Oakdale head for Paarl
They are two of the top teams in the land – Paarl Boys’ High and Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale of Riversdale – and they meet in Paarl on Saturday. It could just be the match of the day.
Season So Far
On the Top 20 ranking, Paarl Boys’ High are ranked fourth, Oakdale seventh. The difference is negligible in the context of South Africa’s rugby schools.
Boys’ High have won eight of their 10 matches this season, Oakdale 10 if their 12. Boys’ High have played seven Top 20 teams, beating five of them; Oakdale have played four, beating two of them.
Results against Common Opponents
An opponent they have in common is Paul Roos, currently ranked No.1 on the Top 20.
Outeniqua: Boys’ High won 21-10; Oakdale won 42-35
Paul Roos: Boys’ High lost 44-8; Oakdale lost 42-21
Boys’ High’s players are eligible for Western Province who had two teams the Craven Week; Oakdale’s players are eligible for South Western Districts.
Paarl Boys’ High: Evan Roos, Emile van Heerden, Adrian Alberts
Paarl Boys’ High: Evan Roos, Adrian Alberts, Roubert Bester, Tyron Maritz, Arman Posthumus, Cullen van der Merwe, Emile van Heerden, Alastair Williams, De Wet Wolhuter.
Oakdale: Clyde Lewis, Johannes Klinck, Henco Beukes, Hannes Gous, Joaquin Taute, Etienne Steyn, JD Strydom, Derick Jooste, Pierre Uys, Pieter Maritz, Keano Hendricks, Magnus Muller, Vernon Paulo, Trevino Gordon
Paarl Boys’ High: Albertus Horn, Angelo Osch, Noegh Hayward, Delarey Nel, Tiaan Swanepoel
Oakdale: Hendrik Victor, Stefan van den Bergh, Neil Francis
Paarl Boys’ High: 15 Trent Sivertsen, 14 Carlo Uys, 13 Quan Horn, 12 Nathan Bezuidenhout, 11 Riis du Plessis, 10 Estiaan van Rensburg, 9 Simon Carstens, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Arminn Posthumus, 6 Stass Nel, 5 JC Loedolff, 4 Emile van Heerden, 3 Roubert Bester, Cullen van der Merwe, 1 De Wet Wolhuter
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
1st XV kick-off: 13.40
Livestreaming on youtube
Venue: Brug Street, Paarl
Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy, no rain, a high of 24°C and a low of 13°C
Rugby Programme – 21 July 2018
10.10: 4th XV
11.20: 3rd XV
12.30: 2nd XV
13.40: 1st XV
11.30: 5th XV
09.00: 6th XV
Away at DF Malan: 7th XV, 8th XV. Under-16 E, Under-16F, Under-15F, Under-14E, Under-14F