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Dairiboard Rugby Festival: Dragons Spit Fire Over Bulldogs

School rugby powerhouse, St Georges College, the Dragon s produced a ruthless performance to beat rivals and fading giants, Churchill Schol, the Bulldogs, 43-10, in a pulsating match at the ongoing Dairibord Rugby Festival.

Both teams came into the match on the back victories in their previous games and were looking forward to continuing on that streak.

However, it was the Dragons who were quick off the blocks when they caught the Bulldogs on the counter.

Saints’ Flyhalf, Ndanji Simumba, however, failed to score the conversion.

moments later, the Dragons were at it again as they scored another try which they failed to convert leaving the score at 10-0.

Bulldogs replied immediately on the counter but, they, like the Saints, failed to score the conversion.

The teams went to halftime with scores at 10-5 in favour of the St Georges Dragons.

Two minutes into the second half, St Georges scored a try which they finally converted and it was from there that their opponents failed to come back into the game

Churchill looked out of sorts as they made several forced errors leaving the Saints to enjoy much of the possession. It was also the heroics of the Saints Prop, that propelled them to the win.

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seven minutes into the second half, a St Georges player received his marching orders from the ref after he made a crude tackle.

However, Churchill failed to maximize on the extra man as the Dragons scored a penalty try soon after.

Churchill then responded with their second try which was not converted.

St Georges scored two more tries to leave the scoreline at 43-10 at fulltime as the usually vocal Churchill fans were silenced.

For Churchill, however, it was very poor performance judging by the big boys’ tag they always carry. They looked a pale shadow of their former selves.

In other results, St Johns College was shocked 34-45  by Hillcrest College in one of the blockbuster games playing in the afternoon.

Prince Edward, the hosts of the festival, produced a routine victory over neighbours Allan Wilson School after romping to a 31-1- victory.

Elsewhere, Kyle College dispatched St Johns High 52-0 while Eaglesvale saw off Petra College 21-7.

Visiting Botswana side LKC produced another shocker after beating Gateway College 15-12 in a highly contested game.

Watershed beat The Heritage School 27-7 to complete a fifth, action field day of the festival bankrolled by Dairibord Zimbabwe Limited.

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