Affies will face Gauteng rivals Jeppe in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Both teams have had good seasons, with Affies No 3 in the latest Top 20 rankings and Jeppe ninth.
Affies started their season with seven successive wins, including three against Parktown (49-7), Nelspruit (38-0) and Paul Roos (24-17) at the St John’s Easter Festival. They beat Outeniqua 34-7 in their opening game at the Wildeklawer Super Schools Festival, before suffering their first loss of the season against Paarl Boys’ (29-25) in their second fixture.
They were well beaten by Grey College (53-29) at home the following week, but bounced back with a 61-7 victory over KES away from home a week later. Last weekend, they thumped Waterkloof 48-14.
Jeppe have lost just one game from 12 this season, against Ben Vorster (34-19) at Ellis Park. They went unbeaten at the KES Easter Festival, recording wins against Eldoraigne (33-18), Waterkloof (12-7) and Queen’s College (41-20), before going on to pummel Pretoria Boys’ 59-18 at home. They also went unbeaten at the Wynberg Rugby Festival, beating Hugenote (60-15) and Bishops (38-24).
In other big matches in Gauteng on Saturday, Waterkloof, who have lost seven of their 11 games this season, host Helpmekaar, who have nine wins from 11 games. Garsfontein will want to replicate their 56-15 win over Menlopark in the Tuks Series at the beginning of the season, as they look to bounce back from their 24-17 loss to Helpmekaar last weekend.
Gauteng schools fixtures (28 May):
Affies vs Jeppe
Pietersburg vs Ben Vorster
Centurion vs Zwartkop
EG Jansen vs Rustenburg
Eldoraigne vs Montana
Garsfontein vs Menlopark
Waterkloof vs Helpmekaar
Monument vs Kempton Park
St Alban’s vs KES
Middelburg vs Nelspruit
Pretoria Boys’ vs Parktown
St David’s Marist (Inanda) vs St Charles
Volkskool Heidelberg vs Vereeniging Gym
Linden vs Riebeeck
Florida vs Marais Viljoen
Alberton vs Jan Viljoen
By Tyrone Engel