After emphatic wins over Pretoria Boys’ High and King Edward in recent weeks, Westville continued their winning run with a 74—12 drubbing of Port Natal. After a disappointing start (by their own standards) to the rugby season, they have clicked together as a team and have become a formidable combination.
Last Saturday they produced a scintillating display of running rugby to completely overwhelm a plucky Port Natal side 74 – 12. Played at Westville, the game was settled in the first half with the home team scoring nine tries to rack up 60 points before the half time whistle.
The second half was a far more even affair: Westville cleared their bench giving some of next year’s prospective first team an opportunity to play at the top level.
Port Natal took advantage of Westville’s personnel changes, dug deep and took the fight to their hosts to bring themselves back into the game. What followed was a more balanced and highly entertaining second half with both sides scoring a brace of tries and Port Natal having the opportunity to show the pace in their backs to good effect.
Standout performer for Westville was hooker Renier Pieterse, who scored a hatrick of tries, and flanker Adrian Heystek who scored a brace.
Westville have Hilton next weekend away in the midlands. On current form Westville should have a slight edge over their hosts.