The Weekend To Come – 02/06/2019

 

New Zealand is very quiet as is South Africa who is in full preparation mode for the several youth weeks. The LSEN week kicks off in two weeks time followed by the u/13 and u/16 weeks and then the big one the u/18 Craven Weeks that starts in the first week of July.

New Zealand:

Auckland Premier 1A - The only match to take place in between St Peter's College and St Kentigern College. St Kents will want to return to their winning ways after they suffered a massive defeat against King's College (19-52) last weekend. St Peter's who is still unbeaten after 3 games will not be an easy task and expect St Kentigern to be vulnerable as they can not use their scouted talent in this competition.

Central Nort Island - No matches

Crusaders - Both Nelson College and Christchurch BHS has had easy wins against Marlborough BC (48-14) and Christ's College (31-13) respectively on Thursday already explaining their position of #1 and #2 on the log. Unbeaten St Andrew's College travels to Aoraki Combined in what should be not that a difficult task, making them the favourite to end the weekend at the top of the pile.

North Harbour 1A - Unbeaten Westlake Boys High host 3rd placed Rosmini College in what should be a cracker but Westlake who is brilliant form should send their visitors home with their second loss of 2019. Whangarei BHS travels to Orewa College and should maintain their place at number 2 ad Orewa is struggling a lot.

Super Eight - No Matches

Wellington Premiership - This competition only in the 2 week but St Pat's Town is already setting the pace after beating Wellington Coll 22-17 on Tuesday. Aotea, Rongotai and 2018's champion St Pat's Silverstream are also unbeaten.

Otago Premier - Log leader Southland BHS play against South Otago BHS in what should be an easy win while number 2 King's High travel to John McGlashan in what should also be an easy win. The match between Otago BHS  and St Kevins should produce some top class action but Otago BHS should sent St Keven's home with a loss.

South Africa:

Central Region - ???????????

Eastern Cape - Jeepers nothing to really get excited with. Selborne will murder Cambridge, St Andrew's will just stop short of killing Pearson and then a surprise, nobody will give Brandwag a chance against Framesby but they are unbeaten in their last six matches with wins against Marlow (18-17) but Framesby outplayed Marlow last weekend (59-0)

KwaZulu Natal - Glenwood should, must and will beat a struggling DHS while the match between Maritzburg College and Hilton should be very competitive with Hilton maybe just the favourites. Northwood will have an easy game against St Charles, with Westville the favourites against Kearsney but this should also be an arm wrestle.

NoordVaal - Pretoria Boys High hosts St Benedicts and should be able to continue their recent form and beat st Bennies. St John's clash against Michaelhouse should again provide for some top entertainment but St John's recent form is not good news for Michaelhouse.

VirSeker Cup: Monnas visits Noordheuwel in a much-anticipated game which unfortunately according to me result in an implosion as Monnas will take Noordheuwel apart, it all depends if Tjaart sends his best or if he rests a few but Monnas should win with ease. Helpmekaar back to full strength will have to work hard against Menlopark for the first 40-50 minutes whereafter they should be able to secure a comfortable win. Transvalia host EG Jansen van Jansen improving week after week. EG Jansen should win with a comfortable margin.

VirSeker Plate: Two matches to be played with the high riding Montana travelling to Marais Viljoen who will definately not be a pushover but I do think Montana will continue to win.  The game between Ben Vorster and Rustenburg should also be an exciting match with host Ben Vorster the favourites?

VirSeker Shield: Middelburg will have too much in the tank for Jeugland who have lost their last five games. Oos Moot should beat Florida even though they are not having the best of seasons.

Western Cape: (www.Stoopstats.co.za) The decision not to participate in the rather meaningless - unless you’re a physiotherapist - union weekend, to be held in Riversdale from Friday - means that the Western Province schoolboy rugby fraternity finds itself spoiled for choice more than on any other Saturday this season as the second term draws to a close.

How’s this for a wide choice?  Bishops vs Paarl Boys’ High, Boland Landbou at home to Paarl Gym, Wynberg visiting SACS and Stellenberg pitting their skills against in-form Rondebosch. 

Rondebosch is living out a dream, unbeaten since their 31-7 home defeat at the hands of Paul Roos on 6 April.  On the other hand, their hosts this weekend, Stellenberg, have impressed on a variety of stages, inter alia North-South event in Tshwane and the Wildeklawer Spectacular in the Diamond City, only to find themselves outgunned 51-38 at home by Boland Landbou last weekend. Bosch' should win but .......

Gim had a relatively quiet day, beating SACS 41-19 up in Newlands. The margin seems fairly convincing, but many believe the Gimmies were looking to reserve their strength for this week’s clash. The last few weeks have not been kind to Oloff Bergh’s squad, but they seem to have found their mojo at just the right time when they outscored Stellenberg 51-38 in a twelve-try thriller away from the Farm last Saturday. Although Boland must never be underestimated any sane money will go on Gym.

The Piley Rees would seem to be the place to be with the Platinum Blues, who have shown  outstanding recent form, welcoming a Boishaai side heartened by its 29-16 success against Paul Roos last Saturday. It is bound to be a fascinating clash of two very different styles.  The Brug Street boys are geared to achieve results with the methods employed not up for discussion, whereas the hosts steadfastly maintain their commitment to Brand Bishops, the expansive, running style they have purveyed for some 170 years. Boishaai definately Boishaai