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Grey College to meet Witteberg for the first time since 1998

By Hannes Nienaber , in News , at 4 February 2014

Grey College and Witteberg of Bethlehem will meet each other on the rugby field for the first time since their encounter in the final of the Free State’s Administrator’s Cup in 1998. The team from Bloemfontein won this match at Goble Park in Behtlehem by 24-6. 

The two teams will play each other in a curtain raiser for the FNB Varsity Cup match between the Shimlas and Madibaz at Shimlapark in the City of Roses on 17 March. The match between the University of the Free State and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will be broadcasted live on SuperSport1. 

In 1998 provincial players Jacques Claassens, JB Heckroodt, Lodie Britz and Roland Bernard played for Grey College. Cerneels Rautenbach who later played for the Leopards was the loosehead prop for Witteberg. 

The only other curtain raiser in Bloemfontein at the Shimlas’ FNB Varisty Cup’s matches for 2014 is between Jim Fouche and Diamantveld of Kimberley on 24 February. 

The Scorers in 1998: 

Grey College 24 (10) – Tries: Rudolph Froneman (2), Dandré Gerber. Conversions: Jacques Claassens (3). Penalty: Claassens. Witteberg 6 (3) – Penalties: Dries Human (2).

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