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Preview – Glenwood vs. Monument

By Hannes Nienaber , in News , at 31 May 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

In a Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools match in Durban on Saturday,  Glenwood play host to Monument of Krugersdorp,  two of South Africa’s best school sides this year.

 In the recent FNB Top 20,  Monument were ranked 11th,  Glenwood 15th. The difference in standard and ability is negligible. In their 14 matches Glenwood have played against seven teams of Top 20 standard; in their 12 matches Monnas have played against five teams of Top 20 standard.

 Glenwood had a slow start to the season ,  but then they were playing only top opposition. They lost heavily to Paarl Gim but more closely to Paul Roos,  Drostdy,  Garsfontein and Kearsney. When their fortunes started looking up they beat Boland Landbou,  Paarl Boys’ High,  Hilton and then last week in a magnificent match Maritzburg College.

 Monnas,  on the other hand,  started off well with a win over Noord-Kaap  but subsequently have lost to Centurion,  the strong EG Jansen side (32-18) and then just 13-8 to Grey Bloem in a match they could just as well have won. Then last weekend they drew with the struggling KES side.

 To judge from the KwaZulu Natal Craven representative sides,  Glenwood are star-studded.  They have nine players in the KwaZulu Natal Craven Week side – Kerron van Vuuren,  Koos Tredoux,  Ntokozo Vidima,  Mzwandile Mazibuko,  Jaco Coetzee,  Sphamandla Ngcobo,  Akona Nela,  Morné Joubert  and  Corné Vermaak,  back again from injury.

 Glenwood and Monnas have met in each of the last three years. Glenwood won 26-5 in 2010 and 16-8 in 2011 while Monnas won 25-18 last year.

 If the top schoolboy matches this season are anything to go by, this could be another great match and one too close to predict.

Teams

 Glenwood: 15 Corné Vermaak,  14 Morné Joubert,  13 Nkululeko Mcuma,  12 Akhona Nela,  11 Sphamandla Ngcobo,  10 Curtis Jonas,  9 Kwazi Khanyile,  8 Ntokozo Vidima,  7 Wandi Mazibuko (captain),  6 Waylon Hippolite,  5 Michael Teichman,  4 Kevin du Randt,  3 Koos Tredoux,  2 Keron van Vuuren,  1 Percy Mngadi

Coaches : Sean Erasmus and Rudi Dames   Monument: 15 Abrie Reynolds, 14 Willem Cloete, 13 Rohan de Clerck, 12 Gerdus van der Walt, 11 Armandt Grobler, 10 Ruan Conradie, 9 Johan Esterhuizen, 8 Wiehan Jacobs, 7 Dillon Vlok, 6 Wayne Pienaar, 5 Ryno Herbst, 4 James Mocke, 3 Gunther Janse van Vuuren, 2 CJ Conradie, 1 Frans van Wyk Replacements: 16 J Hennings, 17 J Holtzhausen, 18 CJ Greeff, 19 N Swartz, 20 C van Greunen, 21 S Fitzgerald, 22 D Rabé

Coach: Hans Coetzee

Date: Saturday, 1 June 2013 Kick-off: 15.00 Television showing: On 1 June at 21.30 on SuperSport 1 and HD on Channel 211 and at 07.00 on SS7 Venue: Glenwood High School Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy with a high of  29°C, dropping to 21°C. Referee: Blake Beattie (KwaZulu Natal Referees’ Society)

Glenwood vs Monument Programme

 Dixons

 09.00: Under-16B  10.00: 4th XV  11.10: 3rd XV  12.20: Under-16A  13.30: 2nd XV         15.00: 1st  XV                     Bassons

 08.00: Under-14A     09.00: Under-15A     10.00: Under-14B     11.10: Under-15B     12.20: Under-15C   

Madsens

 09.00: Under-14C

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