15 Francois Pretorius, 14 Jannie Strumpher, 13 Dries Swanepoel (captain), 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Ruwellyn Isbell, 10 Pieter Jordaan, 9 Arrie Vosloo, 8 Nicolaas Immelman, 7 Leneve Damens, 6 Henco Greyling, 5 Gerhard Olivier, 4 Tienie Burger, 3 Neethling Fouché, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Rudolph Botha
Replacements:16 Corniel Els, 17 Hennie-Schalk Theron, 18 Louis Karsten, 19 Peter van Biljon, 20 Quintin Beukes, 21 Theodor Arndt, 22 Meyer van Tonder
15 Hanco Deale, 14 Adriaan Oosthuizen, 13 WJ Strydom (vice-captain), 12 Jaco Fourie, 11 Marcus Kleinbooi, 10 Ryno Eksteen, 9 Carlo Engelbrecht, 8 Paul Janse van Rensburg, 7 Bernie Roux, 6 Eital Bredenkamp (captain), 5 Janse van Rensburg, 4 Jannes Kirsten, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 De Wet Steenkamp, 1 Pierre Schoeman
Replacements: 16 Wynand
Breytenbach, 17 Renier de Wit, 18 Pieter Maritz, 19 Steven Meiring, 20 Louis Venter, 21 Monré Visser, 22 Nico Lee
Date: Thursday, 16 June 2011
Venue: Grey College
Weather conditions: We’re expecting cool cloudy weather, so pack something warm in.
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe – Free State
Assistant referees: Chris de Beer – Blue Bulls , Ignus Lemmer – Free State.
A Brief History between the Grey vs. Affies.
The Rugby Teams of Grey College and Affies first played each other in 1953, the same year that Affies’ legendary Springbok Louis Schmidt (father of another legend, Dr. Uli Schimdt) played First Team. Since 1953 Grey and Affies have met 31 times, with Grey winning 23 of these encounters, while 3 matches were lost and 5 were drawn (a 74% winning record).
Grey’s winning record against all other schools since 1966 is a massive 94%. Affies have a winning record of 70% against all other schools which dates back to 1923. Grey, have produced a total of 39 Springboks to date and Affies 7 Springboks. Post-isolation Springbok counts (since 1992) are 18 for Grey and 4 from Affies. Grey and Affies have produced more first class rugby players than any other school in the last 10 years; this goes for Currie Cup, Super Rugby and Vodacom Cup.
While Grey has a better winning record at the First Team level than Affies, it is interesting to note the strength and depth of Affies Rugby where Affies has won (on several occasions over the last two decade) the overall rugby count of all rugby matches played during the Interschool’s day.
The Grey vs. Affies Interschool’s has now evolved to be one of the Premier Interschool’s days in South Africa and is a reflection of strength vs. strength between South Africa’s foremost rugby schools.
The Game is taking place on 16 June 2011. We would like as many people as possible to attend. It’s always a great day of rugby. For those you who won’t be able to attend it we will be doing live coverage on www.rugby15.co.za/livescores or on Twitter @SchoolRugby.