Since I can no longer use the old prediction pool plugin, here’s an experimental prediction template for all 4 major Easter Festivals but you’ll need a newer version of MS Excel.

Click on the link to download the MS Excel file -> 2017 Festival Predictions

Fill in your name and email.

Enter your scores using the drop-down arrows.

You can either complete on a matchday by matchday basis or the entire 3 matchdays all in one go, just as long your email is received before 8:00 on the relevant matchday.

Email your completed, saved and attached file back to** beet@schoolboyrugby.co.za**

Any suggestions regarding a point scoring system would be great.

Here are my predictions for day 1:

Kearsney by 1

EG Jansen by 8

Queen’s by 7

Monument by 25

Glenwood by 18

HTS Middelburg by 7

Noordheuwel by 14

Ben Vorster by 13

Eldoraigne by 15

Waterkloof by 20

KES by 1

Rondebosch by 11

Helpmekaar by 94

HJS Paarl BH by 90

NSW Combined Sch by 5

Affies by 18

Paul Roos by 4

St John’s by 10

St Andrew’s by 16

Maritzburg College by 26

DHS by 20

St Stithians by 14

SACS by 7

Grey HS by 5

@beet: Have you changed the Excel file to accommodate the 3rd day changes at KES? I’m away for the weekend and will try my luck without knowledge of the earlier games’ results!

Scoring system?

@beet Im glad to see that you are rating Noordheuwel so high. I dont think they will take it by 14 though, if that big centre of Northwood get some time with ball in hand he could keep Noordheuwel quite busy. They just came back from the “woestynfees” in Namibia where the team bonded very well, so hoping for maybe an upset or 2 at KES, but Id rather say they beat Northwood by 6.

@beet: i doubt the scores will be that high on day 1. Main squads will be rested for Saturdays games.

Thanks for the two tone jersey Beet?

My predictions for KES, Saints and St Johns:

Nories by 10 over Northwood

BV v Kingswood = draw

Eldos by 15 over Hudson

Klofies by 10 over Marlow

KES by 3 over Wynberg

Rondebosch by 15 over Jeppe

Helpies by 70 over SJC (Harare)

HJS by 80 over EOTT

NSW by 10 over Parktown

Affies by 15 over Hilton

Paul Roos by 14 over Nellies

SJC by 1 over Florida

St Andrew’s by 8 over St David’s

Maritzburg by 30 over Bennies

St Alban’s by 2 over DHS

Saints by 5 over Graeme

SACS by 6 over House

Grey by 7 over Ville

@beet: 2 points for correct result, 1 point for within 7 of result, 0.5 for within 14 of result and 1 point bonus if you get all 6 results at a festival correct?

@CharlesZA: I like that idea, my predictions are in

As per what CharlesZA has for his scoring of the matches, would it then not be easier to predict which team is to win and by how much? Instead of a score for each team. I guess if we do adopt that type of points scoring we could just put the winning margin in and leave the other team as 0.

The Michaelhouse team for the SACS game is as follows, this looks like the same side that beat Westville.

1.Odi Losaba

2.Mpho Mthethwa

3.Keynon Knox(Capt)

4.Luke Jonsson

5.Oliver Calvert-Evers

6.Christian Opperman

7.Nicholas Kershaw

8.Fraser Jones

9.Tom Price

10.William Glassock

11.Michael Gomes

12.Wesley Turkington(Vice-Capt)

13.Dane Fisher

14.Kuhle Khumalo

15.Liam England

16.Solomon Marx(sub)

17.Liam Friend(sub)

18.Ant Fleischer(sub)

19.Matthew Myers(sub)

20.Troy Nijland(sub)

21.William Norton(sub)

22.Thomas Rorich(sub)

23.Marco Parau(sub)

@Vleis: Brave calls on DHS and Graeme

Kearsney by 10

Selborne by 5

Queen’s by 1

Monument by 10

Glenwood by 20

HTS Middelburg by 15

Noordheuwel by 10

Ben Vorster by 13

Kingswood by 3

Eldoraigne by 5

Waterkloof by 5

KES by 10

Jeppe by 10

Helpmekaar by “Mismatch”

HJS Paarl BH by 40 (EOTT not as bad a bunch as you think)

Parktown by 15

Affies by 18

Paul Roos by 20

St John’s by 30

St Andrew’s by 20

Maritzburg College by 25

DHS by 3

Graeme by 3

SACS by 4

Grey HS by 10

Kearsney by 7

EG Jansen by 15

Queen’s by 12

Monument by 18

Glenwood by 15

HTS Middelburg by 20

Noordheuwel by 9

Ben Vorster by 18

Eldoraigne by 25

Waterkloof by 5

KES by 7

Jeppe by 3

Helpmekaar by 32

HJS Paarl BH by 36

Parktown 3

Affies by 34

Paul Roos by 15

St John’s by 3

St Andrew’s by 14

Maritzburg College by 5

DHS by 28

St Stithians by 18

SACS by 20

Grey HS by 15

Kearsney by 4

EG Jansen by 27

Queen’s by 9

Monument by 6

Glenwood by 11

HTS Middelburg by 23

Noordheuwel by 12

Ben Vorster by 15

Eldoraigne by 8

Waterkloof by 3

KES by 7

Jeppe by 1

Helpmekaar by 38

HJS Paarl BH by 45

Parktown 13

Affies by 21

Paul Roos by 17

St John’s by 9

St Andrew’s by 5

Maritzburg College by 7

DHS by 11

St Stithians by 9

SACS by 16

Grey HS by 28

@Wyvern: Without a score for each team on the excel you have a “void”. margin by 4 impossible for 4-0 result. :-) 14-10 is workable.

@Playa: Yep, if St Alban’s defence is up to scratch, I think they’ll win. They drew with BV in a pre-seaon game and, according to many, had the better of the territory and possiession away v a highly rated KES team, but were thwarted by great KES defence.

Normally, I’d back Saints to beat Graeme by plenty, as even the poor Saints team of 2016 beat Graeme; however, Greame’s very close result v Selborne a few weeks ago has me scratching my head!

@Vleis: LOL! Predictions at the end of the day, I guess. Sometimes we make predictions while scratching our heads, and sometimes we make them hoping that we’re wrong (Dale vs Monument in my case )

Let the good times roll.

@Playa: Monument very beatable this year according to Die Ken

I’ll watch the game tomorrow and see for myself……..let the best man win

@Andre T: Daar sy! Hope it will be a cracker of a game. Thank goodness for SSL!

@Playa:

@Playa: Gonna be a cracker of a festival

@Playa: So you say both Ben Vorster and Kingswood are going to win their feature. It sounds a bit like quantum mechanics to me!

Seems no-one gave the Donkeys a chance against Kearsney..They are no push-overs this year!

Kearsney overated

My money on The Spanners

It is a bit late and I don’t know how the rain has changed conditions. Those who predict Jeppe’s death will be surprised over the Easter weekend.

Kearsney Fest

Kearsney by 3

Selborne by 15

Queen’s by 7

Monument by 17

Glenwood by 35

HTS Middelburg by 15

Kes Fest

Noordheuwel by 14

Ben Vorster by 7

Kingswood by 13

Eldoraigne by 15

Waterkloof by 15

Wynberg by 10

Jeppe by 3

SJC fEST

Helpmekaar by plenty

HJS Paarl BH by 50

Parktown will tie

Affies by 28

Paul Roos by 25

St John’s by 30

St Andrew’s by 20

Maritzburg College by 15

DHS by 13

Graeme by 6

SACS by 4

Grey HS by 10

I know they are late and I might be trolling some of the other Gauteng schools. But the blog has been so pleasant lately. Late stir up anarchy. Draws and loses for all my foes.

Net-net wen vir Rooibulle, hulle het baie swak gespeel is seker ma di skool vakansie met amper geen oefening wat hulle vandag gevang het.

@tzavosky: Lol!First score counts

Manne wat is die voorspelde uitslae vir more.

HJS class of 2017 vs. Affies class of 2017 . HJS wen 4 uit 4 . Lets move on.

Wonderlike paasnaweek gewees. My geliefde Wit Bulle het onoorwonne geeindig (alhoewel ek glo hul gaan lelik sukkel oor die volgende 14 dae). PRG het die trots van Hilbrow net-net gewen. Framesby het mooi teruggekom en Nelspruit het balle gewys in hul laaste game.