Riversdale goes to Paarl
Oakdale leave their leafy home and head for Paarl Gim for a tough assignment in Saturday.
Paarl Gim have been one of South Africa's top rugby achievers for several years now in any measurable way. This year they are currently ranked third on the Schools Top 20 while, unusually, Oakdale are not there at all.
Paarl Gim have almost been playing in a different league from Oakdale. They have played against five teams ranked on the Top 20, Oakdale against two.
Gim have lost just one of their eight matches - 31-19 to Grey Bloem. They have beaten Affies, Paul Roos, Stellenberg and Waterkloof. Oakdale lost to Drostdy and Monument.
Both Gimmies and Oakdale have played and beaten Garsfontein, Gim 46-17 and Oakdale 40-19.
It will be an enthusiastic day's rugby with a 1st XV match well wroth the watching. It will be streamed live.
Paarl Gim: 15 Muller du Plessis, 14 Stravino Jacobs, 13 Dawid Kellerman, 12 Francois Marais, 11 Janke du Toit, 10 Ruben Scholtz, 9 Jean Janse van Rensburg, 8 Henco Martins, 7 Juan Beukes, 6 Dean Nieuwoudt, 5 Ryno Beukes, 4 Dré Engelbrecht, 3 Adriaan Staples, 2 Chris Rossouw, 1 Hugo Pienaar
Oakdale: 15 Pietie Uys, 14 Marcel Neethling, 13 Luke Hertz, 12 JayCee Nel, 11 Janko Klinck, 10 Clyde Lewis, 9 Lian du Toit, 8 Hannes Gous, 7 JC Lourens (captain), 6 Hanu Heunis, 5 Daniel van der Berg, 4 Henku Beukes, 3 Magnus Muller, 2 SP Kleynhans, 1 Dian Bleuler
Coaches: Malan du Plessis, André Otto
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2017
1st XV kick-off: 12.30
Expected weather conditions: Sunny with a high of 27°C and a low of 12.
Rugby Programme, 20 May 2017
JA Kriel Field
10.10: 3rd XV
11.20: 2nd XV
12.30: 1st XV
09.00: 4th XV
09.00: 6th XV
11.10: 5th XV