Welkom Gimnasium had to work harder for their victory of 31-0 over Sarel Cilliers of Glencoe than the scoreline suggests.
Gimmies managed to build up a comfortable 19-0 lead at the break before it started to rain in the second half.
These two teams clashed during the main match of the annual Sarel Cilliers Rugby Day in Glencoe. The matches on the A-field was live streamed by DigiTV.co.za.
Gimmies' eighthman and captain, Keke Morabe, was like last year during the day, again a catalyst in his side's victory. Morabe scored a brace of tries against Sarel Cilliers. Last year in his side's victory of 24-20 over Pionier of Vryheid he was named Man of the Match for his efforts.
Morabe and flanker Christo Steyn were the standout performers on Saturday. In the backs, the flyhalf, Marchall Andrews, could also feel happy with his performance.
Gimmies' coaches, Roean Bezuidenhout and Johan de Lange, will now have a much better idea what they need to concentrate on before their clash against Grey College on the 9th of March during the annual Pieter Swanepoel Rugby Day in Brandfort.
Ferrum of Newcastle managed to start their season on a high by giving Weston a 50-12 drubbing. Their flyhalf, Wikus van der Walt, scored 20 of their points in this more than comfortable victory. He scored a brace of tries and also slotted five conversions for his personal tally. The lock Caleb Alexander also crashed over for two tries.
Ferrum will take on Volksrust next week in their first encounter in this year's NWU-Pukke 16 Series.
King Edward from Matatiele recorded a narrow 24-22 victory over Welkom High.
Welkom Gimnasium 31 (19) - Tries: Keke Morabe (2), Martley Bayman, Keith van Aswegen, Marno April. Conversions: Marchall Andrews (3). Sarel Cilliers (Glencoe) 0.
Ferrum 50 (31) - Tries: Wikus van der Walt (2), Caleb Alexander (2), John Oberholster, Njabulo Ntshangase, Simanga Shezi, Eric de Wet. Conversions: Van der Walt (5). Weston 12 (5).
Newcastle 21 - Tries: Sandile Hlayise, Londi Nxumalo, Bonga Mvelase. Conversions: Minenhle Siwela (3). Greytown 12.
Other Results: Linpark 5, Vryheid Landbou 0; Dundee 25, Voortrekker (Pietermaritzburg) 20; Maritzburg College XV 50, Hoërskool Vryheid 24; King Edward (Matatiele) 24, Welkom High 22.
Sarel Cilliers and Welkom Gim in main attraction in Glencoe
Sarel Cilliers victorious in main match of their Rugby Day
School Rugby season of 2018 kicks off in Glencoe
Sarel Cilliers easy victors at annual rugby day