Grey call in big guns

Former Cheetahs forwards Barend Pieterse and Dougie Heymans will help with Grey College’s lineouts and scrums respectively this season.

In other Grey news, Dries van der Waal has stepped down as Grey’s 1st XV coach after 25 years in charge of undoubtedly the most successful rugby institution in the country and been replaced by Roelf Meyer and Ingo Machts.

Eleven players from Grey’s match 22 of last year are still around, so there will be some continuity.

Grey’s toughest game of 2009 will probably be their annual match against rivals Grey PE, who pushed them all the way in last year’s meeting.