Preview: Falcons v Boland

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:57
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LSEN WEEK, DAY THREE: The Falcons and Boland will again contest the last match of the LSEN Week on Day Three at Glenwood High School in Durban.

The two provinces played each other last year which saw Boland walk away with a 31-14 victory.

The two sides have been in phenomenal form throughout the two days. The Falcons kicked off their campaign on a high note with a 24-15 win against the Southern Western District and on Day two produced an upset by beating Western Province 15-14.

Meanwhile, the men from Winelands Boland proved to be in stellar form. They secure a comfortable 47-5 win against Eastern Province and marched to an easy 43-7 win against the Golden Lions Extraordinary Education on Day two.

Boland could secure their fourth consecutive title after the side already took top honours at 2014, 2015 and 2016 edition, respectively. In 2015, they beat neighbours Western Province 25-12 at HTS Drostdy in Worcester, while they beat SWD 45-3 in Potchefstroom in the 2014 edition of the tournament. And walked away with a 31-14 victory last year.

With such an extraordinary success rate, Boland head into this final as clear favourites.

Teams:

Falcons: 15 Elvis Brandt, 14 Lorenzo Green Thompson, 13 Mpumelelo Mdluli, 12 Johannes Schoeman, 11 Chae Rouillon, 10 Chezlin Oosthuizen, 9 Giovanne Viviers, 8 Bongani Gasa, 7 Lourens de Villiers, 6 Theunis Botha, 5 Kecin Ngwenya, 4 Christiaan Laurens, 3 Nathan Fuhri, 2 David Toth, 1 Plamedi Kaninda.
Replacements: 16 Billy Dlamini, 17 Andile Maya, 18 Marthinus Otto, 19 Wayne Broodryk, 20 Netto Ngwenya, 21 Lebohang Makhobo.

Boland: 15 Curtwill Michaels, 14 Clinton Windvogel, 13 Therlo Snyders, 12 Fredwin Goedeman, 11 Hendrik Johnson, 10 Shilton van Wyk, 9 Lourens Lotter, 8 Romario Karsten, 7 Tristan Swartz, 6 Austin Philips, 5 Louis Lotter, 4 Heinrich April, 3 Austin-Lee Abner, 2 Renaldo Swartz, 1 Xavier Exquire.
Replacements: 16 Johandre Jonkers, 17 Tyrese Peters, 18 Lee Witbooi, 19 Tyrone Klein, 20 Giriano Green, 21 Dylan Isaacs, 22 William Khoba.

Referee: Monray Gilbert (Blue Bulls)

Fixtures, Day 3, Thursday, 6 July 2017

09.00: KwaZulu Natal vs Pumas
09.00: Blue Bulls vs Griffons
10.20: South Western Districts vs Free State
10.20: Blue Bulls EE vs Eastern Province
11.40: Golden Lions EE vs Leopards
13.00: Golden Lions vs Western Province
14.20: Falcons vs Boland

*EE = Extraordinary Education