Thu 1 Aug 2013 | 09:17

Kwaggas play host to Struisies

Kwaggas play host to Struisies
Thu 1 Aug 2013 | 09:17

Kwaggas play host to Struisies


Oudtshoorn High School will tumble over the Outeniqua Pass to play their FNB Classic Clash against Hoërskool Outeniqua of George. They must feel anxious as they do so.

This will be the 48th Interschools between the Kwaggas of George and the Struisies of Oudtshoorn, the ostrich (volstruis) capital of the world. When it's played in George it's called Kwaggadag. In Oudtshoorn it's Striusiesdag. Wherever it's played itis a match that Kwaggas usually win. When the Struisies won 22-20 in 2010 it was their first win in 17 years. Last year Outeniqua won 68-14 and they have several of that team back.

Back for Outeniqua are Douw Schoeman, Warrick Gelant, Duhan van der Merwe, Dewald Human and Leighton Eksteen,  who were in the starting team and Marné Botha,  Stefaan Grundlingh, Hendri Storm, Geor Malan,  Remu Malan and Hennie Barnard,  who were on the bench.

Oudtshoorn have three back from last year's match – Jayden Onkers, Wynand Kuhn and Chris du Toit.

Last year Oudtshoorn played at home; this year they are away.

Season So Far

The seasons are very, very different. Outeniqua are fourth on the FNB Top 20; Oudtshoorn are nowhere like that.

Outeniqua have played 13 matches, won 12 and lost just to Paarl Gim. Eight of their matches have been against Top 20 teams and they won seven of them.

Oudtshoorn have won four of their 12 matches. Three of those matches are against Top 20 Teams – Die Brandwag, who beat them 51-3, Oakdale and Marlow who beat them 22-8.

Common Opponent

The only opponent they have in common is Oakdale, Outeniqua beat them 13-7; Oudtshoorn lost to them 57-3

Representative Players

SA Schools

Outeniqua: Dewald Human, Duhan van der Merwe, Warrick Gelant who played in 2012 as well, Remu Malan

Craven Week

Outeniqua:  Dewald Human, Duhan van der Merwe, Warrick Gelant who played in 2012 but was injured in 2013, Remu Malan, Marné Botha, Stefaan Grundlingh, Eduard Zandberg, Geor Malan (captain), Dian Koen, Douw Schoeman, Leighton Eksteen, Hennie Barnard and Anton Smit who will be on the bench this Saturday.

Academy Week

Outeniqua: Gregory Nel,  Hendri Storm, Christopher Roelofse, Le Roux Baard, Wynand du Preez

Oudtshoorn: Jayden Onkers, Dale Links

Results and representative players suggest that Outeniqua could have a huge win.


Outeniqua: 15 Hennie Barnard, 14 Leighton Eksteen, 13 Douw Schoeman, 12 Warrick Gelant, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Dewald Human, 9 Remu Malan, 8 Dian Koen, 7 Christopher Roelofse, 6 Geor Malan (captain), 5 Eduard Zandberg, 4 Hendri Storm, 3 Stefaan Grundlingh, 2 Marné Botha, 1 Gregory Nel
Replacements: 16 Le Roux Baard,  17 Wynand du Preez, 18 Dirk Oosthuizen, 19 Anton Smit, 20 Wynand du Preez, 21 Corné de Klerk, 22 Stephen Terblanche

Coach: Piet Cloete

Oudtshoorn: 15 Francois McKnight, 14 Jacques van Zyl, 13 Jayden Onkers, 12 Luther du Toit, 11 Wynand Kuhn, 10 Chris du Toit, 9 Corné Marais, 8 Jaun Swanepoel, 7 JP du Plessis, 6 Anver Goliath, 5 Juan Calitz, 4 Willie Lategan, 3 Dale Links, 2 Mihan Fourie (captain), 1 SJ Swart
Replacements: 16 Marvin Hartman, 17 Skye Josephs, 18 Mark West, 19 Adriaan Coetzee, 20 JN De Wet, 21 Clayten Isaacs, 22 Calib January

Coaches: Gerrit Rudolph,   EP. Olivier,   Janus Engelbrecht

Date: 3 August 2013
1st XV kick-off: 15.00
Venue: Hoërskool Outeniqua
Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy with a high of 21°C, dropping to 11°C

Rugby Programme

A Field
08.30: Under-14 A
09.30: Under-15 A
10.30: Under-16 A
11.40: Old Boys
12.40: Under-19 B
13.50: Ceremony
15.00: Under-19 A

B Field
08.30: Under-16 B
09.30: Under-19 C
10.30: Under-14 B
11.40: Under-15 B
12.40: Uniondale vs Oudtshoorn Under-19D

C Field   
10.30: Oudtshoorn  Under-15C vs Glenwood House Under-15A

PV: 42
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