SACS vs Boishaai
An extract from Tony Stoop’s website
Boishaai’s match is significant for several reasons, not least of which is that this represents their final opportunity to prepare for next week’s interschools against Gym at Faure Street.
Just how well the Brug Street Boys can cope with the loss of the highly influential Francke Horn and Vian Fourie will be just one of the interesting subtexts going into the clash. Another one will be the outstanding record SACS boast against the out-of-town sides.
Wins against Landbou and Gym and an honourable defeat at the hands of Paul Roos – all up in Newlands, mind you – will have fuelled a growing belief that Saturday’s game represents the best chance in years of a southern suburbs side toppling the no.1 side in the country.
The most intriguing aspect will be the clash of styles. Is there a chance that SACS’s bustling in-your-face game might unsettle their hosts or will the relentless Erasmus-Wolfaardt vice squeeze the life out of the Young Ikeys, as it has done against everyone else for years, before feeding on what’s left in the last quarter ?
Perhaps the most interesting individual duel will be that between the scrumhalves, Western Province Craven Week captain Lucky Dlepu and Eric Myburgh, so highly rated and yet so inexplicably overlooked.
The odds certainly favour the hosts, but will they be tempted to rest certain key players ahead of Interschools next Saturday ?