A traditional rivalry going back many years, older than some of the current players
between Muir and Union High was a hum-dinger of a match and went down to the final
whistle. The result was not in Muir’s favour that went down 24-27. The visiting
Muir narrowly led 9-8 at the break.
Union High put the first points on the board though a penalty kick but soon after
Muir level though the boot of fullback Ruben de Vos. Union extended their lead by
running in a well worked try when Muir’s defence was caught napping. Muir clawed
their way back through the boot of de Vos who kicked a penalty and a drop-goal. The
low scoring half was due to both teams not making use of their opportunities and
reverting back to bad habits, poor passing, not drifting on defence and conceding
Two different teams ran out in the second half and wanted to play rugby. Five tries
were scored in the half, three by Union High and two by Muir.
Muir’s forwards played well and worked hard to give their backs’ clean and go-forward
ball. Captain Lutho Njobe once again led by example but was supported by lock partner
Malusin Sitatu and flanker Sibabalwe Jikani.