The netball and rugby teams of Stanford Lake College welcomed the sides of Eric Louw High School from Musina on Saturday the 15th of May. This was before the dreaded announcement was made that all schools contact sports are prohibited from taking place in order to prevent a third wave of this virus from spreading amongst school children.
The 1st XV ‘Badgers’ finally ran on to the field again after over a year of absence and they certainly did not disappoint. Despite having a smaller forwards pack than their Eric Louw counterparts, the tight five set the tone early by completely dominating the set pieces and rucks.
This allowed the speedsters in the backline to run at will and show off their attacking skill. The Badgers comprehensively won the game 32-7, which is the highest winning margin against Eric Louw in the school’s history.
The Baby Badgers rugby team which consists out of u.15 players, took on Eric Louw for their first home game. They had a great start by being up 12 – 0 within the first 15 minutes of the game. The visitors came back and scored a try just before half time. This messed with the Stanford lads’ psyche and they were soon put on the back foot and left defending most of the game.
Eric Louw scored two more tries to lead 12 – 15 with a couple of minutes left. In injury time, Eric Louw managed to score another try to win the game 12 – 20.
This winning streak of the first rugby team was also seen on the netball courts. The players really gave it their all and the results speak for themselves. All the Stanford netball teams that played did exceptionally well, winning 3 of the 4 games played that day. The highlight of the day was the first team winning their encounter 28 – 11.