Paarl Gimnasium  vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool Historic Overview 2019

Paarl Gimnasium  vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool Historic Overview 2019

Paarl Gimnasium  vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool Historic Overview

On Saturday 13 April 2019 the 3rd annual Interschools between Paarl Gimnasium and Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool (Affies) will culminate in the final big match of the day. These two schools have met on and off for 50 years but only in 2017 did this become an annual interschool derby where all teams get to compete. Since the first time they met in 1967, they have played only 16 games in 50 years against each other with Paarl Gim winning 8, Affies winning 6 and two draws. Since the introduction of the interschools, Paarl Gimnasium has continued their winning streak and Affies have yet to register a win at 1st Team level.

Scores through the Years:

Year Affies Paarl Gim
1967 0 11
1972 0 19
1973 3 38
1976 10 3
1979 3 23
1999 19 11
2002 24 20
2005 18 38
2006 17 17
2007 13 8
2008 3 21
2009 16 22
2011 59 6
2012 27 20
2014 7 40
2015 22 22
2017 33 35
2018 21 41

2019 Season:

Both schools competed at the North/South tournament where they played and won both their matches against very good opposition. Affies beat Stellenberg and Outeniqua while Paarl Gimnasium came away winners against Monument and Menlopark. The early form of Paarl Gimnasium suggests that they are once again a team that can run opposition ragged with their speed of play. Affies will have to get their defensive structures in order to be able to contain the Gim wave.

Both of these teams also formed part of the World Schools Festival held in Stellenbosch during the March school holidays. Paarl Gimnasium made short change of their two opponents of Africa Pacific Dragons and Hartpury while Affies found the going a little tougher against the Italian All Stars and Christchurch Boys High, drawing with the latter 31 all in a thrilling end to the match.

This will once again be a great schoolboy match to watch as both teams rely on the same credo. However, we will have to wait and see if it will be “Gimmie Guts” or “Affie Guts” that pulls through on the day.

 

Rugby at Affies

Affies is famed and regarded as one of the best rugby schools in South Africa. It has delivered many Springbok players in the past and continues to supply loads of talent in the SA Schools and SA Academy sides. Affies also has many players at all provincial levels of rugby.

Affies have a huge talent pool in the school and one that is rich in depth. There are more than 10 senior teams each year, and teams as far as G-teams are filled at each age group.

Each year Affies challenge the country’s leading rugby schools such as Grey College, Maritzburg College, Glenwood High School, KES and many more. At these derby matches each and every team gets a chance to take the field for the Rooi, Geel and Groen. In the last few decades, Affies has produced top quality players such as Louis Schmidt, Wynand Olivier, Fourie du Preez and Pierre Spies (also an Affies choir boy) to name but a few. Perhaps Affies’ most unknown star was Francois Swart who played fly-half for Die Witbulle (the school’s first team) alongside scrum-half Fourie du Preez. The formidable duo played for the Blue Bulls and was fast becoming the next Springbok scrum-and fly-half pair. Tragically Francois Swart died in 2004 and since then Affies hosts an under-15 rugby tournament in the Easter Holidays bearing the name of Francois Swart. The long standing legacy of Affies rugby builds each year and upcoming stars are still being produced.

Their latest two Springboks are Ivan van Zyl and RG Snyman who both debuted for the Boks in 2018.

Affies Springboks

Player Debut Year
Louis Schmidt 1958
Tonie Roux 1969
Pierre Edwards 1980
Grant Esterhuizen 2000
Fourie du Preez 2004
Wynand Olivier 2006
Pierre Spies 2006
Dean Greyling 2011
Ivan van Zyl 2018
RG Snyman 2018

 

Rugby at Gim

Paarl Gimnasium is without doubt one of the Big Five rugby schools in South Africa. They have to date produced 23 Springboks of which 21 have been capped in tests for South Africa.

Rugby started at the school in 1902 with no strict age-groups defined during these early years. The school operated as a rugby club and the staff frequently turned out in the colours of the school. During this time the headmaster, FC Wahl, also captained the school’s 1st XV.

 

Their biggest rival is Paarl Boys High situated in the Southern Paarl. Their annual Interschools have the unofficial title of “Biggest Interschools” in South Africa. In 2012, while still at school, their captain and pivot Handre Pollard represented South Africa at the u/20 World Cup tournament with aplomb. Called up for the injured Johan Goosen, Pollard played a vital role in SA winning the final against New Zealand. He again represented SA u/20 in 2013 and captained the side in 2014. The young man is currently plying his trade with the Blue Bulls Super Rugby team and in 2014 he became Paarl Gym’s 23rd Springbok. Their latest and 24th Bok is Louis Schreuder  who got capped during the 2017 season.

 

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

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 13 April on SuperSport Eleven from 12h10.

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 10 April at 19:00 on SuperSport 1 featuring De Wet Barry and Fourie du Preez.

 

Live Fixtures

Schedule Date Series Episode Schedule Time Duration Schedule End Time Channel
13-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 12:10 01:35 13:45 CSN / SS11
14-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 10:55 01:25 12:20 SS8
15-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 02:00 01:25 03:25 SS8
Preview Show:
Schedule Date Series Episode Schedule Time Duration Schedule End Time Channel Status
10-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 18:45 00:15 19:00 SS1 / SS1A Premier
10-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 22:45 00:15 23:00 SS8 Repeat
11-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 01:45 00:15 02:00 SS8 Repeat
11-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 04:45 00:15 05:00 CSN Repeat
11-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 07:30 00:15 07:45 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
11-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 20:30 00:15 20:45 CSN / SS1 / SS1A Repeat
12-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 08:05 00:15 08:20 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
12-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 13:35 00:15 13:50 SS10 Repeat
13-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 03:15 00:15 03:30 CSN / SS1 / SS1A Repeat
Build Up:
Schedule Date Series Episode Schedule Time Duration Schedule End Time Channel Status
13-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 12:05 00:05 12:10 SS11 Premier

 

Glenwood High vs Marizburg College Over View 2019

Glenwood High vs Marizburg College Over View 2019

     

 

 

 

Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College Historic Overview

Premier Interschools kicks off the 2019 season with a 98-year-old rivalry when Glenwood High School hosts Maritzburg College on Saturday the 6th April.

The first match between the two schools was played in 1921 at Glenwood, which was won 5-0 by Glenwood. In the Maritzburg College Reunion encounter in June 2010 Maritzburg College beat Glenwood on Goldstones, the first time that Maritzburg College had beaten Glenwood since 2006.The biggest victory for Maritzburg College over Glenwood was 61-13 at College in 1995, while the biggest victory for Glenwood over College was 57-12 at Kings Park in 2015. Maritzburg College had the best in the earlier years and still have the most wins overall, but Glenwood is fast catching up, having won all games since 2010.

Matches Played: 170

College: Won 109

Drawn: 17

Glenwood: Won 44

Last 10 Years Results:

Date GW MC
2009/06/06 23 11
2009/08/08 31 0
2010/04/17 20 13
2010/06/05 16 35
2011/06/11 31 30
2011/08/06 31 3
2012/06/09 16 16
2012/08/04 27 27
2013/05/25 44 40
2013/08/03 33 15
2014/05/24 27 14
2014/08/09 21 20
2015/04/18 57 12
2016/08/06 33 26
2017/06/24 34 17
2018/03/10 7 0
2018/03/24 37 12
2018/06/16 41 0

 

As can be seen by the last games played, Glenwood is dominating the scoreboard while the best College could do was two draws in 2012.

Early season form looks to favor Glenwood once again but form alone is not always the key to winning such fierce derbies. Passion and the willpower sometimes get surprising results.

Rugby at Maritzburg College

Maritzburg College is traditionally the dominant school rugby force in KwaZulu-Natal. The first recorded rugby match in the province of Natal took place in the Market Square of Pietermaritzburg in October 1870. The contestants were Maritzburg College (then known as Pietermaritzburg High School) and Hermansburg School. Played on a sun-baked, wheel-rutted, gravel surface, the contest lasted for more than three hours and ended in a victory, for the High School, by two goals to nil.

The arrival of James Mervyn (Skonk) Nicholson, as a master at Maritzburg College, signalled a revival in the school’s rugby fortunes. From 1948 he coached the First XV for 35 consecutive seasons, until 1982. In 1949 the First XV was unbeaten, as were ten other teams of his, while a further thirteen First XVs during that period lost only one match each.

No Name
157 Wally Clarkson
183 Bill Payn
190 Bertram Vanderplank
199 Phil Nel
359 Keith Oxlee
380 Ormond Taylor
432 Andy van der Watt
592 Joel Stransky
648 *Jeremy Thomson
713 *Pieter Dixon
715 Butch James
789 Peter Grant
837 *Craig Burden
867 Jesse Kriel

In addition, several College Old Boys have represented other countries: Hubert Freakes and Geoff Appleford (England), Juan Grobler and Chad Erskine (United States), Brenton Catterall (Zimbabwe), Wim Visser (Italy), Frank Goedeke (Germany) and Andrew Binikos (Cyprus).

Rugby at Glenwood

Rugby at Glenwood is the major sporting code. It is a sport that instills values such as integrity, sportsmanship, loyalty, discipline and hard work. Glenwood’s policy of participation in extra mural activities as well as the passion shown by the boys enables almost five hundred youngsters the opportunity of experiencing the ultimate team sport.

Glenwood fields thirty teams on a regular basis. This allows boys from all levels and ability to be part of this wonderful game. The sports department endeavors to provide games for all teams, this has allowed Glenwood to embark on tours out the province to play fixtures against some major rugby playing schools in South Africa such as Affies from Pretoria and Grey College from Bloemfontein.

The School represented South Africa at the Sanix Youth tournament in Japan in 2008 and won top honors by winning the finals.

List of Glenwood Springboks (Test Caps Only)

 

Debut Year Player
1921 Wally Clarkson
1937 Mauritz van den Berg
1938 Roger Sherriff
1964 Don Walton
1968 Rodney Gould
1993 John Allan
2014 Warren Whiteley

Glenwood can also be very proud of Warren Whiteley who was named the 58th Springbok captain for the 2017 test series against France, the first Glenwood old boy to have this honor bestowed upon.

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 6 April on SuperSport Ten from 13h55.

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 3 April at 18:45 on SuperSport 1 featuring Kerron van Vuuren, Ntuthuko Mchuno

Preview Show:
Schedule Date Series Season Episode Schedule Time Duration Schedule End Time Channel Status
03-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 18:45 00:15 19:00 SS1 Premier
03-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 23:30 00:15 23:45 SS8 Repeat
04-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 02:15 00:15 02:30 SS8 Repeat
04-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 07:25 00:15 07:40 SS8 Repeat
04-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 22:30 00:15 22:45 SS8 Repeat
05-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Preview 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 12:00 00:15 12:15 SS8 Repeat

 

Live Fixtures:
Schedule Date Series Season Episode Schedule Time Duration Schedule End Time Channel Status
06-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Rugby 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 13:55 01:35 15:30 CSN / SS10 Live
06-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Rugby 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 22:35 01:25 00:00 SS10 Repeat
07-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Rugby 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 09:05 01:25 10:30 SS10 Repeat
09-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Rugby 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 10:05 01:25 11:30 SS8 Repeat
10-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Rugby 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 17:20 01:25 18:45 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
11-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Rugby 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 13:35 01:25 15:00 CSN / SS1 / SS1A Repeat

 

Build Up:
Schedule Date Series Season Episode Schedule Time Duration Schedule End Time Channel Status
06-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Build-up 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 13:50 00:05 13:55 CSN / SS10 Premier
06-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Build-up 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 22:30 00:05 22:35 SS10 Repeat
07-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Build-up 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 09:00 00:05 09:05 SS10 Repeat
09-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Build-up 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 10:00 00:05 10:05 SS8 Repeat
10-Apr-2019 Premier Interschools Build-up 2019 Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 17:15 00:05 17:20 SS1 / SS1A Repeat

 

2019 SUPA QUICK PREMIER INTERSCHOOLS FIXTURES ANNOUNCEMENT

2019 SUPA QUICK PREMIER INTERSCHOOLS FIXTURES ANNOUNCEMENT

Premier Interschools is back with a bang in 2019 with a new title sponsor Supa Quick, bringing viewers some of the top schoolboy rugby fixtures for the season.  Stretching over 12 matches (6 April – 17 August) and featuring 8 of the top 10 schools for the last 5 years on show, the 2019 season promises to be a humdinger and best one to date.

Top rugby schools that are making an appearance this season are perennial No 1 Grey College (3 Matches), Paarl Boys High (3 matches), Paul Roos (3 matches), Paarl Gim (3 matches), Maritzburg College (3 matches), Affies (2 matches) with Glenwood, Rondebosch Boys High, Bishops, Grey High School, KES, Oakdale and Boland Landbou featuring in one game each.

The planned fixtures for the year are as follows:

Glenwood High School vs Maritzburg College 06/04/2019 : @ Glenwood

The Supa Quick Premier Interschools season kicks off with a very traditional derby between Glenwood and Maritzburg College. The first match between the two schools was played in 1921 at Glenwood, which was won 5-0 by Glenwood. Maritzburg College dominated the earlier exchanges and has their current winning margin thanks to great teams during the 50’s, 60’s 70’s and 80’s. Since the late 90’s Glenwood has developed into a real rugby powerhouse and have been dominant for the last 10 years giving College only one win and 2 draws in the 18 games played thus far. The biggest victory for Maritzburg College over Glenwood was 61-13 at Maritzburg in 1995. While the biggest victory for Glenwood was 57-12 at Kings Park in 2015.

Paarl Gimnasium vs Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool (Affies)13/04/2019 @ Paarl Gim

The second game for the season is a real mouthwatering derby as two giants from the North and South come together for their 3rd official Interschools. Before this annual fixture was introduced in 2017, the two schools did not regularly get to play each other and only played on the odd occasion at festivals. Since their first encounter in 1967, they have played only 18 games in 52 years with Paarl Gim winning 10, Affies winning 6 and two draws. Affies is coming to Paarl with a big reputation and would like to even out the record.

Grey College vs Paarl Boys’ High – 11/05/2019: @ Grey College

A whole month will pass before we see the much-anticipated match between Paarl Boys’ High and the might of Grey College, the latter being the benchmark of schoolboy rugby in South Africa. This is a fixture of great interest to all, as the boys from Paarl is the only team in recent history who have had two away wins against the boys from Bloem. Grey College would like to put the record straight as their fans have last seen a home game win against Paarl Boys in 2013. Grey College has some electrifying backs at their disposal in 2019 combined with a very strong pack of forwards. The Paarl team is a somewhat unknown factor under new coach Peter Engledow after Sean Erasmus moved on to higher honours at the Lions Rugby Union.

Paul Roos vs Paarl Gimnasium – 18/05/2019: @ Paul Roos

The 4th match of the season is an all Winelands derby between two of the strongest teams in the region for more than 150 years. Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim brings out the best in both teams and this year will be no different. They have played 11 games in the last 10 years, with Paarl Gim having the slight edge winning 6, Paul Roos winning 4 with 1 draw. The Maroon Machine (Paul Roos) started flexing its muscles in 2018 again and only lost one game against Grey College last season. With some of their key playmakers back in 2019, expect them to be one of the top teams and contender for the best schoolboy team in South Africa.  Paarl Gim will most probably make use of their promising u/16 players of 2018 and could have a very young and inexperienced team at first, but by May the youngsters will have enough game time under the belt to give Paul Roos a good run for their money.

Paarl Boys’ High vs Paul Roos – 25/05/2019 @ Paarl Boys’ High

One week later, another big Winelands derby is on the menu, when Paarl Boys’ take on Boland neighbours Paul Roos. This match is always a highlight of the season as both teams like to run the ball at every opportunity and no quarter inch is given. With Paul Roos punishing Paarl Boys’ at home last season, the boys in blue will be out for revenge at their beloved Brug street fields. This is a must watch match for any schoolboy rugby enthusiast and the last weekend in May could dish up some of the best rugby of the year.

Bishops vs Rondebosch Boys High – 08/06/2019: @ Rondebosch

In early June one of the oldest derbies in South Africa is renewed when Rondebosch hosts neighbours Bishops. Besides being one of the oldest rivalries in SA, it is also one of the most well attended in terms of spectators. Old Boys come from all over the world to attend the weekend festivities with the Saturday rugby match being the highlight.

These two schools have played an astonishing 195 matches against each other since 1908. 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 moved from their home turf over to Newlands to represent WP on the hallowed Newlands ground.

The encounter is played with the most beautiful background in South Africa with Table Mountain casting its shadow over the Bishops fields. Rondebosch has won 74 games with Bishops dominating the clash, winning their 100th game in the first derby of 2018. A draw is a rare event in a rugby match, but these two sides have gone on to draw 19 times with the last draw coming in 2018.

Affies vs Maritzburg College – 13/07/2019: @ Affies

After the June school holiday break, the focus moves up north again with the big encounter between Affies and Maritzburg College. This regular rivalry started in 1996 and even saw two games played in 2011. This will be the 25th interschools match between the two schools. Affies have the better record overall and have won 21 of these encounters to Maritzburgs’s 3. For many years, Maritzburg College’s rugby has been characterised by the rugged qualities and outstanding support work of its forwards, the hard running and punishing tackling of its backs, and an eagerness to move the ball at every reasonable opportunity. Most notable however is the fierce determination and spirit typifying College teams and imbuing them with an indomitable will to win. Affies is famed and regarded as one of the best rugby schools in South Africa. It has delivered many Springbok players in the past and continues to supply loads of talent in the SA Schools and SA Academy sides. Affies also has many players at all provincial levels of rugby. This will be a match of strength up against spirit, an exciting prospect for any lover of schoolboy rugby.

Grey College vs Grey High School– 20/07/2019: @Grey College

The two brother schools will line each other up in Bloemfontein towards the end of July. By that time, both teams would have established themselves on the hierarchy of SA Schools for the 2019 season. The Bloemfontein outfit, having the better of their opponents from PE in 2018, will try and retain their dominant record while the other would desperately like a win as they have only recoded 1 win in the last 10 outings. This match always has a special vibe about it because of the history between the schools as they share the same benefactor and founder in Sir George Grey.

KES vs Maritzburg College– 27/07/2019: @KES

King Edward VII will host Maritzburg College from Pietermaritzburg for their annual derby in the latter half of the season. This derby has been a close fought affair in the last 10 years having played 11 matches. KES has the advantage by winning 6 with Maritzburg winning 3 and 2 draws. The boys from Maritzburg will be eager to throw those bashers high up into the air again to celebrate a win over the old foe from Joburg.

This match is usually played in a very good spirit and typifies what schoolboy rugby should be about, hard and uncompromising, but with utmost respect for the opponents.

Paarl Boys’ High vs Paarl Gimnasium– 03/08/2019 @ Faure Street Stadium, Paarl

The first weekend of August sees the start of the great traditional “Interskole” games and to kick off this month of madness, Premier Interschools televises the biggest of them all. The Bloedworse vs The Galpille, Northern Paarl vs Southern Paarl. Twenty odd thousand old boys, old girls, moms, dads and fans will pack Faure Stadium to the rafters to watch the famous derby between these two great schools. There is no neutral ground on this day; you are either blue and white or green, gold and red. You sit on the north side or on the south side. Tough, hard and no compromises, all will be on show in this match that captures the essence of schoolboy rugby and enthrals a whole community

A rivalry that exists for more than 100 years culminates in the main rugby match on the Saturday and Premier Interschools will be there. This is the last match for both teams for the 2019 season and be assured that there will be nothing left out on the field by the boys. This is the big one for both schools with their whole season on the line. Expect blood, sweat and tears in the traditional sense.

Oakdale vs Boland Landbou– 10/08/2019: @ Oakdale

Our second last match of the season features the two agricultural rivals of the Western Cape. These two schools regularly produce teams of outstanding quality from a very small player pool. Oakdale from Riversdale hosts fellow agricultural school Boland Landbou from Paarl 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 27th 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 Derick Hougaard at pivot, took the honours 15-0 in Riversdale.

The next 8 years saw Boland dominate the Interschools with Oakdale only getting a win once in 2005 with the score of 8-6 in a hard-fought game in Riversdale. The 2009 Interschools which was supposed to be held at Oakdale was abandoned due to flooded fields. The last 5 years again went according to home ground advantage and this might well continue the trend in 2019. Currently Boland holds the overall upper hand by winning 16 of the games while Oakdale have won 9 with one draw.

Paul Roos vs Grey College – 17/08/2019: @ Paul Roos

The final match of the season cannot get any better than the huge derby between Paul Roos and Grey College. Last year in Bloemfontein this clash ended dramatically when Grey College held on in the last seconds to clinch a victory against a very strong Paul Roos team. The Maroon Machine will have that loss in the back of their minds when hosting the boys from Bloem and one can’t expect them to make the same mistakes twice. Their last win against Grey was in 2015 at home and they will be confident that they can repeat that feat in 2019. This game is also the last for both teams and the players will leave nothing on the field, giving their all for that last time. A spectacle of rugby indeed.

Download the PI Fixtures for 2019

Supa Quick becomes title sponsor of Premier Interschools

Supa Quick becomes title sponsor of Premier Interschools

Supa Quick has announced a two-year sponsorship of the Premier Interschools Rugby Series, which showcases the 12 highest profile school rugby matches each year. Since 2013, Premier Interschools has brought some of the most traditional and highest profile schoolboy rugby matches to television, and thus provides a unique window on South Africa’s future rugby talent.

 

Premier Interschools will now be known as Supa Quick Premier Interschools.

“Supa Quick sees this sponsorship as an exciting first step in our mission to reach an important new market segment: tomorrow’s drivers. We have always been a community-focused brand, and this is a real opportunity to reach the grassroots for us,” Desirée Van Niekerk, Brand Manager, Supa Quick. “We hope that a new generation of drivers—and their parents—will see Supa Quick as a brand that cares about their communities, and can be trusted as a partner.”

Some of the historic annual clashes featured on Premier Interschools include Paarl Boys’ High versus Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl Boys’ High versus Grey College, Paul Roos Gimnasium versus Grey College, and Grey College versus Grey High School. These clashes epitomise the intense rivalries that provide riveting spectator sport and have provided some of the most renowned Springboks.

“But Premier Interschools is more than a showcase for the top schools’ rugby derbies, it’s also about the future of the game,” says Robbie Blair, Operations Manager at Premier Interschools. “As our title sponsor, Supa Quick will be closely involved with our Adopt a School programme, which aims to foster rugby skills in community schools within the communities where the headline matches take place.”

For example, if a derby takes place in Paarl, then a community school in that area will be adopted. A complement of rugby coaches and sports presenters, joined by members of the Blitzbokke, will descend on the school to kick off the programme, which lasts for a year. At each monthly event, children will receive coaching and play tag rugby. The aim is to create a deeper pool of rugby talent and to empower youth from disadvantaged communities.

“Nelson Mandela said it so well:  ‘Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair’—and he made that vision a reality during the 1995 World Cup,” says Ms Van Niekerk. “Our sponsorship of Premier Interschools is undertaken in that spirit—to celebrate the community-building potential of sport, and above all to create hope.”

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