This weekends KZN school boy rugby fixtures offer up some intriguing match ups. Maritzburg College has a long weekend and DHS are playing staggers against Thomas Moore.
Kearsney College vs Glenwood
Venue: Stott Field
Kearsney will be keyed up for this game as they celebrate founders weekend. In last weeks clash against Michaelhouse, Kearsney had a great first half built upon great ball security and few errors. If Kearsney can play rugby in the right parts of the field and don’t hand Glenwood good field position by little errors then they are more than capable of beating the green machine.
Glenwood were careless at times against St Charles College last week and would really need to sharpen up their defensive intensity. Much will revolve around how much the half back pairing of Steyn and Hendrikse can dictate field position. Glenwood will be up for this and look to spoil the Kearsney party.
Westville vs Hilton College
Westville may have finally turned the corner in becoming the team that everyone that thought they would be at the beginning of the season. Their great victory against Affies and more tellingly, the manner of the victory, and where it took place, indicates a team chemistry and a collective belief that they possibly may not have had a couple weeks ago.
Hilton College, who are themselves coming off a relatively comfortable victory against Pretoria Boys last weekend, have been metronomic in their performances this season. With a highly disciplined and well drilled forward pack the tussle between the front eights will be massive.
Clifton College vs St Charles College
venue: Riverside Sports Club
I unique fixture in that the prep schools from Clifton and St Charles College will also be in action on the day. Great for the future of both schools to create heroes for the youngsters.
Clifton’s last match was against St Albans was a tough loss but by and large have had a good season so far. They host St Charles who were brave in their loss last week against Glenwood should feel
Northwood vs Michaelhouse
Venue: Reece Edwards
Northwood has built up a great head of steam since their loss to Hilton College. A manly win against Westville and a great run out against Parktown sets them up for a visit from Michaelhouse. Captain Ndlovu missed last weeks game and will hopefully be back to lead is men.
Michaelhouse used their 3 weeks of home matches to settle on combinations. The most notable change has been the back line reshuffle of moving Luc Possoun to fullback and the introduction of Mike Moodie at flyhalf. Banele Sithole also made a positive impact last week and his selection paid off as he had an effective afternoon.
What do you think, give us what your picks are for this weekends matches?