SA schoolboy preview (12 May)

Schoolboy Derby focuses on all the top 1st XV matches from around the country.


There will be three northern suburb versus southern suburb rivalries in the Western Cape. SACS and Bishops host Paarl Boys’ and Drostdy respectively, while Rondebosch Boys’ travel to Boland Landbou.

Tygerberg, who recorded a big win over Paul Roos last weekend, will face Stellenberg.

SACS v Paarl Boys’
Bishops vs Drostdy
Boland Landbou vs Rondebosch Boys’
Tygerberg vs Stellenberg
Outeniqua vs Punt
Oakdale vs Daniel Pienaar


The Eastern Cape’s big derby this weekend is between Dale and Selborne. Many predict an exciting clash, but Selborne haven’t been as good as they were last year. Expect an easy win for Dale, who have recorded respectable results this season.

Grey PE host Wynberg and will hope to bounce back after suffering their first defeat against Queen’s last Saturday.

Dale vs Selborne
Grey PE vs Wynberg
Marlow vs Queen’s
St Andrews vs Cambridge


While the Glenwood-Kearsney clash steals the KZN headlines this week, there will be another exciting game between Michaelhouse and Maritzburg College. The latter will be looking to bounce back after their defeat to KES last weekend, but it will be a tough challenge as the hosts have only lost one match all year.

DHS entertain St Charles and will be desperate for victory, while Hilton travel to Northwood.

Michaelhouse vs Maritzburg College
DHS vs St Charles
Northwood vs Hilton


The Monument-KES fixture will be an interesting game on Saturday. Monnas have been very inconsistent this season, while KES have achieved some big wins. Monument will be tough opponents at home, but will do very well to down this impressive KES outfit.

In other big games, Kempton Park will face EG Jansen and Jeppe Boys’ tackle Pretoria Boys’.

Monument vs KES
Kempton Park v EG Jansen
HTS Middelburg vs HTS Witbank
Jeppe vs Pretoria Boys’
Marais Viljoen vs Parktown Boys’