The 2017 Dairiboard Schools Rugby Festival kicked off in style with giants Churchill Boys School dismissing Vainona High school 47-0 in a rather one sided affair at Prince Edward School on Monday.
The Bulldogs dispatched a highly motivated Vainona side that came into the match as the underdogs and a spirited performance from Churchill’s Number 8 made the result easier.
A clinical display in the second half saw Churchill claim their first victory in their first match of the festival.
The result, however, was not a reflection of Vainona’s performance in which they trailed Churchill by 7-0 in the first half only to see their defence breached allowing Churchill to score four converted tries in the second half.
The Bulldogs took advantage of the Bulls defensive lapses as they made light work of their weaker opponents.
Speaking after the game, Churchill coach, Jeffery Madhake heaped praises on his side which he said will get better as the festival progresses.
Another perennial dominant force at the festival, St Georges College emerged victorious against Livingstone College of Botswana beating them 47-12 in the last match of the day.
Festival hosts Prince Edward School survived a first half scare from Hillcrest College, emerging eventual winners after thrashing their opponents 39-7.
In other notable matches played on the opening day of the on-going rugby festival, Kwekwe High school went down 0-18 to Marist Brothers.
Other results from the opening day are as follows:
George Stark 7-22 Royal College
Trust Academy 19-17 Hillcrest College (2nd team)
Girls High School 0- 10Goromonzi Girls
Vainona Girls 44-0 Roosevelt
St John’s College 12- 7Prince Edward 2nd
St Georges College (2nd ) 36-15 Higher Achievers College
Glen View 2 High 12- 10 Mazowe High
Mbare High 20-12 Dzivarasekwa 2 High.