Rolls Royce axles don't break and Grey College do not lose at home. Well almost. The last time they lost at home was in 2006 when Paul Roos came to play. This time Grey beat Paul Roos 33-23 in an exciting FNB Classic Clash in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Grey who have a less successful season than usual but still one that the vast majority of schools would envy have been improving of late while Paul Roos have suffered from inconsistency born of unhappiness.
Pieter Jordaan, the Grey centre, scored 23 of his side's points - including a try.
At half-time the home side led 13-6. the second 35 minutes had a harvest of 37 points.
For Grey College
Tries: Pieter Jordaan, Barend Bornman, Markus Odendaal
Cons: Jordaan 3
Pens: Pieter Jordaan 4
For Paul Roos:
Tries: Ramone Samuels, Corné Stemmet
Cons: Jason Worrall 2
Pens: Worrall 3
Grey College: 15 EW Viljoen, 14 Pieter Faber, 13 Stephan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Pieter Jordaan, 11 Lezar Marnewick, 10 Barend Bornman, 9 Heinrich Sander, 8 Henco Greyling (captain), 7 Marius Louw, 6 Stefan Koen, 5 Awie Thompson, 4 Edward Schmidt, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Corniel Els, 1 Andrew du Plessis.
Replacements: 16 Markus Odendaal, 17 De Ville Piek, 18 Dylan Harlen, 19 Gareth de Bruin, 20 Arrie Vosloo, 21 Carl Durow, 22 Stephen Rautenbach, 23 Theo Fourie.
Paul Roos: 15 Jason Worrall, 14 Michal Haznar, 13 Luhann de Kock, 12 Marcus Geldenhuys, 11 Dalen Goliath, 10 Chris Smit, 9 SP Ferreira, 8 Ruan Rossouw, 7 Ridge Armstrong, 6 Pieta Smith, 5 Jan Uys, 4 Leonard Duvenage (captain), 3 Corné Stemmet, 2 Gerrie le Roux, 1 Petrus Senekal.
Replacements: 16 JP Botha, 17 Adrian Zevenster, 18 Albie Louw, 19 Ramone Samuels, 20 Alvino Montjies, 21 Carlisle Nel, 22 Pieter Rossouw.
Referee: Johan Wasserman (Free State Referees' Society)