Boishaai chance to build backline depth at Porterville Fest

Sean Erasmus will begin his last season in charge of Paarl Boys’ High with a match against Hoërskool Grens (East London) at the Porterville Festival.  Boishaai seem to have zero issues up front. Their pack is both big and talented, and fit to play. However with the likes of JG du Bruin (9), Kian Meadon (10) and Noegh Hayward (13) sidelined with injury for now, this match offers an opportunity to work on upping the backline strength for the challenges that lie ahead.

FINAL SCORE : HJS Paarl (Main scorers : Evan Roos – 4 tries, Trent Sivertsen – 3 tries + 7 conversions) Grens 8


Possible team for Porterville

1 De Wet Wolhuter
2 Cullen vd Merwe
3 Roubert Bester
4 Adrian Alberts
5 Emile van Heerden
6 Stas Nel
7 Louwan Horn
8 Evan Roos
9 Wian vd Sandt
10 Simon Carstens
11 Xavier Farmer
12 AJ Johnson
13 Trent Siversten
14 Carlo Uys
15 Jose George


  1. Sorry for those that want to know the score Boishaai 64-8 Grens. Boishaai butchered more than a handful of opportunities with handling mistakes.

  2. Thank you to everyone at Porterville it was once again a nice way to start the Boishaai season. Grens thanks for the game, these boys travelled far and they played till the end. Although the Bloutrain showed some rustiness I think there was some awesome play at times and Ewan Roos is going to be a handful this year. Louwan Horn didn’t play but the forwards look strong, although I think Grens did well at scrum time. Nine and ten was a bit of a problem but they looked better in the second half. I think Sean and his team will be working hard this week to fix the problems before the big games start. In the end it was awesome to see the Bloutrain again and win or lose I am looking forward to a exciting year of rugby. Thanks Porterville till next year.

  3. @Smallies: yes I agree with you but Boishaai people knew he was selected especially for that match I can prove it with whatsapp proof from the day I forwarded to my oldboy group! :lol:

  4. An interesting selection that! I was expecting young Riis du Plessis @ fullback. A few of those players I don’t recognize. Carstens AKA Swagger jnrjnr I recall carving the Cherries apart last year but thought he’s a fullback. I don’t know exactly when injured players are expected to return but hopefully majority fit for Greyt! Bench would be interesting too with a few livewire loosies not mentioned. Emile is a great find to compliment Alberts. Return of the powerplay of Roos as well will be welcomed sight after breaking his leg vs Oakdale way back in June last year.


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