Match Report
The Manchester Grammar School 1st XV vs  Swartland High School
On: Thursday, 17 Jul 2014
Venue: Away

An excellent start to the tour with a hugely committed performance against strong opposition. The difference between the two sides was the speed and ability of the Swartland number 9 who produced a fantastic individual performance scoring a try and setting up two others. Mgs also contributed to an excellent game with some strong defence and continually turned possession over at the break down. Sam Stockman scored our only try after some great interplay between both backs and forwards. Individual errors were also a huge factor in the defeat as the opposition showed how to clinically finish when given the right opportunities.

There were strong performances from Will Leach at scrum half and Jonny Evans at the set piece and Tom Lees dominated the line out which bodes well for the forthcoming season.