Merensky High School’s first rugby team proved that they mean serious business in 2016. In a friendly match against Rob Ferreira High School from White River, the Plasie boys ruled with a final score of 34-12. Tries were scored by MJ Bench, Ettienn Slabbert, Armand Steyn, Freddie Lubbe and Noko Malatji. Three of the tries were converted by Delux Jooste. Masedi Manamela added to the score with a successful penalty kick.
Both the second and third teams won their games. The second team with a score of 16-6 and the third team, 21-5. In the junior section the u.15A’s showed their mettle with a score of 15-10.
The boys will play their first league matches on the school’s 80th birthday weekend, against Louis Trichardt High School. All is invited.