The sports results against DHS were generally pleasing, with WBHS winning 10 of the 13 Rugby games (77% success rate) and 8 of the 9 Hockey games with the only loss being on a ‘stagger’ against a higher DHS side.
It was a tough day on the field for the WBHS 1st Rugby team against a talented and motivated DHS team who were full value for their convincing win. Try-scorers for the WBHS 1st Rugby team were Matthew Crosson and Luntu Kili, while DHS ran in seven tries in a one-sided match. The WBHS 1st Hockey team were impressive in their 11-2 win.
After a pleasing start, the freakish injury toll of the 1st Rugby squad, which commenced from the third local match, has put paid to expectations of a successful season. There are now 21 injuries in the original squad of 24 players, and the coaches have been unable to field a consistent team this season, having to call on reserves from the 3rd and 4th teams for the past three weeks. Several of the injuries have involved surgery and have been to prospective KZN representative players. KZN trials will also place further demands on players hoping to be cleared for play towards the end of the season.
The Under 16A and 14A Rugby teams continued to show good form in their victories, while the U15A team can rue certain errors which resulted in a close loss. The 2nd team, depleted by promotions to the 1st team, put up a gutsy performance in their win.
The full set of results against DHS is:
1st 10-60 Loss; 2nd 13-5 Win; 3rd 52-0 Win; 5th vs DHS 4th 48-3 Win
U16A 41-0 Win; U16C vs DHS 16B 51-0 Win
U15A 7-10 Loss; U15C vs DHS 15B 29-5 Win; U15D vs DHS 15C 21-0 Win
U14A 13-10 Win; U14B 10-14 Loss; U14C 52-0 Win; U14D 50-0 Win
1st 11-2 Win; 3rd vs DHS 16A 4-1 Win
16A 2-0 Win; 16C vs DHS 16b 13-0 Win; 16D vs DHS 16b 1-2 Loss
14A 3-0 Win; 14B 11-0 Win; 14C 4-1 Win; 14D 7-0 Win