SARugbymag.co.za chats to Kearsney College 1st XV coach Barend Steyn ahead of the 2017 schools season.
How many of last year’s 1st XV players are still in the squad?
Hookers Dylan Richardson and Dan Cherry, flank/lock Ross Taylor, wing/fullback James Sutherland, and outside centre Matt Blair.
What has been your main focus in preparing for this season?
Conditioning, attack pattern, individual tackling technique and the breakdown management
Who are the key players in your squad?
Those six players from last year’s team.
Who will be your toughest opposition this year?
Glenwood, Westville, HTS Drostdy, DHS and the independent schools.
What lessons have you learned from last season?
Team work is most important.
What are your goals for the 2017 campaign?
To play attractive running rugby and to take pride in our defensive prowess.
Interview by Ollie Keohane