Grey College believe they still have work to do if their season is to be regarded as a success.
The Bloem boys recorded a 23-6 win against Affies, who were ranked second in the South African school rankings at the time, in Pretoria last Saturday. The visitors crossed the chalk through fullback Neil Marais and wing Innes Keyser while the rest of the points came through flyhalf Johan Goosen’s boot (two conversions and three penalties).
‘It was a physical contest and Affies made it very difficult for us. Especially in the lineouts,’ 1st XV head coach Ingo Machts told keo.co.za. ‘We had problems with our hookers, but we controlled the rest of the game. The fact that we kept Affies tryless proved that we are solid on defence. The team also did well on attack scoring those two crucial tries.’
However, Machts stressed that their season can’t be determined as a success just yet.
‘We can’t think we are going to have it easy from now on. We still have tough challenges ahead and the opposing schools always come out strong as they target a win against us,’ said Machts. ‘There’s no school rugby until after Craven Week, but then we have tough away matches against Pretoria Boys, Glenwood and Grey PE. Our final clash will be against Paul Roos at home.’
While Grey have enjoyed an undefeated campaign, Machts thinks their best is yet to come.
‘We are improving every week. We learn from our errors and rectify our mistakes after every week. We strive to be the best that we can be.’
By Gareth Duncan