St Stithians Easter Rugby Festival 2018

 

SLOT DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL BROADCAST
1 Thu.29Mar Parktown 12 35 Rondebosch Saints Facebook link
2 Thu.29Mar Graeme 00 26 Clifton Stream on Saints Facebook page. Link above
3 Thu.29Mar Bishops 27 10 Grey HS Stream on Saints Facebook page. Link above
4 Thu.29Mar Kingswood 30 30 St Stithians Stream on Saints Facebook page. Link above
5 Thu.29Mar St Andrew’s 24 15 Michaelhouse Stream on Saints Facebook page. Link above
6 Thu.29Mar Maritzburg College 07 35 SACS Stream on Saints Facebook page. Link above
1 Sat.31Mar Graeme 16 15 Parktown download the “CrowdCompass AttendeeHub” app
2 Sat.31Mar Clifton 29 31 St Andrew’s & search for the “Saints Sports Festival” app
3 Sat.31Mar Rondebosch 15 10 Kingswood
4 Sat.31Mar Grey HS 30 15 Maritzburg College
5 Sat.31Mar SACS 34 10 Michaelhouse
6 Sat.31Mar St Stithians 07 35 Bishops
1 Mon.02Apr Graeme 29 07 Northcliff download the “CrowdCompass AttendeeHub” app
2 Mon.02Apr Rondebosch 41 03 Maritzburg College & search for the “Saints Sports Festival” app
3 Mon.02Apr Grey HS 61 00 Parktown
4 Mon.02Apr Clifton 05 39 St Stithians
5 Mon.02Apr Kingswood 10 17 SACS
6 Mon.02Apr Bishops 12 40 Michaelhouse

Teams attending

26 Comments

  1. Beet please clarify. In the top table Bishops and Clifton are listed, in the bottom table marked as not attending.

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  2. I presume that Bishops and Clifton are playing at Saints and St Alban’s is not playing at Saints?

    Any idea why St Andrew’s is not playing on the Monday? It might be a nice gesture, if possible, for Saints to select one of the stronger co-ed schools (e.g. Northcliff) to play on the Monday.

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  3. @CapeMan: Michaelhouse, SAC and Bishops all fall under the auspices of the Anglican Church and have had a long history. We don’t get to play against them often enough in what would often be closely contested games. More often than not festival organizers miss the opportunity to match us up, so it’s good to see it happening this year. We have an annual game against St John’s and Bishops have an annual game against SAC. No doubt the SACS game will stretch us.

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  4. @McCulleys Workshop: that’s not directly answering the question but I get your point :mrgreen: Well I look forward to the game against MC and House and hopefully the spoils of “war” will belong to us. I really hope we don’t sleep on Kingswood because they can run the ball very well if you allow them. Looking forward to that game as well.@Playa: The Real SAC :lol: – We were known as SAC before UCT broke away from us so we had to add the “S” at the end (Schools) to show that we were the school and they were the university. SACS sounds much better than SAC anyway :mrgreen:

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  5. @CapeMan: To be direct, I would choose to play Bishops and SAC ahead of SACS any day because of my above stated facts. Not about winning or losing. No problem with playing SACS, but where SAC and Bishops are at the same tourno as House, it’s a non contest for me.

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  6. @McCulleys Workshop: Fair enough!To be honest, I don’t care whether we play a private school or government school. As long as the opposition is of high quality, the boys play hard and fairly and then there is good sportsmanship and camaraderie between the two schools. Regardless if we come from the same religious dominion. Just to add my two cents, Bishops, SACS and St Andrews used to play a triangular type rugby tourni in the late 1800s and early 1900s if I remember my history correctly. As far as I know, there is a great relationship between all three schools and we play St Andrews in a couple of sports in various tournaments(Also have a couple of mates from House :mrgreen: :mrgreen:)

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  7. @Skopgraaf243: Would be great to play Menlopark at one of these tournaments. I watched your u16A team against Waterkloof last year. They were red hot.

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  8. Wow, a lot of very unexpected results at Saints. Who would’ve thought that Clifton would hammer Graeme, or that Bishops would hammer Grey? Not sure what to read into the Saints v Kingswood draw, but SACS thumping College is also a surprise. I’ll be heading to Saints on Saturday, so look forward to some more interesting results. These Easter festivals are a lot less stressful when your son is not playing! :lol:

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  9. @Vleis: Wrt KC vs Saints, i watched this group play at u16 level and Saints were significantly bigger and stronger than us. End score was 31-19 to Saints, and i remember a Saints parent saying that the u16s in 2016 were their “dream team”. Considering we started with a good few of our reserves i think we did quite well to come back. I didn’t watch the game but from what i can gather it was the Saints kicker that was the difference?

    We have two tough ones coming up :-?

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  10. @Wyvern: I was at St John’s yesterday, so did not see the Saints games. I would say that last year’s first team was Saints’ “Dream Team”, but the current age group also performed well as juniors. That said, Saiints seem to lose a lot of players in the open age group, as there are quite a few from the u16 team of 2016 that are no longer playing.

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  11. @McCulleys Workshop: Indeed! 34-10 FT to us and we also had a yellow card in the 2nd half. A lot of fight shown by House though. Always a pleasure playing House. Well mannered lads!

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  12. St Andrews had a comfortable 31 to 14 lead with about ten minutes to go, but after losing their scrumhalf and flyhalf to injury…and probably with an eye on tonight’s flight to Europe, they literally stopped playing and nearly gifted a win to Clifton. In the end they won 31 to 29. I think that SAC was clearly the better team, but I must add that this year’s Clifton team is much better than prior years. Indeed, their flyhalf, although small, is a very, very good player…and should be in the reckoning for Craven Week honours even.

    The Kingswood v Bosch game was a very scrappy affair. Bosch, in particular, made many careless errors, but that was partly due to the tigerish play by Kingswood. With about 5 minutes to go, I thougt that Kingswood might sneak a win. Bosch; however, then scored a fantastic try, albeit one pass was miles forward. Kingswood then scored a great try of their own at the death. Although Bosh’s try should not have been awared, they were the better team and deserved the 15 to 10 win.

    I missed most of the College v Grey and SACS v House games as I was partaking in lunch and an amber beverage…or two. From the bit I saw of the House v SACS game the latter were clearly the better team, but House never rolled over.

    Saints were very gutsy v Bishops, but were not in the same class – especially in the rainy conditions. Bishops won by 35 to 7. At least Saints scored the final try to give their large schoolboy support something to cheer. Bishops looked very slick and might even surprise a Wineland team or two this year.

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  13. @CapeMan: SACS and Bishops about the only team that I have seen at the Easter Tournament that could match a team at the North vs South. GCB and Grasies took no prisoners today. Clinical. GW only side from KZN that would do well here at NvS.

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  14. @Bush: You are probably correct. Although some of the teams tackle like demons and others have great flair, they are much smaller that the Noord v Suid teams – especially St Andrews. Rondebosch looked much larger than St Andrews, Kingswood, etc, but even they are probably a lot smaller than Garsies, Grey, Gim, etc.

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  15. @Vleis: All teams are great in their zones and areas. The boys I saw today weren’t of the size that you said hell that’s a massive kid. Gimmes have a Nr 6 average size boy, don’t run in his zone. You ded. I just can’t see teams like College, Hilton, House, DHS, Clifton Northwood etc playing that kind of rugby every match. How do those teams recover? Of the top 20 schools show me the easy games

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