The Big Kimberley Derby
It’s the big schools match in Kimberley this Saturday, Hoërskool Noord-Kaap vs Hoërskool Diamantveld, a Classic Clash.
Both of them are ambitious schools when it comes to rugby, ready to play the best in the land.
Diamantveld again hosted the Wildeklawer Schools Rugby Tournament, which has a big concentration of top school sides annually.
Season So Far
Both sides have been doing well with Noord-Kaap the better of the two. Noord-Kaap, who have had the tougher fixture list so far this season, is currently ranked 17th on the Top 20.
Noord-Kaap have played seven matches, winning five and losing to Selborne and Outeniqua.
Diamantveld have also played seven, winning four and then losing the next three, to Oakdale, Stellenberg and Waterkloof.
Noord-Kaap beat Dr EG Jansen, HTS Middelburg, Maritzburg College, Sentraal of Bloemfontein and Helpmekaar.
Diamantveld beat Die Brandwag, Jim Fouché, Upington and Zwartkop.
The match will be keenly contested on a firm, Highveld field. Both teams run and score tries. Noord-Kaap have averaged 26 points per match as indeed have Diamantveld.
In 2017 Noord-Kaap won 48-39. Last year Diamantveld won 6-5. The score this year is more like to be close to the lavish score of 2017 than the niggardly score of 2018 – much more so.
Each side has a player who was a Craven week next year – Elzandro Fredericks, Noord-Kaap’s thrilling fullback and Diamantveld’s flank Sello Maketlo.
Noord-Kaap: 15 Elzandro Fredericks(captain), 14 Jacquin van Wyk, 13 Keano Windvogel, 12 Jesse-Owen Denation, 11 Moemagare Molete, 10 Seanrique Daniels, 9 Alnino Lorten, 8 Jessie Bester, 7 Kayle Maritz, 6 Duvan van der Merwe, 5 Jean Engelbrecht, 4 Franco Stassen, 3 Jessy Thomas, 2 Devin Steenkamp, 1 Tlotlo Mokomele
Replacements: 16 Ryn Rinkwest, 17 Elriq Davids, 18 Ashraaf Muhammed, 19 Bradley Human, 20 Corné du Plessis, 21 Revan Muller, 22 Johan Oberholser, 23 André Hannekom
Diamantveld: 15 Keenan Beckett, 14 Charl Burger, 13 Hugh Murray, 12 Sean Harding, 11 Cole Arnoldus, 10 Morné Matthewson, 9 Dennie Ludick, 8 Stefan Swart, 7 Ryno van Rensburg, 6 Sello Maketlo, 5 Niel Swartz, 4 Llewellyn Stadler, 3 Rudolph Steinmann, 2 Louis Vermeulen, 1 Anrich Rosenstrauch
Replacements: 16 Jan Potgieter, 17 Janrico Malan, 18 Jayden van Rooyen, 19 Jano Badenhorst, 20 Hennie Ludick, 21 Shakeel Rosen, 22 Brendon Greyling, 23 Danie Botha
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019
1st XV kick-off: 13.30
Venue: A Field, Hoërskool Noord-Kaap
Expected weather conditions: Sunshine with a high of 24°C, dropping to 8°C
All matches are on the A Field
10:45: 2nd XV
13:15: Voorstelling van spanne
13:30: 1st XV