Grey Bloem desperate to bounce back

Grey College will look to end a two-match losing run when they host Affies on Saturday.

Last year's No 1-ranked South African school lost to Monument and Paarl Boys' last week to drop to fifth in the latest FNB rankings.

Affies are ranked 14th, having lost three matches this season, but are unbeaten in their last four. They beat Framesby, Westville and a Saru Invitational XV, before drawing with Paarl Gym.

Grey captain and No 8 Wessel Roberts is confident his side can bounce back this weekend.

'Some results didn’t go our way, but we are working hard and eager to turn things around,' he told 'There will be a few new faces in the team, because of injuries, and they are eager to help restore pride to the 1st XV jersey.'

Those new faces are wing Francois Aggenbach, flanks David Theron and Dian Schooneus, and inside centre Wihan Victor.

In other big matches this weekend, Monument and EG Jansen meet to determine the winners of the Tuks Super 16 Series, Eastern Cape rivals Dale and Selborne face each other for the 150th time, and Bishops host SACS in the country's oldest schools rugby clash. 

Weekend fixtures:

Free State

Grey College vs Affies

Eastern Cape

Brandwag vs Daniel Pienaar
Dale College vs Selborne
Jim Fouche vs Marlow
Muir vs Nico Malan
Queens College vs Kingswood
Pearson vs Hudson Park

Western Cape

Boland Landbou vs Paarl Gym
Bishops vs SACS
Rondebosch vs Paarl Boys'
Wynberg vs Grey High
Worcester Gym vs Drostdy
Strand vs Tygerberg
HTS Bellville vs Bellville
Brackenfell vs DF Malan


DHS vs Michaelhouse
Westville Boys' vs Kearsney
Hilton College vs George Campbell
Jeppe vs Victoria Boys'
Maritzburg College vs KES


Nelspruit vs Garsfontein
Monument vs EG Jansen
Eldoraigne vs Kempton Park
HTS Middelburg vs Pietersberg
Ermelo vs Marais Viljoen
Transvalia vs Centurion
Klerksdorp vs Rustenburg
Vereeniging Gym vs Florida

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Simon Borchardt