BISHOPS VS RONDEBOSCH HISTORIC OVERVIEW 2018

BISHOPS VS RONDEBOSCH HISTORIC OVERVIEW 2018

BISHOPS VS RONDEBOSCH HISTORIC OVERVIEW

Date: 25 August Kick-off: 12h10 Channel: SS 9

On Saturday 25 August the last instalment of the 2018 Premier Interschools season will feature one of the oldest school derbies in the country – Bishops versus Rondebosch, which is one of the most highly anticipated schoolboy games in the Western Cape. Old Boys from all corners of the world will be at the Piley Rees to witness the 195thgame between these two great schools, the first of which was played in 1911. In 1908 they played a once-off U16 match with annual derbies from 1911. The first match between the two schools saw Bishops run rampant on the day winning the encounter 112-0 with Painton Cowen scoring 86 points in the match. Bishops have older rivalries against SACS, St. Andrew’s College and Paul Roos but these games cannot compare with the rivalry that has developed with Rondebosch Boys’ High.

This is one of the longest running interschool derbies in the country which takes place twice a year. Pride and bragging rights are at stake for the next year in the leafy suburb of Rondebosch. The two schools are only about 400m apart and are situated in the shadows of the home of WP Rugby, Newlands Stadium. Many a schoolboy from these two schools has moved from his home turf to Newlands to represent WP on the hallowed Newlands ground.

The encounter is played with the most beautiful background in South Africa; Table Mountain, casting its shadow over the Piley Rees field. It is fitting that Bishops plays some of the most beautiful running rugby in the country while Rondebosch Boys’ High School also plays an open style of rugby, making this clash one of the most exciting matches to watch.

Bosch has won 76 games with Bishops reaching their century of wins in the first encounter of 2018. There have been 18 draws.

Results down the Years

Year No R Bosch Score Bishops Score RB Won B Won Draw
2000 158 RBHS 22 19 Bishops 1 0 0
159 RBHS 27 17 Bishops 1 0 0
2001 160 RBHS 0 17 Bishops 0 1 0
161 RBHS 0 18 Bishops 0 1 0
2002 162 RBHS 8 53 Bishops 0 1 0
163 RBHS 25 41 Bishops 0 1 0
2003 164 RBHS 5 18 Bishops 0 1 0
165 RBHS 19 78 Bishops 0 1 0
2004 166 RBHS 8 27 Bishops 0 1 0
167 RBHS 26 22 Bishops 1 0 0
2005 168 RBHS 6 31 Bishops 0 1 0
169 RBHS 12 14 Bishops 0 1 0
2006 170 RBHS 3 70 Bishops 0 1 0
171 RBHS 22 75 Bishops 0 1 0
2007 172 RBHS 27 48 Bishops 0 1 0
173 RBHS 24 27 Bishops 0 1 0
2008 174 RBHS 8 20 Bishops 0 1 0
175 RBHS 15 47 Bishops 0 1 0
2009 176 RBHS 16 10 Bishops 1 0 0
177 RBHS 6 10 Bishops 0 1 0
2010 178 RBHS 10 38 Bishops 0 1 0
179 RBHS 19 19 Bishops 0 0 1
2011 180 RBHS 34 18 Bishops 1 0 0
181 RBHS 12 37 Bishops 0 1 0
2012 182 RBHS 3 15 Bishops 0 1 0
183 RBHS 19 11 Bishops 1 0 0
2013 184 RBHS 22 7 Bishops 1 0 0
185 RBHS 11 23 Bishops 0 1 0
2014 186 RBHS 14 52 Bishops 0 1 0
187 RBHS 21 22 Bishops 0 1 0
2015 188 RBHS 23 36 Bishops 0 1 0
189 RBHS 55 12 Bishops 1 0 0
2016 190 RBHS 15 14 Bishops 1 0 0
191 RBHS 30 26 Bishops 1 0 0
2017 192 RBHS 32 19 Bishops 1 0 0
193 RBHS 64 7 Bishops 1 0 0
2018 194 RBHS 20 25 Bishops 0 1 0

 

Bishops 2018 Season

Bishops’ season started well with 6 wins on the trot including wins against a strong Grey High from Port Elizabeth and old foe SACS. Not much was expected at first from the current team as they were inexperienced with little 1st XV representation from the previous season. However, they surprised all and sundry with their performances and the only games they lost so far were against the perennial 4 winelands giants. This propelled them into 12th spot on the current school’s rankings. This last match of the season against their oldest rivals will however define their season and it promises to be a humdinger.

Bishops Results to date:

Date Opp Result For Against
2018/03/24 Hopefield Win 24 7
2018/03/29 Grey PE Win 27 10
2018/03/31 St Stithians Win 35 7
2018/04/02 Michaelhouse Win 40 12
2018/04/21 Tygerberg Win 66 5
2018/05/05 SACS Win 19 7
2018/05/12 Paul Roos Lose 21 44
2018/05/19 Boland Landbou Lose 14 24
2018/05/26 Wynberg BHS Win 33 29
2018/06/02 HJS Paarl Lose 13 14
2018/06/09 Rondebosch Win 25 20
2018/06/23 Kingswood Win 19 10
2018/06/25 Hilton Win 24 17
2018/07/21 Strand Win 81 5
2018/07/28 Paarl Gim Lose 27 52
2018/08/04 SACS Win 22 20
2018/08/09 St Andrews Win 38 22

Rondebosch 2018 Season

Rondebosch started their season well with four wins that included KZN giants Maritzburg College and Napier Boys High from New Zealand. Their first loss of the season was against Wynberg Boys High and then their season seemed to throttle to a standstill when they also lost to Boland Landbou and Paarl Gym. They picked up three good wins after that first stumble, but then after the first game against Bishops seemed to hit a slump losing 4 in a row.  They will need to up their game if they want to compete with Bishops and not end the season with 5 losses on the trot.

Rondebosch Results to date:

Date Opp Result For Against
2018/03/29 Parktown Boys Win 35 12
2018/03/31 Kingswood Win 15 10
2018/04/02 Maritzburg College Win 41 3
2018/04/09 Napier BHS Win 30 28
2018/04/14 Wynberg BHS Lose 19 31
2018/04/21 Boland Landbou Lose 12 67
2018/04/26 Tordos (Arg) Win 34 7
2018/05/12 Paarl Gim Lose 28 69
2018/05/19 Durbanville Win 30 15
2018/05/26 HTS Drostdy Win 43 37
2018/06/02 SACS Win 24 5
2018/06/09 Bishops Lose 20 25
2018/07/21 Stellenberg Lose 12 31
2018/07/28 Paul Roos Lose 17 44
2018/08/04 Wynberg BHS Lose 22 24

Rugby at Bishops

There is a myth that William Webb Ellis started rugby.  There is also a myth that Canon Ogilvie brought rugby to South Africa.  In fact, he detested the game and did not want Bishops to play it.  What he brought to South Africa in 1861 was a form of football at a time when there was no game called soccer and rugby football was played only at Rugby School.  Canon Ogilvie’s game was based on what was played at his old school, Winchester College in Hampshire.  George Ogilvie was a remarkable personality.  His nickname was Gog and the game played at the Cape was often referred to as Gog’s Game or Gogball.

Bishops got the Cape playing football of this kind, starting with the South African College.  Bishops and SACS may well have played each other as far back as 1892. Eventually clubs were formed, Hamiltons in 1875 and then Villagers to start with, and then in the late 1870s the rugby game was brought to the Cape and became generally accepted, as it had become in England in 1871.  Then the Western Province RFU was formed to regulate the game in the Western Province.  Bishops, like SACS and then Victoria College out at Stellenbosch, played in the Grand Challenge competition of the WP RFU. That all changed with the coming of the school. In those early days Bishops had the advantage of coaching, especially by HH Castens, a South African old boy of Rugby School and Oxford.  Then it also had the great South African rugby personality and thinker of last century ion Barry Heatlie, whose nickname was usually Fairy but also Ox. Heatlie, who helped to found the Old Diocesans’ Union, also formed an Old Diocesans RFC.  In forming the old boys’ union, he – or rather his wife – had worked out colours.  The predominant colour was green.  In days when dyeing was the simplest way of getting rugby jerseys, the OD RFC decided to use green – myrtle green.

Touring teams came to South Africa in 1891, 1896 and 1903.  In those days the local union would appoint a captain who would pick a team to represent South Africa and give them jerseys to play in.  When Heatlie became captain in 1896 he gave them his club’s jerseys – and South Africa won for the first time.  When he was again made captain in 1903 he gave his teams green jerseys again and South Africa won a series for the first time.  And so South Africa still plays in green jerseys. In 1903 Gerald Orpen of SACS and two Bishops men, Fairy Heatlie and Biddy Anderson, pushed through a recommendation that the springbok be added to the jersey.  It had been intended for 1903 but first came to pass in 1906.

The following is the list of those acknowledged as Bishops internationals:

South Africa: Mauritz van Buuren, Harry Boyes, who was the first secretary of the SA Rugby Board when it was founded in 1889, Frank Guthrie, Bill Bisset, Jack Hartley, who is the youngest player ever to have represented South Africa, Charlie van Renen and his brother Willie, Percy Twentyman Jones, who became the president of the WP RFU and also played cricket for South Africa, Biddy Anderson, who captained South Africa at cricket and refereed a Test, FR Myburgh, Paul Scott, Davey Cope, the first man to kick a goal for South Africa in a test, who was killed in a train smash at Mostert’s Hoek on his way to a Currie Cup tournament, Theo Samuels who first scored a try for South Africa, Barry Heatlie (captain),  Long George Devenish, who was for years a national selector, Joe Barry, Syd Ashley, Bertie Gibbs, Paddy Carolin (captain), who first devised the 3-4-1 scrum formation and regretted doing so, Mary Jackson, Barley Burdett, who died in World War I, Noel Howe-Browne, Bai Wrentmore, Geoff Grey, who became a national selector,  DO Williams,. George D’Alton, John Apsey (Prep only), Dendy Lawton, Howard Watt, Dennis Fry and his brother Stephen (captain), Tommy Gentles, Bobby Johns, Peter Whipp, Dugald Macdonald, Guy Kebble, Christian Stewart, Robbie Fleck, Selborne Boome, David von Hoesslin, Hanyani Shimange (Prep only), François Louw, Nizaam Carr and their latest Dillyn Leyds who debuted for the Springboks from the bench against France on 10 June 2017.

Fleck, Boome and Von Hoesslin were in the same team at Bishops, when the star was Herschelle Gibbs.

Nick Koster (International Barbarians)

For England: Reg Hands, Tuppy Owen-Smith (captain), Ossie Newton Thompson, Clive van Ryneveld, Christopher Newton Thompson (wartime), Stuart Abbott

For Scotland: Harold McCowat, Beak Steyn, Mike Dickson, Donald Macdonald

For Wales:  Mike Davies, Haldane Luscombe

For Canada:  Christian Stewart

For Zimbabwe: Mark Neill, Russell Ashley-Cooper (Many others played for Rhodesia)

For Australia: Daniel Vickermann

For Argentina: Barry Heatlie – which means that he played for two countries.

In addition, Bill Bisset and Biddy Anderson refereed tests.

In the 2003 World Cup Bishops had 3 old boys representing 3 different countries, a world first. Selborne Boom for the Boks, Daniel Vickerman for Australia and Stuart Abbot for England.

Basil Bey is the most successful Bishops coach of all times. From 1986 to 1989 Bishops only lost one game. That was in 1987 to Grey High.

Rugby at Rondebosch Boys’ High School

Rugby at RBHS is steeped in tradition, pride and passion. The impressive list of provincial and national rugby players bears testimony to the depth of association between Rondebosch and top class rugby.

Rondebosch started off as a soccer playing school, but by 1904, rugby was being played on an unofficial basis. In 1906 soccer was dropped and the bold step was taken to enter a rugby team in the u/16 competition where it had to compete, among others, with those schools with colleges attached to them, namely Diocesan College, SACS and Stellenbosch. By 1913, the school won the under 15 and under 13 competitions. From this time onwards Rondebosch became a force in WP schools’ rugby, though it was 1922 before the School could win the under 17 Shield for the first time as well as the u/15 and u/13 competitions. The golden years of Rondebosch rugby were undoubtedly the 1960s. Three teams went through unbeaten in the years 1960, 1964 and 1967.

RBHS practises a professional and innovative approach to its rugby with a comprehensive Performance Sports Testing programme. This programme assesses players’ physical strength/weaknesses in relation to his playing position. It focuses on the abilities all players should possess and aim to develop, to improve his performance profile. RBHS was the first school in South Africa that embarked on a study to maximize the safety of its players and adopt the programme. This includes using a sophisticated, research-based software tool designed to assist coaches and doctors to better manage a player’s return after sustaining a sports-related concussion. The system is called IMPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing).

Springboks: Gerald Thompson, Frank Mellish, Jackie Tindall, Willie Rousseau, Bennie Osler, Stanley Osler, Jock van Niekerk, Mervyn Ellis, Jack Gage, Alvi van der Merwe, John Apsey, Dendy Lawton, James Starke, Mike Lawless, Ian McCallum, Roy McCallum, Chris Pope, Derek van den Berg, Joel Stransky (at Rondebosch till his under 16 year), Gcobani Bobo and Hanyani Shimange,

England: Frank Mellish; France: Eric Melvill; Ireland: Dion O’Cuinneagain (captain), who also captained the South African Sevens side; USA Sevens: Dallen Stanford.

In the 1st test against the great 1974 Lions side of Willie-John McBride, three Rondebosch Old Boys were in the starting line-up for the Springboks at Newlands. Ian McCallum at fullback, his brother Roy McCallum at scrumhalf and wing Chris Pope.  That was the only time the three ever played a test together. SA lost that test 12-3 and the Springbok selectors panicked and started what is now known as “the farce of ‘74” selection process. That test was the last of Ian McCallum’s 11 tests and the first of Chris Pope’s 9 tests. Sadly, that was Roy McCallum first and only test. He deserved a second chance as much as anyone as he was a brilliant scrumhalf but suffered behind a Springbok pack murdered by the British Lions. He paid the ultimate price for his forwards’ lack of dominance.

Their latest notable players are Zain Davids (SA U20) and Mike Mavovana (SA 7’s Academy).

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 25 August on SuperSport Nine from 12h10.

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 22 August at 18:00 on SuperSport One featuring Dillyn Leyds and Chris van Zyl.

 Schedule Date Series Episode Start Channel Status
22-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 18:00 SS1 / SS1A Premier
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 02:00 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 05:45 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 10:45 CSN Repeat
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 11:15 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 17:30 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 22:15 SS8 Repeat
24-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 13:15 SS10 Repeat
24-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 18:30 CSN Repeat
25-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Bishops vs Rondebosch 00:15 SS8 Repeat
25-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Bishops vs Rondebosch 12:05 SS9 Premier
25-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Bishops vs Rondebosch 12:10 SS9 Live
25-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Bishops vs Rondebosch 21:00 SS10 Repeat
25-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Bishops vs Rondebosch 21:05 SS10 Repeat
26-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Bishops vs Rondebosch 07:30 SS10 Repeat
26-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Bishops vs Rondebosch 07:35 SS10 Repeat
28-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Bishops vs Rondebosch 17:00 SS10 Repeat
28-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Bishops vs Rondebosch 17:05 SS10 Repeat
29-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Bishops vs Rondebosch 02:30 SS8 Repeat
29-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Bishops vs Rondebosch 02:35 SS8 Repeat
29-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Bishops vs Rondebosch 15:00 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
29-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Bishops vs Rondebosch 15:05 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
30-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Bishops vs Rondebosch 08:10 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
30-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Bishops vs Rondebosch 08:15 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
30-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Bishops vs Rondebosch 22:05 SS8 Repeat

 

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou

PREMIER INTERSCHOOL’S DERBY TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou  

Premier Interschools is a series of 12 matches, which feature the highest profile and most traditional interschool rugby rivalries, from South Africa’s top rugby schools which are broadcast live on SuperSport from March to August.

Boland Landbou will take on Grey College on their home turf on Saturday, 18 August at 12h10. The match will be televised live on SuperSport Ten from 12h05

To view the YouTube Link to magazine show featuring Hottie Louw and JT Jackson click here  https://youtu.be/YpLH_3WI4P0

 Schedule Date Series Episode Start Channel Status
18-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 12:05 SS10 Premier
19-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 09:00 SS10 Repeat
22-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 14:30 CSN / SS1 Repeat
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 12:45 SS10 Repeat
18-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 12:10 SS10 Live  
19-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 09:05 SS10 Repeat  
22-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 14:35 CSN / SS1 Repeat  
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 12:50 SS10 Repeat  

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MATCH DETAILS

Derby Date: 18 August 2018

Kick Off: 12h10

Hosting School: Boland Landbou

Broadcast: SuperSport 10

Team Lists: Borland Landbou (below),  Oakdale Landbou (attached)

Boland Landbou o.19A  

  1. Dean Reichert
  2. Hanro-Daniël van der Merwe
  3. Sebastian de Klerk
  4. Erik Lambrecht
  5. Bertus Baard
  6. Franna du Toit
  7. Gavin Mills
  8. JW Snyman
  9. Thys Kitshoff
  10. George-Louis Beukes
  11. Louis-Dirk Human
  12. Schalk Bezuidenhout (C)
  13. RJ van der Merwe
  14. Tehan du Plessis
  15. Hen-Ko Smuts
  16. JJ Wiggins
  17. Uli Laubscher
  18. Hubert de Villiers
  19. Philip Niemand
  20. Armand Adendorff
  21. Ruan Rabe
  22. Jason Roux
  23. Yorique Agulhas

Coaches: Oloff Bergh & Deon Carstens

Team Manager: Cobus van Coller

 

BOLAND LANDBOU Vs OAKDALE LANDBOU HISTORIC OVERVIEW

BOLAND LANDBOU Vs OAKDALE LANDBOU HISTORIC OVERVIEW

BOLAND LANDBOU Vs OAKDALE LANDBOU HISTORIC OVERVIEW

Date: 18 August Kick-off: 12h10 Channel: SS 10

Historic Overview

 The penultimate game of this season’s Premier Interschools derby’s takes place on Saturday 18 August when Boland Landbou hosts fellow agricultural school Oakdale Landbou from Riversdale for their annual interschools. The two schools have been playing each other on yearly basis since 1992 and this year they will meet for the 26th time. The first couple of matches were very close and home ground advantage was a huge factor. It was only in 2001 that an away team won for the first time when Boland Landbou, with a Derick Hougaard at pivot, took the honours 15-0 in Riversdale.

For the next 8 years Boland dominated the Interschools and Oakdale could only win once in 2005 with the score of 8-6 in a very hard-fought game in Riversdale. The 2009 Interschools to be held at Oakdale was abandoned due to flooded fields. The last 6 years went according to home ground advantage, but this trend might be broken in 2018 as Oakdale are the favourites to win based on their performances throughout the year. Currently Boland holds the overall upper hand by winning 15 of the games while Oakdale have won 9 with one draw.

 Scores through the years:

1992:  Landbou 15 Oakdale 6
1993:  Landbou 6 Oakdale 26
1994:  Landbou 18 Oakdale 11
1995:  Landbou 18 Oakdale 19
1996:  Landbou 26 Oakdale 0
1997:  Landbou 22 Oakdale 26
1998:  Landbou 16 Oakdale 12
1999:  Landbou 23 Oakdale 23
2000:  Landbou 31 Oakdale 7
2001:  Landbou 15 Oakdale 0
2002:  Landbou 14 Oakdale 5
2003:  Landbou 20 Oakdale 12
2004:  Landbou 11 Oakdale 7
2005:  Landbou 6 Oakdale 8
2006:  Landbou 17 Oakdale 0
2007:  Landbou 27 Oakdale 19
2008:  Landbou 16 Oakdale 8
2009:  DNP
2010:  Landbou 0 Oakdale 3
2011:  Landbou 3 Oakdale 34

2012:  Landbou 38 Oakdale 19

2013:  Landbou 10 Oakdale 29

2014:  Landbou  13 Oakdale 7

2015:  Landbou   19 Oakdale 21

2016:  Landbou  27  Oakdale 22

2017:  Landbou 12 Oakdale 14

Current Season:

 Boland started their season with much promise when the obliterated a very highly rated Menlo Park in their opening game at the Loftus festival in March. They however went on to lose both their next games to visitors Garsfontein and then to Monument at the North-South festival. They then bounced back again with two good wins at the Paarl Boys 150 festival and a further two against Brackcenfell and Rondebosch.  Their season seemed to be back on track but losses against Affies, Wynberg and Framesby put the brakes on again. They have the knack to lose games they should win and vice versa. Against a very good Paul Roos, they gave the home team a run for their money in one of Paul Roos’s closest games yet. The Boland Landbou team that will pitch for the interschools derby is however one not be taken lightly and can surprize any team no matter what their form.

Boland provided three players to the WP Craven Week teams in Darren Hendricks, Thys Kitshoff and Eric Lambrecht. Darren was also picked to represent SA Schools.

Results for 2017:

Date Opp Result For Against
2018/03/06 Menlopark Win 45 10
2018/03/17 Garsfontein Lose 20 24
2018/03/28 Monument Lose 25 26
2018/04/03 Napier BHS Win 59 26
2018/04/05 Cavaliers Rugby (AUS) Win 67 0
2018/04/14 Brackenfell Win 68 24
2018/04/21 Rondebosch Win 67 12
2018/04/27 Affies Lose 14 38
2018/04/30 Helpmekaar Win 35 21
2018/05/05 Wynberg BHS Lose 25 27
2018/05/12 Framesby Lose 20 33
2018/05/19 Bishops Win 24 14
2018/05/26 Paarl Gim Lose 38 42
2018/06/09 HJS Paarl Lose 17 22
2018/07/21 SACS Win 47 24
2018/07/28 Stellenberg Win 31 20
2018/08/04 Paul Roos Lose 15 30

Oakdale on the other hand is having one of their best seasons to date and have only lost two games thus far to top ranked teams Paul Roos and Paarl Gim.  They eventually broke the draught on Brug street this year for their first win in many years against Paarl Boys High. They also ruled the roost in SWD by beating arch rivals Outeniqua in their yearly derby and obliterated fellow agricultural school Marlow in Cradock.

It was therefore no surprise to see 14 of their team represent the SWD at Craven week in the annual tournament held this year at Paarl Boys High. Clyde Lewis, Johannes Klinck, Henco Beukes, Hannes Gous, Joaquin Taute, Etienne Steyn, JD Strydom, Derick Jooste, Pierre Uys, Pieter Maritz, Keano Hendricks, Magnus Muller, Vernon Paulo, and Trevino Gordon all wore the SWD colours during the week.

Results for 2017:

Date Opp Result For Against
2018/03/24 Liceo Mendoxa (Arg) Win 46 12
2018/03/29 Cherries Win 31 19
2018/03/31 Lichtenburg Win 38 0
2018/04/03 Namibia XV Win 67 7
2018/04/06 St Ignatius Win 67 19
2018/04/14 HTS Drostdy Win 37 34
2018/04/21 Durbanville Win 38 21
2018/04/28 Noord-Kaap Win 56 24
2018/04/30 EG Jansen Win 46 22
2018/05/19 Paarl Gim Lose 39 47
2018/05/26 Outeniqua Win 42 35
2018/06/02 Paul Roos Lose 21 42
2018/07/21 HJS Paarl Win 47 29
2018/07/28 Marlow Win 47 3
2018/08/04 Framesby Win 33 6

Rugby at HOër LANDBOUSKOOL BOLAND

Boland Landbou rugby produced their first Springbok in 1984 when prop Attie Strauss was picked for the tests between South Africa and the South American Jaguars.  They produced a further 3 Boks in Lock Hottie Louw (2002), Prop Deon Carstens (2002) and Flyhalf Derick Hougaard (2003). The latter becoming the darling of Loftus and the Blue Bulls with his match winning boot in the mould of their beloved Naas Botha. Old boys Hottie Louw and Deon Carstens have returned to help their Alma Mater in matters of rugby and both have coaching roles at the school.  It is indeed great to see that they are ploughing their experience back into the school and its learners.

Rugby at HOëR LANDBOUSKOOL OAKDALE

Oakdale produce to date four Spingbok rugby players in Flanker Pedrie Wannenburg, Centre/Flyhalf Meyer Bosman, lock Johann Muller and prop JC Janse van Rensburg. Their latest export is loose forward CJ Stander who has represented Ireland and was picked for the British Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017.

 The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 18 August on SuperSport Ten from 12h10.

 Schedule Date Series Episode Start Channel Status
18-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 12:05 SS10 Premier
19-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 09:00 SS10 Repeat
22-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 14:30 CSN / SS1 Repeat
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 12:45 SS10 Repeat
18-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 12:10 SS10 Live
19-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 09:05 SS10 Repeat
22-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 14:35 CSN / SS1 Repeat
23-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Boland Landbou vs Oakdale Landbou 12:50 SS10 Repeat

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 15 August at 18:00 on SuperSport One featuring Hottie Louw and JT Jackson

15-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Boland Lanbou vs Oakdale Landbou 18:00 CSN / SS1 Premier
16-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Boland Lanbou vs Oakdale Landbou 05:45 SS1 Repeat
16-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Boland Lanbou vs Oakdale Landbou 15:00 SS8 Repeat
17-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Boland Lanbou vs Oakdale Landbou 13:45 SS10 Repeat

 

 

Paarl Boys’ High vs Paarl Gim Historic Overview 2018

Paarl Boys’ High vs Paarl Gim Historic Overview 2018

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Paarl Boys’ High vs Paarl Gim Historic Overview

Date: 4 August Kick-off: 16h00 Channel: SS 1

Historic Overview

This Saturday, 4 August, will again dawn on another Premier Interschools match, and arguably the biggest of the lot. Paarl Boys’ High versus Paarl Gimnasium, the Galpille against the Bloedworse and South vs North. This is the time of year when the town of Paarl is divided into the two camps for a whole week. A rivalry that exists for more than 100 years culminates in the main rugby match between the two schools at the Faure Street Stadium at 4:00pm. The first match was played in 1915 when masters, schoolboys and old boys all played together. This was the format up to 1927 after which it was decided that the Interschools matches should only comprise of schoolboys. The current format, as we know today, started officially in 1929.

The Interschools was only interrupted for one year in 1928. The intensity of this derby is reflected in the average winning margin in over 100 games of only 5 points. There are no easily won Interschools games. Each point gained is precious and defence is usually rock solid. There have been 11 drawn matches and three of them ended in a 0-0 draw, the last one in 1986. This shows the commitment and pressure that can build in these games.

During the week there will be functions and re-union get together with old friends and foes reminiscing about the days gone by. The first battle on the rugby starts on the Wednesday evening as the two Old Boy teams lock horns in what can only be described as a friendly but fierce game. Thursday afternoon sees the “Goffels” and “Hommels” (G and H teams) play their own unique brand of rugby before Friday morning when it kicks into the business end of the weekend. This is the time when the two schools have their Big Brags in the school hall. Here, the Rugby and Hockey players that will represent their respective teams on the Saturday are introduced and the first teams are capped for Interschools.

All other rugby games are played on Friday afternoon. This is where the u/14A teams play each other, as well as and the “main” match of the day consisting of the u/19 3’rd teams, known among the locals as the “Chiefs” vs “Chippies”. There are only 4 rugby matches played on the Saturday at Faure Street Stadium. The games usually start around 12h00 with the u15A match, followed by the u16A, the Seccies and then the main match commencing at 16h00

Results through the Years

1915: PBHS won 10-0
1916: Gim won 7-5
1917: Gim won 3-0
1918: Gim won 3-0
1919: Gim won 9-0
1920: Gim won 20-0
1921: Draw 6-6
1922: Draw 3-3
1923: PBHS won 3-0
1924: PBHS won 13-5
1925: PBHS won 7-3
1926: PBHS won 6-5
1927: Gim won 5-3
1928: No match
1929: Draw 3-3
1930: PBHS won 5-3
1931: Gim won 6-0
1932: Gim won 7-3
1933: PBHS won 3-0
1934: PBHS won 5-4
1935: Draw 0-0
1936: Gim won 11-6
1937: Gim won 5-3
1938: Gim won 5-3
1939: Gim won 9-8
1940: Draw 3-3
1941: Gim won 6-0
1942: Draw 0-0
1943: Gim won 9-6
1944: PBHS won 6-0
1945: PBHS won 14-6
1946: Draw 3-3
1947: PBHS won 8-3
1948: Draw 3-3
1949: Gim won 9-3
1950: PBHS won 6-3
1951: PBHS won 6-0
1952: PBHS won 11-0
1953: PBHS won 6-5
1956: Gim won 6-3
1957: Gim won 5-3
1958: Gim won 11-0
1959: PBHS won 11-3
1960: Gim won 9-3
1961: PBHS won 6-0
1962: PBHS won 6-0
1963: PBHS won 8-0
1964: Gim won 9-8
1965: Gim won 11-0
1966: Gim won 8-0
1967: Gim won 8-6
1968: Gim won 3-0
1969: PBHS won 8-5
1970: Gim won 19-8
1971: PBHS won 11-6
1972: PBHS won 6-3
1973: PBHS won 19-6
1974: Gim won 9-3
1975: PBHS won 3-0
1976: Gim won 8-6
1977: PBHS won 15-6
1978: Gim won 13-10
1979: Gim won 12-6
1980: Gim won 9-3
1981: Gim won 12-0
1982: PBHS won 16-15
1983: Gim won 15-6
1984: Gim won 10-4
1985: PBHS won 16-6
1986: Draw 0-0
1987: PBHS won 15-7
1988: Draw 6-6
1989: Gim won 15-4
1990: PBHS won 10-6
1991: PBHS won 8-4
1992: Gim won 20-15
1993: PBHS won 19-17
1994: PBHS won 11-6
1995: PBHS won 17-3
1996: Gim won 18-16
1997: Gim won 13-10
1998: PBHS won 16-5
1999: Gim won 13-6
2000: PBHS won 15-7
2001: PBHS won12-3
2002: Gim won 15-0
2003: PBHS won 25-6
2004: Gim won 13-3
2005: Gim won 22-10
2006: Gim won 23-17
2007: Gim won 10-0
2008: Gim won 35-8
2009: PBHS won 24-12
2010: Draw 19-19
2011: Gim won 22-19
2012: Gim won 16-9

2013: Gim won 37-26

2014: Gim won 16-15

2015: PBHS won 16-12

2016: PBHS won 26-25

2017: PBHS won 18-13

 

Paarl Boys’ High 2018 Season:

The local unbeaten run of three seasons finally came to an end at their 150th year celebrations when a visiting team from Argentina stopped the Blue Train in its tracks.  The number one schoolboy team for the last three years eventually had to lose a match and unfortunately for them, their festival year did not kick off to well. The Paarl Boys’ team of 2018 always had the extra pressure of a 150th year celebration as well as the target of unbeaten teams on their back.

Things did not start well with the early loss against the Jaguares and the team struggled through some close fought matches against Outeniqua, Wynberg and Affies. On 5 May 2018, Grey College became the first South African team to beat Paarl Boys since Marlow in August 2014. Just a week later they also lost against a resurgent Paul Roos. They again got on the winning track by narrowly beating Bishops and Boland Landbou before running into an Oakdale team that was hungry for a win. Their first loss in 10 years against the team from Riversdale must have gotten the alarm bells ringing at Brug Street. They have one more game left against SACS to be able to rectify things before the big one at Faure Street. At this stage, it seems like the boys from Southern Paarl are in for a hiding come Interschools if their current loss of form continues.

Despite their few losses, the team still managed to produce nine Craven Week players with three playing for the Western Province team and six for the WP XV team. Three players in captain Adrian Alberts, Evan Roos and Emile van Heerden were also awarded SA Schools colours.

Results to Date:

Date Opp For Against
2018/03/24 Grens 64 8
2018/04/04 Jaguares 10 19
2018/04/07 Christchurch Boys High 25 7
2018/04/14 Outeniqua 21 10
2018/04/21 Wynberg BHS 32 28
2018/04/28 Waterkloof 53 10
2018/04/30 Affies 19 14
2018/05/05 Grey College 20 34
2018/05/19 Paul Roos 8 44
2018/06/02 Bishops 14 13
2018/06/09 Boland Landbou 22 17
2018/07/21 Oakdale 29 47

 

Paarl Gimnasium 2018 Season:

In contrast to their southern neighbours, the Paarl Gimnasium team started the season like a house on fire and won all their games bar one against Paul Roos. The Gim team looks slick in attack and solid on defence and have racked up the points so far.  The team has no visible weak links with the forwards and backs combining well to form a unit that could be unstoppable come Saturday.

In their flyhalf, Charl Janson, they have a pivot who can control the game well and who knows when to give the ball air. His combination with inside centre Dawid Kellerman has ripped backline defences apart the whole season and it could be a very long afternoon for the Boys High backs on Saturday. Kellerman was deemed one of the best centres at Craven week, if not the best, and was unlucky not to be selected for SA Schools.

Paarl Gim had six boys in total selected for the two Craven Week sides with winger Stravino Jacobs being selected for SA Schools.

Paarl Gim has more Craven Week and SA Schools players, making them the weekend favourites. The Gimnasium team also outperformed the boys in blue and did much better against the same opposition throughout the year. On performance alone, it seems that the Paarl Gim will walk away as easy winners in this derby, but this is not an ordinary derby.

Results to Date:

Date Opp For Against
2018/03/21 Durbanville 38 0
2018/03/28 EG Jansen 56 32
2018/03/31 Waterkloof 57 20
2018/04/04 Rhino Rugby (USA) 84 7
2018/04/07 Jaguares 38 36
2018/04/14 Affies 41 21
2018/04/21 SACS 54 38
2018/04/28 Monument 34 31
2018/04/30 Welkom Gim 24 7
2018/05/05 Paul Roos 13 32
2018/05/12 Rondebosch 69 28
2018/05/19 Oakdale 47 39
2018/05/26 Boland Landbou 42 38
2018/06/02 Wynberg BHS 29 6
2018/07/21 Outeniqua 57 0

 

 Rugby at Gim

Paarl Gim is without doubt one of the Big Five rugby schools in South Africa. They have to date produced 24 Springboks of which 22 have been capped in tests for South Africa, the latest being Louis Schreuder

Paarl Gim Sprinboks

Bok No Name
94 *Japie le Roux
103 Pietie le Roux
110 Steve Joubert
195 Pierre de Villiers
203 JC van der Westhuizen
301 Jan Pickard
340 Hugo van Zyl
398 Wynand Mans
535 Schalk Burger snr
552 Kobus Burger
585 Kobus Wiese
595 Balie Swart
625 Mornay Visser
652 Pieter Rossouw
690 De Wet Barry
693 Louis Koen
699 *Chris Rossouw
711 Marius Joubert
735 Jean de Villiers
754 Schalk Burger jnr
810 Ashley Johnson
853 Lourens Adriaanse
857 Handré Pollard
891 Louis Schreuder

 

 Rugby at Paarl Boys’ High School

Rugby is an integral part of the Paarl Boys’ way of life. It is important to win, but that should not be the primary objective. A sportsman may never be abused to ensure the success of a team. The primary objective at Paarl Boys’ High must be one of enjoyment, for both player and coach. Whereas they agree with the legendary Vince Lombardi when he said: ‘’Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing’’ they hold winning to be more than just points on the board. Winning relates to the values, commitment and the pursuit of the best of one’s abilities.

PBHS has produced 21 players that have represented South Africa since 1906 of which 19 have been capped for tests. They have provided some of the legends and most famous Springbok rugby players ever to have played in the Green and Gold. Players like Oom “Boy” and Fanie Louw, Piet “Spiere” du Toit, Mannetjies Roux, Ryk van Schoor, Carel Du Plessis and Corné Krige. Their latest contribution is prop Thomas du Toit, captain of the 2013 1st XV.

Paarl Boys’ High Springboks.

Bok No Name
112 Dirkie de Villiers
113 Cocky Hahn
147 *Louis Louw
182 Champion Myburgh
186 Jack Bester
207 Boy Louw
222 Fanie Louw
227 Manie Geere
247 Johnny Bester
253 Ben du Toit
278 Ryk van Schoor
313 Theuns Briers
332 Piet du Toit
367 Mannetjies Roux
391 Haas Schoeman
523 Carel du Plessis
661 *Wium Basson
676 Corne Krige
764 Gurthro Steenkamp
841 Francois Malherbe
901  Thomas Joubert du Toit

Legendary “Oom” Boy Louw and Carel du Plessis also coached the Springboks. Corné Krige is still the only SA Schools captain who went on to captain the Springboks as well.

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 4 August on SuperSport One from 15h55.

Schedule Date GENRE Series Episode Start End Channel Status
04-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 15:55 17:30 SS1 / SS1A Live
04-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 17:35 19:00 SS10 Repeat
04-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 22:35 00:00 SS6 Repeat
05-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 09:05 10:30 SS10 Repeat
05-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 10:15 11:40 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
06-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 00:05 01:30 SS5 / SS5A / SS5N Repeat
06-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 01:35 03:00 SS10 Repeat
06-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 08:35 10:00 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
06-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 10:05 11:30 CSN Repeat
06-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 16:05 17:30 SS10 Repeat
07-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 06:05 07:30 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
07-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 14:35 16:00 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
08-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 09:05 10:30 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
08-Aug-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 16:35 18:00 SS1 / SS1A Repeat

 

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 1 August at 18:00 on SuperSport One featuring Handre Pollard, Frans Malherbe, Pieter Rossouw and Sean Erasmus.

 

Schedule Date Series Episode Start Channel
31-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Grey High School vs Grey College 02:00 SS10
01-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Grey High School vs Grey College 14:30 SS1
02-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Grey High School vs Grey College 09:00 SS10
04-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 15:50 SS10
05-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 09:00 SS10
08-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 16:00 SS1
09-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 14:15 SS10
01-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 18:00 SS1
01-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 19:30 CSN
02-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 07:15 SS1
02-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 18:45 SS1
03-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Boys High vs Paarl Gimnasium 12:30 SS10
Team Announcement Grey High School vs Grey College

Team Announcement Grey High School vs Grey College

PREMIER INTERSCHOOL’S DERBY TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Grey High School vs Grey College

Results

TeamTriesConversionsPointsOutcome
Grey High School (PE)118Loss
Grey College9963Win

Premier Interschools is a series of 12 matches, which feature the highest profile and most traditional interschool rugby rivalries, from South Africa’s top rugby schools which are broadcast live on SuperSport from March to August.

Grey High School will take on Grey College on their home turf on Saturday, 28 July at 13h00. The match will be televised live on SuperSport Ten from 12h55.

To view the YouTube Link to magazine show featuring Siya Kolisi, Sergeal Peterson, JJ Engelbrecht, Adriaan Strauss and EW Viljoen

click here  https://youtu.be/H_SHsiHGTAw

Schedule Date Series Episode Start Channel
28-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Grey High School vs Grey College 12:50 SS10
29-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Grey High School vs Grey College 09:00 SS10
30-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Grey High School vs Grey College 14:30 SS10
31-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Grey High School vs Grey College 02:00 SS10
01-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Grey High School vs Grey College 14:30 SS1
02-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Grey High School vs Grey College 09:00 SS10
27-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Grey High School vs Grey College 14:30 SS10
28-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Grey High School vs Grey College 12:55 SS10
29-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Grey High School vs Grey College 09:05 SS10
30-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Grey High School vs Grey College 14:35 SS10
31-Jul-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Grey High School vs Grey College 02:05 SS10
01-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Grey High School vs Grey College 14:35 SS1
02-Aug-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Grey High School vs Grey College 09:05 SS10

 

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MATCH DETAILS

Derby Date: 28 July 2018

Kick Off: 13h00

Hosting School: Grey High School

Broadcast: SuperSport 10

Team Lists: Grey High below AND Grey College attached

1st XV
1 GRIFFIN Warwick
2 SLABBERT (Captain) Corne
3 NORTJE Marco
4 GRAY Laken
5 TOERIEN Zach
6 DLADLA Yolisa
7 LYONS Joe
8 REPINZ Theo
9 KLAAS Hlumelo
10 EASTON Matthew
11 DALGLEISH Andrew
12 FRANKS Enrique
13 MATYOLWENI Liyema
14 OOSTHUYSEN Joshua
15 PEDRO (vice-captain) Runaldo
16 DOSTER Nathan
17 WOLF Daniel
18 HO Daniel
19 LANDMAN Jarryd
20 ADAM Litha
21 VERMAAK Darren
22 KIRSTEN Jared
23 MAY Antonio

picture by Debbie Botha