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Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:06
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That is remarkable and yet it's not a record.

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The team of 22 Springboks to play the All Blacks in Soweto on Saturday has seven Old Boys of Grey College in Bloemfontein. And yet it is not a record!

The Old Greys for Saturday's South African team:  Johan Goosen, Ruan Pienaar,  Jannie du Plessis,  Adriaan Strauss,  Tiaan Liebenberg, Coenie Oosthuizen and Flip van der Merwe. That is remarkable and yet it's not a record.

Statistician Eddie Grieb has pointed out that there were eight Old Greys whop played for South Africa against Scotland in 2010 - Frans Steyn, Ruan Pienaar, Deon Stegmann, Flip van der Merwe, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss and CJ van der Linde.

The Springboks' schools for Saturday:

Bishops: François Louw
Florida: Elton Jantjies
Grey College: Johan Goosen, Ruan Pienaar,  Jannie du Plessis,  Adriaan Strauss,  Tiaan Liebenberg, Coenie Oosthuizen and Flip van der Merwe
PW Botha College: Zane Kirchner
King Edward VII (KES): Bryan Habana
Michaelhouse: Pat Lambie
Monument (Krugersdorp): Jaco Taute, Willem Alberts
Nelspruit: Duane Vermeulen
Paarl Gim: Jean de Villiers
Paul Roos: François Hougaard, Andries Bekker
Peterhouse: Tendai Mtawarira
Port Natal: Marcell Coetzee
Tygerberg: Eben Etzebeth
Worcester Gim: Juan de Jongh

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