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Drostdy ready to tackle Framesby, Swartland confident against Hermanus

By Willem Louw , in Rugby | Featured Rugby | News , at 2024-04-12 Tags: , , ,

HTS Drostdy | PHOTO: Frans Lombard

Gqeberha’s Hoërskool Framesby visits Worcester on Saturday for an enticing showdown with HTS Drostdy.

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Framesby played some very good rugby at the Kearsney Easter Festival, where they produced a frantic finish to edge out Drostdy’s neighbours, Worcester Gimnasium, 36-34, on the last day.

They also beat the hosts, Kearsney College, 18-17, in their first match and gave Monument everything they could handle before going down 17-22.

Framesby, however, faces a Drostdy side with their tails up. Last weekend, “the Donkeys” cruised to a convincing 46-10 victory over Hugenote and earlier in the year, at the NMI Toyota North-South Tournament, they beat Hoërskool Nelspruit 34-27 but went down 15-44 to high-flying Dr EG Jansen.

Saturday’s battle between the two packs of forwards promises to produce fireworks, with neither side accustomed to taking a step back.

Tertius Wantenaar, Daniel Mellet and Sandro Smit make up the Drostdy front row. They’ll be up against big Sean Vermaak, Ewald Labuschagne, and his namesake at hooker, Ewald Muller.

After an impressive win against an in-form Worcester Gimnasium last weekend, Swartland will aim to use that encouraging victory as a springboard to success against the visiting side from Hermanus this weekend.

Carlo van der Merwe starred at flyhalf in their win over Worcester, slotting four penalties and two crucial conversions, to see his side to a 26-24 victory.

This weekend, though, Van der Merwe starts at inside centre while Iminathi Njozela wears the number 10 jersey.

The visitors will look to the likes of Kyle Lewis and Giano da Kosta to help them contain the Swartland attack, while captain Reon Sparkham and his fellow forwards do battle for dominance up front.


HTS Drostdy vs Framesby at 12:30

HTS Drostdy: 15 Harold Mbuqa, 14 Adrian Vergotine, 13 Aljay Skippers, 12 Josh Fourie, 11 Bernedict George, 10 Stefan van der Merwe, 9 Caleb Cornet, 8 MJ van der Westhuizen, 7 Darius Venter, 6 Jeandre Spangenberg, 5 Marcus Lee, 4 Pietie Erasmus, 3 Tertius Wantenaar, 2 Daniel Mellet, 1 Sandro Smit.

Framesby: 15 Lucca Wiehardt, 14 Cole Hilpert, 13 Ethan Smit, 12 Regardt Viljoen, 11 Jason Niemand, 10 Logan Muller, 9 Jayden Brewis, 8 Johan van Zyl, 7 Eden Calitz, 6 Rayn Rosseau, 5 Zanco Els, 4 Nathan Birkholtz, 3 Sean Vermaak, 2 Ewald Muller, 1 Ewald Labuschagne.

Swartland vs Hermanus at 13:30

Swartland: 15 Nicholai Miggel, 14 Deven Bocks, 13 Daniël Walters, 12 Carlo van der Merwe, 11 Liam Anthony, 10 Iminathi Njozela, 9 Tyrese Barlow, 8 JH Kleynhans, 7 Rheinhardt Adonis, 6 Arthur Bester-van Lill, 5 Martin Neethling, 4 Alexzander Wucherpfennig, 3 Melchior Botha, 2 Kallie Boutsikaris, 1 Ruan Zandberg.

Hermanus: 15 Kyle Lewis, 14 Deano Gardener, 13 Giano da Kosta, 12 Laeeq Petrus, 11 Neo Faro, 10 Chad van der Merwe, 9 Christable Nutt, 8 Reon Sprakham, 7 Gideon Scheepers, 6 Cameron Pedro, 5 Rehan Gotze, 4 Chris Marais, 3 Lucion Fortuin, 2 Sebastiaan van Dyk, 1 Rowan Moore.

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