KZN’s Week Ending 26 April 2017 Preview

Game 5 - Try for Glenwood Morne van Rensburg


After the Easter weekend activities, the top dogs in KZN is about to start the journey to be named king of KZN. No prisoners will be taken and each Saturday promises to have more fireworks than new year's celebrations in Chatsworth.

DHS who is having a nightmare of a season losing all three games at St Stithians will look to turn their season around. Scott Mathie and his team would have done some serious introspection and worked hard this work to fix the problem areas. They meet a Michaelhouse who's record this year looks much better than that of DHS BUT if their matches against SACS at Kearsney can be used to compare the strenght then DHS must be favourite to win this one. DHS losing with 16-20 on day two and Michaelhouse losing 0-28 on day one.

Glenwood currently ranked no 7 and who is still unbeaten this season is meeting Westville who only lost two games coming into this match. This will be an interesting match with all the eyes on the performance of Glenwood who is seen as a top 10 contender and showed in their victories against EG Jansen 24-19 and Noord Kaap 25-20 that they know how to win the close games. But these two games also showed that Glenwood can be beaten especially if the game is a loose affair.

Then the big one Kearsney vs Hilton. Hilton's only loss was against the powerful Affies side with 6-17. In this match, they showed that although not as big as the Affies boys although they have a very young side and won the hearts of the spectators with their monumental defence. In more "pleasant" weather they confirmed that their backline can score tries when the outscored st Johns by four tries to three, handling st John's their first defeat in five matches this year. Kearsney only lost one match against Drostdy HTS 17-45 at the Kearsney festival and in this season after nine matches. Their biggest victory for the season must be the one against Marlow 23-7 at Marlow just before the Easter weekend. This is going to be a BIG one.

The other big dog in this region, Maritzburg College will be facing Pretoria Boys High in Pretoria.