The Glenwood 7’s Rugby Tournament kicked off on Friday 17 August to Saturday 18 August.
Twelve U15 teams and twelve U18 teams participated. The Glenwood 7’s Tournament is part of the High Schools 7’s Series, culminating in a Champions Tournament (where all the winning teams play), the same as the previous @lantic 7’s Tournament.
Twizza is the tournament sponsor this year and the tournament is planned and executed by Tournament Director, Darryl Weir (Weir Sports Promotions).
U15 participating teams were: Northwood, Glenwood, Westville, DHS, Maritzburg College, Westville 2, Kearsney, Toti High, DHS 2, Vryheid, Pionier and Maritzburg College 2.
Shield Final: Vryheid 0 vs Toti High 22
Bowl Final: DHS 2 0 vs Pionier 7
7th & 8th Playoff: Westville 2 0 vs Kearsney 48
Plate Final: Maritzburg College 2 14 vs Westville 28
3rd & 4th Playoff: Northwood 7 vs DHS 10
Cup Final: Glenwood 27 vs Maritzburg College 17
U15 report by Ruan Jacobs
The U15 Sevens season kicked off in tremendous fashion with the team winning all their games at the annual Glenwood 7s Festival. The transition the boys were able to make from the 15-man game to 7s was seamless and it showed in their performance.
Along with the good results came fantastic 7s rugby and it was a joy to watch these boys execute proper 7s rugby on the day. A thrilling attack was ably assisted by some ferocious defence, with the team showing real character and that “never say die” Glenwood attitude in all matches. The team achieved their goal by being crowned Cup winners and is looking forward to the tournaments that will follow.
The U15 results of the weekend:
Glenwood 38 – 0 Vryheid
Glenwood 47 – 5 Westville 2
Cup Quarter Final 2
Glenwood 28 – 7 Maritzburg College
Northwood 10 – 33 Glenwood
Maritzburg College 2 17 – 27 Glenwood
U18 participating teams were: DHS, Westville, Glenwood, Pionier, Maritzburg College, Pionier 2, Vryheid, Glenwood 2, Westville 2, Kearsney, DHS 2, Northwood
Shield Final: Pionier 2 – 24 DHS 2
Bowl Final: Westville 2 36 – 19 Glenwood 2
7th & 8th Playoff: Kearsney 28 – 17 Vryheid
Plate Final: DHS 19 – 17 Northwood
3rd & 4th Playoff: Westville 14 – 28 Pionier
Cup Final: Maritzburg College 21 – 24 Glenwood
U18 report by Ms Meryke Terblanche
The Glenwood 1st 7’s side participated in the Glenwood 7’s Rugby Tournament on Friday 17 August 2018.
Glenwood had a great start to the tournament by beating DHS 2, 38-5.
TRIES scored: Deon Needham, Nico Steyn x3, Jo Jonas and Siyanda Cele.
CON: Nico Steyn x2 and Jo Jonas
Saturday morning Glenwood started early and played against Vryheid and was victorious by 58-0. The boy’s performance was due to great teamwork and excellent level of skills.
TRIES scored: Werner Coetzee x2, Jean Roux x2, Nico Steyn, Jo Jonas, Siyanda Cele x2, Martino van Wyk and Jordan Constant.
CON: Werner Coetzee, Jean Roux, Nico Steyn x2 and Jo Jonas
This concluded all the pool matches and Glenwood finished top of their pool.
Glenwood played Northwood in the Cup Quarter Final.
Northwood fought hard and it was only in the second half of the game that Glenwood scored a few tries to beat them convincingly. The final score was 24-5.
TRIES scored: Jean Roux, Nico Steyn x2 and Martino van Wyk.
CON: Nico Steyn x2
Glenwood played Pionier in a nail-biting Semi-Final! Great character was shown by both teams and eventually, the match ended in Glenwood’s favour, 35-14
TRIES scored: Siyanda Cele x2, Nathan Archibald, Tino Gwatidzo and Martino van Wyk.
CON: Nico Steyn, Jo Jonas, Jordan Hendrikse x3.
Finals against Maritzburg College.
As expected it was a nail-biter to the end and in the last seconds of the game, Martino van Wyk scored the winning try, beating College 24-22 for the Cup!
TRIES scored: Joe Jonas and Juan Roux and Martino van Wyk x2.
CON: Jordan Hendrikse x2
Coach: Jose Dos Santos
Assistant Coach: Reinhard Gerber
Manager: Meryke Terblanche
Physiotherapist: Vera Gerber