|Milton complete double over Gifford in schools rugby|
|Saturday, 16 June 2012 21:41|
Senior Sports Reporter
Milton High School . . . . . . . . . (8) 8
Gifford High School . .. . . . . . (0) 3
MILTON High School completed a double over Gifford High School when they won a schools rugby fixture played at Hartsfield Rugby Ground in Bulawayo yesterday.It was Milton who opened the scoring with a try from winger Samuel Mtisi which flyhalf Tarisai Mugariri failed to convert.
Mugariri further extended the Milton lead just before the break when he kicked in a penalty goal to ensure Milton led 8-0 going into halftime.
The second half saw Milton failing to add any more points on board and it was Gifford who scored a penalty goal, which was booted in by number eight Johnson Nkomo.
Yesterday’s win was the second for Milton who beat Gifford 22-5 in the first match played at the same venue two weeks ago.
For Milton it was their third victory in schools rugby following their hard fought 6-3 triumph over Plumtree last Saturday at Hartsfield.
The only Matabeleland schools in the Stanbic Bank Super Nine League, Falcon College and Christian Brothers College adopted the two schools. Milton were taken under the wings of Falcon while CBC took up Gifford.
Meanwhile, Matabeleland Chairman’s Invitational 15 went down 30-14 to the Botswana senior national rugby team in an international friendly match played in Selibe Phikwe in Botswana yesterday afternoon.
Percy Ncube and Lucky Sithole scored a try each for the Matabeleland side with Ncube weighing in with two conversions.
According to Matabeleland Rugby Football Board chairman Tapiwa Mangezi, Matabeleland could not send a full strength squad as some of the provincial players were playing for the Zimbabwe Goshawks, a national select side in an international friendly which took place last Friday evening at Harare Sports Club while some of the senior players were reluctant to make the trip to Botswana.