St Andrew’s vs St John’s College Rugby, Round 1
The game played between St John’s College and St Andrew’s College was a great first round Rawson effort on Monday with both teams displaying an immense amount of talent.
The opening contest saw some stoic defence, setting up an extremely physical contest throughout the match. The difference came from a well drilled Andrew’s forward pack, setting up the opening couple of tries through the driving maul off a lineout.
The first half ended with Andrew’s in a strong position leading by 24-0, however John’s capitalised early in the second half with a well-played set piece move, scoring in the corner. This fired up the Andrew’s pack, with George Lehmann making a massive hit off the kick-off and regathering the ball, allowing Will Douglass to score.
The second half was just as intense as the first, however Andrew’s seemed to finish their attacking chances more often than not, running out as clear victors with the end score finishing at 66-5.
Thank you to all the match officials who adjudicated the game and to all the supporters who came and watched.
- Olly Stump (fr 2016)
Photo credit to Tony McFadyen