Final : Welkom Gim 62 Goudveld 7
Welkom’s two big guns Hoërskool Goudveld and Welkom Gimnasium will bring the curtain down on the 2019 schoolboy rugby season when they square off in the Kovsie Liga 1st XV final on 24 August at the Free State University in Bloemfontein.
The two rivals met a few weeks back in the Griffons Liga final, where Goudies surprised many by holding the strong Gimmies team to a 22-22 draw in the 70-minutes of action. Since that match was the curtain-raiser for the senior Griffons’ team match, there was no time provided for extra-time to decide the winner and in accordance with the rules, Gimmies were awarded the title as a result of scoring the first try of the match. It goes without saying that this did not go down too well with the Goudies support base.
An almost gale force wind blew that day which negated the strong point of Welkom Gimnasium – being their slick handling and long passes. Goudveld’s has got a good pack of forwards so their supporters believe that their team can make history this weekend
The wind won’t be a factor this Saturday. The match promises to provide a thrilling close to a full programme that will feature several schools in different categories and age-groups competing for honours.