SA schoolboy wrap (21 April)

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

WESTERN CAPE

Paarl Boys’ will want to continue their five-match winning streak when they tackle Rondesbosch Boys’ in a northern-southern rivalry this weekend. Paarl Gym return to action with a match against Tygerberg.

Outeniqua and Boland Landbou, who will aim to bounce back from their defeats to Boishaai and Paul Roos last Saturday, will also meet in a tough encounter. SACS, who beat Jeppe last weekend, entertain Stellenberg, while Bishops take on Brackenfell.

Fixtures:
Paarl Boys’ vs Rondebosch Boys’
Paarl Gym vs Tygerberg
SACS vs Stellenberg
Outeniqua vs Boland Landbou
Bishops vs Brackenfell

EASTERN CAPE

Queen’s and Selborne will duel in the top Eastern Cape clash of the weekend. Both teams have suffered a string of defeats in recent weeks, and will want to return to winning ways. Marlow, Daniel Pienaar and Dale will be expected to down Hudson Park, Framesby and Port Rex respectively.

Fixtures:
Marlow vs Hudson Park
Queen’s vs Selborne
Dale vs Port Rex
Nico Malan vs Pearson
Daniel Pienaar vs Framesby

KZN

The two major clashes in the east will see Maritzburg College face DHS and Westville battle Michaelhouse. Glenwood and Kearsney have an easy ties against Hilton and St Charles respectively.

Fixtures:
Kearsney vs St Charles
Maritzburg College vs DHS
Glenwood vs Hilton
Westville vs Michaelhouse

UP NORTH

The Nu Power semi-finals headline the matches up north this weekend. Defending champions Waterkloof take on Nelspruit, who shocked Monument in the quarter-finals last weekend. Centurion face EG Jansen in the other play-off.

Affies will also want to continue their impressive form against KES, while Grey College challenge Free State rivals Louis Botha.

Fixtures:
Waterkloof vs Nelspruit
Centurion vs EG Jansen
Ermelo vs Kempton Park
HTS Middelburg vs Monument
Marais Viljoen vs Eldoraigne
Florida vs Rustenburg
Ben Vorster vs Jeppe Boys’
Grey Bloem vs Louis Botha
Parktown vs Pretoria Boys’
KES vs Affies
Upington vs Duineveld

By Gareth Duncan