College double over Glenwood a reality in 2024

This one got blogged in August 2023”

…Glenwood still has one significant bragging right left – The Double.  The last time College achieved the double over Glenwood was way back in 2005 – 18 years ago. During that time the Green Machine has recorded no fewer than eight doubles over College – 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019 and 2022. There were only single interschools fixtures in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 2012 was the closest College come since 2005 with two draws being recorded during that season.

2023 turned out to be another turning point in this interschools relationship. College who hadn’t beaten Glenwood on Goldstones since the televised game of 2010, recorded a comprehensively 42-15 win to end the “Greenstones” streak.

As things turned out the same inconsistent Glenwood 2023 1st XV put up a defiant last stand to cause a bit of an upset be defeating the high-flying College team 27-24 in the season ender on Dixon’s in August 2023 and in so doing continued to avoid incurring the double.

On Saturday 06 April, the Red/Black/White will make the 76km trip down the N3 to Dixon’s Field in South Durban, where an unusually young Glenwood side will await them wearing arguably the biggest underdog tag for a home game against MC in the past two decades.

Talking double, the Grasshoppers could literally field a team containing double-digit under-17s.

The whole size, strength, speed thing is expected to be heavily stacked in College’s favour even before considering experience and achievement as MC has five Craven Week players in their starting line-up if/when all are fit.

TEAM GLENWOOD TEAM MARITZBURG COLLEGE
1 Lonwabo Nkaltshana u18 1 Rambo Kubheka u18
2 Martin Jr van Wyngaardt u18 2 Siyabonga Nyathi u18
3 Uze Xaba u17 3 Aiden Botha u18
4 Tyler Conyngham u17 4 Mumbere Vyambwera u17
5 Tylo Madaat u17 5 Jake Jansen u18
6 Mkhululi Mhlongo u18 6 Struan Oosthuisen u18
7 Yannick Mwamba u17 7 Naz Isaacs u18
8 Jordan Hargreaves u18 8 Imivuyo Kemka u18
9 Lian Lochnar u17 9 Rayke Maartens u18
10 Kungawo Ncamazane u18 10 James Slevin u18
11 Mvelo Ndwalane u17 11 Amahle Hadebe u18
12 Sisiphiwo Dwayi u18 12 Nkululeko Sithole u18
13 Lizwe Mtetwa u17 13 Swelihle Mbatha u18
14 Leo Weber u17 14 Langelihle Makhathini u18
15 Lesedi Khumalo u17 15 Lee-Rynne Sinkfontein u17
Coach DEREK HEIBERG Coach TIM ORCHARD

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    #2 Grasshopper

    It’s almost a certainty BUT derbies throw up weird results. I do hope this young Glenwood side can surprise us. College and it’s OBs didn’t like the Glenwood winning streak and have made a concerted effort to improve their rugby programme PLUS adding boarding capacity to ensure they have the best depth. College have always had the depth due to this. It’s almost like ‘How dare the rabble from Scumbilo beat us!’, well it happened and now they want to put the record straight. It will be a tough next 5 years for the Green Machine…

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    3 April, 2024 at 10:10
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    #1 Skywalker

    Last year College really should have done it – Glenwood deserve real praise for that upset. Based on current performances though, despite being a young team, Glenwood seem to be exceeding expectations, and College perhaps under-performing.

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    3 April, 2024 at 09:14

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