Maritzburg College vs Glenwood High School

Premier Interschools proudly presents a 100-year-old rivalry when Maritzburg College hosts Glenwood High School at Goldstones on Saturday 11 September.

The first match between the two schools was played in 1921, at Glenwood, which the hosts won, 5-0. In the Maritzburg College Reunion encounter in June 2010 Maritzburg College beat Glenwood on Goldstones, the first time since 2006 that College managed to beat Glenwood here.

The biggest victory for 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. College had the best in the earlier years of this encounter and still have the most wins overall. Glenwood was on a 16-match unbeaten streak against College, but for the first time since their 35-16 win back in June 2010, College managed to outplay Glenwood 20-12. This period also included two back-to-back draws in 2012.

Matches Played: 173

College: Won 110

Drawn: 17

Glenwood: Won 46

Results since 2010:

Date GW MC
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
2019/04/06 15 7
2019/08/03 36 25
2021/09/04 12 20


Rugby at Maritzburg College

Maritzburg College is traditionally the dominant school rugby force in KwaZulu-Natal. The first recorded rugby match in this coastal province 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 teams 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 of America), 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 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 nearly five hundred youngsters the opportunity to experience one of the ultimate team sports.

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 honours 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
2021 Jaden Hendrikse


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. Their latest Springbok is scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse who was included in the squad for the 2021 Rugby Championship and scored a try on his debut against Argentina.

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday, 11 September from 12:55 on SuperSport Rugby (211)


Media release issued by Terras Communications on behalf of Premier Interschools.

For press assistance contact Lauren Terras on +27 82 785 2644 or e-mail . For further information on Terras Communications visit


Robert Blair, Operations Manager Premier Interschools Pty Ltd.

Telephone: +27 (0)79 588 3703


About Premier Interschools

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

Schoolboy rugby has served as one of the cornerstones of domestic rugby dating back more than a century, and true to its slogan “Honouring Heritage. Playing for the Future”, Premier Interschools is about history, heritage and tradition. The series, now in its ninth year, is expected to grow even stronger.

Follow Interschools on:                                                                                                                


Twitter: @PremierSchools

Instagram: PremierInterschools



Title Sponsor

Super Quick:

As industry leaders in expert fitment service, at Supa Quick we promise to do the job right the first time, every time. Our experts undertake to always offer the best possible recommendations. Supa Quick’s fitment experts strive to understand exactly what you require and thereafter provide you with the optimum solution along with sound and honest advice.

Supa Quick has over 260 tyre dealers nationwide, employing 4 000 fitment experts. Whatever you’re looking for, from original equipment to high-performance, we have the solution.

Associate Sponsors


Whether you’re looking for a personal or commercial insurance solution, OUTsurance has the customised cover that could save you money every month. Depending on the complexity of your needs, you could also enjoy ongoing personalised service from a dedicated OUTsurance Broker. Isn’t it about time you got something out?

OUTsurance is a licensed insurer and FSP. Ts and Cs apply.


Since the inception of Rugby in 1823, Gilbert has been making the finest rugby-balls in the world. Throughout the centuries, Gilbert has been trusted by the rugby family worldwide to produce quality products specifically designed to enhance the enjoyment of the game, for all that use them.

Whilst we remain the ball of choice for virtually every international team and tournament worldwide, our range of other products has evolved to cater for every requirement. Our new range for 2016 season includes rugby balls of the quality you have come to expect from us, some in radically new designs.

Gilbert South Africa is the trusted sponsor of all SA Rugby and SANZAAR tournaments, as well as the official Partner of the Springboks.