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A big crowd were treated to an exciting rugby spectacle when the touring English Lambs Academy beat the Mighty Kings Under-19 side 24-17 on Friday.

The Lambs, who led 15-3 at halftime, ran in four tries in a match played at the Crusaders field in St George's Park.

Some of the best young talent in the region was on display English side who lived up to their reputation of being systematic team with and fast-running backs.

Jon Taylor-Anton opened the scoring for the L

ambs with a backline try that sped through the hands in only the fourth minute of the game.

The battle continued as the Lambs relentless attack led to a second try in the 9th minute via Hamish Irvine.

Reese Cambier slotted a long range penalty in the 17th minute boosting the confidence of the Kings and bringing them back into the game.

The Kings never say die attitude reaped it's rewards when a precision cross kick from Cambier landed in the hands of flying wing Moande Marais who went over for a try.

The second half did not disappoint as the teams battled on with a mix of running rugby and fierce tackling.

The Kings clawed back the deficit when hooker Mondre Ingram scored a brilliant try.

Piers Henderson ran in a fourth try to secure victory by the touring side.

The Lambs awarded Cambier a man of the match shirt for his outstanding display.

Afterwards the Lambs thanked the Mighty Kings for their hospitality.

The Lambs management said: "It was an fantastic occasion to see how much rugby means in the community.

"The game was played in true spirit with neither team giving a inch.

"Although the Lambs came out on top the score board Rugby was the real winner today.

The Lambs now travel to Mossel Bay before continuing to Cape Town we face Paarl Boys High."



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