Transvalia vs Garsfontein
Garsfontein go down to Vanderbijlpark on the Vaal River with its boats and big houses with lawns going down to the river, not looking anything like the heavy industries away from the banks. there the Pretorians will play against Transvalia, the surprise package of 2018.
It will, in all probability, be a tough and close encounter.
Both are relatively new to the top echelons of schoolboy rugby in south Africa but both have been successful.
Season So Far
For the very first time Transvalia are rankled in the Schools Top 20 and they have risen to sixth place, just above Paarl Boys’ High. Garsfontein are ranked 11th, just above Affies.
Garsfontein have won 14 of their 17 matches, Transvalia 11 of their 15 with one match drawn.
They met earlier in the year and then Transvalia had a massive 48-3 victory.
Results against Common Opponents
HTS Middelburg: Garsfontein won 48-29; Transvalia won 68-7 & 73-24
Kempton Park: Garsfontein won 18-8; Transvalia vs Kempton Park, 38-0
Monument: Garsfontein lost 68-31 & won 49-39; Transvalia drew 31-31 & won 34-31
Pietersburg: Garsfontein won 74-3; Transvalia won 64-17
Garsfontein: Diego Appollis (2017)
Transvalia: Raynard Nel, Divan Meyer, Marno Swanepoel, Leshley October, Franco Pienaar, Dian Coetzee
Garsfontein: Brailon Brandt, Johandré Buitendag, Diego Appollis, Campwill Willemse, Junior Snyman, Jurich Claasens
Transvalia: Bernard du Plessis, Franco Wagener, Tiaan Visser
Garsfontein: Jaryd Scheepers, Aldo Landsberg, Dillon Olkers, Ricardo Botha
Garsfontein: 15 Juandré Scheepers, 14 Kallie Calitz, 13 Diego Appollis, 12 Martin Austen, 11 Drian Lerm, 10 Campwill Willemse, 9 Jurich Claassens, 8 Junior Snyman, 7 Ettiene Terblanche, 6 Johandré Buitendag, 5 Jaryd Scheepers, 4 Jordan van Dyk (captain), 3 Gerhard van der Merwe, 2 Ricardo Botha, 1 Brailon Brandt
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Venue: Hoërskool Transvalia, Vanderbijlpark
Expected weather conditions: Overcast with a high of 25°C and a low of 13°C.