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Bradford back to captain SACS as they seek revenge against Wynberg

By Willem Louw , in Rugby | Featured Rugby | News , at 2024-05-31 Tags: , ,

WBHS Rugby 1st XV vs Grey BHS – Grey Weekend, 20 April 2024 | Photo: David Harrison (Courtesy of Wynberg Boys’ High)

A huge battle looms in the southern suburbs as Wynberg Boys’ High readies to host SACS on the Hawthornden field on Saturday.

Last year, Wynberg did the double over SACS, beating them 30-17 away on the Memorial Field in June and 36-14 in front of a home crowd in August.

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SACS are bolstered by the return of their captain, Seth Bradford. The industrious scrummy has missed most of the season due to a string of injuries, but he has brought an injection of energy every time he’s featured and will be fired up to make the most of the season’s remaining fixtures.

In his absence, Nic Reynolds has been excellent as the stand-in captain, spearheading the SACS’ attack and putting in some huge hits on defence.

Wynberg shot out of the blocks at the beginning of the season, winning their first seven games, which included an historic 30-27 win away at Paarl Boys’ High and a dominant 35-8 victory over their other peninsular rivals, Bishops Diocesan College.

Six Wynberg Boys’ High players have been selected to represent Western Province at the Craven Week in Krugersdorp next month.

Yaqeen Ahmed, Torren February, Xabiso Mkiva and captain Aden da Costa have made the WP squad while Tjeripo Karuhumba and Tyron Gombe will form part of the WP XV.

Ikhona Maxegwana and Sango Zangqa of SACS provide the muscle up front in the WP XV squad.

The battle between the two big forward packs is set to be a highlight this weekend and the visitors will want to make a statement ahead of the annual youth tournaments.

Since their early successes, Wynberg has endured two tough fixtures, losing to 27-49 to Rondebosch Boys’ High and 25-50 to Paul Roos Gimnasium, and they will be eager to get back to winning ways before the term ends.

SACS lost 27-40 to an in-form Boland Landbou last weekend but showed their potential on the previous weekend when they brought Milnerton‘s winning streak in the southern suburbs to an end with a dominant 59-19 victory.

With Bradford back at the helm, SACS will be intent on avenging last year’s losses and making a statement by taking down a star-studded Wynberg on their home field. The hosts will be just as motivated to regain their early momentum with a strong showing against their old rivals.


Wynberg Boys’ High: 15 Morne Noble, 14 Albert Lourens, 13 Ezra Antonio, 12 Brandon Ashburner, 11 Levi Brown, 10 Yaqeen Ahmed, 9 Tyrone Gombe, 8 Torren February, 7 Aden da Costa, 6 Jamie Stride, 5 Tjeripo Karuhumba, 4 Jaythen Orange, 3 Luqobo Makwedini, 2 Xabiso Mkiva, 1 Benjamin Matthews.

SACS: 15 Jack Benade, 14 Quewinn Lackay, 13 Nic Reynolds, 12 Matt Carrick, 11 Endi Sidinile, 10 Rayaan Solomons, 9 Seth Bradford, 8 Daniel Grant, 7 Tashriq Bailey, 6 Zac Wilson, 5 Pierre van Selm, 4 Callum Hirst, 3 Ikhona Maxegwana, 2 Sango Zangqa, 1 Ethan Combrink.


Hawthornden: 12:30 – Wynberg Boys’ High 1st XV vs SACS 1st XV; 11:15 – Wynberg Boys’ High II vs SACS II; 10:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High III vs SACS III; 09:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u14 B vs SACS u14 B.

Silverhurst A: 11:30 – Wynberg Boys’ High IV vs SACS IV; 10:20 – Wynberg Boys’ High u16 A vs SACS u16 A; 09:10 – Wynberg Boys’ High u16 C vs SACS u16 C; 08:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u16 B vs SACS u16 B.

Silverhurst B: 11:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u15 B vs SACS u15 B; 10:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u15 C vs SACS u15 C; 09:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u15 A vs SACS u15 A; 08:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u15 D vs SACS u15 D.

Silverhurst C: 11:20 – Wynberg Boys’ High VI vs SACS VI; 10:20 – Wynberg Boys’ High u14 A vs SACS u14 A; 09:10 – Wynberg Boys’ High V vs SACS V; 08:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u16 D vs SACS u16 D.

JK Oval: 11:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u14 E vs SACS u14 E; 09:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u14 D vs SACS u14 D; 08:00 – Wynberg Boys’ High u14 C vs SACS u14 C.

Willem Louw
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