The Griquas Country Districts kicked off day two at the 2010 Coca Cola Under-18 with a solid 23-15 victory over Zimbabwe in Welkom on Tuesday.
The Kimberley side held a 13-12 half time lead thanks to the efforts of flyhalf Juan Booysen and Derek Botha who added tries for their side before the break. The other points for the Griquas CD came via a penalty kick from winger Johan Myburgh.
Zimbabwe’s points in the first half came via two tries from centre Fakudzwa Chieza and lock Graham Logan. Corey van Rensburg kicked one conversion before the restart.
In the second half Myburgh scored a converted try and slotted a penalty in the final stages of the match.
The tourists tried to play the ball wide to their speedy wingers Claude Bare and Takudzwa Chipumha, but failed to build moment during the game to allow their quick backs excellent ball on attack.
Zimbabwe 15 Griquas CD 23
Scorers: Zimbabwe – Tries: Fakudzwa Chieza, Graham Logan; Conversion: Corey van Rensburg; Penalty: Van Rensburg.
Griquas CD – Tries: Juan Booysen, Derek Botha, Johan Myburgh; Conversion: Myburgh; Penalties: Myburgh (2).