Hilton should take another easy win

2013-06-08 00:00

THIS is the penultimate Saturday of schools’ rugby in the province, with only Maritzburg College and Glenwood scheduled with fixtures next term. All four top games should have comfortable winning margins.

The much anticipated match between Kearsney and Maritzburg College has been cancelled tomorrow on the advice of the school doctor, as the College boarding establishment has been struck by a highly contagious type of flu virus. The game will hopefully be played on the last Thursday of the term.

Glenwood travel across the Mngeni river to play against Northwood and they will be mindful of the narrow loss suffered last year. This should ensure that there is no complacency from the visitors. On the results of the two sides this year, it should turn out to be a comfortable victory by Glenwood.

Michaelhouse will host St Charles on Meadows. Playing away from home will make it even more difficult for the Pietermaritzburg lads. Michaelhouse have a formidable forward pack and they should win more of the ball. The Saints will probably have to make many more tackles than the home side and this could then tell later in the game, where the home side should win relatively easily.

Hilton travel to Durban to play against DHS. There will be a large crowd of old boys as it is the DHS Founders’ Day, which should inspire the home side. Hilton, however, have the better side and they will have their tails up after the victory against College last week. This could, again, be another comfortable win for the visitors.

Westville host George Campbell and they are unlikely to lose their winning status in the province. Campbell are a physical side, but the skills of the Westville backline should enable them to outplay their visitors.

Selected fixtures: Northwood vs Glenwood; Michaelhouse vs St Charles; DHS vs Hilton; Westville vs George Campbell; Westville II vs Voortrekker; Greytown vs Weston; Hillcrest vs St Henry’s; Kingsway vs Richardsbaai.

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