After an undefeated campaign at the Kearsney Easter Festival, Grey College want a strong showing at the Wildeklawer SuperSchools in April.
Grey had a convincing showing at the Kearsney Easter Festival, recording big wins against EG Jansen (47-0) and the hosts (47-5). They then triumphed 26-6 against an in-form Monument team.
Head of rugby Dries van der Wal said they are satisfied with the progress of the 1st XV thus far.
‘We have a new side this year and they are doing very well. In terms of performances, there is an upward curve since our first win against Harmony,’ Van der Wal told keo.co.za.
‘The most impressive win was against Monument. Although our scores were high in the first two fixtures against EG Jansen and Kearsney at the festival, we played our best game against Monument. They have a physical pack and their forwards were much bigger than ours. One of their locks was 135kg!
‘But we adapted well and what made our win even more special was the fact that we played without our captain [centre] William Small-Smith [who fell ill on the eve of the festival]. Flank Tyron Schultz, tighthead Rudolph Botha and No 8 Niel Jordaan [who was named player of the tournament] were our star forwards, while flyhalf Johan Goosen was our star back.’
Van der Wal said they will now focus on the SuperSchools which kicks off on 24 April.
‘After the holidays, we have two local games against Jim Fouché and St Charles, then we travel to Affies for the Wildeklawer SuperSchools,’ he said. ‘We want to do well in our two games because the top schools will all be there and we didn’t compete in last year’s comeptition.
‘We will face Paarl Gym in our first game and that should be a good challenge for us.’
By Gareth Duncan