Doug Mallet on the charge against Villagers. (Photo Peter van As)
Villagers RFC will host UCT on Saturday in the Super League’s Southern Suburbs derby. The Ikeys come off a big win against Kraaifontein on Wednesday, whereas Villagers will be hurting after a close and hard fought 11:14 home loss to the same side last weekend.
Villagers have had a poor season and are sitting dangerously close to the bottom of the table with only two matches to play. The facts are undeniable, but derby games have their own rules, so the home team will certainly come out firing when they host the students.
UCT coach Kevin Foote has selected a strong team that features three changes, with comeback kid James Martin on the wing and US Eagles forward JJ Gagiano at 8.
Lock Michael Passaportis is back after a short stint playing Currie Cup in the Eastern Cape and comes back into the team for the injured Don Armand.
UCT Ikey Tigers
15 Therlow Pieterson, 14 James Martin, 13 Dave Edgar 12 Matthew Rosslee (VC), 11 Marcelo Sampson , 10 Doug Mallet 9 Stu Commins, 8 JJ Gagiano, 7 Craig Kleu, 6 Nick Fenton-Wells, 5 Michael Passaportis, 4 Bodo Sieber (captain), 3 Dylan Rogers, 2 Hanyani Shimange, 1 Ashley Wells.
Replacements: 16 Matthew Page, 17 Wes Chetty 18 Dane Galley, 19 Sam Peter 20 Sean van Tonder 21 Dave Clayton 22 Freddie Strange
Saturday 29 August 2009
UCT vs VILLAGERS
|16:00||FNB UCT 1st XV “Ikey Tigers”||VILLAGER 1||BROOKSIDE A|
|14:45||FNB UCT 2nds XV “Eagles XV”||VILLAGER 2||BROOKSIDE A|
|13.35||FNB UCT 3rds “Ish Dramat XV”||VILLAGER 3||BROOKSIDE A|
|14:45||FNB UCT 5ths “MC Marais XV” (FINAL)||NNK 5||GROOTE SCHUUR A|
|13:25||FNB UCT U20 A1 “Trojans”||VILLAGER U20||BROOKSIDE A|
|14:45||FNB UCT U20 B1 ”Babrows” (FINAL)||PAARL U20A||PAARL BOYS GYM.|