Kearsney’s 2014 rugby season starts

Kearsney’s rugby season begins with a short warm-up game against the hosts at the KFC Voortrekker Night Series on Friday 28 February. Thereafter they depart for their annual Northern Natal tour where they have lined up fixtures against Vryheid on Monday 03 March and Pionier on Wednesday 05 March. That makes it three reasonably demanding early matches all within the space of five days.

Voortrekker are already a bit of a known quality, having just pushed Westville in a 3-17 defeat last Friday. It the eyes of many, that’s an excellent result for Vories who don’t often get the opportunity to play against the leading KZN rugby schools’ 1st teams anymore. On home ground, under floodlight conditions that are unfamiliar to Kearsney players and with match practice under the belt, Vories should prove to be very competitive come this Friday’s game.

Generally Pionier who excel at Sevens rugby are the stronger of the two Vryheid schools. In 2011 Pionier recorded a famous upset victory over visiting Westville. In the same year lock Johan Klingenberg of Vryheid High School represented KwaZulu-Natal under-18 at Craven Week, indicating that they too are quite capable of producing talented players.

Kearsney’s first KZN Top Schools match is a home game against Northwood on 15 March and that is followed up by the big Highways derby against Westville a week later.

Kearsney squad – subject to changes

# NAME
1 Mzingisi Bam
2 David Brown
3 Donald de Cramer
4 Tristan Dixon
5 James Hall
6 Stefan Harris
7 Langa Hlongwane
8 Curtis Louw
9 Nicholas Luyt
10 Jeremy Maarschalk
11 Matthew Maddock
12 Mawabisi Madikizela
13 Sebastian Pau
14 Anthony Quenet
15 Jesse Rich
16 Kyle Ritchie
17 Stephen Tedder
18 Tristan Tedder
19 James Tedder
20 Joshua van Vuuren
21 Tijde Visser
22 Brendan Vorster
23 Cullen Waberski
24 Khanyi Xaba
25 Patrick Zietkewitz
26 David Zondi

Kearsney Fixtures

DAY DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL FEST / COMPO
Fri 28/02/2014 Voortrekker (Pmb) Kearsney Voortrekker Night Series
Mon 03/03/2014 Vryheid Kearsney
Wed 05/03/2014 Pionier Kearsney
Sat 15/03/2014 Kearsney Northwood
Sat 22/03/2014 Kearsney Westville
Sat 29/03/2014 Grey HS Kearsney Grey PE Fest
Mon 31/03/2014 Kearsney Pretoria BH Grey PE Fest
Thu 17/04/2014 Kearsney HTS Middelburg Kearsney Easter Rugby Fest
Sat 19/04/2014 Kearsney Dale Kearsney Easter Rugby Fest
Mon 21/04/2014 Kearsney EG Jansen Kearsney Easter Rugby Fest
Sat 26/04/2014 Hilton Kearsney
Sat 03/05/2014 Kearsney St Charles
Sat 10/05/2014 Kearsney George Campbell
Sat 17/05/2014 Maritzburg College Kearsney
Sat 31/05/2014 Kearsney St Stithians
Sat 07/06/2014 DHS Kearsney
Sat 14/06/2014 Kearsney Michaelhouse
Sat 21/06/2014 Glenwood Kearsney

3 Comments

  1. 17 and a half games. A fair amount of rugby squashed into a short space of time. There is also the ISRF at Michaelhouse during the July Holidays that will take the total up to 20 games. This seems to be a well balanced side with a good make up of grade 11’s and 12’s. No easy games here. An even split 10 home and 10 away.

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  2. @Buffel: I have to be honest, I only recognise the Tedder boys and Tjide Visser, seems a young rebuilding year. These are usually the best as people don’t have the expectations of them…

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  3. A few names have been around for a while and are returning after playing 1st team rugby in 2013. Harris played at the ISRF in Nelspruit 2012 so too Hall, also playing at the same tournament. Hall also played a couple of games off the bench last year for the One stripe, notably against College in a winning cause. Rich played games for the 1st team last year as too Langa Hlongwane, first try at the KERF 2013. They might not be household names yet but will surely put their markers down and won’t shy away from the rough stuff.

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