Gimmies go to Bishops
Paarl Gim go to Rondebosch on Saturday to play Bishops, a match that was first played 90 years ago .
It is usually a close encounter, in fact a hard battle. In recent years Gim have tended to have the better of Bishops. In 2012 they set a record with a 57-3 victory. Last year it was a high-scoring match, Gim winning 52-27.
Season So Far
The season is young but both sides have several matches.
Bishops went on tour to Ireland. There they had a chance to build as a team and where they won three of their four matches.
Gim have had some tough opposition in South Africa. After beating Durbanville 32-10, they beat powerful Monument of Krugersdorp 43-29, Menlopark of Pretoria 38-23, the Africa Pacific Dragons 50-24 and Hartpury College of Gloucester 41-12, the latter two at the World Rugby Festival in Stellenbosch.
Rugby Programme for 6 April 2019
There will be 17 rugby matches.
09.30: 3rd XV
10.45: 2nd XV
12.10: 1st XV
08.30: 4th XV
09.40: 5th XV
10.50: 6th XV
Of the Paarl Gim side, left wing Stravino Jacobs played for South African Schools in 2018, and he and Bobby Alexander played for Western Province at the 2018 Craven Week.
Bishops: 15 Ross Vintcent, 14 Matthew Smith, 13 Oliver Jones, 12 Michael Ford, 11 Luca Liebenberg, 10 Sacha Mngomezulu, 9 Liam Kloosman, 8 Isaiah Wharton, 7 Connor Evans, 6 Charlie Yates, 5 Jack Hampshire, 4 Samuel Rudston, 3 James Bolton, 2 Keagan Blanckenberg, 1 Aidan MacDonald
Coaches: Wes Chetty, Dylon Frylinck, Chris Ekron
Paarl Gim: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Curwin Gertse, 13 Ethan James, 12 Stephan du Toit, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Johan Smal, 9 Bobby Alexander, 8 Juan Wilson, 7 Pierich Siebert, 6 Louw Nel, 5 Marco van Rhyn, 4 Reynhardt Crous, 3 Jovan Bekker, 2 Liam Compion, 1 Gerhard van Niekerk
Coaches: Pieter Rossouw, Helmut Lehmann
Date: Saturday, 6 April 2019
1st XV kick-off: 12.40
Venue: Diocesan College (Bishops), Rondebosch
Expected weather conditions: Sunny with a high of 23°C and a low of 14°C – a lovely autumn day at the Cape
Referee: Dyllan Francke (Western Province Referees’ Society)