SA schoolboy preview (19 May)

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

WESTERN CAPE

Bishops and SACS face off in a match that is believed to be the oldest schoolboy fixture in the country. Both schools suffered losses last week, but will want to bounce back in this southern suburb derby.

Paul Roos host Oakdale in what will be a major match at the Markotter Fields, while Tygerberg take on Strand.

Fixtures:
Bishops vs SACS
Outeniqua vs Brackenfell
Paul Roos vs Oakdale
Tygerberg vs Strand
Wynberg vs Durbanville
Bellville vs De Kuilen

EASTERN CAPE

Apart from the Dale-Queen’s clash, St Andrew’s host Daniel Pienaar in what will be another big Eastern Cape match. Grey PE will want to get over recent defeats to Queen’s and Wynberg with a triumph over Graeme.

Fixtures:
Dale vs Queen’s
St Andrew’s vs Daniel Pienaar
Graeme vs Grey PE
Pearson vs Kingswood
Hudson park vs Aliwal North

KZN

Maritzburg will be confident of victory when they face Hilton this weekend, while Glenwood will want to recover from their loss to Kearsney against Pinetown.

Kearsney entertain travelling St Stithians.

Fixtures:
Maritzburg vs Hilton
Kearsney vs St Stithians
Glenwood vs Pinetown
DHS vs Northwood

UP NORTH

Grey Bloem and Affies will have easy outings against Sentraal and Jeppe respectively. Both schools should be too strong for their opposition. KES host KZN’s Westville in what should be an exciting fixture. The hosts have shown good form this year, and will be favourites for the win.

Fixtures:
Grey Bloem vs Sentraal
KES vs Westville
Jeppe vs Affies
Monument vs Parktown
St John’s vs Michaelhouse
Menlopark vs St Alban’s
Die Anker vs Kempton Park
Eldoraigne vs Zwartkop
HTS Witbank vs HTS Middelburg
Middelburg vs Nelspruit