The Premier Interschools 2021 season will get under way this weekend with a cracker of a match on Saturday, while there are also big games in the Eastern Cape and KZN.
Paarl Boys’ High welcome one of their most fierce rivals, Grey College of Bloemfontein.
Grey will be hoping to set the record straight following an early season loss to Boishaai’s neighbours, Paarl Gimnasium. The teams did not have much game time before the season kicked off due to the restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Bloemfontein outfit looked better with each match they played.
Like most schoolboys rugby teams, Boishaai are a bit rusty following no game time during the 2020 season and are still finding their form in the 2021 season. They have yet to select the same starting 15 as injuries have hampered their backline but, come Saturday, the boys should be ready for the visitors from Bloemfontein. Just like Grey, they have only played three games so far in the holiday festivals and have recorded wins in all three.
Boys’ High’s neighbours, Paarl Gim, will welcome Paul Roos from Stellenbosch in what will be another exciting encounter. In the Cape’s southern suburbs, Bishops face SACS, while Rondebosch take on Wynberg. Meanwhile, Oakdale, who appear to have a very strong U19 A side this year, will be up against Stellenberg.
There is plenty going on in KZN and the Eastern Cape as well, with DHS, Maritzburg, Kearsney, Northwood, Glenwood and Hilton all playing this weekend. The highlight of the Eastern Cape action is Queen’s College facing Selbourne College, which will be broadcast on the SuperSport Schools YouTube channel.
Further north, the Virseker Cup starts this weekend, with a Limpopo derby between Pietersburg and Ben Vorster, while KES will be up against Affies and Monument face Waterkloof.
Paarl Boys’ High vs Grey College (SuperSport Rugby, 1:55pm)
Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos (SuperSport Schools, 11:45am)
Boland Landbou vs Drostdy
Bishops vs SACS (SuperSport Schools, 11:45am)
Rondebosch vs Wynberg
Stellenberg vs Oakdale
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DHS vs Maritzburg College
Kearsney vs Michaelhouse
Northwood vs Hilton
Glenwood vs Westville
Dale College vs Grens
Framesby vs Kingswood
Grey High vs St Andrew’s College
Queen’s College vs Selbourne College (SuperSport Schools, 2pm)
Gauteng (Virseker Cup)
Monument vs Waterkloof
HTS Middelburg vs Garsfontein
Noordheuwel vs EG Jansen
Helpmekaar vs Marais Viljoen
Pietersburg vs Ben Vorster
KES vs Affies
St Alban’s vs St John’s
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