Worcester Gym play hosts to HTS Drostdy as part of a raft of interschool activities, culminating with the 1st XV match on Saturday – all part of an FNB Classic Clash.
The 1st XV matchg is not one you would expect Drostdy, who rejoice in the name Donkeys, to lose. They play their rugby in different company.
Drostdy plays top schools all over South Africa and is always on or close to the FNB Top 20.
This year Drostdy have beaten Menlopark of Pretoria, Rustenburg, Glenwood of Durban, Stellenberg of Cape Town, Harmony of Virginia in the Free State, Strand and Charlie Hofmeyr of Ceres. They have lost to Transvalia of Vereeniging, Oakdale of Riversdale and Monument of Johannesburg,
Worcester Gymnasium have lost more than they have played, even though at a tier below Drostdy. They lost to Hermanus, Hugenote of Wellington, Swartland, Despatch and Oudtshoorn. Their victories have been over Bellville, Otto du Plessis and Milnerton.
The only team they have in common is Hugenote of Wellington. Drostdy beat them 19–3 while Gym lost to them 46-16, There is clear disparity there.
There is even talk of another 2010 result. That was when Drostdy won 58-7. But them came 2011 when Drostdy battled to win 15-9 and then the 15-all draw in 2012.
You may well expect the Donkeys to win but the unlikely is not impossible.
Worcester Gym: 15 Nazier de Sousa, 14 Yusri Sedan, 13 Anele Kauma, 12 Tonel de Arcega, 11 Jonathan Stryers, 10 Nazeem de Sousa, 9 Keanan Hopley, 8 Wayne Fransman, 7 Adrian Storm, 6 Martiens Olivier, 5 Ivan Snyman, 4 Christo Smit, 3 Carl Heydenrych (captain), 2 Lorenzo Jacobs, 1 Mitch Moses
Replacements: 16 Abongile Gayiya, 17 Lionel Davids, 18 Jamie Apollis, 19 Benito Kriel, 20 Jean Gregg, 21 Louis van Rensburg, 22 Brenwyn Samuels
Coaches: Francois Willemse, Marius van der Bank
Drostdy: 15 Gevin Scheepers, 14 Selwin White, 13 Daniel Pienaar (vice-captain), 12 Yousrie Savahl, 11 Rohaan Adams, 10 Wynand Roets, 9 Hugo Hall, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 7 Jurie Fick, 6 Ziaan Barnard, 5 Jeandre van Deventer, 4 Willem Augustyn, 3 Farrel Kelly, 2 Johan Prins, 1 Jermaine Siljeur
Replacements: 16 Robert Hunt, 17 Roy Brink, 18 Ruhan Marais, 19 Tiaan Mulder, 20 Eddie Haas, 21 Dillon Groenewald, 22 Carel Kotze, 23 Corne Nel
Date: Saturday, 25 May 2013
Venue: A Field at Worcester Gymnasium
Expected weather conditions: Not great. Fog to start and then in the evening a 50% chance of rain with a high of 18°C, dropping to 10°C