The stadium in faure street paarl was packed last weekend and will be again this weekend.Last weekend Paarl Boys' High played Paarl Gimnasium. This weekend two other Paarl schools, enthusiastic about their rugby, New Orleans and Klein Nederburg.
Added to the great excitement in Paarl at the match is Klein Nederburg celebration of the school's 40th birthday.
It will be a great day of fun and earnest endeavour.
It seems that the weather will be favourable after Friday's rain - partly cloudy, no rain, a high of 15°C and a low of 3°C
Season So Far
New Orleans have had much the better season. They have won five of their six matches, while Klein Nederburg have won three of their seven.
Results against Common Opponents
Stellenbosch: New Orleans won 18-12; Klein Nederburg lost 32-3
Groenberg: New Orleans lost 17-0; Klein Nederburg lost 42-0
Both schools' players are eligible for Boland teams at Craven Week and the Academy Week. The only player to be selected was Shakier Moerat of New Orleans, who was chosen for the Academy Week side. Moerat is a great rugby name in Paarl and further afield.
New Orleans: 15 Rameez Karriem, 14 Arnold Lobberts, 13 Leighton Kearns, 12 Shaakier Moerat, 11 Shane-Dean Sias, 10 Aurelio Philander, 9 Diego Williams, 8 Keanan Andrews, 7 Bjorn Fortuin, 6 Kydo Skippers, 5 Darnel de Kock, 4 Dylan Cloete, 3 Darren Brown, 2 Zavier La Douce, 1 Dancin Johanneson.
Klein Nederburg: tba
Programme, Saturday, 12 August 2017
13.35: New Orleans Pom-Pom Girls:
13.45: 2nd XV
15.00: Klein Nederburg Pom-Pom Girls:
15.15: Gr. 8 display
15.30: Teams walk out
15.45: School songs
16.00: 1st XV
Results Down the Years:
1994: New Orleans won 33-3
1995: New Orleans won 32-0
1996: New Orleans won 19-12
1997: Klein Nederburg won 11-5
1998: New Orleans won 17-8
1999: New Orleans won 9-5
2000: New Orleans won 32-3
2001: New Orleans won 17-0
2002: Klein Nederburg won 14-12
2003: New Orleans won 15-9
2004: New Orleans won 8-0
2005: New Orleans won 12-3
2006: New Orleans won 7-5
2007: Klein Nederburg won 13-10
2008: Klein Nederburg won 24-23
2009: Klein Nederburg won 16-3
2010: Klein Nederburg won 19-17
2011: New Orleans won 15-9
2012: New Orleans won 25-8
2013: New Orleans won 17-13
2014: Klein Nederburg won 22-13
2015: Draw 10-10
2016: Klein Nederburg won 10-7