Selborne to grapple with hurt Grey
SCHOOLS PREVIEW: Grey College suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Paarl Boys' High last week and that in Bloemfontein
Of course, Grey are hurt but they are the sort of school that will stand up with all the power of a wounded buffalo.
In the past Selborne have beaten Grey, just not often. But the last time was the last time in East London, just two years ago.
Selborne have not been having a great season but if they were to beat Grey, it would be a season to remember. They have lost four of their 10 matches - to Monument, Helpmekaar, Paarl Boys' High and, last weekend, Dale.
Grey have been having a good season, as they always do and as always they have played several top sides, beating Waterkloof, Maritzburg College, Boland Landbou, Paarl Gim and, by the skin of their teeth, Affies, losing just to Paarl Boys High.
Their only opponents in common are Paarl Boys' High, to whom both of them lost - Selborne 33-16 and Grey 46-31.
It will be a match worth watching and is being streamed live to make it possible.
Selborne: 15 Miles Norton, 14 Jordan Janse van Rensburg, 13 Siba Xamlashe, 12 Sibahle Kuhlane, 11 Afika Ndinisa, 10 Thomas Bursey, 9 Mitchell Connellan, 8 Adam Mountfort, 7 André Rust (captain), 6 Cody Els, 5 Stephan Niewenhuizen, 4 Grant Meyer, 3 Cameron Moodie, 2 Sisonke Mbadlanyana, 1 Luke Dalbock
Coaches: Kevin Taylor, Josh Fowles
Grey College: 15 David Kriel, 14 Henk Cilliers, 13 Janco van Heyningen, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Wycliff Vlitoor, 10 Ross Braude, 9 Ross Braude, 8 Arno Nieuwoudt, 7 Marcel Theunissen, 6 Jaap van Zyl, 5 DW Marais, 4 Handré Roux, 3 JH Fincham, 2 Ru-Hann Greyling, 1 Luke Janse van Vuren
Coaches: Wessel du Plessis, Tewis de Bruyn, Helgard Müller
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2017
1st XV kick-off: 13.00
Venue: Selborne College, East London
Expected weather conditions: A warm-hot sunny day with a high of 28°C and a low of 13°C
Friday, 19 May 2017
16.20: 7th XV
17.30: 6th XV
Saturday, 20 May 2017
11.40: 2nd XV
13.00: 1st XV
08.10: 5th XV
09.20: 4th XV
10.30: 3rd XV
Results Down the Years
1996: Selborne College won 15-14 in Bloemfontein
1997: Grey College won 38-15 in East London
1998: Grey College won 32-14 in Bloemfontein
1999: Grey College won 5-3 in East London
2000: Grey College won 54-3 in Bloemfontein
2001: Grey College won 32-0 in East London
2002: Grey College won 38-6 in Bloemfontein
2003: Grey College won 57-0 in East London
2004: Grey College won 54-6 in Bloemfontein
2005: Grey College won 38-13 in East London
2006: Grey College won 51-0 in Bloemfontein
2007: Grey College won 68-0 in East London
2008: Grey College won 38-18 in Bloemfontein
2009: Grey College won 33-0 in East London
2010: Grey College won 61-14 in Bloemfontein
2011: Draw 16-16 in East London
2012: Grey College won 28-22 in Bloemfontein
2013: Grey College won 41-5 in East London
2014: Grey College won 34-16 in Bloemfontein
2015: Selborne College won 22-18 in East London
2016: Grey College won 48-17 in Bloemfontein