No Monnas, Transvalia and Helpmekaar … would have loved to see their early form as well.
Interesting the Blue Bulls/Boland Landbou connection …
Boland Landbou/Garsfontein will definitely be the big one for the day.
Menlo/Welkom Gim will also be a good matchup. Welkom Gim is always a very well coached team.
Great to see Ben Viljoen in the line-up!! Things already start to happen at Ben Viljoen … Mr Booysen!
Line up not as good as previous years. Is there a reason for it?
@AbsolutMenlo: Welkom Gimnasium should have a very competitive team next year.
During a conversation with one of their coaches a couple of weeks ago, I was told that they expected to lose only 5 of their first team players at the end of the year. They also had a very strong second team in 2018 of which the bulk will be still available in 2019.
Welkom Gimnasium has amongst others played against Grey College, Glenwood, Paarl Gim, Drostdy, Monument and Marlow this year and competed with dignity. They won the major trophy in Central South Africa, the Shimla-league final, with 61-7 against Duineveld – although Grey College didn’t participate.
The low category points of most of their competitors in the local leagues probably cost them in terms of their position on the final SBR-rankings for 2018. This logistical factor could make it very difficult for their team to eventually break into the top 15 on the rankings.
Be that as it may, in 2019 the majority of their team would already have had the benefit of running with some of the big dogs in 2018. I am thus optimistic that they will do well next year and look forward to an entertaining game against Menlopark!
@Herakles: Menlo will also have a competitive team next year with quite a number of players with first team experience and a strong u/16 group coming through. Welkom Gim will be a good start … especially in the Blue Bulls early season format.
… maybe they should extend Virseker to include Central South Africa