Game Of The Week: Rams Continue Hunt For First In-Season Win

The St John’s College Rams continue their hunt for a win when they face the Prince Edward Tigers in Borrowdale this Saturday.

Off the back of a convincing 34-5 loss in Esigodini last week, the Rams need to pick themselves up and turn the tables this weekend to rescue their season campaign before it’s too late. The Tigers, upbeat and confident after an emphatic win on Weaver last Saturday, will make it a difficult one for the hosts.

St John’s enjoyed a dream pre-season playing entertaining rugby at the St John’s Easter Rugby Festival in Johannesburg in March. Losing 15-23 to St John’s Johannesburg in a pre-season game is surely a good omen for any Zimbabwean schoolboy rugby side. The good omen proved true at the Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival as the Scott Gray-coached outfit went on to grind a win against Falcon College. Three out of three was their record going into the season, but things went sour as they then recorded three losses in a row against Peterhouse, St George’s and Falcon. Can they turn it around this weekend?

While the St John’s faithful will be hoping for a victory, the Prince Edward faithful from across town will be hoping for a Weaver-Honey double. Winning away from home is never an easy feat, but Prince Edward pulled it off against St George’s. A win against St John’s this weekend will pull the Tigers up from the pits of failure they were thrown into when they lost at home against Churchill in May.