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Battle of Potchefstroom

By Hannes Nienaber , in News , at 10 May 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

HTS Potchefstroom will be out to win bragging rights back when they travel to Potchefstroom Boys High on Saturday.

HTS Potchefstroom were beaten at home by their local rivals last year, so they will be out for revenge when they make the short trip across town for the FNB Classic Clash.

The rivalry extends back over 40 years, and was dominated for a long time by HTS Potchefstroom, but Potchefstroom Boys High have proven tougher customers in recent years and honours have been fairly even since the fixture was made a Classic Clash eight years ago.

The hosts have a large forward pack and will aim to dominate up front in order to catch the speedy HTS backline on the back foot, so the visitors should have their work cut out for them in the tight exchanges.

If HTS are allowed some space, then they could well make their hosts pay as according tpo their captain and inside centre Bigboy Dinkibogile they have a point to prove this weekend.

However, the weather is forecast to be wet, so the big Potchefstroom Boys High pack could come into their own in the soggy conditions which may inhibit the opposition’s backline strength.

The teams:

Potchefstroom Boys High: 15 N Mogale, 14 M Mphahlele, 13 O Molekane, 12 T Mokhobo, 11 M Mmutle, 10 S Booi, 9 M Motsikwa, 8 T Tsheko, 7 K Mathibe, 6 K Mathekga, 5 M Makubela, 4 O Molotsi, 3 T Kanye, 2 K Ramarola, 1 N Thekiso.
Replacements: 16 K Mohapi, 17 R Lekaba, 18 M Jood, 19 R Fish, 20 N Phosa, 21 M Kotsedi, 22 R Molapisi.

HTS Potchefstroom: 15 Moosa Mphai, 14 Findo Mdiza, 13 Junior Mosia, 12 Big boy Dinkebogile (captain), 11 Dolfie Britton, 10 Katle Leokaoke, 9 Jonny Kekana, 8 Laurens Ramoola, 7 Maxwell Maine, 6 Gorata Kodisang, 5 Danand Smith, 4 Boitomelo Bogatsu, 3 Thabang Mofokeng, 2 Petrus Matsidiso, 1 Khotso Motale.
Replacements: 16 Kagiso Tshakane, 17 Thato Masike, 18 Olobogeng Majeng, 19 Adrian Human, 20 Alex Meyer, 21 Ollie Nokana, 22 Ofentse Magape.

Date: Saturday, May 11
Venue: Potchefstroom Boys High
Expected weather: Mostly cloudy with showers, high of 17

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