Framesby & Kingwood’s quiet before the storm

Framesby and Kingswood will square off in an SSL streamed match this Saturday. Both schools can be categorised as overachievers this year and this match is a key game with Framesby favourites to win it.

However one cannot help but feel that the game pales in comparison to their respective next up  interschools matches.

For Kingswood that next match is next weekend’s K-Day, the highlight of just about every one of the privates students both past and present. It’s a massive event in Grahamstown which is expected to draw in an extra large crowd (in excess of 10000) this year as it’s also Kingwood’s 125th birthday year. Rivals St Andrew’s have a formidable team in 2019 but given the magnitude of the occasion, writing off Kingswood’s chances to win the 1st XV showpiece might be foolish.

For Framesby, five of their starters against Kingswood will have to put aside the distraction of the Craven Week which gets underway in a few weeks time. However their next interschools game at the start of the third term is the real biggie for one of the best performing schoolboy rugby day school without a boarding establishment.  That 13 July event will be against a very useful Grey High and will be the battle to be crowned the top school in Port Elizabethfor the year. Framesby last tasted success against their city rivals in 2001 when their flyhalf Ernst Stapelberg came back to haunt his old school, helping Framesby to win 23-3 on the day. It marked a good period as Framesby had also won the 2009 game 16-7 aided by standout loose-forward Cornell du Preez (now a Scottish international). However those two wins in close succession are all Framesby have had to show for 20 years of effort. Now coming up in 2019, they have a realistic chance to topple Grey for the first time in eight seasons.

# FRAMESBY # KINGSWOOD
1 Ruan Smith u18 1 Matthew Pritchard
2 Luan Fourie u18 2 Mike Krige
3 Morne Prins u18 3 Josh von Holdt
4 Danie vd Merwe u18 4 Zac Torien
5 Ruben du Preez u17 5 Aiden Chamberlain
6 Ruan du Preez u18 6 Jordan Lombard
7 Ruan Claassen u17 7 Jack Mills
8 William Moffit u19 8 Duncan Krige
9 Divan van Wyk u18 9 Nick Lawson-Smith
10 Juandre Liebenberg u18 10 Bryce Collins
11 Jemaine George u18 11 Brendan Muchopa
12 Christo Grobler u19 12 Chad Ehrke
13 Cadan-Wade Finnis u18 13 Abo Klaas
14 Tiaan Smith u18 14 Matty Pieterse
15 Sebastian Brandt u18 15 Nigel Tinarwo

TABLE

# EASTERN CAPE P W D L PF PA PD MP BP Pts Avg
1 Selborne 8 8 0 0 298 127 171 32 7 39.0 4.88
2 Framesby 8 7 0 1 417 104 313 28 8 36.0 4.50
3 Grey HS 6 5 1 0 320 72 248 22 5 27.0 4.50
4 Kingswood 6 5 0 1 244 71 173 20 4 24.0 4.00
5 St Andrew’s 6 4 1 1 304 79 225 18 4 22.0 3.67
6 Brandwag 5 4 0 1 159 106 53 16 2 18.0 3.60
7 Dale 10 6 1 3 303 168 135 26 7 33.0 3.30
8 Hudson Park 10 5 0 5 223 279 -56 20 5 25.0 2.50
9 Queen’s 9 4 0 5 216 275 -59 16 4 20.0 2.22
10 Marlow 10 4 0 6 272 257 15 16 6 22.0 2.20
11 Pearson 5 2 0 3 94 186 -92 8 2 10.0 2.00
12 Muir 4 1 0 3 66 140 -74 4 1 5.0 1.25
13 Graeme 7 1 1 5 127 250 -123 6 2 8.0 1.14
14 Grens 5 1 0 4 94 236 -142 4 1 5.0 1.00
15 Daniel Pienaar 5 1 0 4 62 251 -189 4 0 4.0 0.80
16 Nico Malan 3 0 0 3 55 128 -73 0 2 2.0 0.67
17 Stirling 7 1 0 6 76 314 -238 4 0 4.0 0.57
18 Cambridge 8 0 0 8 69 356 -287 0 0 0.00

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