For the second week in a row there was a big enthusiastic crowd at Faure Street Stadium in Paarl and for the second week in a row a tense match, also an FNB Classic Clash. Then Paarl Gim won but this time it was New Orleans who beat Klein Nederburg 15-9.
It was a beautiful day in Paarl and again the stadium was packed with happy, singing people. The matches and functions in the sunshine had all been played in excellent spirit. It was no different in the main match though so much was riding on the game.
New Orleans supporters did not relax till the final whistle went, for last year they were leading 17-12 in the last minute when SA Schools wing Lee-Roy Bitterhout scored a try for Klein Nederburg and then converted it for victory. The memory of all that gnawed at the anxious New Orleans supporters. After Klein Nederburg had won the previous four matches.
Asked if he enjoyed the match the New Orleans coach said that he had not enjoyed it. It was all too tense.
With two tries to nil, New Orleans thoroughly deserved the victory.
For New Orleans:
Tries: Clinton Ruiters, Erhardt Kilowan
Con: Angus Carolissen
Pen: Angus Carolissen
For Klein Nederburg:
Pens: Ryan Julies 3
Klein Nederburg: 15 Robin Petersen, 14 Henrico Bruintjies, 13 Bradley Bird, 12 Jehaan de Kock, 11 Gillmore Adams, 10 Ryan Julies, 9 Ronald Andrews, 8 Shane Demas, 7 Cornell van Zitters, 6 Garth Ehrenreich, 5 Darryll Sherman, 4 Jade Hendricks, 3 Wayde Coetzee, 2 Byron Matthews, 1 Joshua de Wet.
Replacements: 16 Vernon Cupido, 17 Rowan Carter, 18 Marlon Kermis, 19 Edward Abrahams, 20 Tylan Paulse, 21 Jevean Jordaan, 22 Anwell Daniels.
New Orleans: Angus Cornelissen, 14 Erhardt Kiolowan, 13 Chesne van Wyk, 12 Danville Cupido, 11 Edward Hugo, 10 Byron Walters (captain), 9 Junaid Cassiem, 8 Hillroy Baadlies, 7 Clinton Ruiters, 6 Bricano de Bruyn, 5 Wesley Williams, 4 McNeal Swarts, 3 Llucian Carolissen, 2 Dillon Afrika, 1 Ayyoob Moerat.
Replacements: 16 Maxwill Willemse, 17 Waldo Riekert, 18 Nushuan Paulse, 19 Novellin Abrahams, 20 Lincoln Grain, 21 Neil Adriaanse, 22 Wade Green
Results down the years
1994: New Orleans won 33-3
1995: New Orleans won 32-0
1996: New Orleans won 19-12
1997: Klein Nederburg won 11-5
1998: New Orleans won 17-8
1999: New Orleans won 9-5
2000: New Orleans won 32-3
2001: New Orleans won 17-0
2002: Klein Nederburg won 14-12
2003: New Orleans won 15-9
2004: New Orleans won 8-0
2005: New Orleans won 12-3
2006: New Orleans won 7-5
2007: Klein Nederburg won 13-10
2008: Klein Nederburg won 24-23
2009: Klein Nederburg won 16-3
2010: Klein Nederburg won 19-17
2011: New Orelands won 15-9
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