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Tigers Gaffer shares his views ahead of St Stithians Festival

The last time the Prince Edward Tigers participated in the St Stithians Easter rugby festival was in 1996.

Their current coach Shaun De Souza was still a schoolboy then and was part of the touring party which managed to register two wins beating Queens college 25-24,  Glenwood 15-10  before losing 11-20 to Kearsney College.

De Souza who has archived an unbeaten both as a player and coach will be hoping the class of 2019 could emulate some of the schools past great sides, rewrite the history books in this year’s edition.

The Tigers gaffer believes his team’s strength is their running style of attack which has been the hallmark of most PE sides and also takes pride in his side’s defence.

De Souza is very much aware of the task at hand: “All our opposition have played a few games already with my technical team we have  managed to analyse patterns and structural changes which are signs of teams trying out various systems.”

Shaun De Souza in the Prince Edward Tigers Class of ’96

“This definitely makes the challenge even harder because we will have to adapt to what comes our way.

“All three fixtures are great rugby Schools with a rich history .

St Stithians who have 7 Zimbabweans in their team who some of my boys already idolize will be a mental task.

SACS  is a team we played on their Zimbabwe tour last year will definitely be the toughest game of the three as we only have 2 players who started in the fixture we lost in 2018. Parktown boys play a quick running game which will test us defensively,” he said.

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