Affies drop over the Berg
Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Affies to everybody, will bring 25 rugby teams over the Drakensberg and down to Pietermaritzburg to play Maritzburg College.
The two schools have been playing each other since 1996 and this is the 24th such meeting. Affies have won 20 of the 1st XV matches, College three.
This year the Affies’ aura of invincibility has not been there. They have lost five of their 11 matches. But then Affies will take on any opposition. of their 11 matches, six have been against teams ranked in the Top 20.
Affies have won five of their 11 matches, College three of their 13. (We have not counted the abandoned match with Kearsney when the weather became dangerous.)
Results against Common Opponents
KES: Affies won 12-3; College lost 37-18.
Glenwood: Affies lost 37-34; College lost 43-17 and 37-12.
Affies’ players are eligible for the Blue Bulls who had two teams at Craven Week. College’s boys are eligible for Kwa-Zulu Natal – the Sharks.
Maritzburg College: Sphekahle Dube, Nkondlo Radebe, Anele Nzimande
Affies: Regardt Roets, Dewald Donald, Janco Uys, Adolph Visser, Stephin Alberts.
Affies: Jacques-Louis du Toit. Steyn van der Spuy, Zhander Schmidt, Christiaan Kamffer, Landi Mahlangu
Kwa-Zulu Natal: Wandile Hlope, Philani Simamane
Affies: 15 Dieter Crafford, 14 Dian Nordier , 13 Stephin Alberts, 12 Pierre Fourie, 11 Eric Sherman, 10 Regardt Roets, 9 Steyn van der Spuy, 8 George Oosthuizen, 7 Adolph Visser, 6 David Jacobsz, 5 Christiaan Kamffer, 4 Zhander Schmidt, 3 Sarel Joubert, 2 Janco Uys, 1 Dewald Donald
Maritzburg College: requested but not available
Date: 21 July 2018
1st XV kick-off: 14.20
Venue: Goldstones, Maritzburg College
Expected weather conditions: Sunny with a high of 25°C and a chilly low of 6°
O8.00: 6th XV
09.00: 5th XV
10.00: 4th XV
11.00: 3rd XV
13.10: 2nd XV
14.20: 1st XV
O8.00: 8th XV
09.00: 9th XV
10.00: 7th XV