Tough outing for Empangeni Preparatory

Empangeni Preparatory's Andiswa Zulu hastily off-loads in contact with teammate Minenhle Mladleni looking on

MIDDELBURG Primary School utilised their slick handling skills to beat Empangeni Preparatory 32-12 in an U13A rugby match at Mick Kelly Park on Thursday afternoon.

The Mpumalanga school scored 22 unanswered points in the first half after dominating the set pieces and loose rucks.

Empangeni Prep’s Unathi Maphumulo gets rid of the bail before taking contact

After a stern half-time talk, Empangeni stepped up their game and scored 12 points in the first 15 minutes.

Minenhle Mladleni and Siyanda Ngcobo dotted down for the local side, with Andiswa Zulu kicking one conversion.

Empangeni Preparatory fullback Siyanda Ngcobo counterattacks from inside his own half PHOTO: Richard Springorum

But just as a spirited comeback was on the cards, Middelburg scored two unconverted tries to claim a well deserved victory.

Empangeni Preparatory’s Andiswa Zulu flips a backhand pass in the tackle situation against Middelburg Primary


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Richard Springorum
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