Prince Edward stretches unbeaten run


HARARE – Prince Edward School rugby coach Shaun De Souza believes his class of 2017 can etch their names into the school’s history of invincibles after they stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games on Saturday.

The Tigers’ bid for an undefeated season remained on course following a closely-fought 22-19 victory over rivals St George’s College, sneaking a penalty goal on the buzzer. 

“It was definitely a hard game. In the first fixture Saints were leading 22-7 at half time and we turned it around to win 28-22,” De Souza said.

“So obviously, we knew this game was going to be physical and more difficult and I wasn’t surprised when we went to half time tied at 7 all. Both teams were aggressive and we both played running rugby.  

“We felt hard done by some of the calls that could have got more points on the board for us, there was one try disallowed which was definitely a try but the game was played in good spirit between two long-time rivalries and rugby was the winner at the end of the day.”

“The last Tigers team to have an unbeaten season was probably in 2000. In 1996 when I was still a player, we were also unbeaten. So it will be an honour, as a coach if we can go all the way this season.”

Elsewhere, St John’s College and Peterhouse played out a titanic tussle that saw Peterhouse emerge 27-26 winners. It was, however, one way traffic as Falcon College overcame Kyle College 65-00.

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