Toyota Cheetahs and Cardiff Blues in a historic battle

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On invitation by Grey College the Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be playing against Cardiff Blues on Saturday, the 4th of August on the main field at Grey College.  The game will be played in memory of Sir George Grey, founder of Grey College, who would have been 200 years old this year.

“It brings great joy to us to be hosting this special game during this year when we celebrate the 200th anniversary of our founder, Sir George Grey’ birthday,” said Mr. Johan Volsteedt, Principal of Grey College.

The match promoter, Willem Strauss said that Cardiff Blues has confirmed that their players, who represented Wales in their recent tour to Australia, will be included in the touring team to South Africa. Two of the Blues’ injured superstars, the British Lions centre Jamie Roberts and the former All Blacks eighth man, Xavier Rush will accompany the team on the tour.

Mr. Harold Verster, Managing Director of the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd. is excited about the prospects of the game and said:  “This is a wonderful opportunity to pay respect to Grey College for their huge contribution to rugby in the Free State and South Africa and for bringing international rugby to Bloemfontein.”

In one of the main curtain raisers of the day, Grey’s first team will be in action against their peers form Kearsney College in Kwa-Zulu Natal. In other matches Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.21 will play against the Border u.21 team and the Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 will take on SWD’s u19’s team. Grey’s u.13 team will be playing against an u.13 Invitation team.

The program for the day is as follows:

09:15     Grey College U13 vs. Free State Invitational Team

10:05     Toyota Free State Cheetahs  U19 vs. SWD U19

11:35     Toyota Free State Cheetahs U21 vs. Border U21

13:15     Grey College vs. Kearsney College

15:00     Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs. Cardiff Blues

Tickets for the game are R60 for adults and R20 for scholars and student and will be available from Tuesday, 24 Julie at the ticket office at Free State Stadium as well as the Reunie Office at Grey College.

Golf Day – 2 August


A special golf day will be hosted as part of the celebrations.  The format for the day is a BBS-competition.  Cardiff Blues- and Toyota Free State Cheetahs players will take part in the day.  The price for a four ball is R2 500.  Included is a golf shirt, halfway house, refreshments and a meal.

Gala Function – 3 Augustus

Grey College Reunie will also be hosting a gala function on Friday, 3 August at 18:30 in the Grey College Centenary Hall.  Special guests for the evening include the Cardiff Blues- and Toyota Free State Cheetah players, the IRB’s Player of the Millennium, Gareth Edwards as well as Morne du Plessis. Tables are R3 500 which includes a meal.

Contact the Grey College Reunie office at 051 444 5799,  or Rentia Nell at 083 308 4244 /  for more information or reservations.


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