Uphill battle for Affies 1st XV at Grey Bloem

Affies visit Grey College for their annual FNB Classic Clash, which will be televised on SuperSport on 18 May 2019.

# GREY COLLEGE A/G H W # AFFIES A/G H W
1 Jan-Hendrik Wessels u18 190 118 1 Beorn Graham u17 183 97
2 Andre-Hugo Venter u18 187 96 2 Jacques-Lois du Toit u18 175 98
3 Petrus Naude u18 187 107 3 Werner Kruger u18 183 120
4 Sisonke Vumazonke u17 186 90 4 Christian Kamffer u18 189 99
5 Tiaan Jonker u18 190 100 5 Reinhardt Ludwig u17 199 97
6 Ricardo Fourie u17 174 85 6 MJ Jv Rensburg u18 186 99
7 Deon le Roux u18 180 100 7 Adolph Visser u18 192 95
8 George Cronje u18 192 99 8 George Oosthuysen u18 190 100
9 Tiaan Fourie u17 173 73 9 Michael van Aswegen u18 176 71
10 FC du Plessis u18 181 81 10 JP Wentzel u17 174 83
11 Marcelle Muller u18 186 100 11 Bjorn van Wyk u17 176 87
12 Lesley Botha u18 180 80 12 Johan du Toit u17 177 81
13 Ian Small-Smith u18 174 72 13 Christiaan du Toit u17 175 68
14 JD Odendaal u18 181 79 14 Kyle Liebenberg u17 177 71
15 Franco Knoetze u17 181 84 15 Dieter Crafford u18 174 76
16 Amandio Cavaleiro u18 175 90 16 Keegan Potgieter u17 173 92
17 Diaan Hattingh u18 184 105 17 Heinrich Fourie u18 185 91
18 Tielman Nieuwoudt u17 186 112 18 NC Engelbrecht u17 184 89
19 Duan Kramer u18 188 90 19 Nicolaas Engelbrecht u17 193 96
20 Duan Ludik u17 177 89 20 Brendhan Kelbrick u18 184 84
21 Juan Dee Oliver u17 168 70 21 Dienoldt Snyders u17 175 70
22 Riaan Brits u18 180 74 22 Nico Muller u17 184 81
23 Nabo Sokoyi u18 174 68 23 Gerrard Botha u19 181 84

The last time Affies were in Bloemfontein in 2017, they won an astounding 61% of their rugby matches against Grey College. It’s an incredible feat considering that fellow national rugby powerhouse Paul Roos left the Free State with 0% at the end of the 2018 rugby season and this past weekend HJS Paarl Boys’ High achieved a little over 31%.

After a promising start to the 2019 season, things have gone pear-shaped for the Affies 1st XV. In terms of records, the Pretoria Witbulle have conceded a school record number of points to both Paarl Gim (46) and Paarl Boishaai (39) en route to two heavy defeats. They also lost to KES and Westville for the first time ever in their school’s history, leaking over 30 points in each of those two losses. It effectively means that what looks like a decent Affies team when they play to their true potential, have now uncharacteristically only won two of their last seven matches.

Life promises to get even harder at Jock Meiring Straat against a Grey team that has proven to be ruthless against even the defences of their top ranked national opponents. From 11 starts in 2019 Grey has scored 580 points at an average of over 50 per game (conceding ±17 points per match in the process).

Grey’s best results against Affies:

# Year Grey College Affies Pt Diff
1 2016 53 29 24
2 2007 47 10 37
3 2002 46 21 25
4 1995 37 13 24
5 2003 33 3 30
6 2008 31 12 19
7 2009 30 13 17
8 1968 28 6 22
9 1993 26 6 20
10 1967 22 0 22
11 1957 22 0 22
12 1955 19 0 19

17 Comments

  1. Don’t think that Affies has it in them to turn their season around, however a win against Grey would almost make all other results overlooked. Grey to win by 35+

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  2. I think Affies GCB reminds me of the Boks playing NZ at the moment. NZ enters most matches as favorites but every now and then the Boks rise to the occasion and steal a win – that is why GCB supporters always have an uneasy feeling when playing Affies.

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  3. @4×4:
    Unfortunately…
    Looking at some of the lower age group levels, it doesn’t seem that things will be getting any better in future…
    Somebody will have to spend some money in the off season… :lol:

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  4. @Ricardo12Volkies2012: Ek dink affies moet net wegbly van die nuwe profesionele ( meer geld bestee) benadering en bou op sy eie TROTS en TRADISIE , daar is soveel meer as om kinders vroeg vrot te druk om profesionele rugbyspelers te wees. Die profesionele benadering van skole sal net soos saru se junior strukture ook homself in die kiem smoor oor paar jaar van nou af, want daar is geen rede dat dit volhoubaar gaan wees nie.

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  5. @Wondermaar:
    In ‘n ideale wêreld, neh? Maar soos ek sê, hulle jonger spanne doen ook nie goed nie.
    Ek dink nie hulle is lus vir ‘n “building phase” nie, die tyd wat dit gaan neem sal nie gemaklik sit met die skool se tradisie van resultate nie (my opinie as bytestander, ek was nie in die skool en weet nie veel van hulle strukture nie).

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  6. Ek weet so 20% van affies en dink en hoop dat daar n paar oopkop breine is, wat nie van die instansie n rugbyakademie gaan maak nie wat slim genoeg gaan wees om die nadele daarin te sien en rugby te speel vir wat skolerugby is, al beteken dit NET n rugbyspelende skool.

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  7. @Wondermaar:
    Soos op die ander posts genoem, dalk Virseker Beker weer te speel! Met die nuwe formaat sal dit dalk meer van ‘n uitdaging wees…

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  8. Affies teen Grey Kollege Statistiek 1923-2018

    Gespeel: 43
    Gewen: 6
    Verloor: 32
    Gelykop: 5

    1923: 7-0 Grey

    1953: 0-3 Grey
    1954: 3-9 Grey
    1955: 0-19 Grey
    1956: 6-6 Gelykop
    1957: 0-22 Grey
    1958: 6-14 Grey
    1959: 11-14 Grey

    1966: 11-25 Grey
    1967: 0-22 Grey
    1968: 8-28 Grey
    1970: 11-16 Grey
    1971: 0-19 Grey
    1972: 12-25 Grey
    1973: 3-10 Grey
    1974: 6-14 Grey

    1992: 2-24 Grey
    1993: 26-26 Gelykop
    1994: 6-13 Grey
    1995: 13-37 Grey
    1996: 25-3 AHS
    1997: 9-19 Grey
    1998: 23-23 Gelykop
    1999: 13-17 Grey
    2000: 17-17 Gelykop
    2001: 12-12 Gelykop
    2002: 21-46 Grey
    2003: 3-33 Grey
    2004: 29-33 Grey
    2005: 27-20 AHS
    2006: 18-13 AHS
    2007: 10-47 Grey
    2008: 12-31 Grey
    2009: 13-30 Grey
    2010: 6-23 Grey
    2011: 11-16 Grey
    2012: 35-29 AHS
    2013: 37-31 AHS
    2014: 31-42 Grey
    2015: 29-18 AHS
    2016: 29-53 Grey
    2017: 32-35 Grey
    2018: 28-39 Grey

    Punte vir: 595
    Punte teen:982
    Gem Telling: 14-23

    2012-2018
    Punte vir: 221
    Punte teen: 247
    Gem Telling: 32-35
    AHS: 3
    GREY: 4

    Ek is bevrees die wonderlike trant van groot tellings sedert 2012 heel moontlik verby mag wees, dit gaan geweldig baie moeilik wees hierdie naweek vir die Witbulle in Bloem. Dit bly egter ‘n baie spesiale interskole hierdie! Mag dit net van krag tot krag gaan!

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  9. @OudAffie: Wanneer jy na die 2019 Grey 1ste span kyk, lyk dit sommer veral voorspelers soos n profesionele span miskien agter 1 of 2 spelers wat nie na skool ( in hierdie posisie sal kan voortgaan nie) Grey was nog altyd 1 2 3 in SA en het nou nigbn step up gemaak met hul nuwe euro betrokkenheid . Ggim en hjs 2 en 3 die jaar ???? Kyk die verskil van grey na hulle, weldone Grey julle rugbyakademie werk.

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  10. AHS Wen% teen Grey sedert 1993. (Alle Spanne)

    Gespeel (Gewen-Verloor-Gelykop) – Wen% ;Wie wen die dag
    1993: 18 (5-11-2) – 28% ;Grey
    1994: 17 (2-15-0) – 12% ;Grey
    1995: 21 (4-17-0) – 19% ;Grey
    1996: 25 (10-14-1) – 40% ;Grey
    1997: 26 (9-16-1) – 35% ;Grey
    1998: 27 (18-7-2) – 67% ;AHS
    1999: 26 (14-12-0) – 54% ;AHS
    2000: 26 (15-9-2) – 58% ;AHS
    2001: 26 (12-10-4) – 46% ;AHS
    2002: 26 (14-10-2) – 54% ;AHS
    2003: 25 (7-16-2) – 28% ;Grey
    2004: 27 (16-11-0) – 59% ;AHS
    2005: 25 (12-12-1) – 48% ;Gelykop
    2006: 27 (8-19-0) – 30% ;Grey
    2007: 28 (10-17-1) – 36% ;Grey
    2008: 28 (14-13-1) – 50% ;AHS
    2009: 27 (9-16-2) – 33% ;Grey
    2010: 28 (8-19-10 – 29% ;Grey
    2011: 24 (5-18-1) – 21% ;Grey
    2012: 28 (8-19-1) – 29% ;Grey
    2013: 28 (10-18-0) – 36% ;Grey
    2014: 29 (12-17-0) – 41% ;Grey
    2015: 28 (12-15-1) – 43% ;Grey
    2016: 28 (12-15-1) – 43% ;Grey
    2017: 28 (17-11-0) – 61% ;AHS
    2018: 28 (14-14-0) – 50% Gelykop

    AHS wen die dag 8 keer.
    Grey wen die dag 16 keer.
    Gelykop op die dag 2 keer.

    Totale Wedstryde gespeel: 674
    Totale Wedstryde AHS: 277
    Totale Wedstryde Grey: 370
    Totale Wedstryde Gelykop: 27
    Gem Wedstryde per Interskole: 11(AHS) – 14(Grey) – 1(Gelykop)

    My voorspelling dus vir die naweek is dat AHS 11 wedstryde gaan wen en Grey 14 met 1 gelykop uitslag.

    Die Witbulle gaan Saterdag karakter soos min moet wys as hulle ‘n loesing wil afweer!

    @Wodnerbaar, Grey het eenvoudig VERANDER vanaf ‘n skool na ‘n proffesionele rugby akademie toe. Huidiglik is daar net eenvoudig geen “Skool” in die republiek wat kan kers vashou met hulle nie. Hulle is eenvoudig net te goed vir almal en moet dalk die “Cheethas” se plek in die Pro14 oorneem.

    Maar alle grappies op ‘n stokkie, net respek en bewondering vir Grey Kollege. Sal my speeldae teen hulle NOOIT vergeet of verruil nie. Kan darem noem dat ek in ‘n span betrokke was wat Grey geklop het.

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  11. @OudAffie: Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I genuinely hope that Affies do well against them this weekend & silence all the critics.

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  12. Grey took their foot off the pedal. Big difference between Grey’s 1-15 and 16-23.
    But a great win. Affies never gave up.

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