SA schoolboy preview (26 May)

Schoolboy Derby looks at all the top 1st XV action from around the country.

WESTERN CAPE

While Boishaai and Grey Bloem battle it out, there will be several big north vs south derbies in the Western Cape. Boland Lanbou, Paarl Gym, Paul Roos and Tygerberg will clash against Bishops, Wynberg, Rondebosch and SACS respectively. Expect some quality action.

In the Southern Cape, Oakdale will face Outeniqua.

Fixtures:
Paarl Boys’ vs Grey Bloem
Oakdale vs Outeniqua
Boland Landbou vs Bishops
Paarl Gym vs Wynberg
Paul Roos vs Rondebosch
Tygerberg vs SACS

EASTERN CAPE

Grey PE take on St Andrew’s as they aim for back-to-back wins. The Framesby-Die Brandwag clash should also be an entertaining game.

Dale and Queen’s have easy ties against Kingswood and Hudson Park respectively.

Fixtures:
Grey PE vs St Andrew’s
Framesby vs Die Brandwag
Kingswood vs Dale
Queen’s vs Hudson Park

KZN

Glenwood face DHS in a major Durban derby. Expect the Green Machine to conquer, though.

In other big matches, Westville will be desperate for victory against Maritzburg College, while it will be a closely contested affair between Northwood and George Campbell.

Fixtures:
Glenwood vs DHS
Westville vs Maritzburg College
Northwood vs George Campbell

UP NORTH

The Middelburg derby will be a big clash in Pumas land, as both schools have boasted strong 1st XV teams this year.

Florida host Monument, while KES will be keen to continue their winning streak against Saints.

Fixtures:
KES vs St Stithians
St Alban’s vs Jeppe
HTS Middelburg vs Middelburg
St Benedict’s vs Pretoria Boy’s
Florida vs Monument
St John’s vs Parktown