, of which the visitors U15A team, scored their sole win, with a narrow 27-24 victory over their Free State counterparts.

The one score that really had rugby lovers talking was the U15D match, in which Grey crossed the whitewash for no less than 31 tries in thrashing Glenwood 221-0. The Grey flyhalf, Chris Bezuidenhout scored six of the teams tries and slotted 11 conversions for a total of 52 points.

Sadly for Glenwood, the carnage wasn’t just in that game. Ten other games also produced scores of 100-plus, while a further six games saw scores of 60-plus for the hosts.

Among the U19’s it was only the 1st XV and the 2nd team (Cherries) who failed to chalk up centuries. However, the 1st XV hammered Glenwood 83-10 and the Cherries also ran out convincing victors with a 74-8 win.

The Peaches (3rd team) won 124-6, the Playboys (4th team) won 147-0, the Pacmans’ (5th team) won 121-0, the Pigs (6th team) won 152-0 and the Crocs (7th team) won 164-0.

The U16 C/D team was the only team to bring up a ton in that age group with a 150-0 win. The U16A team won 82-20 and the U16B team won 88-9.

As mentioned a bit earlier the U15A’s were the only team to lose, while the U15B’s won 109-0 and the U15C’s won 95-7.

The U14’s also scored big with two of the teams reaching three figures. The U14A’s won 36-19, the U14B’s won 66-3, the U14C’s won 104-0, the U14D’s won 129-0 and U14E’s won 29-10.

One cannot argue that this does look very impressive, however, the social media has been buzzing with activity regarding the results and it does raise questions as to what value such high scores add to rugby. There were also questions raised as to why these matches weren’t stopped once the scores got out of control.

The players certainly cannot be blamed for annihilating their opponents.

There are rules in place for games to be stopped once a team has a 50 point lead over their opponents, at least in local school matches those rules get applied. The last thing the sport needs is for youngsters to get humiliated and choose to give up the sport or for a school to choose not to play against Grey.
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sand_man

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Was following this carnage on twitter!! Unreal!! And Glenwood is one of the stronger KZN schools. Hard to understand the poor results...
 

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I thought refs were under instructions to end games like these early, to limit the damage done.
A game at U15 level is what, 60 minutes? So a try and the conversions every 2 minutes?
 

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I remember when I was at school playing for the U16D's against Paul Roos. We got beaten by 100 points. Come Monday morning assembly, and the headmaster was reading out the weekend's results. He gets to my side, "Uh, we don't have that result right now...". Just heard a snicker run through the entire hall.

This result though, yoh! Under 15 is what, 30 minutes per half? Basically a try every two minutes. I reckon the missed tackle count would be um... rather high.
 

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Man, I haven't seen young boys destroyed like that since the days of Jeffrey Dahmer.
 

Sepeng

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A game at U15 level is what, 60 minutes? So a try and the conversions every 2 minutes?


This result though, yoh! Under 15 is what, 30 minutes per half? Basically a try every two minutes. I reckon the missed tackle count would be um... rather high.
Mate, are you me?? :)
Worst we ever got was 60 I think and that felt like a proper thrashing.
 

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I wonder what went wrong with the under 15 A ?


I saw our a game in the year above me where they won by 100, it was carnage. At some point the teams spirit breaks and they can't actually do anything, even the winning team starts messing around and will pass the ball round making sure every player gets a tri.

To push through to 200 must take a lot of focus, you have to really WANT to make that 200 happen. You need to be running back to the halfway to get the next kickoff.
 

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It's the lower teams where Grey College and Paul Roos destroy other schools.

As a Grey High boy our 1st and 2nd teams could hold their own, but our u14d teams would get plastered.
 
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