Fichardtpark are Wesgrow Champions for 2023

Fichardtpark the co-ed from Bloemfontein have claimed this year’s Wesgrow Sentrale Skole 1st XV rugby title after finishing top of the log.

The tournament saw Trio from Kroonstad replacing Noord-Kaap from Kimberley this year and reverting to a round-robin league table competition as opposed to the two-groups with semifinals and a final as per the old format.

The quality of the players on show also saw quite a boost. Big 2m+ lock Jacobus Grobbelaar (Fichardtpark) not only held off the challenges of the two quality Grey College locks, to make the Free State Craven Week team, he went a step further and made SA Schools, and will soon be in SA u18 action in the international series. Amongst his Cheetahs Craven Week teammates were hooker Stefan Venter (Jim Fouche) and his back three schoolmate Devante Claassen (Fichardtpark).

Bethlehem Voortrekker star no.8 Fano Linde played for the Griffons and was named as the Craven Week Forward of the Week. He earned a call up to the SA u18 Sevens that participated and won bronze at the Junior Commonwealth Games in Trinbago (Scotland – gold, Fiji – silver).

# WESGROW P W D L PF PA PD MP BP Pts
1 Fichardtpark 7 6 1 0 225 146 79 26 11 37
2 Jim Fouche 7 5 0 2 233 212 21 20 12 32
3 Trio 7 4 1 2 217 119 98 18 10 28
4 Voortrekker (Beth) 7 5 0 2 223 153 70 20 7 27
5 Witteberg 7 3 0 4 167 186 -19 12 6 18
6 Goudveld 7 2 0 5 129 159 -30 8 9 17
7 Diamantveld 7 2 0 5 164 199 -35 8 7 15
8 Sentraal 7 0 0 7 95 279 -184 0 2 2

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4 Comments

  1. avatar
    #4 Kantman

    @Smallies: Sekondeer

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    11 August, 2023 at 15:32
  2. avatar
    #3 Smallies

    Congrats to both Fichies and JF….First and second respectively. Both schools have done a hell of a lot to strengthen their rugby programs….

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    11 August, 2023 at 10:44
  3. avatar
    #2 beet

    No it is a closed league. There is no B-league either.

    And the rugby is only part of the Wesgrow. There is an overall ranking as well that includes the girls’ sports.

    Noord-Kaap lost their place after last year because they could not field enough teams in the various sport, so perhaps if they can meet the minimum requirement going forward, they could be added back to the league.

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    11 August, 2023 at 08:10
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    #1 Kaya 85

    I feel for Sentraal…
    Is this a relegation league?

    ReplyReply
    11 August, 2023 at 04:30

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