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Schools preview: Big Cape clashes, red-hot KZN derby

There are several tantalising Cape rugby clashes on Saturday as schools action resumes across the country, including the Premier Interschools match between Maritzburg College and Affies in Pietermaritzburg.

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In the Winelands, Boland Landbou host Rondebosch Boys’ High in Paarl, with Paul Roos to welcome Wynberg in Stellenbosch, while Bishops hit the N1 to take on Paarl Gimnasium.

Affies travel to the KZN capital for their derby with hosts Maritzburg in what will be their 26th meeting. Affies have dominated the rivalry with 22 wins.

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Both schools were well represented at the recent U18 Craven Week in Rondebosch over the July holidays, with Affies offering up seven players to the Blue Bulls team while Maritzburg boasted five members in the Sharks team.

Maritzburg centre Litelihle Bester and Affies flyhalf Stephan Heymans were both selected for the SA Schools team.

In other big games this weekend, Pretoria Boys’ High battle KES and Parktown tackle Jeppe.

Western Cape
Boland Landbou vs Rondebosch
SACS vs Paarl Boys’ High
Paul Roos vs Wynberg
Paarl Gim vs Bishops
Stellenberg vs Outeniqua
Bellville vs Durbanville
Oakdale vs Drostdy

Eastern Cape
Selborne vs Hudson Park
Framesby vs Grey High
Grens vs Queen’s
Dale College vs Stirling

Glenwood vs Northwood
Maritzburg vs Affies
St Andrew’s vs Marlow

Pretoria Boys’ High vs KES
Parktown vs Jeppe
Menlopark vs EG Jansen
Garsfontein vs Helpmekaar
Marais Viljoen vs Monument

Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images

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