Selborne College will look to maintain their unbeaten run this season when they travel to Queen’s College on Saturday.
Selborne have won five of their six matches so far. They beat Framesby (36-10), Grens twice (19-10 and 38-5), HTS Middelburg (22-14) and Maritzburg College (18-7), and drew against SACS (10-10) on the final day of the Kearsney Easter Festival.
Queen’s have had a more erratic season. They started on a high note, with a 23-7 defeat of Hudson Park before going down 31-17 to Kingswood College. They followed that with two victories at the KES Easter Festival, against Northwood College (36-8) and St Benedict’s (30-27), before losing on the final day to Jeppe (41-20). Last Saturday they beat Marlow at home (25-15).
Selborne are ranked sixth on Rugby365’s schools rankings, with Queen’s 19th.
In other matches in the Eastern Cape this weekend, Grey High will be hoping to bounce back from their 36-21 loss to Paul Roos last Saturday when they play Daniël Pienaar. That was their first loss of the 2016 season out of six matches, while Daniël Pienaar have won two of their four matches, against Potch Volkskool (18-7) and Marais Viljoen (21-14).
Hudson Park will host Grens, with both schools struggling to build momentum this season. Grens have won three of their seven games, with one draw, while Hudson Park have three wins and a draw from their six matches.
Eastern Cape schools fixtures (16 April):
Daniël Pienaar THS vs Grey High
Die Brandwag (Uitenhage) vs Marlow
Otto du Plessis vs Despatch
Pearson High vs Hoër Volkskool Graaff-Reinet
Nico Malan vs Muir College
Queen’s College vs Selborne
Dale College vs Port Rex THS
Hudson Park High School vs Grens
– Compiled by Lea-Ann van der Merwe
Photo: Kearsney College