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
|3||Donald de Cramer|
|20||Joshua van Vuuren|
|DAY||DATE||SCHOOL||SCHOOL||FEST / COMPO|
|Fri||28/02/2014||Voortrekker (Pmb)||Kearsney||Voortrekker Night Series|
|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|