Sentraal will do well to avoid a heavy defeat at Grey College on Saturday.
Sentraal have had a difficult start to the season, with their best result being a 10-10 draw against HTS Louis Botha, who lost 50-0 at home to Grey College last Saturday. The final scoreline in that encounter flattered the hosts, as the match was stopped after 43 minutes to prevent further slaughter.
Grey College have won all their fixtures so far this year, with their narrowest victory coming against Welkom Gym (54-22). They’ve also thrashed Framesby (57-6), Stirling (99-7) and Maritzburg College (60-13).
Grey will therefore be firm favourites against Sentraal, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the match is concluded early again with the hosts 50 points in the lead.
In other matches in the Free State this weekend, Grey’s 2nd XV will host Fichardtpark. The Cherries have also yet to lose a game this season, after emphatic wins over Jim Fouché (62-17) and Charlie Hofmeyr (73-20), and a 17-15 victory over Hentie Cilliers. Fichardtpark have lost only to Jim Fouché so far this year (48-7).
Free State schools fixtures (23 April):
Grey College vs Sentraal
Grey College 2nd XV vs Fichardtpark
Afrikaanse Hoërskool Kroonstad vs Sasolburg
Bethlehem Voortrekker vs Goudveld
Jim Fouché vs Louis Botha
Welkom Gym vs Kroonstad
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