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Preview – Eldoraigne vs. Zwartkop

By Hannes Nienaber , in News , at 27 May 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The FNB Classic Clash in Centurion this Saturday is between Hoërskool Eldoraigne and Hoërskool Zwartkop at Eldoraigne.

Last year when Zwarries won at home, it was one of the school’s successes that it most enjoyed. It seems unlikely that they will manage to replicate that victory. They have played nine matches and won just the first, against Riebeeckrand. For the rest they suffered heavy defeats except for HTS John Vorster who won 22-18. Their worst defeat was against Centurion who beat them 83-0.

On the other hand Eldoraigne did better against better opposition. The beat Hudson Park of East London, Trinityhouse, who beat KES this season, Rustenburg, Marais Viljoen and Klerksdorp. They lost to Hentie Cilliers of Virginia, Kempton Park. Hugenote of Springboks who are having a wonderful year, and Menlopark.

Of the two teams who met last year, only one player is back again this year – Eldo’s centre Marnus Venter.

Teams

Zwartkop: 15 Duan van Rooyen, 14 Vian de Beer, 13 Rj Grimsell, 12 Igno Venter, 11 Rikus van Wyk, 10 Aiden Janse van Rensburg, 9 Myburgh Janse van Rensburg, 8 Renier Labuschagne (captain), 7 Tiaan Alberts, 6 Ruan Viljoen, 5 Evert Swanepoel, 4 Jaco du Plessis, 3 Johan Moorcroft, 2 Kevin Makkink, 1 Jancke Heystek
Replacements: 16 Gareth Yssel, 17 Ivan Broodryk, 18 Francois van Vuuren, 19 Conrad Kleinhans, 20 Reinhardt Rode, 21 Micheal Olivier, 22 Marco Greyvenstein

Coaches: Adam Barnard, Jacques Venter, Neil Campbell-Mcgeachy

Eldoraigne: 15 Charl Spies, 14 Ruben Opperman, 13 Johan Fourie (vice-captain), 12 Marnus Venter, 11 Tiaan Kleynhans, 10 Ruan Ungerer, 9 Wynand Botha, 8 Werner Swanich, 7 Arthur Matthee, 6 Theo Landman, 5 Martyn Joubert (captain), 4 Jo-Hanco de Villiers, 3 Sarel-Marco Smit, 2 Stefan du Toit, 1 Jan-Paul Barnard
Replacements: 16 Martin Maree, 17 Werno Mostert/Christie Oosthuizen, 18 Martin Coetzee, 19 PJ Kobbe, 20 Jan-Willem Visser, 21 Christiaan Kasselman, 22 Jerome Rank, 23 Herman Roodt

Coaches: Dave du Plessis, Christo van den Berg

Date: Saturday, 25 May 2013
Venue: Hoërskool Eldoraigne
Expected weather conditions: Sunny with a high of 25°C, dropping to 9°C

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