The big interschool derbies just keep rolling on.

August 19 sees the big farmers’ derby between Boland Landbou from Paarl and Oakdale from Riversdale. These two schools regularly produce teams of outstanding quality from a very small player pool. This all comes down to the commitment of these players to their team and their school. They are rarely out of the top 20 rankings and have produced numerous Craven Week players for their two provinces. Interschools are usually a very close affair with neither team having a clear upper hand. The last 10 years is a testament to this as both teams have won five games so far. Oakdale won the last encounter in 2022 at the home of Boland Landbou to even up the scores having lost both the 2018 and 2019 encounters.

While they have played each other on an irregular basis pre-1992, the two schools have been playing each other on an annual basis since 1992 and this year they will meet for the 29th 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.

For the next eight years Boland dominated the Interschools and Oakdale could only win once in 2005 with the score of 8-6 in a very hard fought game in Riversdale. The 2009 Interschools at Oakdale was abandoned due to the swine flu outbreak. At the moment Boland holds the overall upper hand by winning 17 of the games while Oakdale have won 10 with one draw.

Scores Through the Years:

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

2012:  Landbou 38 Oakdale 19

2013:  Landbou 10 Oakdale 29

2014:  Landbou  13 Oakdale 7

2015:  Landbou   19 Oakdale 21

2016:  Landbou  27  Oakdale 22

2017:  Landbou 12 Oakdale 14

2018:  Landbou 56 Oakdale 19

2019:  Landbou 26 Oakdale 23

2022: Landbou  17 Oakdale 26

Current 2023 Season:

Boland Landbou:

Date Opponents For Against
2023/03/11 HTS Drostdy 24 10
2023/03/18 Marlow 22 17
2023/04/06 Grey PE 22 12
2023/04/08 Noordheuwel 24 19
2023/04/10 Welkom Gim 50 15
2023/04/15 Stellenberg 17 10
2023/04/22 Rondebosch 8 15
2023/04/29 Monument 26 35
2023/05/01 Diamantveld 27 5
2023/05/13 Paarl Gim 18 36
2023/05/20 Bishops 22 19
2023/06/03 Wynberg BHS 24 15
2023/07/22 HJS Paarl 26 22
2023/08/05 Paul Roos 28 12

Boland Landbou is having a great season so far winning 11 out of 14 games. Their best three victories came against Bishops, Paarl Boys’ High and Paul Roos in the local Western Province league derbies. They have not won against Paarl Boys’ since 2009 and then beating them at home was a great achievement.


Date Opponents For Against
2023/03/18 Waterkloof 5 8
2023/03/25 Rondebosch 18 24
2023/04/01 Augsburg 23 17
2023/04/01 Helpmekaar 26 29
2023/04/04 Garsfontein 7 59
2023/04/15 HJS Paarl 20 17
2023/04/22 Framesby 47 10
2023/04/29 Affies 0 29
2023/05/01 EG Jansen 18 5
2023/05/20 Stellenberg 13 13
2023/05/27 Outeniqua 14 25
2023/06/10 Paarl Gim 12 36
2023/07/22 Paul Roos 15 27
2023/08/05 Grey College 25 36

Oakdale is not having one of their best seasons but they do tend to surprise on any given day. Having played 14 games with only four wins and one draw, losing nine games is not the regular performance one would expect from them. They are fighting with their backs against the wall having lost their last four encounters and a win against their old rivals Boland Landbou might just salvage an average season.

Rugby at Hoër Landbouskool Boland

Boland Landbou rugby produced their first Springbok in 1984 when prop Attie Strauss was picked for the Tests between South Africa and the South American Jaguars.  They produced a further four Boks in lock Hottie Louw (2002), prop Deon Carstens (2002) , flyhalf Hougaard (2003) and their latest is sensational wing Canan Moodie, who debuted for the Springboks against Australia in September last year. Old boys Hottie Louw and Deon Carstens have returned to help their Alma Mater in matters of rugby and both have coaching roles at the school.  It is indeed great to see that they are ploughing their experience back into the school and its learners.

Rugby at Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale

To date Oakdale has produced four Springboks in flanker Pedrie Wannenburg, centre/flyhalf Meyer Bosman, lock Johann Muller and prop JC Janse van Rensburg. One of their other exports is loose forward CJ Stander who has represented Ireland and was picked for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017.

The Oakdale v Boland Landbou rugby derby will be broadcast live on Saturday, 19 August from 12h55 on SuperSport CSN / RUG / RUGA

Schedule Date Series Title Episode Title Start Time End Time Channel Status
19-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Rugby Oakdale vs Boland Landbou 12:55 15:00 CSN / RUG / RUGA Live
19-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Rugby Oakdale vs Boland Landbou 19:00 20:35 SCH Repeat
21-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Rugby Oakdale vs Boland Landbou 04:00 06:00 VR2 Repeat
23-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Rugby Oakdale vs Boland Landbou 09:00 10:30 RUGA Repeat
23-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Rugby Oakdale vs Boland Landbou 15:00 16:30 RUG / RUGA Repeat

The Premier Interschool Magazine Show episode 11 will broadcast from 16 August at 19.00 on SuperSport Schools (channel 216)

Schedule Date Series Title Episode Title Start Time End Time Channel Status
16-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Preview Episode 11 19:00 19:15 SCH Premier
17-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Preview Episode 11 16:00 16:15 SSP1 Repeat
17-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Preview Episode 11 18:45 19:00 SCH Repeat
17-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Preview Episode 11 21:15 21:30 VR4 Repeat
18-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Preview Episode 11 05:45 06:00 SSP1 Repeat
18-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Preview Episode 11 15:00 15:15 VR4 Repeat
18-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Preview Episode 11 16:30 16:45 SSP1 Repeat
19-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Preview Episode 11 08:00 08:15 VR2 Repeat
19-Aug-2023 Premier Interschools Preview Episode 11 12:35 12:50 CSN / RUG / RUGA Repeat


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