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Coed Clash in East London

On Saturday, 17 August, there is an FNB Classic Clash in East London between two coed schools who love rugby and do it well – Cambridge High and Hudson Park High, which takes its name from a city councilor.

This is just the third time that matches between the two schools have been FNB Classic Clashes. In 2011, Hudson Park won 34-3. Last year Cambridge won 20-12. Of course the schools are much older than that and will have been playing each other long before then. Cambridge was founded in the centre of East London in 1879, while Hudson Park in various forms dates back to 1905 but became a high school only in 1965.

Season so Far

Cambridge have played 19 matches, winning nine of them. Hudson Park have played 16 matches, winning eight and drawing one. One of Hudson Park's victories was a 32-23 win over Cambridge in the second term.

Both have taken on highly rated schools, Hudson Park more so. Both teams have had good results against highly rated schools; Hudson Park beat Dale and drew with Selborne while Cambridge have only just lost to Dale and Selborne. They are both worthy opposition

Results against Common Opponents

Dale: Cambridge lost 21-18 and 33-17; Hudson Park lost 21-10 and won 28-19

Grens: Cambridge won 31-25; Hudson Park won 36-10

Port Rex: Cambridge won 31-12; Hudson Park won 67-12

Queen's: Cambridge lost 40-25; Hudson Park lost 38-30 and 31-24

Selborne: Cambridge lost 19-17; Hudson Park drew 13-13

Stirling: Cambridge lost 33-20 and won 17-8; Hudson Park won 25-8 and 22-19

Hudson Park, at home this time, are probably favourites to repeat their victory of earlier this year.

Representative Players

Craven Week

Cambridge: Jayson Reinecke (as a hooker)

Academy Week

Cambridge: Yavela Sigenu, Musa Mahlasela, Kweku Borsah, Tembelihle Yase, Lonwabo Madolwana

Hudson Park: Yamkela Nyalambisa


Cambridge: 15 Ludwe Badiyana, 14 Sinawo Ntsaluba , 13 Sapho Makaluza, 12 Sethu Tom, 11 Xolisa Mato, 10 Yavela Sigenu, 9 Lonwabo Madolwana, 8 Jayson Reinecke (captain), 7 Musa Mahlasela, 6 Unathi Ntwasa, 5 Kweku Borsah, 4 JP Bekker, 3 Siphosethu Dyobiso, 2 Sonwabile Mantantana, 1 Thembelihle Yase

Hudson Park: 15 Ngazimbini Sigwili, 14 Juan Hart, 13 Yamkela Nyalambisa, 12 Bukho Ntsaluba, 11 Mitchell Best, 10 Khanya Mgebisa, 9 Arnu Black, 8 Naythan Knoetze (captain), 7 Bunono Sindi, 6 Piwe Mdyesha, 5 Fraser Beale, 4 Dylan Ball, 3 Jason Ihlenfeldt, 2 Vuyisa Ulana, 1 Mihlali Tshikila

Date: Saturday, 17 August 2013

1st XV kick-off: 14.45

Venue: Hudson Park High School

Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy with a high of 22, dropping to 9°C.  

Rugby Programme


08.00: 14B        

09.00: 14A        

10.00: 15A        

11.10: 16A        

12.20: 3rd        

13.30: 2nd        

14.45: 1st        


08.00: 15B

09.00: 14C

10.00: 16B

11.10: 4th.

12.20: 15C


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