On March 10 2018 Amano Christian School went to Chengelo to play 10’s rugby against Mpelembe and Chengelo themselves.
Our first game was hard as the other team was a bit bigger which resulted in our team having a couple of injuries. However we had the speed and scored the first two tries in the first half. In the second half they came back hard and managed to score two tries as well, however they missed one of their conversions. So we won that game 14-12.
Out second game was against Chengelo who were very well prepared and due to some being injured they managed to score 3 tries taking that game 21-0. Nevertheless this put us in the final play-offs against Chengelo yet again. This time we played a lot more aggressive, some maybe too much aggressive. We pushed them hard, but they managed to score a try in the first half. In the final minutes of the second half we had them on the edge of their seats. For about 3 minutes we were just in front of their try line. Sadly we did not get the ball over the line when the final whistle blew. Thus Chengelo won that last game 5-0. Overall we came second out of three schools.
The guys may have become a bit tempered but generally there was a good sportsmanship between us all as we clapped for one another and cheer each other on. I personally just want to thank Mr Grove and Mr Johannes for their encouragements and medical support and just a final thanks to God that he kept us safe and made sure we had a fun day.
|The 'new' small pack struggled against Chengelo's giants|
|Ilunga on the attack. He was top scorer in the U19 category|
|The small pack working hard to keep stable|
|Cholwe's odd kicking routine!|
|Despite losing 5 - 0 the final was played in good spirit|