St Andrew’s celebrates first win on Selborne homeground in 18 years

Rugby: St Andrew’s College vs Selborne College

One of the St Andrew’s College 1st XV try scorers, Murray Koster

FOLLOWING their win against Grey Bloem the week before, it was a confident Selborne side that ran out against the St Andrew’s College 1st XV in East London last Saturday.

Turning down three opportunities for points, and looking to put early forward pressure onto the St Andrew’s pack, they were unable to break through however and the St Andrew’s defence held firm. In their first real opportunity of the half, St Andrew’s scored after a good break by Murray Koster and a clever kick behind the Selborne defence, with Jack Allanson finishing under pressure in the corner.

After further pressure was soaked up by the St Andrew’s defensive line, with James Quarmby and Callum Dugmore outstanding, a turnover allowed Matt More to break through and offload to Allanson who again put Selborne behind their poles, St Andrew’s College taking a 14-0 lead into half time.

Jack Allanson scored a hat trick of tries for the St Andrew’s College 1st XV

After the break, a good counter attack by fullback Sean Varty, and great work at the base by Oscar Evans put Allanson away for his hat trick.  Selborne came back with a try of their own after poor decision making by the St Andrew’s backs, but they soon hit back with a solo effort from Matt More who ran 80m to put the game beyond Selborne’s reach.

Final score 26-5, and the first win by a St Andrew’s College first XV since 1999 against Selborne in East London.

Rugby results:

1st XV – 26 – 5

2nd XV – 32 – 7

3rd XV – 40 -12

4th XV – 12 – 18

5th XV – 31 – 22

6th XV – 7 – 9

U16A – 0 – 27

U16B – 14 – 34

U16C – 3 – 66

U15A – 0 – 5

U15B – 5 – 52

U15C – 3 – 44

U14A – 6 – 44

U14B – 0 – 77

U14C – 0 – 75

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