All in the know knows that if Grey College struggle then the Free State Craven Week team also struggles and Grey College is not having a good year.
Against Affies, Selborne and Boishaai it was very clear to see that the Grey College team's backline was one of the best in schoolboy rugby if not the best. And unfortunately, that is where it stopped, their forwards was competitive but not the force we got used to.
Unfortunately, the three players from Louis Botha HTS is not known to us and I can not see them as an improvement on the Grey players, not on the field. If the player's stats available is correct, which I believe it to be then the Free State is in for a horrible Craven Week. All three player's length and weight are well below that of the average players in their position, and although size is not always important up front unfortunately especially at prop and lock it does matter.
To summarise the top backline in South Africa having to feed off scraps is going to have a horrible time in trying to salvage the honour of the Free State. Free State face the Boland team in their first match and if the Boland does not improve a lot since the Noordvaal Bondedag Free State should win at least their first match.
I honestly hope I am wrong we all want to see the likes of Vlitoor Wyclef, Rikus Pretorius, Henk Cilliers, Janco van Heyningen and David Kriel in full flight. Al SA schools hopefuls,