Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys’ High Historic Overview 2018

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys’ High Historic Overview 2018

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Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys’ High Historic Overview

Date: 19 May Kick-off: 12h15 Channel: SS 10

Historic Overview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys’ High

On Saturday 19 May the two rival boy schools will once again lock horns in an epic battle at Paul Roos’s famous Markotter grounds in this 6th edition of the 2018 Premier Interschool derbies. These two pillars of schoolboy rugby in the Western Cape have been neighbors, friends and rivals for 150 years. They compete against each other in all sports. The boys know each other well and many become friends during and after school where old boys play together in representative teams for provinces and South Africa over the years.

Paarl Boys’ High vs Paul Roos is one of the great derby clashes between two schools that have dominated Western Province schools’ rugby for many years. Together with Paarl Gym they have produced more than 75% of all Western Province Craven Week players since 1964.

This year the maroon boys are out for revenge as it has been three years since they last tasted victory against the hooped jerseys of Paarl Boys’ and would like to return the favor of beating the school from Paarl in their 150th year celebration. Traditionally the derbies go the way of the home team by the smallest of margins. Exceptions to the rule are in the 70’s when Paarl Boys’ High won 10 in a row and in the late 80’s and early 90’s when Paul Roos won 4 on the trot.

Since then the matches have been very close and evenly spread, until Paarl Boys’ High’s expected victory in 2012 over Paul Roos on their beloved Markotter field. Paul Roos nearly returned the favor in 2013 only for Paarl Boys’ High to snatch victory at the death with a try to win the game 20-19. Paul Roos’s last win over their rivals came in 2014 when in turn snatched a win right at the end with a try to make sure they win 17-13. Since then it has been all in favor of Paarl Boys’ High who have been unbeaten for 3 years in local schoolboy rugby.

Results Since 2000

YEAR PBH PRG
2017 21 9
2016 28 3
2015 29 10
2014 13 17
2013 20 19
2012 22 17
2011 20 18
2010 17 31
2009 16 11
2008 29 42
2007 26 8
2006 6 10
2005 16 11
2004 7 22
2003 9 12
2002 18 18
2001 14 9
2000 12 8

 

Paul Roos Current Season

DATE OPPOSITION RESULT FOR AGAINST
2018/03/15 Swartland Win 101 0
2018/03/29 Lions Inv Win 78 10
2018/03/31 Daniel Pienaar Win 68 5
2018/04/02 Nelspruit Win 68 0
2018/04/14 SACS Win 71 21
2018/04/21 Grey PE Win 43 8
2018/04/28 Menlopark Win 68 25
2018/04/30 Waterkloof Win 63 12
2018/05/05 Paarl Gim Win 32 13

 

The boys from Stellenbosch are having a stellar season so far and look unstoppable. They have amassed close to 600 points already in only 9 games with less than a 100 scored against them. They have demolished good teams like SACS and Grey High and beat Paarl Gymnasium at their impenetrable Jan Kriel Fort in Paarl.

They have a very solid pack of forwards lead by captain and hooker JJ Kotze. Strongman Mink Sharink locks the pack and together with roaming 8th man Matthew Cordy they have a balance between brute strength and skillful ball carriers that can make for a very long day on a rugby field. Their backs are fast and slick and with pivot Juan Mostert pulling the strings, they operate like a well-tuned engine. Wingers Remy Engelbrecht and Tiaan Pretorius forms an exciting back three with fullback Kade Wolhuter and together with old hand Regan vd Westhuizen at centre, they will be a handful to contain on Markotter come Saturday.

Paarl Boys’ High Current Season

DATE OPPOSITION RESULT FOR AGAINST
2018/03/24 Grens Win 64 8
2018/04/04 Jaguares Lose 10 19
2018/04/07 Christchurch Boys High Win 25 7
2018/04/14 Outeniqua Win 21 10
2018/04/21 Wynberg BHS Win 32 28
2018/04/28 Waterkloof Win 53 10
2018/04/30 Affies Win 19 14
2018/05/05 Grey College Lose 20 34

 

Having gone unbeaten for three seasons and in more than 50 games, the 2018 team got a rude awakening early on in their season when the visiting Jaguares team from Argentina beat them at their 150 Year Festival. They bounced back well and won the next 5 games on the trot against tough local opposition like Outeniqua and Affies.  Then Grey College from Bloemfontein came down to Paarl on 5th May and the proud record took a tumble when Grey became the first South African schoolboy team to beat Paarl Boys since 30 August 2014. Indeed, an excellent record that will be very hard to break in modern day schoolboy rugby and one that Paarl Boys’ can truly be proud of.

The 2018 team is captained by SA Schools lock Adrian Alberts who truly leads from the front and is an inspiration to all his team mates. The Blue Train, as the team is affectionately known to its supporters, again boast a solid pack of forwards as is to be expected from a Paarl Boys’ team. They have the likes of 2016 Grant Khomo flyhalf Kian Meadon to direct the backs and flight footed Riis du Plessis, youngest son of Carel du Plessis, at fullback who loves to run the ball from everywhere on the field.  The 2018 Paarl Boys’  team is not to be taken to lightly and any opposition that is going to underestimate them will be in for a rude awakening.

 

Rugby at Paul Roos

The words Paul Roos and rugby are synonymous as the great man was the originator of the now famous Springbok emblem and name for the South African national team. He is seen by many as the “father” of South African rugby and it is fitting that the school that carries his name is such a powerhouse in South African schools’ rugby.

Paul Roos has to date produced the most South African players to represent their country on a rugby field with Juandre Kruger becoming their 50th player when he played against England at Kingspark on 9 June 2012. Their latest Springbok is prop Steven Kitshoff who made his debut against Ireland in 2016.

The following players from Paul Roos represented South Africa on the rugby field.

Arthur Nicholas de Kock (1891), Jacob Stephanus (Japie) Louw (1891), James Alexander (Jim) McKendrick (1891), Robert (Bob) Shand, Paul Johannes de Waal (1896), Japie Krige (1896), Bob Loubser (1896), Pieter Albertus Ryno Otto (PO) Nel (1903), Paul Johannes Roos (1903), Koei Brink (1906), Henry John (Pinkie) Daneel (1906), Boy de Villiers (1906), Freddie Luyt (1910), Dick Luyt (1910), Koot Reynecke (1910), Gideon Daniël Roos (1910), Wakkie Krige (1912), John Douglas Luyt (1912), Tom van Vuuren (1912), Nic du Plessis (1921), Theuns Kruger (1921), Charlé Meyer (1921), Mannetjies Michau (1921), Phil Mostert (1921), Tokkie Scholtz (1921), Jackie Tindall(1921), Attie van Heerder (1921), PK Albertyn (1924), Nico Bosman (1924), Daunce Devine (1924), Kenny Starke (1924), George Murray Daneel (1928), Manus de Jongh (1928), AF du Toit (1928), PK Morkel (1928), Boet Prinsloo (1928), Ferdie Bergh (1931), George Lionell van Reenen (1937), Ballie Wahl (1949), Tjol Lategan (1949), Jannie Engelbrecht (1960), Gertjie Brynard (1965), Hempies du Toit (1980), Cabous van der Westhuizen (1994), Justin Swart (1996), Cobus Visagie (1999), Andries Bekker (2008), Schalk Brits (2008), Francois Hougaard (2009), Juandre Kruger (2012),Willie Le Roux (2013), Steven Kitshoff (2016).

 

Rugby at Paarl Boys High

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 20 players that have represented South Africa since 1906 of which 18 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.

 

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

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.

They regularly provide players for the WP Craven Week team and have also produced numerous SA Schools players and captains. They currently hold the record for most SA Schools players in the same season when they provided 8 players in 2016 in Gianni Lombaard (Fullback), Manny Ras (Centre), Khanya Ncusane (8th Man), Charl Serdyn (Flank), Salmaan Moerat (Lock and SA Schools Captain), Reece Bezuidenhout (Prop), Adam Neethling (Prop) and Daniel Jooste (Hooker).

Moerat was also made captain of the 2018 SA u/20 Junior Springboks for their world cup tournament in France. 3 Other old boys also made the team in Jooste, Lombaard and Ras.

 

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 19 May on SuperSport Ten from 12.10

 

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 16 May at 18:00 on SuperSport One featuring SP Marais, Frans Malherbe and Craig Barry.

 

Schedule Date Series Episode Schedule Time Channel Status
16-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 18:00 SS1 / SS1A Premier
16-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 20:15 SS8 Repeat
17-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 05:45 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
17-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 09:45 SS8 Repeat
18-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 05:40 SS5 Repeat
18-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 13:45 SS8 Repeat
18-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 18:30 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
19-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 06:45 SS8 Repeat
19-May-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 12:05 SS10 Premier
19-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 12:10 SS10 Live
20-May-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 01:00 CSN Repeat
20-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 01:05 CSN Repeat
20-May-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 04:30 SS10 Repeat
20-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 04:35 SS10 Repeat
20-May-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 09:00 CSN Repeat
20-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High 09:05 CSN Repeat

 

 

Monument vs Waterkloof Historic Overview 2018

Monument vs Waterkloof Historic Overview 2018

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Hoërskool Monument vs Hoërskool Waterkloof

Premier Interschools

Monument vs Waterkloof Historic Overview

Date: 12 May Kick-off: 14h00 Channel: SS 5

Hoërskool Monument (Monnas) will play Hoërskool Waterkloof on Saturday 12 May 2018 at Hoërskool Monument in Krugersdorp. This is the 5th derby in the Premier Interschools series for 2018 and promises to be a match of high intensity.

While Monnas and Waterkloof’s regular Interschools only started in 1996, this has become one of the most eagerly-awaited matches in the Northvaal region. Both schools are consistently among the top rugby schools in the country. They don’t get to play each other on a regular basis due to the different competition structures within the Northvaal region, but when they do get the opportunity, it is usually a highly entertaining match.  Monument has the advantage in wins since 2005 with Waterkloof managing their last win in 2012.

Results through the years.

YEAR MONUMENT WATERKLOOF
2005 30 17
2007 17 35
2009 32 20
2010 3 14
2010 26 25
2011 30 18
2012 19 21
2016 37 7
2017 20 17

 

The two schools had very different starts to the season so far, Monument looks to be a contender for a top 5 spot for 2018 while Waterkloof is struggling to gain momentum and had some big losses against the top schools. Monnas have already played 12 games this season including the TUKS final on the 5th May where they beat Menlo Park in a closely fought match. Besides the one drawn match against Transvalia, the only blemish on their scorecard so far are the two losses at Wildeklawer against Paarl Gymnasium and Grey College, which in turn are currently amongst the top 3 school rugby teams in South Africa.

Monuments Season so Far

Date Opp Result For Against
2018/03/06 Welkom Gim Win 30 10
2018/03/10 Transvalia Draw 31 31
2018/03/17 Pietersburg Win 73 3
2018/03/28 Boland Landbou Win 26 25
2018/03/31 Stellenberg Win 41 19
2018/04/03 Cavaliers Rugby (AUS) Win 48 14
2018/04/05 Napier BHS Win 42 37
2018/04/14 HTS Middelburg Win 54 10
2018/04/21 Garsfontein Win 68 31
2018/04/28 Paarl Gim Lose 31 34
2018/04/30 Grey College Lose 21 36
2018/05/05 Menlopark Win 38 36

 

Waterkloof has had a very average season so far by their own high standards. They have played 8 matches and have only won two. It must be taken into consideration that four of those losses came against the Top 4 schoolboy teams in SA namely Grey College, Paarl Boys High, Paarl Gymnasium and Paul Roos. With this tough start to their campaign, they can only improve and will look to turn the tide in this match against another top contender in Monument. If they can pull off a surprise win against the Westrand giants, it might just be the kick off they need to revitalize their vigor for the season.

Waterkloof season so far

Date Opp Result For Against
2018/03/03 Montana (Pta) Win 29 17
2018/03/06 Transvalia Lose 25 30
2018/03/17 Helpmekaar Lose 11 39
2018/03/28 Durbanville Win 22 17
2018/03/31 Paarl Gim Lose 20 57
2018/04/14 Grey College Lose 15 60
2018/04/28 HJS Paarl Lose 10 53
2018/04/30 Paul Roos Lose 12 63

 

Rugby at Monument

When the school opened in 1921 ML Brink held a meeting of boys to find out what games they wanted to play.  They all opted for soccer, as was the custom on the bare fields of the Highveld at the time, and he then democratically decided that they would play rugby. The school played its first match on 1 April 1921 and drew 3-3 with Krugersdorp High School.

Since then the school has had many great sides – as in 1924, 1953, 1979, 1980, 1984 and 1993 when the team scored 143 tries in 28 matches.

Monument first won the Administrator’s Cup in 1953.  They won again in 1973 and then again in 1992 and for the seven years which followed. In 2003 they were Media 24 National Schools champions. These are all huge achievements given the number and quality of the competing schools.

After Brink, famous coaches have been Jan Lange (1936-53), Pa Pelser (the famous Transvaal loose forward and coach) and Hans Coetzee who still has a finger in many of rugby’s pies. Hans says nobody is compelled to play rugby, but the players live for the game.

In 1993 the 1st XV toured France and Britain and went unbeaten.

Monnas, as the school is usually known, has by far the largest representation of any school north of the Vaal River at Craven Week and in SA Schools.

SPRINGBOKS

Christo Wagenaar
Brendan Venter
Jaque Fourie
Jorrie Muller
Heinke van der Merwe
Willem Alberts

Jaco Taute

Julian Redelinghuys

 

               

Rugby at Waterkloof

The school has 18 rugby teams that competes in the top leagues of South African schools’ rugby.

Rugby is taught as a subject for Grade 8 and 9 learners focussing on skills and development.

Hoërskool Waterkloof boasts the following rugby achievements:

  • 6 Springboks: Wikus van Heerden, Gary Botha, Danie van Schalkwyk en Barend Pieterse, Faf de Klerk and Ruhan Janse van Rensburg
  • 4 Players represented the Junior Springboks
  • 33 SA Schools Players
  • 122 Cravenweek Players of which 5 was captains.
  • Won the Beeld trophy 5 times.

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 12 May on SuperSport Eight from 12.50

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 9 May at 17:45 on SuperSport One featuring Burger Odendaal, Pine Pienaar and Francois Brummer.

Schedule Date Series Episode Schedule Time Channel Status
09-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 17:45 SS1 / SS1A Premier
09-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 20:15 SS8 / SS8A Repeat
10-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 04:30 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
11-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 05:25 SS5 Repeat
11-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 20:30 SS5 Repeat
11-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 23:15 SS8 Repeat
12-May-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 09:30 SS8 Repeat
12-May-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 13:50 CSN / SS5 Premier
12-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 13:55 CSN / SS5 Live
13-May-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 02:25 SS8 Repeat
13-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 02:30 SS8 Repeat
13-May-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 07:30 SS8 Repeat
13-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 07:35 SS8 Repeat
13-May-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 18:00 CSN Repeat
13-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 18:05 CSN Repeat
15-May-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 02:00 CSN Repeat
15-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 02:05 CSN Repeat
15-May-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 09:50 SS8 Repeat

 

Historic Overview – Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium

Historic Overview – Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium


 


Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium Historic Overview

Date: 5 May Kick-off: 14h00 Channel: SS 8

Historic Overview – Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium

The 4th edition of Premier Interschools finds itself in beautiful Paarl on Saturday 5th May where Paarl Gimnasium will host Paul Roos Gymnasium from Stellenbosch for their annual Interschool derby. The two Boland neighbours will face each other just 5 days after the gruelling Wildeklawer festival where both teams will have played two tough encounters and injuries might affect the starting teams. In this department, Paul Roos might just have the slight advantage over their Paarl counterparts where depth is concerned. They have plenty of talented u/17 players plying their trade in the second and third teams. This is however pure speculation and if both teams can field their first choice XV it will be one of the match ups of the year.

Both are currently rated in the top 3 teams in the country and there is little to choose between them. Paul Roos comes with a reputation in 2018 of playing clean and effective rugby with the forwards doing the job up front, and slick backs that can cut opposition defences to shreds. Paarl Gim perhaps relies more on their forwards to first wear the opponents down and then rely on the educated boot of flyhalf Charl Janson to drive his team into position before captain and centre, David Kellerman, can be released to create havoc in the midfield.

Paul Roos will however be up for the task and will look to match the Paarl team up front. Captain and hooker JJ Kotze is a dynamo at hooker and assembles the pack around him to form a collective and cohesive unit that can man up to any team in the country.  Flyhalf Juan Mostert directs the Paul Roos backs like an experienced orchestra conductor and seems to know exactly when to inject ball or boot to get the right combination of attack to unleash his outside backs. Wingers Remy Engelbrecht and Tiaan Pretorius forms an exciting back three with fullback Kade Wolhuter. Together with Regan van der Westhuizen at centre, they will be a handful to contain in Paarl.

Paarl Gim results so far – 2018 Paul Roos results so far – 2018
Date Opp For Against Date Opp For Against
2018/03/21 Durbanville 38 0 2018/03/15 Swartland 101 0
2018/03/28 EG Jansen 56 32 2018/03/29 Lions Inv 78 10
2018/03/31 Waterkloof 57 20 2018/03/31 Daniel Pienaar 68 5
2018/04/04 Rhino Rugby (USA) 84 7 2018/04/02 Nelspruit 68 0
2018/04/07 Jaguares 38 36 2018/04/14 SACS 71 21
2018/04/14 Affies 41 21 2018/04/21 Grey High 43 8
2018/04/21 SACS 54 38 2018/04/28 Menlopark 68 25
2018/04/28 Monument 34 31 2018/04/30 Waterkloof 63 12
2018/04/30 Welkom Gim 27 7

 

Results through the Years

Date Paarl Gim Paul Roos
2009/05/09 36 47
2010/05/08 30 27
2011/05/14 30 34
2012/03/20 5 5
2012/05/12 28 8
2013/05/11 24 15
2014/05/10 10 16
2015/05/16 23 21
2016/04/16 28 24
2017/04/22 20 19

 

The last 10 results show that Paarl Gimnasium has the slight advantage of 6 wins against 3 with one draw at the 2012 Newlands Rugby day. The last three results all went to the wire with Paarl Gim just scraping through at the last moments to get the win. The 2018 version promises the same close result with perhaps the odds slightly in favour of Paul Roos for the win. Whatever the outcome on the day, this derby promises to be one of the best of the 2018 season and expect big hits and plenty of running rugby at Gimnasiums JH Kriel field.

Rugby at Paarl Gim

Paarl Gim is without doubt one of the Big Five of rugby schools in South Africa. They have to date produced 24 Springboks for South Africa. The ex-Springbok captain Jean De Villiers is also an old Gimmie and they can be seen as the modern-day centre and flyhalf factory for having also produced De Wet Barry, Marius Joubert, Louis Koen and current incumbent Handre Pollard.

Gimnasium’s Springboks

Springbok 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 Paul Roos

The words Paul Roos and rugby are synonymous as the great man was the originator of the now famous Springbok emblem and name for the South African national team. He is seen by many as the “father” of South African rugby and it is fitting that the school that carries his name is such a powerhouse in South African schools’ rugby.

Paul Roos has to date produced the most South African players to represent their country on a rugby field with Juandre Kruger becoming their 50th player when he played against England at Kings Park on 9 June 2012. Their latest Springbok is prop Steven Kitshoff who made his debut against Ireland in 2016.

The following players from Paul Roos represented South Africa on the rugby field.

Arthur Nicholas de Kock (1891), Jacob Stephanus (Japie) Louw (1891), James Alexander (Jim) McKendrick (1891), Robert (Bob) Shand, Paul Johannes de Waal (1896), Japie Krige (1896), Bob Loubser (1896), Pieter Albertus Ryno Otto (PO) Nel (1903), Paul Johannes Roos (1903), Koei Brink (1906), Henry John (Pinkie) Daneel (1906), Boy de Villiers (1906), Freddie Luyt (1910), Dick Luyt (1910), Koot Reynecke (1910), Gideon Daniël Roos (1910), Wakkie Krige (1912), John Douglas Luyt (1912), Tom van Vuuren (1912), Nic du Plessis (1921), Theuns Kruger (1921), Charlé Meyer (1921), Mannetjies Michau (1921), Phil Mostert (1921), Tokkie Scholtz (1921), Jackie Tindall(1921), Attie van Heerder (1921), PK Albertyn (1924), Nico Bosman (1924), Daunce Devine (1924), Kenny Starke (1924), George Murray Daneel (1928), Manus de Jongh (1928), AF du Toit (1928), PK Morkel (1928), Boet Prinsloo (1928), Ferdie Bergh (1931), George Lionell van Reenen (1937), Ballie Wahl (1949), Tjol Lategan (1949), Jannie Engelbrecht (1960), Gertjie Brynard (1965), Hempies du Toit (1980), Cabous van der Westhuizen (1994), Justin Swart (1996), Cobus Visagie (1999), Andries Bekker (2008), Schalk Brits (2008), Francois Hougaard (2009), Juandre Kruger (2012),Willie Le Roux (2013), Steven Kitshoff (2016).

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 5 May on SuperSport Eight from 12.50

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 2 May at 18:00 on SuperSport One featuring JD Schickerling, Dewaldt Duvenage, Ramone Samuals and Damian Willemse

Schedule Date GENRE Series Episode Start End Channel Status
02-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 18:00 18:15 SS1 / SS1A Premier
03-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 07:00 07:15 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
03-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 11:00 11:15 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
03-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 16:15 16:30 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
04-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 15:45 16:00 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
05-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Preview Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 00:50 01:05 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
09-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Preview Monument Hoërskool vs Waterkloof 17:45 18:00 SS1 / SS1A Premier
05-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 13:50 13:55 SS8 Premier
06-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 04:25 04:30 CSN Repeat
06-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 10:30 10:35 CSN / SS10 Repeat
06-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 23:00 23:05 SS10 Repeat
07-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 16:10 16:15 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
08-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 00:00 00:05 CSN Repeat
09-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 06:30 06:35 SS8 Repeat
09-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 09:45 09:50 CSN Repeat
09-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 15:40 15:45 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
11-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Build-up Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 03:00 03:05 SS8 Repeat
05-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 13:55 15:30 SS8 Live
06-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 04:30 05:55 CSN / SS1 / SS1A Repeat
06-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 10:35 12:00 CSN / SS10 Repeat
06-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 23:05 00:30 SS10 Repeat
07-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 16:15 17:40 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
08-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 00:05 01:30 CSN Repeat
09-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 06:35 08:00 SS8 Repeat
09-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 09:50 11:15 CSN Repeat
09-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 15:45 17:10 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
11-May-2018 Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby Paarl Gimnasium vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 03:05 04:30 SS8 Repeat

 

 

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School (PE) Historic Overview

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School (PE) Historic Overview

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Paul Roos vs Grey High School Historic Overview

Date: 21 April Kick-off: 13h00 Channel: SS 8

 

Historic Overview – Paul Roos vs Grey High School

The 3rd edition of Premier Interschools moves down to Stellenbosch on Saturday 21st April 2018 when Paul Roos Gymnasium host Grey High School from Port Elizabeth. Paul Roos is looking to even the score after a very close encounter in wet weather last year in Port Elizabeth. The maroon machine seems to be firing on all cylinders this season and have yet to score less than 50 points in a match. The pre-season hype around the team seems to hold true in that they have demolished every team they have played against in clinical fashion and are unbeaten with 5 out of 5 so far. Grey High have also played 5 games and only came unstuck against Bishops at St Stithians Easter Festival. The two teams played one common opponent so far with Paul Roos beating Daniel Pienaar 68 -5 and Grey High beating the same team 72-12.

PAUL ROOS 2018 Season so far Grey High 2018 Season so far
Date Opp For Against Date Opp For Against
2018/03/15 Swartland 101 0 2018/03/24 Graeme College 34 5
2018/03/29 Lions Inv 78 10 2018/03/29 Bishops 10 27
2018/03/31 Daniel Pienaar 68 5 2018/03/31 Maritzburg College 30 15
2018/04/02 Nelspruit 68 0 2018/04/02 Parktown Boys 61 0
2018/04/14 SACS 71 21 2018/04/14 Daniel Pienaar 72 12

 

Both schools have a rich rugby tradition and play a similar style of rugby. They love spreading the ball wide, but believe the hard work must be done up front first. Recent matches between the two sides have produced some scintillating schoolboy rugby and one can expect the same standard to grace the Markotter fields come Saturday. Two current WP and Stormers teammates played against each other in the corresponding match in 2009 when Paul Roos won 20-13 in a very entertaining match. Siya Kolisi played flank for Grey High that day on Phillip Field, while 17-year-old Steven Kitshoff, still in Gr 11, packed down at prop for Paul Roos. Both players went on to become Springboks and Siya is also the current Stormers captain.

Results through the Years

Date Paul Roos Grey HS
2009/05/23 20 13
2010/04/17 43 37
2011/04/16 22 18
2012/04/21 19 23
2013/04/20 18 23
2014/04/12 26 27
2015/04/18 34 3
2016/04/09 34 21
2017/05/06 20 22

Rugby at Paul Roos

The words Paul Roos and rugby are synonymous as the great man was the originator of the now famous Springbok emblem and name for the South African national team. He is seen by many as the “father” of South African rugby and it is fitting that the school that carries his name is such a powerhouse in South African schools rugby.

Paul Roos has to date produced the most South African players to represent their country on a rugby field with Juandre Kruger becoming their 50th player when he played against England at Kingspark on 9 June 2012. Their latest Springbok is prop Steven Kitshoff who made his debut against Ireland in 2016.

The following players from Paul Roos represented South Africa on the rugby field.

Arthur Nicholas de Kock (1891), Jacob Stephanus (Japie) Louw (1891), James Alexander (Jim) McKendrick (1891), Robert (Bob) Shand, Paul Johannes de Waal (1896), Japie Krige (1896), Bob Loubser (1896), Pieter Albertus Ryno Otto (PO) Nel (1903), Paul Johannes Roos (1903), Koei Brink (1906), Henry John (Pinkie) Daneel (1906), Boy de Villiers (1906), Freddie Luyt (1910), Dick Luyt (1910), Koot Reynecke (1910), Gideon Daniël Roos (1910), Wakkie Krige (1912), John Douglas Luyt (1912), Tom van Vuuren (1912), Nic du Plessis (1921), Theuns Kruger (1921), Charlé Meyer (1921), Mannetjies Michau (1921), Phil Mostert (1921), Tokkie Scholtz (1921), Jackie Tindall(1921), Attie van Heerder (1921), PK Albertyn (1924), Nico Bosman (1924), Daunce Devine (1924), Kenny Starke (1924), George Murray Daneel (1928), Manus de Jongh (1928), AF du Toit (1928), PK Morkel (1928), Boet Prinsloo (1928), Ferdie Bergh (1931), George Lionell van Reenen (1937), Ballie Wahl (1949), Tjol Lategan (1949), Jannie Engelbrecht (1960), Gertjie Brynard (1965), Hempies du Toit (1980), Cabous van der Westhuizen (1994), Justin Swart (1996), Cobus Visagie (1999), Andries Bekker (2008), Schalk Brits (2008), Francois Hougaard (2009), Juandre Kruger (2012),Willie Le Roux (2013), Steven Kitshoff (2016).

Rugby at Grey High School

Grey has a proud rugby tradition and record which dates to the 19th century.  Traditional schools they compete against, on an annual basis, are Dale College, Graeme College, Grey College, Queen’s College, Selborne College, St. Andrew’s College, Wynberg High and of late Paul Roos Gymnasium.

The first rugby match was played on the 16 September 1893 against Muir College of Uitenhage. During the years 1919 to 1923 Grey played four interschools against Dale, Gill, Kingswood and St Andrew’s. Money for the main field was donated by an Old Grey, Arthur Phillip in 1938 and thus the main field is “The Phillip Field”.

Players who represented the Springboks through the years include Fred Smollan, Fred Turner, Bunny Reid, Peter Allen, Giepie Wentzel (Master), Roy Dryburgh, Mickey Gerber, Wilf Rosenberg, Iain Kirkpatrick, Sean Povey, Luke Watson and most recently Siya Kolisi , JJ Engebrecht and Curwin Bosch.

Well known television commentators and outstanding players, like Gavin Cowley and Andrew Patterson also graced the Phillip field.

Special mention must be made of Michael Catt, Rory Duncan and Luke Watson who captained the England, Free State and Western Province Currie Cup sides respectively in 2007.

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 21 April on SuperSport Eight from 12.50

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 18 April at 18:45 on SuperSport One featuring Damian Willemse, Craig Barry, Sergeal Petersen, JJ Engelbreght.

Schedule Date Series Episode Schedule Time Channel Status
21-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 12:50 SS8 Premier
21-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 22:00 SS8 Repeat
22-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 02:30 CSN / SS1 / SS1A Repeat
22-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 10:00 CSN Repeat
23-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 06:30 SS8 Repeat
24-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 00:30 CSN Repeat
24-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Build-up Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 13:20 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
18-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 18:45 SS1 / SS1A Premier
18-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 21:15 SS10 Repeat
19-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 06:30 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
19-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 10:45 CSN Repeat
19-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 13:20 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
20-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Preview Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 16:15 SS1 / SS1A Repeat
21-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 12:55 SS8 Live
21-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 22:05 SS8 Repeat
22-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 02:35 CSN / SS1 / SS1A Repeat
22-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 10:05 CSN Repeat
23-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 06:35 SS8 Repeat
24-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 00:35 CSN Repeat
24-Apr-2018 Premier Interschools Rugby Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey High School 13:25 SS1 / SS1A Repeat

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Paul Roos Gimnasium vs Grey College Historic Overview 2017

Paul Roos Gimnasium vs Grey College Historic Overview 2017

15 Aug 2017

Saturday 19th August see the might of Grey College coming down to Stellenbosch to take on Paul Roos Gymnasium at their Markotter sport fields. The second last edition of the 2017 Premier Interschool derbies promises to be a humdinger as usual because of the rich history between these two great rivals.

The Rugby Teams of Grey College and Paul Roos first played against each other in 1967. The annual derbies started in 1988 and in 1992 the entire schools started participating in the Interschools. Since 1967 Grey and Paul Roos have met 33 times with Grey winning 24 of these encounters.

Many legendary old Grey Springboks (and many other old Greys) that now live in the Cape are sending their sons to Paul Roos, such as Theuns Stofberg (old Grey Springbok), Robbie Blair (old Grey Springbok), Frikkie Naude (WP), Chris Smith (WP) and many more

Some highlights down the years of these two great schools:

1967 – Grey and Paul Roos first met in 1967 at the old Coetzenberg stadium when Grey went on tour to the Cape during the July holidays.

The legendary ’67 Grey College First Team has been regarded by many as one of the greatest Grey First Teams of its era. The team was gifted with outstanding athletes such as the two prop forwards and the two flank forwards (twins Danie and Dennis du Plessis) that formed the Grey Relay team which won the 4×100 m Relay at Free State Interhigh athletics that year.

Dawie Snyman (Springbok) was flyhalf and vice-captain and Wilhelm Landman (Grey School Captain that played Western Province) was Grey’s fullback that year. Grey’s backline was on fire that day with Nelson Babrow at centre (WP) and two speedy wings.

Grey won this historic encounter 22-0 and one of the highlights was a try scored by the referee – Oom Johnnie Meiring from the Matie Club! One of Grey’s centers went through a gap and with only the Paul Roos fullback in front of him he passed inside. The man on his inside was Oom Johnnie who caught the ball and then raced towards the tryline to score right under the posts.

Only to blow his whistle and to call back play for a scrum where he caught the ball. This was exemplerary of the spirit in which this game was played. Although both teams had tremendous respect for each other and were pretty serious on the field with such a big encounter there was still a mutual respect and camaraderie from both sides.

This cameraderie resulted in numerous friendships that were forged off the field in subsequent years. In the Paul Roos 1967 team was Johan Carinus (who now farms outside Stellenbosch) and among their matrics of that year was business tycoon Johann Rupert and Braam van Velde (who also farms outside Stellenbosch these days). All three Paul Roos old boys became very good friends with the Grey fullback, Wilhelm Landman, and later in life Rupert played a big role in Landman’s career when Landman became the MD of Richmont South Africa. Today Dawie Snyman (who later became Springbok) is the assistant coach of the Paul Roos First Rugby Team. All these seeds were already planted during the first Grey vs Paul Roos match in 1967 in Stellenbosch.

1974 – Paul Roos went on tour to the Free State and their first game was against Sentraal where Paul Roos lock and SA Schools captain George Rautenbach’s ear was stepped on by a Tralie player and resulted in George missing the Grey game with a hole in his ear.

The Paul Roos team had 3 Western Province Craven Week players – George Rautenbach, Agie Koch and Jan (Gans) Coetzee. Agie was then chosen as captain against Grey. Most of the Grey team played for Free State Schools that year and Jan Geldenhuys and Gerhard Weitz were selected for SA Schools. Grey had a strong pack of forwards but was equally matched by Paul Roos with their stalwart WP Craven Week lock Jan (Gans) Coetzee. Grey won 22-3 and ten days later 14 of the Grey team was selected for Free State Craven Week which lost against WP.

Several of the Paul Roos players played for WP Craven Week and this time George was fit to play with special protection that was made for his ear. George became the SA Schools captain later that year that toured overseas along with Jan Geldenhuys from Grey. Both Jan and George became team mates again in subsequent years at Maties in Stellenbosch.

George Rautenbach also founded MEGAPRO in 1986 – South Africa’s first Sports Marketing agency. Today George is not only the face of MEGAPRO but arguably the face of Sports Marketing in South Africa.

1977 – Grey played Paul Roos on tour in the Cape after the Craven Week. The match was remembered as a mud bath and given all the rain leading up to the match the venue was switched to Coetzenberg B field. Despite the heavy field Grey scored four tries and beat Paul Roos 20-10. This Grey First Team had four SA Schools players – Jan Richter, Jacques Nell, Abrie Marais, and Willem Daffue.

Grey also produced a record four old Boys (Morne du Plessis -captain, Dawie Snyman (vice-captain), Theuns Stofberg and Robbie Blair) in the starting Springbok team against the World XV of Willie-John McBride during the inauguration of the new Loftus Versfeld. Two of these Grey old boys’ sons went to school at Paul Roos (Robbie Blair and Theuns Stofberg) while Dawie Snyman is assisting Paul Roos with their rugby program.

1988 – In 1988 Grey played Paul Roos the first time again since 1977 during a pre-season tour to the Cape. It was their second game of the season on 30 March 1988 at Markotter in Stellenbosch. There was a large crowd and the legendary Doc Craven also attended the game.

The 1988 Grey First Team had five Springboks – Charl Marais, Ruben Kruger, Pieter Muller, Naka Drotské and Heinrich Füls. Andre Blom went on to play for the US Eagles. The entire Grey First XV was chosen for the starting line-up of the Free State Craven Week that year.

Also in the Grey team was Jannie Momberg who attended Paul Roos until std.8 before he finished off his school career at Grey following in the footsteps of his brothers – Niels and Steyn while his younger brother Altus also attend Grey all the way from Stellenbosch. As a result, this was a unique experience for Jannie who was probably the only person at the game that knew all 30 players (many of his primary school friends also played for Paul Roos). Even the referee Johan Carinus (who played for Paul Roos against Grey in 1967) was an old friend of Jannie’s family.

Although Grey had several future Springboks in their team, they were still finding their feet and hadn’t “clicked” as a unit yet in the early season. Nevertheless, Charl Marais scored Grey’s first try in the corner after a grubber from Naka Drotské. The game was close and Grey won the game in the final minutes with a disputed try by Pieter Muller. To most observers he knocked the ball on, however the referee allowed the try and Grey won 16-9.

1990 – Grey and Paul Roos were invited to play in the main match of the Van Rensburg Rugby Day in George after the schoolboy rugby season. This memorable festival originated from the Van Rensburg brothers in George who was passionate about schoolboy rugby and wanted to see SA’s top rugby schools compete against each other, especially those who does not get the opportunity to compete on a regular basis. They were visionaries in the early nineties to host such a festival which was the front runner of many other festivals to follow many years later. The difference with the Van Rensburg Rugby Day and many other Easter Festivals is that the Rugby Day was hosted at the end of the schoolboy rugby season and comprises of one full day of rugby (vs multiple days) and included SA’s top schools as performed throughout the year. It also included many other festivities around George throughout the weekend and thousands of spectators, fans and old boys from across the country attended this unique event which was only in existence from 1990 – 1991.

The build up to the 1990 Final match between Grey and Paul Roos was televised on TopSport TV and legendary rugby critic Zanderg Jansen was doing most of the pre-match build up. He was also the host at the event and was the judge in selecting the best team, forwards and backline of the festival, and man of the match awards from all the top rugby schools participating including Bishops, Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl Boys’ High, Affies etc. The following year Johan Small-Smith (Grey old boy) was passionately involved in the Festival and was also supporting Zandberg Jansen during the announcements on the best teams of the Festival.

Both Grey and Paul Roos was unbeaten leading up to this match and Grey had five SA Schools players in their side that year (Pieta Steenkamp, Alex Fenwick, Nico Linde, Jean Craven, and Andre Venter). The 1990 Paul Roos side was the first unbeaten Paul Roos side in 37 years and had two future Springboks – Justin Swart and Cobus Visagie.

It was a tightly contested match with Paul Roos’ forwards gaining the upper hand at scrums while Grey’s backline was firing on all cylinders. Grey’s scrumhalf and future Springbok, Werner Swanepoel, broke blindside from a scrum to score the winning try for Grey with a final score of 17-9.

1991 – The Paul Roos first team of 1991 will go down as one of the best teams the school has ever produced. On 10 August 1991 as part of Paul Roos’ 125 Year Festivities the Grey First Team and Cherries was invited to play against Paul Roos at Markotter. Paul Benade (old Grey) was instrumental to help finance the transportation of the buses and other logistics for the Grey teams.

The Paul Roos first team of 1991 had the chance to become the first undefeated Paul Roos team in 38 years and after the narrow defeat against Grey the prior year, this was always going to be the pinnacle of all schoolboy matches in 1991. In addition, Grey had five SA Schools players (Andre Venter, Alex Fenwick, Werner Swanepoel, Ollie le Roux and Hugo Venter) including 2 future Springboks – Ollie and Werner. Paul Roos had two future Springboks (Justin Swart and Cobus Visagie) in their side which set the table for a massive showdown.

1999 – Both teams were unbeaten going into the final game of the season. Paul Roos had won all 20 matches and Grey all 15 this season and between them they had played the elite rugby schools of South Africa. Both defeated Affies and Paarl Boys’ High while PRG also beat Paarl Gym and Bishops. This was the showdown for the best Rugby School in SA in 1999 at the end of the season.

Both sides chose attack above defence and there were some thrilling tries, notably when Grey fullback Dandre Gerber scored in the corner after a muscular break by impressive flanker Handrew Haupt. That try put Grey ahead 26-21 after Paul Roos had seemingly taken control soon after halftime when, with the wind at their backs, they led 21-14. With a minute of regular time left the score was 26-26. A penalty in front of the posts enabled Grey to win 29-26.

2004 – In 2004 both Grey and Paul Roos missed some key players towards the end of the season during their Interschools match in Bloemfontein. Grey lost their SA Schools players and the back row included Heinrich Brüssow (Springbok), Deon Stegmann (Springbok) and Richardt Strauss (Cheetahs & Ireland). Pieter Myburgh played SA Schools for Paul Roos that year. This was another closely contested game and Paul Roos’ first victory over Grey in Bloemfontein by 21-18.

2006 – Leading into the final Grey derby of the season Paul Roos was the top rugby school in SA and had a magnificent season in 2006. It was a memorable game for Rector Jock de Jager attending his final Interschools as Paul Roos headmaster from 1993 – March 2007.

Paul Roos had one of their best teams in years and was the top Rugby School in SA in 2006. Many experts compared this team with the likes of 1991 and 1999 PRG teams. Four backline players from the 2006 Paul Roos team were selected for the final trial for the SA u/20 team – scrumhalf Francois Hougaard, flyhalf Coenie van Wyk and centre’s Charl Weideman and Stephan Dippenaar. However, neither Hougaard nor Dippenaar made the Craven Week.

In another close encounter, Paul Roos beat Grey 16-11 which resulted in two consecutive Interschools victories for the first time for Paul Roos in Bloemfontein. Springbok Frans Steyn played for Grey in 2006.

2007 – The class of 2007 produced a remarkable Grey College first team which beat Paul Roos Gimnasium with a record score of in Stellenbosch. The Ebersohn twins Robert (Springbok squad) and Sias (Cheetahs) plus Coenie Oosthuizen (Springbok) played for Grey that day.

Grey College defeated Paul Roos with a record score of 40-14 at Markotter-stadium. The visiting team led Paul Roos 17-9 at the break.

Both locks of Grey College, Pieter Labuschagne and Joubert Horn, played well in Grey’s victory. Boom Prinsloo, Roelf Pienaar (both flanks) and Adriaan Theisinger (eightman) also had great performances on the day.

Grey’s SA Schools centre, Robert Ebersohn, showed once again why he was so highly rated in school’s rugby. Under Ebersohn’s captaincy Grey won all 14 their matches this season.

Springbok Willie le Roux played flyhalf for Paul Roos and kicked three penalties in the first half to keep his team in contention until the break.

This Grey Team had the highest average score for any Grey First Team over the last 40 years with an average of 55 points per game.

2008 – Building on the previous record score at Markotter, the 2008 Grey First Team beat Paul Roos with a record score in Bloemfontein by 47-15. Grey had two SA School players (Francois Venter and Franna du Toit) that year and scrumhalf Cobus Reinach – son of double Springbok Jaco Reinach (Grey 1980) and nephew of another legendary old Grey Herman Reinach (1988). Both Reinach and Venter became Springboks later in their careers.

2009 – The 2009 Grey First Team equaled the 1981 team for most amount of SA Schools players produced by one school up to then, namely six – Pieter Rademan (captain), Riaan Britz, Piet Lindeque, Jean Cook, Carl Wegner and Stephanus Kotze. This record was broken by Paarl Boys High in 2016 when they produced 8 SA Schools players. JP du Plessis played SA Schools for Paul Roos in 2009.

Both Grey and Paul Roos played without their SA Schools players during the last match of the season. Hero of the day was flyhalf Lucas Roothman, who landed the three decisive penalties, while Grey full-back Niel Marais could only manage one. This ended a winning streak for Grey since 2007.

2010 – The 2010 Grey College First Team is regarded as one of the best Grey Teams in modern times. Grey produced six SA Schools players that year – William Small-Smith (captain), Anrich Bitzi, Kevin Luiters, Paul Jordaan, Johan Goosen, and Neethling Fouche. Grey beat all of South Africa’s top rugby schools including Paarl Gym, Paarl Boys’ High, Monnas, Affies, Grey High, Glenwood as away games which is a remarkable performance. Paul Roos also had a very successful season with three SA Schools players (Steven Kitshoff, JP Lewis and Tshotso Mbovane) so the table was set for a climax in Bloem. With tighthead prop Steven Kitshoff, Paul Roos had a very strong scrum but was also penalized several times. Johan Goosen scored 36 points (including one try) on the day when Grey won a nail biter 41-29.

2014 – Grey was back on top of the school’s rankings in 2014 and their final match against No 2 ranked Paul Roos was the decider for the season. The star of the match was again Henry Immelman as he scored both of Grey’s tries and kicked two penalty goals from inside his own half. He missed his first kick – from just outside of his own 22. But then Grey were playing with the wind in the first half. Grey scored two tries to one but Aidynn Cupido, son of WP legend Wilfred, kicked 15 points for Paul Roos on the day.

2015 – In their last rugby match of their 150th year celebrations Paul Roos pulled out all the stops and secured a rare win over Grey College. This was the one that counted for the boys in Maroon. To win your last big derby match against the old foe surpasses any odd loss they might have suffered during the season. Paul Roos’s defence won them the day and although they scored three good tries of their own, their defensive effort in the second half, when they virtually had no ball, made sure they claimed the honours by winning 19-12.  The stars of the show were Paul Roos’s SA Schools flyhalf Damian Willemse along with winger Nico Leonard who both contributed with tries and was outstanding in attack and defence.

Results Down the Years:

Year

Grey

PR

1967

22

3

1974

24

0

1977

20

10

1988

16

9

1989

28

7

1990

17

9

1991

3

20

1992

20

6

1993

8

28

1994

29

31

1995

21

10

1996

18

10

1997

8

12

1998

23

15

1999

20

26

2000

42

13

2001

15

6

2002

19

8

2003

18

17

2004

24

23

2004

18

21

2005

16

11

2006

11

16

2007

40

14

2008

47

15

2009

3

9

2010

41

29

2011

36

35

2012

33

23

2013

40

8

2014

25

20

2015

12

19

2016

34

32

Paul Roos 2017 Season:

Paul Roos started their season with a good win over a strong HTS Drostdy side at their own rugby day in March and then moved on to St Johns where they won all three their games, coming back strongly against Helpmekaar after being down 22 to nil at one stage. They narrowly lost in the last seconds of their match against Paarl Gimnasium and then beat Affies in probably their best match of the season so far.

They then lost two games in a row against Waterkloof and Grey High before coming back and beating an in-form SACS side that in turn have beaten both Paarl Gym and Boland Landbou. Against Paarl Boys they were starved of possession and could only manage three penalties without scoring a try and could not get their dangerous back three into the game.

Their next four matches got their season back on track again and a good win against a very tough Oakdale side showed what this team is capable of.  They are not as consistent as they would like to be but on any given day when they click, they can beat the best teams out there.

Paul Roos had five of their players representing WP at the annual Craven Week in props Tristan Leitch and Alex Mbete, flanker Philip van Dyk, scrumhalf Gerado Jaars and centre Rufus Dercksen.

Paul Roos Results for 2017

Date

Opp

For

Against

2017/03/25

HTS Drostdy

32

19

2017/04/13

Nelspruit

44

6

2017/04/15

Helpmekaar

25

22

2017/04/17

Parktown Boys

61

12

2017/04/22

Paarl Gim

19

20

2017/04/29

Affies

21

14

2017/05/01

Waterkloof

25

38

2017/05/06

Grey PE

20

22

2017/05/13

SACS

29

24

2017/05/27

HJS Paarl

9

21

2017/06/03

Rondebosch

52

15

2017/06/10

Oakdale

27

10

2017/07/29

Bishops

32

30

2017/08/05

Wynberg BHS

31

7

 

Grey College 2017 Season:

They started the season like a house on fire and swept all and sundry away. They looked unstoppable throughout the season until the first dent showed against Affies when they just managed to scrape home against a team that kept coming back at them. A week later the tough game against Affies took its toll when they were blitzed by Paarl Boys’ High in the second half and although they fought back bravely, they could not overcome the deficit going down 31-46 to the No 1 team in SA.

Selborne College took this opportunity to further rub salt in the wounds when they beat Grey in East-London just a week later by one point. Most of the Grey team represented Free State at the annual Craven Week and it seems they got their mojo back during this tournament when they went unbeaten in three matches, keeping their best for last and beating a good WP side with ease. Some revenge for the loss against Paarl Boys some would say!

Grey once again possesses a backline of sublime speed and skill with the Kriel brothers being instrumental in most of the moves. Fullback David and younger brother Richard who can play wing or centre, is usually in the thick of things when the ball is on the move. Flyhalf Christopher Schreuder is a well-rounded pivot with great hands, vision and an educated boot that can dictate any situation on the day.

On his outside at No 12 is a 2017 SA Schools centre Rikus Pretorius. This hard running big centre keeps opposition defence channels very busy and creates space for his teammates to run into. At outside centre they have Janco van Heyningen who represented the SA Academy side last year. This quick footed player can dance through any opposition defence at the slightest chance and should be watched very carefully.

On the other wing, they have Henk Cilliers who swopped positions with Van Heynigen during Craven Week and was a revelation at outside centre. At the base of the scrum they have youngster Ross Braude who has a quick crisp pass and feeds his backline good ball, while always keeping an eye open for the opportunity to slip around the blind side. The captain Marcel Theunissen is a hard working No 7 flanker who leads from the front and set the example for the rest of his forwards while hooker Ruhan Greyling is another Bismark du Plessis in the making.

Unfortunately, Schreuder, Pretorius and Greyling will not be available for Grey College against Paul Roos as all three were picked for the SA Schools team and will be playing against England, Wales and France during this period. It should not disrupt the Grey College team too much as their depth is legendary and usually the replacement players are of the same calibre who will slot in seamlessly.

Grey College Results for 2017

Date

Opp

For

Against

2017/03/11

Waterkloof

73

18

2017/03/25

Maritzburg College

30

3

2017/04/01

Stirling High

69

3

2017/04/03

Muir College

94

10

2017/04/21

HTS Louis Botha

61

7

2017/04/29

Boland Landbou

49

8

2017/05/01

Paarl Gimnasium

31

19

2017/05/06

Affies

35

32

2017/05/13

Paarl Boys’ High

31

46

2017/05/20

Selborne College

19

20

2017/08/05

Grey PE

73

10

Rugby at Paul Roos:

The words Paul Roos and rugby are synonymous as the great man was the originator of the now famous Springbok emblem and name for the South African national team. He is seen by many as the “father” of South African rugby and it is fitting that the school that carries his name is such a powerhouse in South African school’s rugby.

Paul Roos has to date produced the most South African players to represent their country on a rugby field with Juandré Kruger becoming their 50th player when he played against England at Kingspark on 9 June 2012. Their latest Springbok is prop Steven Kitshoff who made his debut against Ireland in 2016.

The following players from Paul Roos represented South Africa on the rugby field:

Arthur Nicholas de Kock (1891), Jacob Stephanus (Japie) Louw (1891), James Alexander (Jim) McKendrick (1891), Robert (Bob) Shand, Paul Johannes de Waal (1896), Japie Krige (1896), Bob Loubser (1896), Pieter Albertus Ryno Otto (PO) Nel (1903), Paul Johannes Roos (1903), Koei Brink (1906), Henry John (Pinkie) Daneel (1906), Boy de Villiers (1906), Freddie Luyt (1910), Dick Luyt (1910), Koot Reynecke (1910), Gideon Daniël Roos (1910), Wakkie Krige (1912), John Douglas Luyt (1912), Tom van Vuuren (1912), Nic du Plessis (1921), Theuns Kruger (1921), Charlé Meyer (1921), Mannetjies Michau (1921), Phil Mostert (1921), Tokkie Scholtz (1921), Jackie Tindall(1921), Attie van Heerder (1921), PK Albertyn (1924), Nico Bosman (1924), Daunce Devine (1924), Kenny Starke (1924), George Murray Daneel (1928), Manus de Jongh (1928), AF du Toit (1928), PK Morkel (1928), Boet Prinsloo (1928), Ferdie Bergh (1931), George Lionell van Reenen (1937), Ballie Wahl (1949), Tjol Lategan (1949), Jannie Engelbrecht (1960), Gertjie Brynard (1965), Hempies du Toit (1980), Cabous van der Westhuizen (1994), Justin Swart (1996), Cobus Visagie (1999), Andries Bekker (2008), Schalk Brits (2008), Francois Hougaard (2009), Juandre Kruger (2012),Willie Le Roux (2013). Steven Kitshoff (2016)

Rugby at Grey College

Grey has served Bloemfontein, the Free State, South Africa and the world well over the past 150 years. Grey has been able to make adjustments and remain relevant in a changing environment in which it has developed, grown and excelled. The brand is known and revered throughout South Africa and even internationally and the products of the school make a positive difference wherever they are.

Parallel medium education, tolerance, respect for others and loyalty to the school are not only traditions, but firm foundations in a global village. Grey is structured on these foundations and it is constantly adapting to new developments. The wave of change washing over our country confirms the value of Grey’s traditions.

Grey College has produced 45 Springbok rugby players. Since WW II it has produced more Springbok players than any other school in SA, their latest being centre and Cheetah captain Francois Venter.

List of Grey Springboks:

Player

Debut Year

Herman van Broekhuizen 1896
Boetie McHardy 1912
Sarel Strauss 1921
Louis Babrow 1937
Harry Martin 1937
Piet de Wet 1938
Popeye Strydom 1955
John Wessels 1956
Flip vd Merwe 2010
Deon Stegman 2010
Johan Spies 1970
Morné du Plessis 1971
Dawie Snyman 1972
Jackie Snyman 1974
Theuns Stofberg 1976
Robbie Blair 1977
Jaco Reinach 1986
Helgard Muller 1986
Pieter Muller 1992
Heinrich Fuls 1992
Johan Styger 1992
Ruben Kruger 1993
Naka Drotske 1993
Ollie le Roux 1994
Werner Swanepoel 1997
Charl Marais 1999
CJ van der Linde 2002
Gerrie Britz 2004
Ruan Pienaar 2006
Francois Steyn 2006
Jannie du Plessis 2007
Bismarck du Plessis 2007
Adriaan Strauss 2008
Heinrich Brussow 2008
Wian du Preez 2009
Deon Stegmann 2010
Andries Strauss 2011
Johan Goosen 2012
Coenie Oosthuizen 2012
Tiaan Liebenberg 2012
Jan Serfontein 2013
Piet Van Zyl 2013
Marcel van der Merwe 2014
Cobus Reinach 2014
Francois Venter 2016

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 19 August on SuperSport Ten from 13.55 (kick-off at 14.00)

Schedule Date

GENRE

Series

Season

Episode

Schedule Time

Schedule End Time

Channel

Status

              19-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

13:55

15:45

SS10 / SS12 Live

19-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

14:00

15:45

CSN Live

20-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

06:30

08:00

SS10 Repeat

20-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

17:05

18:30

CSN Repeat

21-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

01:35

03:00

SS10 Repeat

21-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

04:35

06:00

CSN Repeat

21-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Rugby

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

12:35

14:00

CSN Repeat

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 16 August at 19.45 on SuperSport One featuring Steven Kitshoff, Craig Barry and Coenie Oosthuizen.

Schedule Date

GENRE

Series

Season

Episode

Schedule Time

Schedule End Time

Channel

Status

16-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Preview

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

19:45

20:00

SS1 / SS1A Premier

17-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Preview

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

04:40

04:55

SS10 Repeat

17-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Preview

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

15:30

15:45

SS10 Repeat

18-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Preview

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

07:30

07:45

CSN Repeat

18-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Preview

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

11:45

12:00

SS10 Repeat

18-Aug-17

Rugby Premier Interschools Preview

2017

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College

16:45

17:00

SS1 / SS1A Repeat
Paarl Gimnasium vs Paarl Boys’ High Historic Overview 2017

Paarl Gimnasium vs Paarl Boys’ High Historic Overview 2017

01 Aug 2017

Saturday 5th August 2017 will dawn on another Premier Interschools match. Arguably the biggest of the lot Paarl Gimnasium versus Paarl Boys’ High. The Galpille against the Bloedworse, 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 4:00 PM on Saturday. 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 when for some reason lost in the mist of time, the derby did not take place.

The intensity of this derby is reflected in the average winning margin in 99 games of only 5 points. There are no easily won Interschools games. Each point gained is precious and defense is usually rock solid. There have been three matches that ended in a 0-0 draw, the last one in 1986. This shows the commitment and pressure that can build in these games. Overall Paarl Gimnasium has won 49, Paarl Boys’ High 39 with 11 draws since 1915.

During the week, there will be functions and reunion get together’s with old friends and foes reminiscing about the days gone by. The first battle on the rugby field is fired 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 warriors that will represent their respective teams on Saturday are introduced and the first teams get capped for Interschools.

Friday afternoon it is off to the rugby fields of the host schools to watch all the rugby games, the two big matches on Friday afternoon is the u14A match and the “main” match of the day is the rugby games between the school’s third teams, known among the locals as the “Chiefs” vs “Chippies”. There are only four 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

Paarl Gimnasium 2017 Season:

The Gimmies preferred to start their season under the radar playing in some local tournaments. They kicked off their season with a good win against a strong Stellenberg outfit before they tackled Affies in the Premier Interschools season opener. They scored in the dying seconds to clinch the match with captain Muller du Plessis leading from the front and lock Adriaan Ludick scoring the winning try.

They cruised through their next two matches at the North/South tournament winning comfortably against Garsfontein and EG Jansen. Then again in their Premier Interschools derby match against Paul Roos, they scored with time up on the clock to snatch the victory away from their opponents.

At the Wildeklawer tournament, they ran out of steam against a very good Grey College and could just not keep up with the pacy game played by the boys from Bloemfontein. They had a bit of a hiccup in their midseason when coach Pieter Rossouw had to leave for four weeks and young Helmut Lehman had to take up the reigns on his own.

They suffered two unexpected losses against SACS and Boland Landbou during this period, but with the coaching team once again at full strength, one can expect them to be at their best for the upcoming Interschools match.

Five players represented WP at Craven Week this year in Muller du Plessis, Dawid Kellerman, Henco Martins, Chris Rossouw and Hugo Pienaar. Du Plessis and Martins were both also selected for the SA Schools team.

Results to Date:

Date

Opponents

For

Against

2017/03/17

Stellenberg

31

19

2017/03/25

Affies

35

33

2017/04/01

Garsfontein

46

17

2017/04/04

EG Jansen

39

10

2017/04/22

Paul Roos

20

19

2017/04/29

Waterkloof

26

7

2017/05/01

Grey College

19

31

2017/05/06

Rondebosch

43

21

2017/05/20

Oakdale

31

27

2017/05/27

SACS

19

22

2017/06/03

Bishops

44

24

2017/06/10

Boland Landbou

15

24

2017/07/29

Wynberg Boys’ High

103

12

Paarl Boys 2017 Season:

Paarl Boys’ High went on a pre-season tour to New Zealand with three u19 and one u16 team. They did very well and only losing one match in the dying seconds due to some dubious local rules. The tour helped set up a season in which they had to sometimes dig deep to rescue a game that looked lost. They showed the same grit, determination and fighting spirit that was evident in the last two unbeaten seasons, 2015 and 2016. This team may not have all the individual stars that previous teams had, but they play as a unit and for each other. This again can be contributed to their coaching team of Sean Erasmus and Elmo Wolfaardt. Add the inspirational leadership skills of Francke Horn and it is evident why this team is still unbeaten to date in South Africa.

They lost their playmaker No 10 Henry “Boeta” Chamberlain early in the season due to a knee injury, but newcomer Abner van Heerden stepped up to the plate and took the pivotal role onto himself and directed the back line very well.

A Further loss of key players like flanker Evan Roos, hooker Wilhelm Barnard and Captain Fantastic himself Francke Horn will mean that Paarl Boys’ High goes into the Interschools a little under strength, but still more than capable of winning this great derby.

Four players represented WP at the Coca-Cola Craven Week in Johannesburg over the school holidays in Adriaan Alberts, Joshua du Preez, Vian Fourie and Thakier Abrahams.  Alberts and Fourie were also selected for the SA Schools team.

Results to Date:

Date

Opponents

For

Against

2017/04/13

Eye of The Tiger

57

0

2017/04/15

NSW Combined Schools

67

0

2017/04/17

Affies

14

10

2017/04/22

Outeniqua

47

16

2017/04/29

Selborne College

33

16

2017/05/01

Glenwood

31

12

2017/05/06

Wynberg Boys’ High

67

25

2017/05/13

Grey College

46

31

2017/05/20

Rondebosch Boys’ High

73

7

2017/05/27

Paul Roos

21

9

2017/06/03

Oakdale Landbou

36

31

2017/06/10

Bishops

25

0

2017/06/24

Boland Landbou

38

33

2017/07/29

SACS

37

17

Rugby at Paarl Gimnasium

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

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

Paarl Gim Springboks

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

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 20 players that have represented South Africa since 1906 of which 18 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.

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

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.

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 05 August on SuperSport Ten from 15:50 (kick-off at 15:55)

Match Schedule including repeats

Schedule Date Schedule Time Duration Channel Name
Saturday, 05 August 2017

15:55

01:50:00

SuperSport Ten
Sunday, 06 August 2017

01:05

01:25:00

SuperSport Ten
Sunday, 06 August 2017

08:05

01:25:00

SuperSport Ten
Monday, 07 August 2017

02:35

01:25:00

SuperSport Ten
Monday, 07 August 2017

17:50

01:25:00

SuperSport One Africa
Monday, 07 August 2017

17:50

01:25:00

SuperSport One
Tuesday, 08 August 2017

02:05

01:25:00

SuperSport CSN
Tuesday, 08 August 2017

07:35

01:25:00

SuperSport One Africa
Tuesday, 08 August 2017

07:35

01:25:00

SuperSport One
Tuesday, 08 August 2017

10:05

01:25:00

SuperSport Ten

 

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 02 August at 19:45 on SuperSport One featuring Jean de Villers, Dewald Duvenhage, JD Schickerling, Ernst van Rhyn, Fran Malherbe, Thomas du Toit and SP Marais.

Preview Magazine Show schedule

Schedule Date Schedule Time Duration Channel Name
Wednesday, 02 August 2017

19:45

00:15:00

SuperSport One
Wednesday, 02 August 2017

19:45

00:15:00

SuperSport Africa
Thursday, 03 August 2017

01:30

00:15:00

SuperSport One Africa
Thursday, 03 August 2017

01:30

00:15:00

SuperSport One
Thursday, 03 August 2017

11:05

00:15:00

SuperSport Ten
Thursday, 03 August 2017

23:40

00:15:00

SuperSport One
Thursday, 03 August 2017

23:40

00:15:00

SuperSport One Africa
Friday, 04 August 2017

05:30

00:15:00

SuperSport Five
Friday, 04 August 2017

11:40

00:15:00

SuperSport One Africa
Friday, 04 August 2017

11:40

00:15:00

SuperSport One