Monnas wary of EG Jansen

EG Jansen will host Monument on Saturday in a repeat of the Tuks Super 16 final.

It will be the third meeting between the schools this season, with both sides having tasted victory. 

Monnas, currently third on the FNB rankings, have suffered three losses in 2015, with the other two coming against Paul Roos and Paarl Boys’, who are above them in the rankings. Their most recent results have seen them victors by over 100 points, with a 108-0 drubbing of Rustenburg, and a 110-7 victory over Florida, although the game prior was their 29-17 loss to EG Jansen. 

Despite their excellent ranking, Monnas coach Hans Coetzee knows the threat EG Jansen pose.

‘They have home-ground advantage, and won last time, so they’ll be seen as favourites,' he told 'We can’t play the level we need to without thinking we have the opportunity to win. We’ve got a couple of ideas we want to put in place, so we’ll try our best.’

Monument are missing 1st XV regulars prop CJ Botes and lock Reinhardt Nothnagel for the clash. They'll be replaced by Dewald Schoeman and Christopher Havenga respectively. 

Their opponents have also made two changes with lock Dandré Brand and centre Marco Niemand being replaced by Dillon Rubus and Cameron Crous. 

EG Jansen are ranked 13th after their 39-14 triumph over Glenwood last weekend. They have won eight out of their 12 games this season, and will hope to get another victory over their Gauteng rivals this weekend. 

However, coach Anton Lubbe isn't getting caught up in the hype.

'It's really just another game,' he said. 'We are very positive after our last match, especially our defence which was exceptional, we want to focus on sticking to that and seeing how the game goes.' 

Other big games this weekend see St Andrew’s host bitter rivals Grey High, Paul Roos travel south to take on Rondebosch, and Jeppe up against Affies. 

Western Cape

Bellville vs Worcester Gym
DF Malan vs Primrose
Outeniqua vs Oakdale Landbou
Wynberg vs Bishops
Strand vs Brackenfell
Stellenberg vs Hottentots Holland
Rondebosch vs Paul Roos
Durbanville vs SACS
Paarl Boys’ vs Tygerberg


EG Jansen vs Monument
Eldoraigne vs John Vorster
St Alban’s vs KES
Birchleigh vs Brandwag (Benoni)
Sasolburg vs HTS Sasolburg
St John’s vs Michaelhouse
St Stithians vs Kearsney
Affies vs Jeppe
Parktown vs Pretoria Boys’
Krugersdorp vs Potchefstroom Boys’
Menlopark vs Rustenburg
Bekker vs Leeuwenhof
Helpmekaar vs Waterkloof
CBC Boksburg vs Northcliff
Fourways vs Randburg
Stoffberg vs John Vorster
Driehoek vs Dr Malan
Delmas vs Elspark
Volkskool Heidelberg vs Transvalia
Hugenote (Springs) vs Oosterling
Benoni vs Springs Boys’
Bastion vs Linden


Clifton vs Voortrekker (Pietermaritzburg)
Crawford vs South City Christian
Glenwood vs Westville
DHS vs Hilton
Richardsbaai vs George Campbell
St Charles vs Northwood
Crawford (North Coast) vs Scottburgh

Eastern Cape

Brandwag (Uitenhage) vs Otto du Plessis
St Andrew's vs Grey High
Selborne vs Cambridge
Queens vs Hudson Park
Pearson vs Daniel Pienaar
Westering vs Muir
Dale vs Kingswood
Framesby vs Marlow
Grens vs Stirling
Nico Malan vs Despatch
Hangklip vs Adelaide Gym
Maclear vs Ugie

Free State

HTS Louis Botha vs Grey College
Hentie Cillier vs Goudveld
Reitz vs Ficksburg
Wilgerivier vs Vrede
Paul Erasmus vs Ladybrand
St Andrew's (Bloemfontein) vs St David's Marist (Inanda)
Koffiefontein vs Sand du Plessis
Bloemfontein High vs President Steyn
Staatspresident Swart vs Tsoseletso
Zastron vs Hendrik Potgieter
Jacobsdal Landbou vs Diamantveld
Witteberg vs Bethlehem Voortrekker


Nylstroom vs Hans Strijdom
Frikkie Meyer vs Piet Potgieter
Ben Viljoen vs Warmbad
Ellisras vs HTS Tom Naudé
Ben Vorster vs Pietersburg
Curro Heuwelkruin vs Eric Louw

Northern Cape

Duineveld vs Fichardtpark
Upington vs Noord-Kaap
Vaalharts vs De Aar

North West

Volkskool Potchefstroom vs Potchefstroom Gym


Nelspruit vs Middelburg

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