Focus today on Kearsney, Michaelhouse

2012-06-16 00:00

WITH state schools breaking up next Friday for the winter holiday, it is curious that not more schools will be playing rugby today, but there will be huge interest in Michaelhouse’s home game against Kearsney.

Maritzburg College and Glenwood are not involved today, but they will be the only KZN schools playing rugby next term.

Michaelhouse and Kearsney are the two top sides in the province on results and whoever wins today will hold bragging rights as the top side in the province.

Much of the Kearsney play revolves around the Du Preez twins, Daniel and Jean-Luc, although they do have a three quarter line with pace. Michaelhouse have a more balanced side with both pace and a useful pack of forwards. This close game will likely be won by the team that wins most clean ball.

This is Kearsney’s last match of the season and they will want to finish well while the home side will have another match next weekend against rivals Hilton.

St Charles will also be playing their last match against visitors Hilton. St Charles started the year badly, but they have gradually improved although they lost their last three matches where they probably should have won. Hilton have lost three tight games which they could so easily have won if the bounce of the ball had favoured them.

St Charles are at home, but they will be low in confidence and will have to lift themselves to beat the boys in black and white.

Westville play against Stirling from East London and the KZN U19 Development XV.

It is also the last match for Westville and they are preparing for next year with a possible 2013 XV playing against Stirling.

The remainder of first and second XV players that will not be returning to school next year will play the Development XV.

Other matches (home side first): Port Natal vs Richardsbaai; Greytown vs Treverton; Grosvenor vs St Henrys; Hillcrest vs Kloof; Amanzimtoti vs Kuswag; Voortrekker vs Hilton II (at St Charles).

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