There will be a big crowd at the Boland Stadium in Wellington on Saturday for the FNB Classic Clash between two Wellington schools, Bergrivier and Weltevrede, enthusiastic rivals.
The 1st XV match will be in the late afternoon but all the fun of the day starts early and players and spectators will be in from 08.00 onwards.
Both sides have done well this year. Weltevrede are unbeaten but then they have played few matches. Bergrivier have lost a couple. Still this is regarded as a close contest - 'anybody's game'.
Weltevrede expect their pack to do well while Bergrivier have hopes for their backs, especially their inside centre Lehnrho Julies who was in the Boland Academy Week side this year, the only one of the two teams to earn representative honours. The captain and scrumhalf Brendon Fortuin will be playing in the derby for the third year running.
Bergrivier: 15 Reginald Afrikaner, 14 Jerome Jonkers, 13 Tyrone Abelse, 12 Lehnrho Julies, 11 Phill-Lee George, 10 Booi Hendricus, 9 Brendon Fortuin (captain), 8 Eduardo Aucamp, 7 Elroy Alkaster, 6 Cowley Demas, 5 Llawalan de Vries, 4 Lee-Heino Appollis, 3 Nathan Simons, 2 El-Shaun Davids, 1 Kaashif Cassiem
Replacements: 16 Ryno Swarts, 17 Quintan Julies, 18 Rezaander Joseph, Ramone Claasen, Gerald Small, Angus Bailey, Wilfred Agullas
Coaches: Joshua Douw, C Solomons
Weltevreden: 15 Zauno Pieters, 14 Jonothan Louw, 13 Lucaine Semmery, 12 Charlton Windvogel (captain), 11 Patrick Martin, 10 Kleeden Jooste, 9 Shane Booysen, 8 Shaun Davids, 7 Patrick Pietersen, 6 Jady Williams, 5 Jason Fortuin, 4 Dane Kruger, 3 Dillon Rudolph, 2 Shaun Matthyse, 1 Willem Baadjies
Replacements: 16 Marshall Afrika, 17 Jodine Martin, 18 Ferdinand Juries, 19 Elton Springbok, 20 Johan Jafta, 21 Riekert Benjamin, 22 Dillon Kock
Coaches: Bernard Bailey, G Samuels
Date: 30 July 2011
Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington
Expected weather conditions: The Cape has had a long, strange dry spell but it started raining again on Thursday. The forecast for Saturday is clear with a high of 17°C, dropping to 6°C.
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