PMB rugby teams take on Durban rivals

2012-05-04 00:00

BOTH of Pietermaritzburg’s KZN Premier Division teams, Maritzburg Varsity and PMB Collegians, are playing away from home today.

Collegians tackle Old Boys at Riverside Club in Durban North while Varsity take on Durban Collegians on King’s Park 10. Both matches kick off at 8 pm.

Last time out, the two PMB teams met in the Derby Cup, the splendid floating trophy that is up for grabs every time the KZN capital’s top two clubs meet.

Varsity came away with a hard-fought 17-3 victory at the Peter Booysen Sports Park and will be looking to keep the momentum going against Durban Collegians.

It would be a massive upset though, as the famous Durban club are perennial title contenders and especially difficult opponents on their home turf.

Upbeat Varsity head coach Shawn van Rensburg told The Witness yesterday that the team is in very good spirits.

“Going into Thursday night’s practice all the boys have had a good week, the team is ready for the match and there is a happy mood in the camp, having won a few games now by this early stage of the Premier Division season,” said Van Rensburg.

As a newly promoted team to the KZN Premier Division, PMB Collegians have had an extremely promising start to the season and, like Varsity, will certainly not go down without a fight against their Durban opponents.

Tomorrow, PMB Waratahs face Richards Bay in a KZN First Division clash that kicks off at 3 pm.

FIXTURES

Today: Premier Division (8 pm): Durban Collegians vs Maritzburg Varsity (KP10); Old Boys vs PMB Collegians (Riverside); Crusaders vs College Rovers; Zululand Rhinos vs Harlequins (Empangeni 8.30 pm). First Division South (8 pm): Hillcrest vs Jaguars; Amanzimtoti vs UKZN Durban; South Coast Warriors vs Ballito Dolphins (8.30 pm). U20A Division (6.30 pm): Durban Collegians vs College Rovers (KP6); Crusaders vs Midlands; Old Boys vs Harlequins.

Tomorrow: First Division South (3 pm): PMB Waratahs vs Richards Bay (Woodburn Stadium). Reserves 1.30 pm.

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