Graeme Rugby Day 2016 – Results, Reports, Squads

See Neale Emslie’s match below

1 08h00 Dale College 22  3 Pearson
2 09h10 Union 26  29 Hudson Park
3 10h20 Grey HS  50  0 Stirling
4 11h30 Muir  12  6 Cambridge
5 12h40 Selborne  36  10 Framesby
6 13h50 St Andrew’s  22  12 Nico Malan
7 15h00 Graeme  14 26 Marlow
8 16h10 Kingswood  31  17 Queen’s

Preview: Graeme College in Grahamstown once again plays host to most of the best rugby schools in the Eastern Cape region. Daniel Pienaar and Brandwag are now the only recognised top schools absent from the event which will see 16 1st XV’s in action on the main field.



Dale and Pearson kicked off the day’s action in good conditions although overnight conditions made for rather muddy conditions in certain areas of the field.

The Kingwilliamstown side dominated much of the play and crossed for three tries in the first half to take a telling 15-3 lead into halftime. Pearson’s only response was a penalty by Rodwill Baatjies.

The second half was slightly more evenly fought, but Pearson could make no headway against a solid Dale defence, and it was the King side who made the breakthrough with a try under the posts by centre Sibulele Mbana.


Dale 22: tries by No 8 Siyanda Am, No 12 Luzuko Mtotywa, No 11 Bamanye Xenxe, No 13 Sibulele Mbana; a conversion by No 15 Sipho Dlongodlongo.

Pearson 3: penalty by No 13 Rodwill Baatjies.


A penalty after the hooter from forward Keegan Purcell gave Hudson Park a thrilling 29-26 victory over Union High in a superbly contested encounter.

Hudson made all the early moves and jumped to a 14-0 lead before Union High found their rhythm. From then it was a case of tit-for-tat because each time one side scored, the other found a way to hit back.

No sooner had Union levelled the score, than Hudson scored just before halftime to take a 21-14 lead into the break.

In the second half, Union wing Kwesi Ansah showed terrific speed when he rounded off a movement from deep inside his team’s 22-metre area as they drew level again, only for Hudson Park to score their fourth try to move 26-21 ahead.

Ansah’s pace again proved significant when he scored his second try to even the match, but a penalty on the hooter gave Hudson the victory chance, with they took through a solid strike from about 35 metres out by Purcell.


Hudson Park 29: tries by No 3 Alulutho Tshakweni, No 9 Hlumelo Ndudula, No 10 Sine Qushile, No 13 Sipha Krweqe; 3 conversions by Qushile; a penalty by No 18 Keegan Purcell

Union High 26: tries by No 12 Kanya Tshuni 2, No 14 Kwesi Ansah 2; 3 conversions by Ansah


Linking dominance up front with incisive and slick running by their backs, Grey High proved too strong for Stirling to romp to a 50-0 victory.

The East London school battled to get on to the front foot in the opening half and could not plug the gaps created by the constant, powerful surges of the Grey side. They never stopped trying, though, and had some moments in the second half when they threatened their opponents’ line, but Grey’s defence was solid.

Wing Aya Matroos crossed for two tries in the first half and fullback Sihle Njezula showed his pace and skill by scoring twice in the second half, in one instance beating at least half a dozen defenders to score under the poles.


Grey High 50: tries by No 2 Apiwe Febana, No 11 Aya Matroos 2, No 10 Waqar Solaan, No 6 Bevan Prinslo, No 15 Sihle Njezula 2, No 8 Khwezi Mafu; conversions by Njezula 3, Solaan 2.


A brace of tries by centre Sicelo Tole proved the difference as Muir hit back for a hard-fought win over Cambridge.

The East Londoners were first on the board, going 6-0 up with two penalties. However, Muir hit back to pull within one point at halftime when Tole crossed for a fine try.

Cambridge were unable to break down Muir’s resistance in the second half and the Uitenhage side took the lead after a period of pressure saw Tole force his way over near the posts.


Muir 12 : tries by No 12 Sicele Tole 2, conversion by No 2 S Ncapayi.

Cambridge 6: two penalties by No 10 Milasakhe Qabaka


It took Selborne more than 30 minutes to subdue Framesby, but once they did, they buried their Port Elizabeth opponents with a thrilling display of running rugby which cut the defence to shreds.

Framesby started promisingly and led 10-5 at halftime, their only blemish being a yellow card which allowed Selborne to capitalise for their first try.

After the break, though, there was only one side in it and Selborne ran away with the game to score five more tries. The Framesby defensive system fell apart in this period and Selborne continually cut through their lines, allowing scrumhalf James Bruce to score twice and wing Miles Norton to add another to his first half effort.


Selborne 36: tries by No 14 Miles Norton 2, No 9 James Bruce 2, No 21 Miles Connellan, No 12 Sango Xamlashe; three conversions by No 10 David Coetzer.

Framesby 10: try by No 11 Lindsay Potgieter; one conversion, one penalty by No 15 Riaan van Rensburg.


St Andrew’s took control in the second half of their clash with Nico Malan to run out fairly comfortable 22-12 winners.

It was all even at halftime after a try apiece, but St Andrew’s displayed some good running skills in the second half and opened up the Nico Malan defence to score three more tries, speedy wing Tim Bloem showing his pace to cross twice.

Nico Malan never gave up and were rewarded for their efforts late in the game when flank Johan Viljoen went over for a try after a lineout close to the St Andrew’s line. The day, however, belonged to the Andreans.


St Andrew’s 22: tries by No 11 Tim Bloem 2, No 15 Ross Ferguson, No 14 Carl Johnson; one conversion by Ferguson.

Nico Malan 12: tries by No 13 Henrico Helm, No 6 Johan Viljoen; one conversion by No 10 Jak van der Walt


Marlow showed some elusive running skills among their backs to run up a telling 26-0 lead which was enough to secure a solid victory over hosts Graeme.

At one stage, the Graeme defensive structures were sorely exposed and Marlow, with flyhalf Vaughen Isaacs often prominent, took full advantage to take control in the first three-quarters of the match.

When Graeme finally did get their tackling right, they were able to apply some pressure on their opponents and hit back in the final quarter with two fine tries to add some respectability to the score.


Marlow 26: tries by No 4 Keanan Murray, No 5 Herman Greeff, No 9 Nevaldo Fleurs, No 10 Vaughen Isaacs; 3 conversions by Isaacs

Graeme 14: tries by No 13 Simamkele Ngxesha 2, two conversions by No 10 Sivu Ngqiyaza


Kingswood and Queen’s produced a thrilling finish to the day’s play with a display of running rugby, mixed with courageous comebacks.

The Grahamstown lads showed they will be a handful for most teams this season by running up a 24-5 lead midway through the second half. But Queen’s are a proud rugby school and they were not about to lie down, hitting back in stunning fashion with two tries in a couple of minutes to narrow the gap to seven points.

However, as they strove to find a possible match-levelling score, Kingswood seized on a loose ball and from inside their own half, they broke out and, with slick handling, Cobus van Zyl took the final pass to score under the posts.

The final whistle blew a few minutes later.


Kingswood 31: tries by No 12 Siba Mzanywa, No 15 Athi Halom, No 6 Tom Lawson-Smith, No 1 Thembi Mangwana, No 19 Cobus van Zyl; three conversions by No 10 Weston Potgieter

Queen’s 17: tries by No 11 Asi Mrubata, No 15 Bulela Sotyelelwa, No 12 Chris Hollis; one conversion by No 10 Keith Kroutz

TEAMS (click on diagram to enlarge)


Preview from Neale Emslie of BB Media

THE cream of Eastern Cape schools will again provide what should be a fitting kick-off to the schools rugby season in 2016 when the annual Pam Golding Properties Graeme College Rugby Day takes place in March, slightly earlier than usual.
With the Easter weekend at the end of March next year, this yearly extravaganza of top-class schools rugby will be played on Saturday, March 12, and it will again provide the competing schools with the perfect opportunity to showcase their talents and to measure themselves against their Eastern Cape rivals.
For next year’s tournament, the organisers have focused solely on Eastern Cape schools and do not have a team from outside the region’s borders. That, however, will in no way detract from quality of play on offer and there are some mouth-watering clashes on the cards.
The feature match which finishes off the programme will a particularly interesting clash between Kingswood and Queen’s. This will be a repeat of their match-up in the 2014 Graeme Rugby Day, which Queen’s won 15-10.
You would generally regard the Queenians as favourites, but Kingswood had an outstanding year in 2015, emerging as the kings of Grahamstown by defeating both St Andrew’s and Graeme. They have the potential to produce another big year and this early test should be a fascinating showdown, bearing in mind that the teams had a humdinger in their inter-schools clash this year, which Queen’s won 43-35 in Queenstown.
Graeme have generously conceded the feature game to the Kingswood-Queen’s clash, but they and Marlow will have plenty to offer in the main curtain-raiser. This is a rare clash between the two schools and it will certainly be a tough test for the hosts against relatively small school who often punch above their weight.
Those matches will be preceded by two games which will be well worth watching. Selborne were the top team in the Eastern Cape in 2015 and they will always be an outfit who are tough to beat.
In contrast Framesby battled this year, but they have a long and proud rugby tradition and you can bank on them coming back hard to prove a point in 2016. A win over Selborne would be the perfect tonic to kick off their season. In the clash two years ago at the Graeme Rugby Day, Selborne won 33-29 and that’s an indication of what lies ahead in March.
The other match will be a repeat of an encounter this year between St Andrew’s and Nico Malan, of Humansdorp, which the Grahamstown school won 33-20. With their focus on running rugby, the Andreans could again be tough to stop.
East London side Stirling have one of the most daunting tasks of the day when they play top EP side from 2015 Grey High, while Pearson face an equally challenging match when they open proceedings against Dale College.
The fixtures are:
8am: Dale v Pearson, 9.10: Union v Hudson Park, 10.20 Grey High v Stirling, 11.30: Muir v Cambridge, 12.40: Selborne v Framesby, 13.50: St Andrew’s v Nico Malan, 15.00: Graemev Marlow, 16.10: Kingswood v Queen’s
Released by BB Media:
Neale Emslie
Freelance Sports Writer

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  1. avatar
    #81 Playa

    @QC86: :lol: :lol: :lol: Just let me have my moment, will ya. You have to be very good to pull off a double double in the Border :mrgreen: especially back then.

    16 March, 2016 at 13:01
  2. avatar
    #80 Roger

    @Speartackle: dodge this (extended middle finger)!

    2017 is our year – 2016 not expecting fireworks (except from the imports who obviously need to prove themselves :mrgreen: )

    16 March, 2016 at 12:44
  3. avatar
    #79 Speartackle

    @Kesdutchy: Rodgy has definitely been a bit Dodgy lately

    16 March, 2016 at 12:16
  4. avatar
    #78 Kesdutchy

    @Speartackle: Dodgy uncle Rodgy has informed me that the u16’s of 2014 were not as strong. At least it seems there is something to work with to have a good 2016. Certainly not a massive year. As for the supposed imports, I find it a very humble gesture that KES would accept these boys, knowing that they would receive an undeserved backlash :lol:

    16 March, 2016 at 12:14
  5. avatar
    #77 Speartackle

    @Kesdutchy: I believe KES expect a massive year in 2016 seeing that their u/16’s of last year demolished Monnas and with the Parktown imports

    16 March, 2016 at 12:01
  6. avatar
    #76 Kesdutchy

    @QC86: 21 games is alot for back in 2000. How did you expect these boys from KWT to perform for so many games without the amazing “legal” enhancements of today :lol: I remember being exhausted after 15 games and wondering when the season was going to end.

    16 March, 2016 at 11:58
  7. avatar
    #75 kcman

    Always very difficult to beat KES in the main game on a Saturday afternoon. Last year KES held up a very strong Rondebosch side in the most appalling weather. I must admit I had moved off to the magnificent beer garden by then though.

    16 March, 2016 at 11:54
  8. avatar
    #74 kcman


    I must say it was sweet beating Queens again, seeing it took 39 years.

    Although there was a more than 20 yr break in games.

    QC are a big side and I am sure they going to have a good season in 2016.

    16 March, 2016 at 11:52
  9. avatar
    #73 QC86

    @Playa: WTF ,lost 6 out of 21and you call it a very good team, sis man,what are we becoming.Wipe that team from the record books :mrgreen:

    16 March, 2016 at 11:35
  10. avatar
    #72 Kesdutchy

    @Speartackle: Yip, just waiting for my Gill College jersey, but I know Beet is a busy man.

    16 March, 2016 at 11:26
  11. avatar
    #71 Playa

    @Kesdutchy: Hahaha! You need to type carefully here!

    Yeah that 1999 victory was a sweet one. 35-0 I think the score was.

    16 March, 2016 at 11:06
  12. avatar
    #70 Speartackle

    The Dutch is back

    16 March, 2016 at 10:40
  13. avatar
    #69 Kesdutchy

    Tough blog this. Dont even think about making unsubstantiated comments :wink:

    16 March, 2016 at 10:39
  14. avatar
    #68 Kesdutchy

    @QC2000 and Playa. Yes yes I may have jumped the gun there a bit. I simply judged the team by their performance on the day. Was a hard game. Those East London boys dont stand back, no matter how average the team. The year before we got a bit of a hiding from Dale at St Johns though.

    16 March, 2016 at 10:36
  15. avatar
    #67 Playa

    @QC2000: Very good team, which would have done better had we had better coaching. We lost a handful of games that year out of 21 against Affies, Bishops, Monument, Waterkloof, Grey PE & Michaelhouse.

    16 March, 2016 at 09:35
  16. avatar
    #66 QC2000

    Quite agree Playa, Selborne were not great at all in 2000, even QC completed the double against them. As for Dale they had a very good side. How many games did you chaps lose that year, couldnt have been many

    16 March, 2016 at 08:56
  17. avatar
    #65 Playa

    @Kesdutchy: I wouldn’t say the Selborne side of 2000 was ‘very good’ :mrgreen: . Though they did manage a hard fought and well deserved win against Affies in EL. Kingswood had a handy side though that year.

    15 March, 2016 at 16:58
  18. avatar
    #64 Kesdutchy

    @Roger: Kes beat Kingswood at the St Johns Easter Fest of 2000 by about 15 points or so. The last time Kes attended the St Johns festival. We also beat a very good Kearsney and Selborne sides by the smallest of margins. I actually played in these games but can’t remember the scores.

    15 March, 2016 at 15:14
  19. avatar
    #63 Vleis

    @Roger: :lol: :lol:

    15 March, 2016 at 14:23
  20. avatar
    #62 Roger

    @Kesdutchy: last time I remember a KES Kingswood fixture was at Saints Week in 1991 and KES pipped a post matric laden Kingswood team (including the 1990 KES and Tvl schools fullback) 10-9 ( I think) with a sideline try and conversion at the death.

    Perhaps @kcman: has details of other fixtures though.

    The Reds will be a young team this year. The U16 group in 2014 were poor but the 2015 U16’s were very good so I guess it’s a matter of combinations and gelling plus of course (ahem) a few late arrivals :roll:

    15 March, 2016 at 14:08
  21. avatar
    #61 Kesdutchy

    Have Kes been on the losing side to Kingswood previously?@Roger any idea what the Reds are looking like this year. Are we waiting for 2017 with baited breath

    15 March, 2016 at 13:55
  22. avatar
    #60 Vleis

    @Roger: My son is playing against St David’s on Sat, so I’ll have a better idea of their form thereafter. That said, even if they have one of their better years, they won’t be a match for Kingswood in their current form.

    14 March, 2016 at 18:05
  23. avatar
    #59 Roger

    @Vleis: St Davids may surprise Vleis – wouldn’t write them off

    14 March, 2016 at 17:15
  24. avatar
    #58 Roger

    @kcman: @Vleis: god luck Kingswood – nice to see them at the KES festival again. I think KES are in for two tough games against Ben Vorster and Kingswood. Northwood don’t look to hot at the moment – but having said that I may have to eat my words :oops:

    14 March, 2016 at 17:14
  25. avatar
    #57 kcman


    Will be interesting to see how we do against the Gauteng Schools.

    This is a very talented Kingswood side and 12 of them played together at u15 and u16 level so they know each other very well and they have a lot of trust in each other. They beat a very good Queens side this past Saturday and I am sure no matter what happens during the year they will entertain the crowds with their style of rugby, irrespective of the results.

    14 March, 2016 at 17:01
  26. avatar
    #56 Vleis

    @kcman: Hello kcman. I can’t comment on the E Cape schools, but my views on your Gauging opposition are:
    1. St. Davids: Very easy win for KC, so I’d start with the reserves
    2. KES: 50/50, KES’s g12s are not great, but their g11s are very good, plus they’ve bought a few players. Also, KES are very difficult to beat on Sat afternoon at their home festival as Bosch found out last year.
    3. St Benedicts: If you shut down their speedsters you’ll win, but this could be a banana skin if you’re not careful.
    4. St. Stithians: Next year, you’ll probably receive a hiding away, but this year you should win fairly comfortably at home.

    14 March, 2016 at 16:27
  27. avatar
    #55 kcman

    It is a pity, would have been quite a good match this year. These are the fixtures going forward.
    24 March – St. Davids KES Festival JHB
    26 March – KES KES Festival JHB
    28 March – St Benedicts KES Festival JHB
    23 April – Hudson Park (Home)
    28 April – St. Stithians College (Home)
    7 May – Union High School (Away)
    14 May – Pearson High School (Away)
    21 May – Port Rex (Away)
    28 May – Dale College (Home)
    4 June – Stirling High School (Away)
    11 June – Hoerskool Grens (Home)
    18 June – St. Andrews College (Home) – KDAY
    1 – 6 July – Independent Schools Festival (Bishops – Cape Town) – 3 matches
    9 July – Woodridge College (Away)
    12 July – Eton College UK (Home)
    23 July – Hoerskool Daniel Pienaar (Home)
    30 July – Graeme College (Away)

    14 March, 2016 at 15:26
  28. avatar
    #54 OG

    @kcman: thank you, that is a pity. Who are KC playing this year ?

    14 March, 2016 at 15:22
  29. avatar
    #53 kcman

    There will be no match against Grey High at Kingswood on Friday evening as the two coaches have decided on a practice type match where they just going to play game situations. Would have been great to have a real fixture but alas it will not be.

    14 March, 2016 at 15:04
  30. avatar
    #52 OG

    Well done to Kingswood, good win that.

    @ beet, kcman , are Grey and KC still playing the “friendly” ?

    14 March, 2016 at 14:49
  31. avatar
    #51 kcman

    More than half the Kingswood backline were still playing cricket up to last Saturday.

    Kingswood had trials on Monday last week so they will get more organised as the season goes forward.

    Kingswood pack looking a well organised unit under new scrumming coach, Gary Pagel.

    14 March, 2016 at 13:55
  32. avatar
    #50 Playa

    @QC86: Saw a pic of the QC front row the other day. Those boys looked like they had swallowed a full grown kudu each 8-O

    14 March, 2016 at 13:33
  33. avatar
    #49 QC86

    @Wyvern: They were,that KW pack were high speed and very organized ,some strong looking boys in there.You can be proud of the boys.well done

    14 March, 2016 at 11:46
  34. avatar
    #48 Wyvern

    @QC86: I was told that the Queens side were a lot bigger than KC? I don’t think i’ve ever heard of a KC team that has been fitter than their opponents in the first game of the season!

    14 March, 2016 at 11:31
  35. avatar
    #47 Playa

    @spilly: By top EC side, I meant excluding the games against out of province opposition. Nonetheless, to be brutally honest, I think this will be one of the more interesting years to be seen by the EC teams in recent years, with a number of good sides in the province. I don’t think we will see a clear dominant side. Still early days. I look forward to following it with great interest.

    14 March, 2016 at 10:13
  36. avatar
    #46 QC86

    @kcman: Agree 100% ,a fantastic day,your side was top class.KW had the pack of the day for me and Grey the backline of the day.QC pack needs to lose a bit of weight,they not getting around the park at all :cry:6 and 3 are doing all the work, no use being big but you can’t play for 70 min.QC backs not to bad,got a nice 9 10 and 12,fullback a bit dodge.They will get better as they get some match fitness.Same goes for Framesby,massive pack but very unfit.Has Framesby had a coaching change????their set piece play normally top class but on the weekend they were not of the same standard as in the past,Selborne was much smaller but played with them in the scrums. :mrgreen:

    14 March, 2016 at 09:35
  37. avatar
    #45 kcman

    Another well organised rugby day run by Graeme College. The running of this day just gets better and better, well done to all involved.

    Well done to Kingswood in beating Queens College for the first time since 1977, a fine performance for the first outing of the year. Let’s build on this and keep playing entertaining rugby.

    13 March, 2016 at 18:59
  38. avatar
    #44 spilly

    @Playa Not sure we will really know who will be the top team Selborne have much tougher opposition this season, with the likes of Grey Bloem ,Monument and HTS Middelberg, not sure of the KC opposition. Pity Selborne never have a fixture against KC. Which team did you rate on the day at Greame, who had the best pack and backs.

    13 March, 2016 at 00:32
  39. avatar
    #43 Wyvern

    @beet: The team today if what I am told is correct already had 3 injuries to deal with but rightly so our depth will always be an issue.

    12 March, 2016 at 23:17
  40. avatar
    #42 beet

    I must agree. I also saw Framesby as being in with a shot of beating Selborne today. Apparently Selborne ran the ball very well in the second half and Framesby had no replies to this.

    Good win by Kingswood. Not a surprise that they beat Queen’s today but given the tiny size of the school, playing well enough to finish above schools like of Grey and Selborne, once the injuries take its toll is a big ask. A small school either is very fortunate with injury management or they just happen to have players in the positions of those injured, otherwise depth is an issue/consideration for a sustained challenge.

    12 March, 2016 at 21:15
  41. avatar
    #41 Playa

    I thought Framesby would run Selborne much closer.Gutted for Queens against Kingswood. Queenian tells me it’s their first win against the Ngonyama since 1977! EC crown is between KC, Selborne and Grey. I still stick to my guns and say KC will come tops. Dale to beat all of them though :mrgreen:

    12 March, 2016 at 20:42
  42. avatar
    #40 Frik

    What an absolute disappointment for Framesby. After being very competitive in the first half, and leading 10-5 at the break, playing against a relatively strong wind, then falling apart in the second half and handing the game on a plate to Selborne..

    Well done to Selborne though, for keeping their composure and structure. Clearly a well drilled squad.

    12 March, 2016 at 18:19
  43. avatar
    #39 QC86

    marlow win26-14

    12 March, 2016 at 16:23
  44. avatar
    #38 QC86

    Selborne win 36-10

    12 March, 2016 at 13:59
  45. avatar
    #37 QC86

    muir won 12-6,grey won 50-0,dale won 21-3 ???, hudson won 29-26

    12 March, 2016 at 12:49
  46. avatar
    #36 Wyvern

    Any updates on scores?

    12 March, 2016 at 10:21
  47. avatar
    #35 Knight_CHS07

    Thanks Beet. I look forward to watching all those games LIVE tomorrow

    11 March, 2016 at 20:08
  48. avatar
    #34 beet

    An update on the teams: Pearson Graeme and Muir added

    11 March, 2016 at 16:59
  49. avatar
    #33 beet

    Thank you to all who helped get the squads together.

    I must say what an awesome event Graeme Rugby Day is!

    10 March, 2016 at 23:35
  50. avatar
    #32 spilly

    @Beet Great if you can post the squads for the Greame Rugby Day . Many thanks for all your work ,in providing all the information.

    9 March, 2016 at 10:27
  51. avatar
    #31 Playa

    @Stormberg Mountains: I agree with you on paper. The biggest call being QC over KC. Framesby also no easy feat…and if the ‘restructuring’ that has been happening a Pearson is anything as close to the truth as I have heard, Dale should have a tougher morning than the meanest tequila hangover. Then there’s that dark horse called Cambridge who in my view have the capability of putting Muir away. All will be revealed on Saturday – gotta love schoolboy rugby.

    8 March, 2016 at 17:46
  52. avatar
    #30 Stormberg Mountains

    Dale College
    Hudson Park
    Grey HS
    St Andrew’s

    I see those schools wining

    8 March, 2016 at 11:17
  53. avatar
    #29 Playa

    @QC86: :lol: :lol: :lol: I doubt it though.

    27 November, 2015 at 15:46
  54. avatar
    #28 Wyvern

    @QC86: If you not passing by the time you hit matric i don’t think any school can get you to pass :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I doubt KC would put itself in that position. Jho was an exception last year and it was not warmely welcomed by the academic staff :-|

    27 November, 2015 at 14:55
  55. avatar
    #27 QC86

    @Playa: Maybe they not expecting to pass,and thus going to KW would give them a second chance.

    27 November, 2015 at 14:44
  56. avatar
    #26 Playa

    @QC86: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Them doing PM is possible. That was m initial thought when you mentioned this. However, being contracted to the Kings (if that is still the case) – I don’t see the practicality of being in Grahamstown while representing a PE based side.

    I am just waiting for a reply from my hopefully more reliable contact.

    27 November, 2015 at 14:26
  57. avatar
    #25 QC86

    @Playa: You right,Winaar and Bubz grade 12,my contact is fired :oops: ,phoned a friend and he knew what was what.Does that then mean they doing PM???

    27 November, 2015 at 13:49
  58. avatar
    #24 Playa

    @QC86: 8-O Winaar was a prefect this year as far as I know, Bubz as well – both grade 12

    Let me scratch around.

    27 November, 2015 at 12:59
  59. avatar
    #23 QC86

    Thats what i thought,Winaar is in grade 11 i hear???? and the hooker Boebs plus 2 others.Do some scratching Playa.

    27 November, 2015 at 12:47
  60. avatar
    #22 Wyvern

    @QC86: I’m sure it was confirmed that Winnaar was going to the Kings? I haven’t heard of any stories of dale boys coming to KC…..

    27 November, 2015 at 11:13
  61. avatar
    #21 Playa

    @Wyvern: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    @Knight_CHS07: Yes he is in matric this year. Probably going there to do post matric

    @QC86: I haven’t heard anything, that’s news to me. Didn’t he get an EP contract?

    27 November, 2015 at 10:03
  62. avatar
    #20 Knight_CHS07

    @Wyvern: On paper we should have a solid team. At u16A level our boys lost 6 and won 10 out of 16 games, recording memorable wins against QC and Dale. Five of the games they lost were with 6 points or less, with the game against Selborne their only “walkover” game (losing 0-62).

    @QC86: I thought Winnar was doing Matric this year 8-O

    27 November, 2015 at 09:55
  63. avatar
    #19 QC86

    @Playa: Some rumours flying around that some high profile Dale boys off to Kingswood. Winnaar sounds like one,what have you heard.

    27 November, 2015 at 09:26
  64. avatar
    #18 Wyvern

    @Playa: I know they played this year but as to next year i haven’t heard anything. If it has been discontinued then that should have been the proposed fixtures, but after the hiding they got from Grey this year i’m not too sure if they would want to risk the same next year on their rugby day :mrgreen:

    27 November, 2015 at 08:53
  65. avatar
    #17 Playa

    @Wyvern: Oh, is that right? I thought the fixture between Grey and Graeme had been discontinued.

    Dale will have a tough season. The under 18 group as under 15s & 16s won something like 4 games in both seasons combined. We’re not expecting fireworks, but the boys will show guts and I am confident they will shock a team or two. Otherwise, I don’t think we’ll have a great season results wise.

    27 November, 2015 at 08:15
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    #16 Wyvern

    @rugbyfan: Agree 100%! The last two years the results against Queens have been “close” and that definitely won’t change in 2016.

    As is always Kingswood’s shortcoming is our pre-season training due to a whole lot of reasons, but hopefully we’ll be ready to go from game 1 next year.

    27 November, 2015 at 06:55
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    #15 Queenian

    QC 2016 will depend on there backline which will be mainly younger players if they perform they will do well as I think this will be one of the better QC packs you will see.

    27 November, 2015 at 06:16
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    #14 Queenian

    @rugbyfan: Don’t forget Gareth Heidtman at No 2 who has a good chance of SA Schools next year.

    27 November, 2015 at 06:13
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    #13 rugbyfan

    The loose forward trio of Kulyer/Van Heerden/Peters will be massive for QC in 2016. And with that a really good front row and two seasoned locks it could be a long day for Kingswood.

    27 November, 2015 at 06:11
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    #12 rugbyfan

    @Wyvern: Ye at Under 16 level I think Kingswood beat QC 48-17 I watched that game just remember QC played the game with 14 men from the 10th minute and had two other yellow cards so don’t be to fooled by that game. 2016 will not have such a big score line maybe 1 or 2 points in it.

    27 November, 2015 at 06:05
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    #11 rugbyfan

    @Knight_CHS07: @Wyvern: The Kingswood vs QC game is set to be quiet a game I would suspect Kingswood would take 2016 to be there team of the last 20 years. Although this I would say is there best chance of beating QC since 1977 they must remember this is a QC team that has 19 boys who have already played 1st team level and a bunch of players who missed most of last year because of injury so it will be a tough one. This just could also be one of those years were QC put out a massive team so things looking good for a mouth watering game.

    27 November, 2015 at 06:01
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    #10 Wyvern

    @Knight_CHS07: To be honest with you i don’t have much to give in terms of actual results, but i think they must have lost more than won. The u16’a this year have a bunch of good players but you need 15 for a good team and depth is always an issue. I think the good few will fit in nicely next year but next year we should have at least 12 players that will be in matric.

    I’m interested to see if next years team lives up to the hype that is around them, I just hope they have a good pre-season and hit the road running when we play Queens at Graeme Day! This team put 50 past Queens in their u16 year but that definitely will not happen next year im sure.

    How do Cambridge look for next year?

    26 November, 2015 at 10:30
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    #9 Knight_CHS07

    @Playa: We have a score to settle with Muir :mrgreen:

    This is what I was thinking:

    Grey vs Graeme (I agree on this one :mrgreen: )
    Stirling vs Pearson
    Dale vs Marlow :wink:

    @Wyvern: Keen to see Kingswood next year, they played very well at last year’s Graeme College Rugby Day. How did your u16a do in terms of results this year?

    26 November, 2015 at 09:57
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    #8 Wyvern

    @Playa: I think that would have been better match ups! I suspect that the reason for those not being the case though is that Graeme/Grey is a season fixture and i’m not too sure if Graeme would be able to field all the fixtures on the day, given that there are also normally u14/15 fixtures on the day as well.

    How are Dale looking like for next year?

    26 November, 2015 at 08:25
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    #7 Playa

    @Knight_CHS07: How would have this been for more balanced match-ups to save Stirling from humiliation?

    Grey vs Graeme (it’s their rugby day after all :mrgreen: )
    Stirling vs Muir
    Cambridge vs Marlow

    25 November, 2015 at 15:58
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    #6 Knight_CHS07

    @Queenian: Indeed, hence poor Stirling has to play Grey PE

    24 November, 2015 at 10:27
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    #5 Queenian

    No outside teams next year that is strange.

    24 November, 2015 at 10:24
  78. avatar
    #4 Playa

    Eish…it’s going to be a long day for Stirling

    The last 4 matches of the day are mouth-watering.

    20 November, 2015 at 10:00
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    #3 Knight_CHS07

    @Wyvern: I was hoping GCB would feature on the Day…oh well, I guess it wasn’t meant to be. I know Playa would make plans to come if the GCB vs Queens fixture was on the cards.

    19 November, 2015 at 12:29
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    #2 Wyvern

    @Knight_CHS07: Yeah we may see a cricket score in that match.

    It’s a bit of a balancing act for the organizers since some schools already have term fixtures against others and in the case of SAC and KC these are term fixtures (the whole school is playing against each other on the day).

    19 November, 2015 at 12:17
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    #1 Knight_CHS07

    Grey HS vs Stirling? No disrespect to Stirling, but they are no match for Grey. I would suggest that SAC play Stirling and then Grey play Nico Malan

    19 November, 2015 at 12:12

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