Waterkloof will battle Florida for the prestigious Beeld Trophy on Saturday, the Schoolboy Derby match of the weekend.
After winning the the Beeld Trophy for the past two years, Monument were favourites for the hat-trick. But they suffered a shock loss to Florida last Tuesday, and the latter will tackle Waterkloof for the top Gauteng schools prize. Waterkloof will be favourites as they have 14 Blue Bulls U18 Craven Week boys in their squad. Florida have the speed in their backline, but their forwards will need to step up to give their playmakers a platform.
There will be another schools final this weekend as unbeaten Noord-Kaap take on Diamantveld. Noord-Kaap will aim to achieve a perfect season as they’ve won all 16 of their matches this year, including a victory over Affies. After beating Kimberley neighbours Diamantveld convincingly in the last fortnight, Noord-Kaap will be favourites in their final fixture.
There are also major rivalries in the Western Cape as Bishops host Rondebosch while SACS play Wynberg. Paarl Boys’ compete against the tricky Oakdale.
Major school fixtures:
Bishops vs Rondebosch
SACS vs Wynberg
Paarl Boys’ vs Oakdale
Noordheuwel vs Monument
Waterkloof vs Florida
Noord-Kaap vs Diamantveld