Come Saturday evening, home team Maritzburg College should be best placed of all Grey College’s traditional inter-schools rivals to answer the question:
“Is it better to play Grey at the start of the season or at the end of the long campaign?”
College versus Grey Bloem had been a permanent third term fixture for a number season until now. The match basically shifts almost six months forward from being one of the last few of the season for both schools to just about first on the list.
As always Grey has a very highly rated first team that is expected to put in a strong challenge for top honours in 2017. In the bag already is a convincing 73-18 win against a very respectable Waterkloof team.
The jury is still out on where Maritzburg College will fit into the big picture this year. This early season big test might have already served part of it’s goal for the hosts. Although there are no illusions about how huge the first hurdle is, it has ensured that the College boys are better prepared heading into the 2017 regular season than they were in 2016.
|MARITZBURG COLLEGE||GREY COLLEGE|
|1||Zuma||1||Luke JV Vüren||u18|
|5||Van Der Linde||5||Handre Roux||u18|
|6||Mchunu||6||Jaap Van Zyl||u18|
|13||Mjara||13||Janco Van Heyningen||u18|