Midlands cracker at Goldstones

2009-04-17 00:00

ALL nine of the province’s top rugby-playing schools and some second-tier sides were involved in festivals during the holidays.

The top matches today will thus be keenly contested and should see an improvement in the skills that were lacking in the first few games at the end of the first term.

The top three matches will be very keenly fought. The match of most interest to locals is between the two midlands schools, Maritzburg College and Hilton. The game kicks off at 3.30 pm on Goldstones.

College have played five games, three at the St John’s Festival, and have won three, losing narrowly to Michaelhouse and 43-3 against Outeniqua. Hilton have played six games, including three at the Grey High School Festival, winning three and losing three narrowly, against Westville and against Graeme College and Grey High.

College are always more difficult to defeat in front of their own supporters.

Michaelhouse host DHS on Meadows in another tight contest, also at 3.30 pm.

Also today, Westville, fresh from the KES Festival, host Kearsney.

Fixtures (home sides first): Maritzburg College vs Hilton; Michaelhouse vs DHS; Westville vs Kearsney; St Charles vs Northwood; Glenwood vs George Campbell (at Richardsbaai); Clifton vs Voortrekker; Richardsbaai vs Glenwood II; Weston vs Wartburg; Hillcrest vs Grantleigh; Kokstad vs Suid Natal; Alexandra vs Carter; Treverton vs Greytown; Kloof vs St Henrys; Durban Akademie vs Port Natal; Scottburgh vs Howick; New Forest vs Pinetown; Kingsway vs Port Shepstone

Other fixtures (venue unknown): Kuswag vs Gelofte; Werda vs Grosvenor; Queensburgh vs Crawford LL; Amanzimtoti vs Durban N College; Eshowe vs John Ross.

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