“One thing I know for sure is that we were really accurate last night. We played so many good passes, and the big difference between the teams was the fact that we were more accurate,” said Mike van Rheede,
“The boys were in an incredible head space. We had a good form up front, and our dominant scrum and lineout meant that our backs could play with more freedom,” van Rheede added.
“We also scored our tries in varied ways. We scored from a pushover, passing from one side to the other and Brad Bosman, who is considered our senior citizen, scored an eighty meter try when he chipped the ball over the winger and rounded their fullback. It was a nice balance, I think we had eight tries score by our backline and five from the front,” he explained.
Looking ahead to Saturday, where the FNB Ikey Tigers are set to face Belhar, the team know that they have their work cut out for them. Given how brilliantly the players from the u20 side performed against Kuilsriver, van Rheede has admitted to having somewhat of a selection headache.
“We’ll rotate the squad again and bring in a few more established players for this game. We’ll keep Jack Walters on the bench, but we’ll still have a good mix with the young guys. The last game was a brilliant confidence booster, and even though it’s a short turn around, the guys are excited to play,” concluded van Rheede.
The starting XV for Saturday is as follows:
1 Sam Theron, 2 Brenton Grieves, 3 Jason Landman, 4 Duncan Saffy, 5 Stuart Stopforth, 6 Jason Klaasen, 7 Alva Senderayi, 8 Justin Morkel, 9 Hilio de Abreu, 10 Rob Anderson, 11 Ibie Adams, 12 Joel Smith, 13 Justin Heunis, 14 Gerard Pieterse, 15 Tom Bednall
16 Marty Chandler, 17 Ntokoza Khomo, 18 James Pagden, 19 Jack Walters, 20 Nick Scott, 21 Mike Muller, 22 Jesse Wilensky.