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Back You are here: Home Sports Rugby Kwa Zulu Natal Green Machine turned Grey.
Friday, 14 August 2009 21:00

Green Machine turned Grey.

Touted as one of the best teams to play for Glenwood High, the 2009 season came to an end for the Durban based side as they travelled for the much anticipated encounter against Grey College. After beating a strong Affies side 24-10 earlier this month most would have expected a very close scoreline. However to be beaten 62-3 was a major disappointment.

Glenwood’s Head Coach Sean Erasmus who has honed this team into one of the most respected in South Africa and seen the Berea Burgers win the Sanix World Youth tournament in Japan in 2008 would have been distraught as the build up to this game had been as professional as possible. “To be honest this is where you build up respect for the top schools like Grey because they are consistently playing at the highest level of school boy rugby year in and year out and weekend after weekend. Everyone also wants to beat Grey so they also have pressure every time they play, this is something we have got to learn,” says Sean Erasmus.

Yet in case we forget the Grey team managed to swamp the SA Schools Team with several of their players chosen as the elite in the country whereas Glenwood who only had a solitary player who made it into the premier schoolboy team. Basically playing against a Free State schools side Glenwood fell apart and were incapable of coming up with the questions posed by the disciplined Grey team.

"There is one thing about the Glenwood side we are humble in victory and gracious in defeat and that has always been the case.  So if we play well and lose we get the other team together and pray together and give thanks that we had an opposition that we could learn from. That is our unwritten tradition that we follow. So any team that we face we are going to do our best and hopefully they will do their best and from that the best side will win, " said Captain Ruan Grobler in an interview with SA SchoolSports.