The Tigers of Prince Edward subdued Lomagundi High School in their first game at the ongoing Dairiboard Schools Rugby Festival.
The Tigers who are festival hosts together with neighboring Allan Wilson managed to sneak in two tries in the first half despite a stiff defense by Lomagundi. The tries came through centreTatenda Matoramusha and winger Beadsley Mabenge. They were converted by fly half Munashe Furamera to yield the team 14 points. The halftime score was Tigers 14-0 Lomagundi.
In the second half the Tigers continued to dominate with a try by Munashe Furamera who went on to successfully convert it taking his team to 21 points. Moses Tristan came through to seal the victory with another try in the last minute of the game. A conversion by Furamera ended the game 28-0.
In an interview with Harare News, Tigers manager Sebastian Garikai said, “The boys were very good against a strong team of Lomagundi’s caliber.” He said Lomagundi were very defensive in the first minutes of the game but Matoramusha successfully broke their spirits with his fast paced game. “This is a start we are happy with, we managed to learn one or two things technically that we will implement in the following matches,” he said.
Meanwhile the Botswana teams who were invited to be play in the festival suffered merciless defeats at the hands of their opponents. LKC was beaten 84-0 by the Churchill Bulldogs while Botswana’s under 19 national team was beaten 54-0.
Other match results: Gifford 10-10Watershed, Windoek Tech 50-07 Plumtree, Allan Wilson 05-28 St John’s College.