- WBHS are the Kings of KZN Rugby 7s -

Names front L to R:
Pumi Xego, Abande Mthembu, Londani Mpungose, (Testimony Dodo- Injured), Mambo Mkhize, Larry Nkonki, Simelela Nkomo, Amanda Hawke (Physio)
Names middle L to R:
Mlondi Phakathi, Ockie Schonken, Bryce Calvert, Bayanda Ngubane, Tanya Bower (MIC), Mlu Khalishwayo, Jeremy McLaren (Coach)
Names back L to R:
Ivan Jooste (Caoch), Ethan Hooker

 

The WBHS 1st Rugby 7’s team reigned supreme winning five of the six events in a highly contested season of six events involving KZN’s top Rugby schools.  They capped their fine season with a win in the DHS 7s event beating DHS 14-7 in the final after a 14-7 win over Glenwood in the semi-final.

Coaches Jeremy McLaren and Ivan Jooste paid tribute to their team, describing them as ‘talented, committed and an amazing group of young men’. They now go on to represent the province at the inter-provincial event at Grey College.

Their four other victories were achieved at:

  • the Clifton 7’s (beat Michaelhouse 21-14 in the semi-final and Hilton 19-14 in the final)
  • the Maritzburg College 7s (beat DHS 42-12 in the semi-final and Michaelhouse 14-12 in the final)
  • the Kings Park KZN Top Schools 7’s (beat Hilton 12-5 in the semi-final and Glenwood 24-21 in the final)
  • the Glenwood 7’s (beat Glenwood 24-14 in the semi-final and Kearsney 42-0 in the final).

The only missing title was at the first event of the season, the Crawford 7s (beat Hilton 36-5 in the semi-final and lost to Michaelhouse 12-24 in the final).

WBHS also had three other teams participating in the 7s events that were open to them.  The Under 15A 7s team were most competitive in their four events, reaching two semi-finals and one final, while the WBHS B team also did well, reaching the final of a B-division event, and a semi-final and quarter-final when competing in the A-division.  The U15B 7s team also gained valuable experience playing against A teams of other schools.