09 Aug 2023

We had an early breakfast and transferee to the Congo caves where we enjoyed a guided tour of the first 6 caves. It was an amazing experience. We then had a quick lunch at the caves before heading back to Oudsthoorn for the matches.
the girls were up first and made a strong start ending the first quarter 1- 0 up with Lily Hastilow with a calm finish in front of goal. The second quarter continued in the same manner and Immy Allen scored the second goal with a stunning reverse stick strike from the top of the circle. It was a warm day so half time was well received. We created more chances in the second half with both Amelia Harding and Misty Icke coming close. Tia Snee was on fire down the right side of the pitch creating change after chance. Emily Pack was on the end of one of their drives down the right and slapped it into the goal first time.
It was the perfect way for the girls to end the tour. An excellent performance from every player. They can be very proud of what they have achieved on the pitch and we can not wait to see how they will perform next term.

The boys made a slower start and conceded 14 points before they got going. Oudsthoorn were a strong side and attacked with pace.
Jessie Obiora got us on the scoreboard with an excellent run down the wing and Thomas Sturges converted

Ned Mcmeeking was on the end of an excellent passage of play down the right hand side of the field with some beautiful off loads creating space Frustratingly, Oudsthoorn then hit back with a third converted try. It was an eventful first half and Ned Mcmeeking scored an almost identical try to his previous one which the team can be very proud of. Half time arrived with the score 19-21.

The second half was a more tense affair with the referee’s whistle being more prevalent! King’s received two yellow cards during the half as we lost a bit of control. Although we managed to ride wave after wave of attack during the first one, Oudsthoorn scored during the second to take the score to 26-19 and that is how the game ended.
The boys can be very proud of what they have achieved on the field. As it is for the girls, the signs are looking very positive indeed.

after the game we had a post match function and then made our way back to the hotel. We had dinner in a local restaurant and it was lovely to see everyone chatting and sharing stories of what they have experienced.