Waterkloof duly won their semifinal and so play surprise finalists Florida in the Final of Die Beeld's Trofee for 2011.
If Florida could beat a full-strength Monument side, they can, if they are up for it, beat this strong Waterkloof side, run close in the semifinal by HTS Middelburg.
Waterkloof will have confidence from their early matches with Florida this season when the Klofies beat the Florries 37-11 and 48-7. In fact Klofies have had much the better season. But there are those disconcerting Monnas results
Results against common opponents
Transvalia: Waterkloof won 74-17, Florida 34-26
Rustenburg: Waterkloof won 63-7, Florida 20-12
Eldoraigne: Waterkloof won 42-25, Florida 25-12
Marais Viljoen: Waterkloof won 72-13, Florida 27-11
Then there are the Monnas results:
Monument: Waterkloof lost 30-18, Florida won 22-20 and 16-13 and lost to them 20-11.
Monnas are the only top side that Florida beat. Affies beat them 54-3 and Paarl Boys' High won 38-12 while Waterkloof had a big wins over Paul Roos (48-10) and Diamantveld (55-15) while losing just 21-16 to Grey College.
Waterkloof are currently ranked 6th, Florida 18th.
Waterkloof play in the province of the Blue Bulls, Florida in the province of the Golden Lions.
Waterkloof: Klofies had 14 player sin the Blue Bulls side, including nine forwards: Sean Robinson, Ruan van Rensburg, Janco Gunter, Jermaine Kleinsmith, François Tredoux, De Wet Meyer, Christiaan de Bruin, Irné Herbst, Marné Coetzee, Morné du Plessis, Justin Forwood, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Roelof Smit, Duren Fillies.
Florida: Charlton Africa, C-Than Moos
Waterkloof: Jermaine Kleinsmith, Ruan van Rensburg, Leon Mulder, Kirk Twine
Florida: Mark Strydom, Armand Dreyer, Bradley Paulse
It would seem to be a match which Waterkloof would start as favourites.
Waterkloof: 15 Sean Robinson, 14 Deon Fitchett, 13 Ruan van Rensburg, 12 Janco Gunter, 11 Jermaine Kleinsmith, 10 François Tredoux (vice-captain), 9 Cloete Buitendag, 8 Kirk Twine, 7 Stephan Smit, 6 De Wet Meyer (captain), 5 Christiaan de Bruin, 4 Irné Herbst, 3 Marné Coetzee, 2 Morné du Plessis, 1 Leon Mulder
Replacements: 16 Jovan Erasmus, 17 Dimi Ttapous, 18 Nico Steenkamp, 19 Marnus Steyn, 20 Henco Saayman, 21 Gerrie Schoeman, 22 Lourens Boddington, 23 Chris Labuschagne
Florida: We have asked but the team is not yet finalised because of injuries.
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2011
Venue: Hoërskool Florida
Expected weather conditions: Clear with a high of 24°C, dropping to 11°C
Referee: Mark Lawrence
Programme for Finals
09.00: Under-14 Waterkloof vs Menlopark
10.00: Under-15 Waterkloof vs Monument
11.20: Under-16 Waterkloof vs Monument
12.30: 1st XV Waterkloof vs Florida
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