St Stithians Rugby Festival 2015 – fixtures, results & team lists

TIME DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL
09h45 Thu 02 Apr St Andrew’s 31 12 St Alban’s
11h00 Thu 02 Apr Pretoria BH 17 24 Wynberg
12h15 Thu 02 Apr Windhoek HS 26 19 Clifton
13h30 Thu 02 Apr St Stithians 36 5 Schoonspruit Inv
14h45 Thu 02 Apr Helpmekaar 19 52 Michaelhouse
16h00 Thu 02 Apr Maritzburg College 20 16 Grey HS
09h45 Sat 04 Apr Windhoek HS 12 22 Pretoria BH
11h00 Sat 04 Apr St Alban’s 16 34 Maritzburg College
12h15 Sat 04 Apr Schoonspruit Inv 12 52 Clifton
13h30 Sat 04 Apr Wynberg 36 12 St Andrew’s
14h45 Sat 04 Apr Grey HS 28 13 Helpmekaar
16h00 Sat 04 Apr St Stithians 3 51 Michaelhouse
09h45 Mon 06 Apr Michaelhouse 40 19 Windhoek HS
11h00 Mon 06 Apr Maritzburg College 78 0 Schoonspruit Inv
12h15 Mon 06 Apr Pretoria BH 0 41 Grey HS
13h30 Mon 06 Apr Wynberg 53 0 St Alban’s
14h45 Mon 06 Apr St Stithians 24 29 Clifton
16h00 Mon 06 Apr Helpmekaar 29 28 St Andrew’s

TEAM LISTS

CLIFTON (DURBAN) GREY HIGH (PE)
1 Christopher Turner 1 Tiaan Coetzee
2 Ivan Jiran 2 Aphiwe Febana
3 Calvin Zandamela 3 Dylan Barendse
4 Andrew Evans 4 Joe Rooyakkers
5 Oliver Milne 5 Kamva Dilima
6 Cameron Maingard 6 Liam Blake-Taylor
7 Ruben Vosloo 7 Michael de Marco (C)
8 Luke Appelgryn 8 Kwezi Mafu
9 Karl-Heinz Goedeke 9 Stanley Davenport
10 Finn Cleaver 10 Curwin Bosch (VC)
11 Massimo Conversano 11 Nathan Brown
12 Guy Arbuthnot 12 Sihle Njezula
13 Bradley Herdon 13 Josiah Boafo
14 Ilias Sourlis 14 Mohamed Connelly
15 Cayden Porter 15 Keanu Vers
16 Christopher Munz 16 Sive Masosiwe
17 Jordan O’Connor 17 Anton Mostert
18 Ryan Slotow 18 Connor Boyd
19 Damon De Kock 19 Jason Haggard
20 Shaun Goosen 20 Matthew Lawson
21 Max Du Plooy 21 Anavuyo Moyikwa
22 Dustin Torr 22 Lubabalo Dobela
23 Cade Larkan 23 Fred Semitimba
HELPMEKAAR MARITZBURG COLLEGE
1 Wian vd Berg 1 Matthew King
2 Tiaan vd Merwe 2 Samuel Swanepoel
3 Ettiene vd Merwe 3 Andrew Reintges
4 Jean Hartman 4 D’Niel Immelman
5 Christiaan Oelofse 5 Bjorn Olivier
6 Eddie vd Merwe © 6 Kelton Thunder
7 Heinrich Slabber 7 Durang Atembe
8 Neil Stone 8 Craig Glover
9 Divan Minnaar 9 Kyle Bowman
10 Justin Taylor 10 Corey Rattray
11 Mel Mathieson 11 Xolisa Guma
12 Zandré Kruger 12 Charl Frackers
13 Keegan Hamman 13 Matthew Kriel
14 Waldo van Staden 14 Kudzaishe Munangi
15 Chuiner van Rooyen 15 Ruben Van Blerk
16 Nico Erasmus 16 Matthew Smith
17 Tiaan Scholz 17 Tanaka Chikwezvero
18 Justin Henry 18 Nic Odendaal
19 Luwan Ludick 19 Jonathon Colenbrander
20 Devos vd Merwe 20 Austin Landman
21 Daniel Coetzee 21 Jean De Wet
22 Dylan Meyer 22 DN Griifiths
23 Milan Fourie 23 Hloni Thamahane
24 MP Hendriks
MICHAELHOUSE PRETORIA BOYS HIGH
1 A Songca 1 Zane Soutar
2 M Wiseman 2 Gert de Bruin
3 L-M Mazibuko 3 Mashao Mukhari
4 J Kleynhans 4 Ryan Carlson
5 J Sesink Clee 5 Lethabo Mampuru
6 Z Prinsloo (VC) 6 William Gersteling
7 J Walters 7 Frikkie de Bruin
8 M Sadiki 8 Reenen Buys-du Plessis
9 B Dean 9 Jean Volschenk
10 B Pretorius (C) 10 Dean Waghorn
11 V Foster 11 Sipho Phiri
12 R Anderson 12 Marco Cameron
13 L Tomlinson 13 Dillon Pirie
14 F Goble 14 Armand Marè
15 L Furniss 15 Kyle Pratt
16 M Macleod 16 Dean Stainthorpe
17 A Schwartz 17 Kristen van Zyl
18 T Fenn 18 Rupert Louw
19 S Joubert 19 Peter Brune
20 N Anderson 20 Micheil Cross
21 N Herbert 21 Duma Ngwenya
22 M Maingard 22 Luke Hendrikz
ST ALBAN’S SCHOONSPRUIT (BOL)
1 Conor Yelseth 1 Robbin Valentyn
2 Jan Marco Schermers 2 Timo Matthysen
3 Thando Kambule 3 Kelvin Welkom
4 Dylan Pretorius 4 Darren Phillips
5 Alex Hugo 5 Samkelo Siyo
6 Max Barwell 6 Jean-Claude Pietersen
7 Matt Lewis 7 Ruhann De Jager
8 Hayden Symmonds 8 Charl Cuttings (C)
9 Matt Macdonald 9 Stefano Gysman
10 Josh van Heerden 10 Kern Papier (VC)
11 Ruan Muirison 11 Jaydon Fortuin
12 Mashudu Raphunga 12 Enoch Mazukwa
13 Paul Teitge 13 Gerswin Coetzee
14 Sheldon Frost 14 Ashwin January
15 Jordan Troughton 15 Percival Abdol
16 Michael Snooke 16 Angelo Jacobs
17 Sean Sweetlove 17 Crogan Smith
18 Brandon Booysen 18 Stefphano Baron
19 Toni Rossouw 19 Austin Adams
20 Conrad Lampbrecht 20 Conwin Adams
21 Matt Theardt 21 Godwin Jacobs
22 Luke Hopkins 22 Ashwin vd Westhuizen
23 Sihle Lehabe 23 Darren Afrika
ST ANDREW’S ST STITHIANS
1 Aidan Stoll 1 Cameron Nelson
2 Harry Turner 2 Will Swart
3 Sazi Sandi 3 Hluma Manjezi
4 Chris Sherratt 4 Alex Heath
5 Daniel Tiffin 5 Rickus van Biljon
6 Baron Boateng-Aidoo 6 Nick Archibald ©
7 Seb Mulders 7 Keegan Sullivan
8 Malcolm Pringle 8 Connor Bouchier
9 Luke Alexandre 9 Mike du Toit
10 Anthony Dakin 10 Nick Duncan-Traill
11 Xolile Mdlokovana 11 Josh Nesser
12 Angus Cook 12 Aeden Doubell
13 Tom Lane (C) 13 Asante Nxumalo
14 Grant Dixie 14 Nick Rovelli
15 Ross Ferguson 15 Andrew Galatis
16 Oscar Hobson 16 Devon Sarkis
17 Sam Vrhovec 17 More Leboea
18 Frank Norval 18 Josh Gray
19 Doug Ramsden 19 Stewart Penaluna
20 Gordon Everard 20 Dylan Schmid
21 Murray Long 21 Justin Watson
22 Matt More 22 Tristan Fichardt
23 Damon Evans 23 Brandon Bate
WYNBERG WINDHOEK HS
1 Adeeb Isaacs 1 Marino Goagoseb
2 Chris Botha 2 Orbert Nortje
3 Romario Henriques 3 John-Harris Klazen
4 Yanga Ngcayisa 4 Loandru Erasmus
5 Shaine Orderson 5 Christiaan Hennig
6 Connor Thalrose 6 Liewellyn Johr
7 Steve Mathew 7 Rainer Augustyn (C )
8 Michael Scholtz 8 Prince Gaoseb
9 Labib Kannemeyer 9 Duan Fourie
10 Dominic Coetzer 10 Dylan Izaaks
11 Brian Foster 11 Dawid Henning
12 Daniel Jamieson 12 Andre van der Berg
13 Mika Ekstrom 13 Tristan Mouton ( VC )
14 Tristan Turner 14 Desmond Goseb
15 Jordan Holgate 15 Zaynor Platt
16 Daniel Simpson 16 Ruan Schreiber
17 Callum Steyn 17 Franco Pretoruis
18 Craig Vinnecombe 18 JT Basson
19 Dian Fourie 19 Napehri Kakavire
20 Timothy Davids 20 Jean-Louis v/d Berg
21 Rayaan Meyer 21 Delron Brandt
22 Matt James 22 Gerhard Stoman
23 Gideon Boshoff 23 Handre Klazinga

58 Comments

  1. Looks a good mix, but maybe some mismatches. The Grey PE vs College game looks the pick for me…

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  2. A really nice festival. I wish College and MHS had one more very testing match after day 1.

    Grey PE, SAC, Wynberg and PBHS have good challenges.

    Helpies have the hardest schedule of the lot

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  3. A good mix of teams, but some of the match-ups seem very strange – particularly on the last day. For starters, St Alban’s and College should swap, so that College can play Wynberg. Also, given the powerful team that House will have this year, they should play play Grey HS on the last day.

    Hopefully the organisers revisit this.

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  4. Three good fixtures for Grey. The Grey/Maritzburg games are becoming quite a regular fixture. Always a tight match.

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  5. Glad to see PBHS will be attending the Saints Festival (The originators of festival rugby).
    I think all at Boys High are keen to see how much impact the new director of rugby will have on results.

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  6. @Tang: Hello Tang. What is the PBHS team like this year. I hear a rumour that they had the better of Waterkloof in the warm-up game a few weeks ago?

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  7. @Vleis – I think any PBHS supporter is hoping for better than last season but realistic about the tough fixture list:
    PBHS play Wynberg, Windhoek, Grey HS, KES, DHS and then Bishops all in April and all away from home. First six fixtures are away from home which makes the start to the season incredibly tough.

    In the warmup fixture with Waterkloof PBHS were very competitive and had some excellent passages of the game. Waterkllof have a giant front row and some good, hard running backs so it was a great test for PBHS.
    Both teams had periods where they dominated and both showed excellent defence.

    The PBHS loose forwards could be the key to a good season. Although PBHS don’t seem to have settled on the final loos trio, the loosies look very good. Amongst the backs, there are flashes of potential game breakers. Again in the backs, I think the fly half will have to have a solid season.

    There is a level of optimism about 2015, but there is also a huge amount of reality.

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  8. @Vleis: The College vs Wynberg game was a great battle at this festival last year. This year, however, Wynberg are in a rebuilding phase with a team packed with grade 11’s and they won’t reach the heights of last year where they finished comfortably in the top 10. I think the fixtures will be a good test of this youth group and possibly the lack of expectation this year is why the organisers have opted to keep them away from a good College side.

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  9. I agree it would have been nice to see House play PBHS and Grey HS. I think Saints are going to have a tough time against House and whilst Windhoek are known as the Grey College of Namibia I have heard this years team is not as strong as last year. Any chance of getting the team lists with ages, heights and Weights?

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  10. @Gold: Interesting – thanks. How many u17s are in the Wynberg squad? St Alban’s has 14 u17s in their squad, so a steep learning curve awaits them….and the steepness has hit vertical proportions given their incredibly tough fixture list.

    @Stripes: For some reason, Saints do not provide player weights and heights, which is a pity as it improves the marketing and interest in the event.

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  11. @Stripes: They will provide team sheets eventually, but not weights and heights. Is there any particular squad that you are looking for that I can copy and paste for you?

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  12. Predictions – day 1:

    St Andrew’s St Alban’s – Saints by 9 (Andrews)
    PBHS Wynberg – PBHS by 7
    Windhoek HS Clifton – Clifton by 15
    St Stithians Schoonspruit Invitation – Saints by 25
    Helpmekaar Michaelhouse – House 5
    Maritzburg College Grey HS – College by 5

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  13. @Stripes: As I say, it is only names. No DOB, weight, height, etc, but here it is:

    Helpmekaar:

    1. WIAN VD BERG 12. ZANDRé KRUGER
    2. TIAAN VD MERWE 13. KEEGAN HAMMAN
    3. ETTIENE VD MERWE 14. WALDO V STADEN
    4. JEAN HARTMAN 15. CHUINER V ROOYEN
    5. CHRISTIAAN OELOFSE 16. NICO ERASMUS
    6. EDDIE VD MERWE (K) 17. TIAAN SCHOLZ
    7. HEINRICH SLABBER 18. JUSTIN HENRY
    8. NEIL STONE 19. LUWAN LUDICK
    9. DIVAN MINNAAR 20. DEVOS VD MERWE
    10. JUSTIN TAYLOR 21. DANIEL COETZEE
    11. MEL MATHIESON 22. DYLAN MEYER
    23. MILAN FOURIE
    24. MP HENDRIKS

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  14. @Vleis: Unfortunately I can’t give you the exact number, but I do know that it’s the vast majority of the squad. The boys had a successful U16 year, but this season will also be a learning curve that will hopefully show some rewards next year.

    They will still be tough to beat, though and will play with character until the end.

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  15. St Andrews by 10
    Boys High by 10
    Windhoek by 5
    Saints by 20
    Helpies by 13
    Grey High by 10

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  16. @Roger: Not sure I agree with your prediction on the Michaelhouse game but we will all know by 4 today. For the record I am a biased Michaelhouse parent!

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  17. @Stripes: no allegiance to either team but think House will struggle on the highveld against a fired up Helpmekaar who are already well into their season. They don’t have much depth but always produce good 1st XV’s….

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  18. Michaelhouse is in the Balgowan valley which is 1275m above sea level vs JHB which is 1753 above sea level. So not as much of a factor as one would think!

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  19. PBHS go down 17 – 24 to Wynberg. Not a great start by PBHS. Wynberg scored too easily when they got into the red zone. PBHS heavily penalised throughout the game.

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  20. Roger..I think you should stop predicting…Please don’t predict anything on the St Johns thread!..

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  21. @Tang: That is a very good win for a young Wynberg side. Following the live commentary, it seems that PBHS scored both their tries near the end of the match. Did the Wynberg side run out of steam?

    Looking at the earlier result, the match between St. Andrews and Wynberg could be an exciting encounter.

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  22. Congrats College, heard it was an epic game with lots of big hits. Chin up Grey Boys, on to the next one !

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  23. Oops— looks like a long season ahead for Grey. Hopefully the red-carded player leans a valuable lesson.

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  24. @Roger: Good morning Roger, your predictions were not particularly accurate. House beat Helpies in every aspect of the game and were unlucky to only win by 35 points. Could have been 50! What are your predictions for Sat? As I said before I think House will be much to strong for Saints!

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  25. @Stripes: 3 from 6 – similar to my Superbru results :-D Well done House and College

    Sat I’ll go with:
    Boys High by 20
    College by 20
    Clifton by 20
    Wynberg by 5
    Grey by 15
    House by 20

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  26. @Roger: I think those predictions are a lot more accurate. My prediction for the main game is Saints 0 and House plenty! :lol:

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  27. @Roger: I hope I’m wrong, but the College score could be much wider. St Alban’s came into the tournament missing six first choice players and lost another four against St Andrew’s.

    I also think that the House v Saints score will be larger, although House will probably rest a lot of players today.

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  28. @Beejman – College won easily 76-0. I watched the last ten minutes of the match. It was no test for college. College should have played Wynberg today.

    I watched the PBHS vs Grey fixture. It was a very one sided fixture with Boys High going down 41-0. Curwin Bosch had a superb game for Grey and ran the whole show from start to finish. It seemed as though Boys High gave themselves no chance of winning this fixture. I must say Boys High defended as well as they could and had there not been such ferocious defense, this could have been a run away score to Grey.
    It perplexes me why a school like Grey went and bought players when it appears they have enough depth and talent.
    From a Boys High point of view, I hope this loss is not going to be too damaging. The lack of individual skills and serious pace in the Boys High back line must be a huge worry for the coaches. Boys High turned the ball over with error after error to a Grey side who were more than willing to punish them with ball in hand. To kick the ball down Curwin’s throat time after time was a recipe for disaster.
    Grey are a slick, quick side. It is hard to believe they lost to Grey. One can only imagine that the red card had a massive impact on the fixture.

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  29. @Tang:You are right the grey side are very slick. Has to be one of the smallest college sides I have seen for a few years now. They definitely put their bodies on the line. We were fortunate to beat Grey but I also think that when we get everything right we will be hard to beat.

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