Paarl Gym’s 59-6 thrashing of Rondebosch has given them plenty of confidence ahead of their clash with Grey College.
Man of the Match Jacques Botha, who had been moved from fullback to wing, scored two tries for Gimmies, as did lock Niel Claassen.
‘We played well in the opening stages, but the boys suffered from tryline fever for a while, with everyone trying to do it on their own,’ said Paarl Gim 1st XV coach Christoff Lötter. ‘We put it right in the final quarter, as the boys regained their composure and structure, and managed to put a lot of points on the board.’
Paarl Gym’s next match is against Grey College at the Wildeklawer Super Schools tournament, and Lötter believes they can do well.
‘Grey are an exceptional side, with great athletes across the park, so we’re expecting good, hard running from them. But if we are at our best we will do well, we just need to stay focused.
‘We’re putting particular emphasis on our fitness, but otherwise we’re not going to change our preparations due to the opposition. It’s important that we play as a unit, not individuals, and are at our peak.’
By Rory Keohane