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Wednesday, 18 July 2012 19:29

Rugby: Maritzburg College v Affies- The Facts!

 

While Maritzburg College and Affies Interschools only started in 1996, this has become one of the most eagerly-awaited matches in the schoolboy rugby calendar given the rich rugby history and heritage of both schools.

college v affiesOne of the key aspects is the number of teams that both schools can field and thus the chance for all players (up to 27 rugby teams) to get exposure and play for their school in a Premier Interschools game.

 

Every year these schools travel with all of their teams, along with parents, staff and supporters, and as a result firm friendships have been formed throughout the years.

 

The 1st XV have met 17 times since 1996, with Affies the dominant team winning 15 of these matches. The biggest win coming in 2011 when Affies won 55-7.

 

College won twice with their biggest win in 2000, taking the match 16-10.

 

Looking at current form it must be said that Affies looks like the firm favorite to win again. Not only are they currently ranked at No. 3 on the National School Rankings with College at No. 22, but the Blue Bulls with 8 Affies representatives, also dominated the recent Craven Week and won the unofficial “final”. The Affies captain, Pierre Schoeman, also captained the Blue Bulls at Craven week this year.

 

College was represented by three players at the Craven Week, with fullback Jessie Kriel most probably the star player at the tournament. Kriel was outstanding at the back for KZN and hopefully he can carry that form into the Affies game.

 

College will do well to contain Affies No. 10 Ryno Eksteen and No. 13 Jurie Linde. Both of these players are exceptional ball carriers and have the eye for a gap. If they get half a chance, it’s going to be a long afternoon for the boys from Maritzburg.

 

The strength of this Affies team is reflected in the six players called up for the SA U18 High Performance squad. Heinrich Viljoen, Jurie Linde, Nicholas Janse van Rensburg, Pierre Schoeman, Ryno Eksteen and Marcus Kleinbooi. Jesse Kriel from College was invited.

 

College will take comfort in the fact that they are playing at their beloved Goldstones and that home ground advantage will most definitely count in their favour.

 

Results through the years

 

1996:   Affies 12 – College 9

1997:   Affies 21 – College 16

1998:   Affies 36 – College 15

1999:   Affies 29 – College 7

2000:   Affies 10 – College 16

2001:   Affies 20 – College 5

2002:   Affies 20 – College 19

2003:   Affies 25 – College 24

2004:   Affies 33 – College 3

2005:   Affies 32 – College 7

2006:   Affies 15 – College 19

2007:   Affies 31 – College 19

2008:   Affies 52 – College 15

2009:   Affies 10 – College 0

2010:   Affies 32 – College 20

2011:   Affies 19 – College 6

 

 


 

Maritzburg College Team

 

NAME & SURNAME

POSITION

RUGBY ACHIEVEMENTS

NJABULA GUMEDE

11

KZN U/18 ACADEMY A 2012,SA U/16 HIGH PERFORMANCE SQUAD

VUYO KHATHIDE

2

KZN CRAVEN WEEK 2012

MVELO KHUMALO

3

KZN CRAVEN WEEK 2012

EVERETT PIETERSE

4

 

ROBERT KAMHOOT

5

 

JACQUE CONRADIE

6

GRANT KHOMO U/16 2011

CAMERON CHRISTIE

7

 

REEGAN SMITH (CAPT)

8

GRANT KHOMO U/16 2010

JOSH RENCKEN

9

 

LUKAS BOOYSEN

10

 

BANELE NGWENYA

11

KZN U/18ACADEMY A 2012

RICHARD BAMBER

12

KZN U/18 ACADEMY A 2012

MARCEL COETZEE

13

GRANT KHOMO U/16 2011

CYLE MUIL

14

 

JESSE KRIEL

15

GRANT KHOMO U/16 2010, KZN U/18 7’S

 

 

 

ALEX CAHILL

16

 

SEKO BUTHELEZI

17

GRANT KHOMO U/16 2011,

JAMES SMITH

18

 

JACQUE CONRADIE

6

GRANT KHOMO U/16 2011

KELVIN ELDER

20

KZN U/18 ACADEMY A 2012

THATO MOLELEKOA

21

 

MURRAY JANSE VAN RENSBURG

22

 

 

 


 

Affies Team

 

 

1.Pierre Schoeman

 

2.Francois Steyn

 

3.W P Eloff

 

4.Jean Droste

 

5.Nicolas Janse v Rensburg

 

6.Albert v Heerden

 

7.Heinrich Viljoen

 

8.Steven Meiring

 

9.Louis Venter

 

10.Ryno Eksteen

 

11.Andries vd Merwe

 

12.Nico Lee

 

13.Jurie Linde

 

14.Marcus Kleinbooi

 

15.Costant Pretorius

 

16.Cornell de Waal

 

17.Xander Swart

 

18.Gerhard de Beer

 

19.Calvon Allison

 

20.Heine Lombaard

 

21.Marchant vd Heever

 

22.Thys v Wyk

 

Maritzburg College will play Affies on Saturday 21 July in the next Premier Interschools, with kick off at 13h15. The match will be played at Goldstones, Maritzburg College’s home ground and will be televised on SuperSport 1 at 17h00.

 

 

 

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