The second leg of one of the oldest school derbies in the country and most anticipated fixtures in the Western Cape – Bishops against Rondebosch – will bring the season to a spectacular close on Saturday.
Grey College shrugged off the absence of several SA U18 players to beat Paul Roos and cap off an unbeaten season, while Garsfontein and EG Jansen progressed to the Noordvaal Cup final.
Hoerskool Waterkloof produced a second-half blitz to come from behind and beat rivals Monument, securing a place in the Noordvaal Cup semi-finals on Saturday.
It is make-or-break time for Waterkloof and Monument as the northern rivals face off in their final league match of the Noordvaal Cup, which also serves as the 10th Premier Interschools derby of 2023.
Jeppe scored twice in the last five minutes to end up on the right side of a 74-point thriller against rivals KES, while Grey College continued their unbeaten run against their brother school on Saturday.
Brother faces brother in Gqeberha on Saturday when Grey High and Grey College battle it out, while Jeppe will look to avenge their narrow loss to rivals KES in the Johannesburg derby.
Following a break for the annual Youth Weeks, schools rugby resumes across the country this week with a clash between Outeniqua High and Paarl Gymnasium.
Free State, Eastern Province and both Western Province teams remain unbeaten after day two of the U16 Grant Khomo Week at Hoër Landbouskool Boland in the Western Cape.
Paul Roos’ Markotter Fields were left flooded amid a month of heavy rain in the Western Cape.
Garsfontein High made a statement with a win over Monument in a repeat of last year’s Noordvaal Cup final, while Bishops held on to beat Rondebosch in Cape Town.