The WPRA played two fixtures against the newly formed Boland Institute.
The first game was a typical tight affair as both teams were looking to gain the ascendancy and implment theor game plans. The WPRA side were the more clinical in executing their plan in the first 40 minutes,
taking the lead 19-5. However, the 2nd half saw the Boland side show some enterprising play which resulted in a try that narrowed the scoreline. The WPRA then went on to finsih strongly with Ishmaeel broking through on a blindside run and linking up with new Argentine Wing Martin, who had to beat two defenders on his way to the try line to score a well deserved winning score.
The 2nd main game started off according to plan for the WPRA with some brilliant hard running lines from the forwards who set up the opening try within 2 minutes of play, by eventual man of the match Jordaan Schoeman. Boland returned the favour directly after conceding and the WPRA were made aware of the attacking prowess that existed in a Boland backline which featured two 2015 WPRA Graduates (Kurt-Lee Arednse and Keegan Fortune).
The WPRA defended well throughout the game with good physical dominance which set the platform for some explosive running rugby from the backs and some no-nonsense hard runs from the forwards. Combined with solid scrums and lineouts, the WPRA set a solid platform to strike from and produced a great all-round performance.
We look forward to the return fixture on the 2nd May at the Boland Institute’s home ground.