Hoërskool Punt of Mossel Bay go up from the sea over the Robertson Pass the 90km to Oudtshoorn for their FNB Classic Clash against Langenhoven Gimnasium, both strong rugby schools in South Western Districts.
It was close last year in Mossel Bay when Langenhoven Gim came from behind to win 27-23. It would not be a surprise if this year the tables are turned as Punt have a useful side.
Results against common opponents
Oudtshoorn: Langenhoven Gim lost 34-22, Punt 32-30
Oakdale: Langenhoven Gim lost 43-0, Punt 23-11
Outeniqua: Langenhoven Gim lost 20-3; Punt won 25-15
That suggests that Punt have been doing better. In particular their victory over the powerful Outeniqua side was a great feat, one to savour - and last weekend Outeniqua smashed Oudtshoorn.
The Langenhoven Gim captain., flank Le Clue Barnard is the only one from the two schools who went to Craven Week. The Punt captain, Eddie Prins, has been playing for the South Western Districts Eagles Under-19 side.
Two Punt players made the South Western Districts Academy side - centre Linden Rhode and prop. Flippie Schutte
Langenhoven Gim's scrumhalf Johan Steyn went to the Grant Khomo Week for South Western Districts.
It should be a close affair.
Punt: 15 Ivan Janse van Rensburg, 14 Ruan Terblanche, 13 John-Allen Pretorius, 12 Reghardt van der Walt, 11 Eddie Prins (captain), 10 Linden Rhode, 9 Dian du Toit, 8 James Marais, 7 Jean Malan, 6 Louis Biziaco, 5 Arnaud Malan, 4 Leon Moses, 3 Flippie Schutte, 2 Douw Steyn, 1 JC Belstead (vice-captain)
Replacements: 16 Rikus Labuschagne, 17 Rhyno van Rensburg, 18 Juan Blom, 19 Tertius du Preez, 20 Marko van der Bank, 21 Ewann Ferreira, 22 Johandré Potgieter
Coaches: Marais Pelser, Heinrich Rehr
Langenhoven Gimnasium: 15 Juan Dido, 14 Cohan Roman, 13 Edmund Greeff, 12 Jean Bekker, 11 Deon Roeland (vice-captain/), 10 Terblanche Bower, 9 Johan Steyn, 8 Bester Olivier, 7 Wikus Oosthuizen, 6 Le Clue Barnard (captain), 5 Nikolai Kuhn, 4 Thys Germishuys, 3 Arno Kotzé, 2 Jaco Marx, 1 Nicolaas Steyn
Replacements: 16 Malvern van Staden, 17 Andries de Jager, 18 Juan Heunis, 19 FC Gouws, 20 Denzil Saptou, 21 Marlin Maritz, 22 Darius Fourie
Coaches: Dawie Diedericks, Wimpie Wood
Date: 20 August 2011
Venue: Langenhoven Gimnasium, Oudtshoorn
Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy with a high of 18°C, dropping to 11°C.
Referee: Kobus Wessels (SARU)
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