Match Report
Bishops 1st XV vs  Paul Roos Gymnasium
On: Saturday, 22 Apr 2023
Venue: at Home

Bishops vs Paarl Roos Gimnasium, played on the Piley Rees on Saturday 22 April:

Bishops 12 (0); Paul Roos Gim 24 (5)

For Bishops:

Tries for Gilermo Mentoe (15) and Richard Horton (1)

One conversion by Gilermo Mentoe (15)

For Paul Roos Gim:

Tries for Keehan Etson (14); Oliver Reid (1); Keenan Stoffels (11) and Christian de Villiers (2)

Two conversions by Declan Croy (15)

In conditions which were far from ideal, the boys from Paul Roos Gim did all that was required to secure a precious hard-fought win against Bishops on the Piley Rees. The rain and the wind and the heavy outfield possibly suited their game more, and they were able to take advantage in the second half, having changed ends with just a slender lead of 5-0. Playing with greater confidence with the wind at their backs, their back-line came into its own after half-time, running in three tries before the home team narrowed the deficit in the final moments of the game. In the end, resolute defence by the visitors and just too many handling errors would count against the hosts whose set-piece faltered on the day; a number of opportunities were squandered too, when their opposition appeared to be on the back foot. To their credit, the boys in blue never once gave up the challenge, fighting hard until the final whistle.


16 minutes Try for PRG’s Kehan Etson (14)

Half-time score: Bishops 0; Paul Roos Gim 5

42 minutes Try for PRG’s Oliver Reid (1); (converted by Declan Croy (15))

50 minutes Try for PRG’s Keenan Stoffels (11)

57 minutes Try for DC’s Gilermo Mentoe (15)

65 minutes Try for PRG’s Christian de Villiers (2); (converted by Declan Croy (15))

69 minutes Try for DC’s Richard Horton (1); (converted by Gilermo Mentoe (15))

Full-time score: Bishops 12; Paul Roos Gim 24