Methodists Meet in Randburg
St Stithians College of Randburg play host to Kearsney College of Botha’s Hill on Saturday in their annual Methodist derby.
Apart from religion, the two schools have something else in common – each running remarkable tournaments at Easter. The Saints tournament is the first of such tournaments in South Africa.
The first match in the series between the two schools was played in 1957, a match which Kearsney won 11-6.
A dozen Kearsney rugby teams will make the journey over the Drakensberg. It promises to be a close match, as it was last year, and a high-scoring one, as it was last year when Kearsney won 36-31. St Stithians’ matches tend to be high-scoring, averaging 69 points per match over the season.
Season So Far
St Stithians have played 10 matches, winning five and losing five.
Kearsney have played 12 matches, winning five and losing seven.
St Stithians have played against one team in the Top 20, Kearsney four.
Results Against Common Opponents
Michaelhouse: St Stithians lost 22-20; Kearsney won 27-17 and 23-20
Pretoria Boys High: St Stithians lost 45-24; Kearsney lost 27-11
St Stithians’ players are eligible for Golden Lions schools teams, Kearsney’s for the Sharks.
St Stithians: Thabani Maruganyanga, Munashe Chaitezwi, Munashe Mhere
Kearsney: Massimo Fierro, Connor de Bruyn, Derick Marshall
St Stithians: Karabo Moahlodi, Demos Mbauya, Takudzwa Matipano
Kearsney: Oliver Carmody
St Stithians: 15 Munashe Chaitezwi, 14 Taku Matipano, 13 Tadi Murewa, 12 Josh Nothnagel, 11 TJ Maguranyanga, 10 Karabo Moahlodi, 9 Ryan Howell, 8 Luke Caveney, 7 Yenam Zouzoua, 6 Tazio Spano, 5 Andrew Jackson, 4 Ronin van der Westhuizen, 3 Munashe Mhere, 2 Josh de Leo, 1 Luhan van Aswegen
Kearsney: 15 Cameron Ferguson, 14 Luke Dudley, 13 Jared Uys, 12 Derick Marshall, 11 Josh Muller, 10 Matthew Hind, 9 Jordan Bamber, 8 Massimo Fierro, 7 Dean Burrell, 6 Aaron Smith, 5 Timothy Patton, 4 Max Immelman, 3 Oliver Carmody (captain), 2 Ulrich Botha, 1 Bradley Taylor,
Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
1st XV kick-off: 11.30
Venue: Baytopp Field, St Stithians
Expected weather conditions: Sunny with a high of 19°C and a cold low of 4°C
Rugby Programme – 15 June 2019
10.00: 2nd: XV
11.30: 1st: XV
08.00: 3rd: XV
09.00: 4th: XV