The third edition of this season’s Supa Quick Premier Interschools features one of the oldest derbies in South African schoolboy rugby. This match celebrates 100 years of rivalry between these iconic Cape Town schools, a rivalry that started in 1921 which SACS won 16-9. Both schools are situated near Newlands and have been an integral part of Western Province rugby since the early 1900’s.
Results down the Years
A mammoth 175 matches have been played between these two schools over the last 100 years. It must be noted that there are two matches, in 1980 and 1984, where the results are not known. For posterity, these games have been recorded as draws. Rondebosch have dominated this fixture with 124 wins while SACS have only been on the winning side on 40 occasions, 11 matches have resulted in draws, this includes the 1980 and 1984 missing results.
|SACS vs RBHS results since 1921||SACS Won||RBHS Won||Draw||TOTAL|
|1921: SACS won 16-9||1||1|
|1923: Rondebosch won 19-8||1||1|
|1925: Rondebosch won 44-7 and SACS won 3-0||1||1||2|
|1926: Rondebosch won 15-6||1||1|
|1927: SACS won 10-0 and :a draw 0-0||1||1||2|
|1928: Rondebosch won 11-0||1||1|
|1930: Draw 0-0 and Rondebosch won 6-0 and 18-0||2||1||3|
|1931: SACS won 29-6 and 6-0||2||2|
|1932: SACS won 11-9 and won 13-0||2||2|
|1933: SACS won and 9-5 and Rondebosch won 18-17||1||1||2|
|1934: Rondebosch won 6-3 and won 27-0||2||2|
|1935: SACS won 15-0 and 8-0||2||2|
|1936: Rondebosch won 16-7 and SACS won 9-0||1||1||2|
|1937: SACS won and 13-7 Rondebosch won 14-3||1||1||2|
|1939: Rondebosch won 14-8 and 16-3||2||2|
|1940: Rondebosch won 28-0 and SACS won 9-8||1||1||2|
|1941: Rondebosch won 9-6 and 11-6||2||2|
|1942: Rondebosch won 10-5 and 10-0||2||2|
|1943: SACS won 12-9 and Rondebosch won 6-3||1||1||2|
|1944: Rondebosch won 6-3||1||1|
|1945: Rondebosch won 6-3||1||1|
|1946: Rondebosch won 6-3 and 6-0||2||2|
|1947: Rondebosch won 3-0||1||1|
|1948: Rondebosch won 3-0 and 10-8||2||2|
|1949: Rondebosch won 16-3||1||1|
|1950: Draw 3-3||1||1|
|1952: Rondebosch won 8-0 and 11-3||2||2|
|1953: SACS won 22-6||1||1|
|1954: Rondebosch won 6-5||1||1|
|1955: SACS won 8-6 and Rondebosch won 8-3||1||1||2|
|1956: Rondebosch won 8-3 and 6-0||2||2|
|1957: Rondebosch won 3-0 and 6-3||2||2|
|1958: Rondebosch won 16-0 and 19-11||2||2|
|1959: Rondebosch won 8-6 and 6-0||2||2|
|1960: Rondebosch won 4-0 and 23-0||2||2|
|1961: SACS won 12-8||1||1|
|1962: SACS won 8-5 and Rondebosch on 14-3||1||1||2|
|1963: Rondebosch won 6-3 and 25-0||2||2|
|1964: Rondebosch won 28-0 and 25-0||2||2|
|1965: Rondebosch won 6-3||1||1|
|1966: Rondebosch won 6-0 and 9-3||2||2|
|1966: Rondebosch won 17-3 and 14-8||2||2|
|1967: Rondebosch won and Sacs Won||1||1||2|
|1968: Rondebosch won 11-3 and 6-3||2||2|
|1969: Rondebosch won 9-3 and a draw 6-6||1||1||2|
|1970: SACS won 21-16 and Rondebosch won 16-9||1||1||2|
|1971: Rondebosch won 33-6 and 11-6||2||2|
|1972: Draw 7-7 and Rondebosch won 26-0||1||1||2|
|1973: Rondebosch won 19-9 and SACS won 7-4||1||1||2|
|1974: SACS won 14-9||1||1|
|1975: Rondebosch won 20-0 and 10-0||2||2|
|1976: Rondebosch won 29-3 and 12-9||2||2|
|1977: Rondebosch won 26-19 and 23-6||2||2|
|1978: Rondebosch won 4-0 and 23-7||2||2|
|1979: Rondebosch won 9-0 and a draw 9-9||2||2|
|1980: Both results missing||0||0||2||2|
|1981: Rondebosch won 16-9 and 15-12||2||2|
|1982: SACS won 29-19 and Rondebosch won 10-6||1||1||2|
|1983: Rondebosch won 23-3 and 19-12||2||2|
|1984: Rondebosch won 14-7 (Second Match result Missing)||1||1||2|
|1985: Rondebosch won 16-6 and 15-3||2||2|
|1986: Draw 3-3 and Rondebosch won 15-6||1||1||2|
|1987: Rondebosch won 26-3 and 23-0||2||2|
|1988: Rondebosch won 8-6 and 33-3||2||2|
|1989: SACS won 7-6 and Rondebosch won 13-6||1||1||2|
|1990: Rondebosch won 10-0 and 19-10||2||2|
|1991: Rondebosch won 27-10 and 20-6||2||2|
|1992: SACS won 6-5 and Rondebosch won 12-0||1||1||2|
|1993: SACS won 11-6 and Rondebosch won 15-6||1||1||2|
|1994: Rondebosch won 19-5 and 3-0||2||2|
|1995: Rondebosch won 13-9 and 33-13||2||2|
|1996: Rondebosch won 14-11 and 24-14||2||2|
|1997: Rondebosch won 31-5 and 10-9||2||2|
|1998: Rondebosch won 17-0 and 10-5||2||2|
|1999: Rondebosch won 10-0 and 6-3||2||2|
|2000: SACS won 14-11 and Rondebosch won 16-3||1||1||2|
|2001: SACS won 21-19||1||1|
|2002: SACS won 22-16 and Rondebosch won 23-12||1||1||2|
|2003: Rondebosch won 11-5 and SACS won 12-11||1||1||2|
|2004: SACS won 14-12 and Rondebosch won 5-0||1||1||2|
|2005: Rondebosch won 37-14 and 17-3||2||2|
|2006: SACS won 22-14 and 16-9||2||2|
|2007: SACS won 14-7 and 48-19||2||2|
|2008: Rondebosch won 12-7 and 16-10||2||2|
|2009: Rondebosch won 52-11||1||1|
|2010: Rondebosch won 44-14 and 20-12||2||2|
|2011: Rondebosch won 19-15 and 10-5||2||2|
|2012: SACS won 36-19 and 26-6||2||2|
|2013: Rondebosch won 41-18 and 18-1||2||2|
|2014: SACS won 13-12 and Rondebosch won 12-26||1||1||2|
|2015: SACS won 27 – 15 and Rondebosch won 22-18||1||1||2|
|2016: Draw 28-28 and SACS won 28-10||1||1||2|
|2017: Draw 14-14 and Rondebosch won 36-22||1||1||2|
|2018: Rondebosch won 24-5 and 29-24||2||2|
|2019: Rondebosch won 27-8 and 24-5||2||2|
|TOTALS UP TO 2019||40||124||11||175|
SACS 2021 Season so Far:
SACS have only played two matches leading up to this fixture, losing both matches but will take heart in that both matches were lost within seven points indicating that the SACS side could prove to be a different one this time round. They gave a very good Bishops side, who a week later went onto thump Paul Roos in a historic victory for Bishops, a run for their money losing out by seven points.
Rondebosch 2021 Season so Far
Likewise, Rondebosch have only had two fixtures so far this year, both resulting in a loss for Rondebosch. They also played a pre-season practise match against Bishops where they gave good account of themselves.
Rugby at SACS High School
SACS is the oldest high school in South Africa, founded in September 1829. It has arguably the most magnificent setting at the foot of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. The school prides itself on the balanced education it provides, the world-class facilities on offer, and that SACS men strive for excellence in all spheres of school life. The University of Cape Town (UCT) grew from SACS and to this day they still have close ties and share the same jersey. Their mission as stated on their website is to create a successful rugby brand built on hard work, commitment, pride, loyalty, “never say die” attitude, enjoyment and freedom of expression.
SACS have to date produced 26 Springbok rugby players, the fourth most of all the schools in South Africa. The very first player ever listed to represent South Africa is from SACS in Benn Duff, a Fullback that played in the very first test against Britain in 1891.
List of SACS Springboks.
|Name||Test Debut Year|
|Marthinus ‘Oupa’ Versfeld||1891|
|Clive van Ryneveld||1910|
|Ernest ‘Baby’ Shum||1913|
|Jack van Druten||1924|
In addition, Paul Delport and Kyle Brown represented the Springboks on the 7’s circuit. Kyle Brown and Paul Delport have captained the side as well.
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 U16 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 U15 and U13 competitions. From this time onwards Rondebosch became a force in WP schools’ rugby, though it was 1922 before the School could win the U17 Shield for the first time as well as the U15 and U13 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. 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 U16 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 first 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.
Their latest notable players are Zain Davids (SA U20) and Mike Mavovana (SA 7’s Academy).
The game will be broadcast live on Saturday, 22 May from 12:55 on SuperSport 1
|Schedule Date||Series Title||Episode Title||Start Time||Channel||Status||Venue|
|22-May-2021||Premier Interschools Rugby||SACS High School vs Rondebosch Boys’ High||12:55||SSP1 / VR3||Live||South African College Schools|
|22-May-2021||Premier Interschools Rugby||SACS High School vs Rondebosch Boys’ High||20:00||211||Repeat||South African College Schools|
|23-May-2021||Premier Interschools Rugby||SACS High School vs Rondebosch Boys’ High||00:20||209||Repeat||South African College Schools|
|23-May-2021||Premier Interschools Rugby||SACS High School vs Rondebosch Boys’ High||15:20||SSP1||Repeat||South African College Schools|
|24-May-2021||Premier Interschools Rugby||SACS High School vs Rondebosch Boys’ High||08:10||211||Repeat||South African College Schools|
|24-May-2021||Premier Interschools Rugby||SACS High School vs Rondebosch Boys’ High||10:50||209||Repeat||South African College Schools|
|27-May-2021||Premier Interschools Rugby||SACS High School vs Rondebosch Boys’ High||17:30||211||Repeat||South African College Schools|
Media release issued by Terras Communications on behalf of Premier Interschools.
FOR TOURNAMENT INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
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 seventh year, is expected to grow even stronger.
The Premier Interschools stories are further captured in 12 Preview Magazine Shows, which preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements.
Follow Interschools on:
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.
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.