One of the biggest clashes of Super power School must be Grey College (Blou machine) vs Affies (Die Wit Bulle) on Youth Day 16 June 2011 at Grey College. Each year its a titanic clash with these two elite schools, besides this derby Grey’s century old rival is still Paul Roos Gymnasium which takes place end of their school rugby year calendar usually in August.
Affies has been showing signs, same as what Waterkloof did, that we could witness Grey loosing this year against them, Waterkloof however failed, the pressure is for sure on Affies not to fall in that same pit Waterkloof did. Waterkloof eventually played against 14 Grey boys and was leading at halftime & should have used that opportunity to put Grey behind by larger score margins & win it at the end. I’m almost certain Affies wont make that same mistake Waterkloof did.
We find that Grey strength is the 2nd half, its almost as they start shifting gears, very much like the All Blacks does. For Affies to take this one they need to build a big lead in 1st half, which is Grey weakness & play with absolute discipline.
But as we reflect back to the history of these two schools from 1992 – 2010 Grey has dominated Affies by beating them 12 times, 4 draws & only lost 3 times to Affies in past 19 years.
Affies has a very dangerous back-line, extremely good fly-half & full-back, Affies forwards are much bigger & stronger than the Grey pack, so one could expect a physical game that will be taken
One thing we have learned from under estimating the power house of school rugby, is that if you do so, you will get hammered, Grey has a class team, they love playing under pressure & like the All Blacks always seem to pull it off when the occasion demands it.
- 2010 Grey College 23 vs Affies 6
- 2009 Grey College 30 vs Affies 13
- 2008 Grey College 31 vs Affies 12
- 2007 Grey College 47 vs Affies 10
- 2006 Grey College 13 vs Affies 18*
- 2005 Grey College 20 vs Affies 27*
- 2004 Grey College 32 vs Affies 29
- 2003 Grey College 33 vs Affies 3
- 2002 Grey College 46 vs Affies 21
- 2001 Grey College 12 vs Affies 12
- 2000 Grey College 17 vs Affies 17
- 1999 Grey College 17 vs Affies 13
- 1998 Grey College 23 vs Affies 23
- 1997 Grey College 19 vs Affies 9
- 1996 Grey College 3 vs Affies 25*
- 1995 Grey College 37 vs Affies 13
- 1994 Grey College 13 vs Affies 6
- 1993 Grey College 26 vs Affies 26
- 1992 Grey College 24 vs Affies 3
Played: 19 (since 1992-2010)
Won: Grey College 12 vs Affies 3 (Draw 4)
Total Points: Grey 466 vs Affies 266
Average p/game: Grey 25 vs Affies 14