Paul Roos chase a piece of history at Grey College in 2018

Well the stage has been set for an epic finish to an outstanding season for two of SA’s powerhouse rugby schools. The main match of the massive annual interschools between Grey College and Paul Roos in Bloemfontein this year will feature two unbeaten 1st XV’s battling it out to be crowned South Africa’s number one ranked rugby school for 2018.

Since it is the final game of their respective seasons it is probably the closest thing South Africa will ever get to a formal national championship match.

Unbeaten seasons and number one rankings are not uncommon to Grey College but for Paul Roos it will be a significant achievement and given their remarkable results this year, they may even go down in their school history as being the Maroon Machine GOAT…if they can win in Bloem!

Paul Roos last topped the rankings in 2006. A return to the top has been long overdue for one of the best rugby schools in the world who have a rich rugby history, including being named after the very first Springbok rugby captain.

Although 2006 and 1999 seasons were awesome ones for Paul Roos, the Stellenbosch Maroon Machines’  last unbeaten campaign was way back in 1991. That’s 27 years ago! Before that one has to go all the way back to a further 38 years to 1953 to come across another unconquered season.

1991 Paul Roos vs Grey College team lists:

PAUL ROOS 1991 (20) GREY COLLEGE 1991 (3)
1 Chris Theron 1 Ollie le Roux
2 Johan van Wyk 2 Shaun Barrow
3 Cobus Visagie 3 Claude McIntyre
4 Thian Muller 4 Louis Kotze
5 Schalk la Grange 5 Paul Mare
6 Vion Wium 6 Samuel Roux
7 Jason Bent 7 Jacques Marais
8 Bles Kemp 8 Derik Coetzer
9 Brink Krige 9 Werner Swanepoel
10 Morne Vermeulen 10 Luther Roll
11 Marcel Basson 11 Ben Lourens
12 Charl Thiart 12 Andre Venter
13 Jurian Prins 13 Danie Pretorius
14 Stephanus Tredoux 14 JR Oosthuizen
15 Justin Swart 15 Hugo Venter

Some Paul Roos 1991 results (acquired from Hans Nienaber’s excellent SchoolofRugby website)

1991 RESULTS
1 Paul Roos 36 7 Randburg
2 Paul Roos 51 3 Nth League XV
3 Paul Roos 14 0 SACS
4 Paul Roos 60 3 Wynberg
5 Paul Roos 29 6 HJS Paarl BH
6 Paul Roos 28 6 President
7 Paul Roos 24 12 DF Malan
8 Paul Roos 31 6 Boland Landbou
9 Paul Roos 20 3 Grey College
10 Paul Roos 20 12 Paarl Gim
11 Paul Roos 18 9 Stellenberg
12 Paul Roos 35 0 FH Odendaal

2006 Paul Roos vs Grey College

GREY COLLEGE 2006 (11) PAUL ROOS 2006 (16)
1 Richard Harris 1 Emile Kroegman
2 A van Zyl 2 Pieter vd Merwe
3 Roche van Westhuizen 3 Stephan Hamman
4 Sybrand Mostert 4 Christiaan Uys
5 Pieter Labuschagne 5 Jaco van Vuuren
6 Gerhard Swart 6 Siyasanga Mkiva
7 Chris Dry 7 Dantes Wium
8 Erik le Roux 8 Lambert Groenewald
9 H Viviers 9 Francois Hougaard
10 Sias Ebersohn 10 Coenie van Wyk
11 Hadley Smith 11 Jason Volschenk
12 Wayne Stevens 12 Charl Weidman
13 Gerhard Landman 13 Stephan Dippenaar
14 George Whitehead 14 Jesse Nowars
15 Robert Ebersohn 15 Stefan vd Merwe

Full history of results of Grey College vs Paul Roos:

# Year GCB PRG WINNER WINNER
1 1967 22 3 GCB
2 1974 24 0 GCB
3 1977 20 10 GCB
4 1988 16 9 GCB
5 1989 28 7 GCB
6 1990 17 9 GCB
7 1991 3 20 PRG
8 1992 20 6 GCB
9 1993 8 28 PRG
10 1994 29 31 PRG
11 1995 21 10 GCB
12 1996 18 10 GCB
13 1997 8 12 PRG
14 1998 23 15 GCB
15 1999 29 26 GCB
16 2000 42 13 GCB
17 2001 15 6 GCB
18 2002 19 8 GCB
19 2003 18 17 GCB
20 2004 24 23 GCB
21 2004 18 21 PRG
22 2005 16 11 GCB
23 2006 11 16 PRG
24 2007 40 14 GCB
25 2008 47 15 GCB
26 2009 3 9 PRG
27 2010 41 29 GCB
28 2011 36 35 GCB
29 2012 33 23 GCB
30 2013 40 8 GCB
31 2014 25 20 GCB
32 2015 12 19 PRG
33 2016 34 32 GCB
34 2017 30 28 GCB
AGGREGATE 790 543 26 8
AVERAGE 23.2 16.0 76.5% 23.5%

In the time that Paul Roos had 2 unbeaten seasons. Grey College have had 23. The last time the Navy Greyts had the joy of an unbeaten season back in 2011, so this is currently their second longest dry spell since 1955.

Grey College’s super impressive unbeaten seasons since 1950: (thank you to Nelio de Sa of Rugby15 for compiling the match by match results history)

# Year P W D L PF PA PD PD/Game Yrs apart
1 2011 19 17 2 0 752 216 536 28.2 1
2 2010 17 17 0 0 714 186 528 31.1 2
3 2008 15 15 0 0 624 168 456 30.4 1
4 2007 15 15 0 0 828 141 687 45.8 4
5 2003 16 16 0 0 641 125 516 32.3 1
6 2002 17 17 0 0 645 143 502 29.5 1
7 2001 23 22 1 0 741 150 591 25.7 2
8 1999 19 19 0 0 709 187 522 27.5 4
9 1995 14 14 0 0 660 129 531 37.9 5
10 1990 17 16 1 0 702 96 606 35.6 1
11 1989 13 13 0 0 409 93 316 24.3 1
12 1988 19 18 1 0 722 114 608 32.0 1
13 1987 15 15 0 0 523 105 418 27.9 1
14 1986 15 15 0 0 504 134 370 24.7 4
15 1982 12 12 0 0 394 80 314 26.2 1
16 1981 13 13 0 0 661 59 602 46.3 1
17 1980 17 17 0 0 738 80 658 38.7 3
18 1977 17 17 0 0 602 152 450 26.5 2
19 1975 16 16 0 0 544 80 464 29.0 4
20 1971 17 16 1 0 212 37 175 10.3 1
21 1970 15 15 0 0 385 73 312 20.8 14
22 1956 22 21 1 0 350 66 284 12.9 1
23 1955 20 20 0 0 488 81 407 20.4

Grey last finished top of the rankings in 2014. SA no.1 ranked teams since 2006:

YEAR SCHOOL
2006 Paul Roos
2007 Grey College
2008 Paarl Gim / Grey College
2009 Grey College
2010 Grey College
2011 Grey College
2012 HJS Paarl BH
2013 Paarl Gim / Affies
2014 Grey College
2015 HJS Paarl BH
2016 HJS Paarl BH
2017 HJS Paarl BH

 

2018 STARTING LINE-UPS

GREY COLLEGE 2018 PAUL ROOS 2018
1 Jan-Henrik Wessels 1 Robbie Rodgers
2 Andre-Hugo Venter 2 Jan Corrick van der Walt
3 Roux Duvenhage 3 Mink Scharink
4 George Cronje 4 Joahnn Bouwer
5 Danwich Beukes 5 Daniel Swart
6 Raynardo Gouveia 6 Jarod Cairns
7 WJ Steenkamp 7 Herman Heins
8 Werner Gouws 8 Matthew Cody
9 Ross Braude 9 Xander Botha
10 Zander du Plessis 10 Kade Wolhuter
11 Lesley Botha 11 Tiaan Pretorius
12 Franco Smith 12 Ruben Labuschagne
13 Ian Small-Smith 13 Regan van der Westhuizen
14 Marcelle Muller 14 Aiden Salie
15 Richard Kriel 15 Remy Engelbrecht
AWAY – SA SCHOOLS AWAY – SA SCHOOLS
3 Herman Agenbag 2 JJ Kotze
7 De Wet Marais 3 Hanru Jacobs
13 Wyclef Vlitoor 10 Juan Mostert
12 Brendan Venter

160 Comments

  1. This is going to be awesome. Good luck to both schools. I hope PRG can pull it off with all their Lochnerhof old boys that helped them to have such a amazing season. Just for the record in all 15 games played PRG have scored 868 points and conceded 190 points that is a difference of 678 or 45,2 per game so far this year. It does show how good those 2007 and 1981 GCB teams were.

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  2. @Stier: Unfortunately 2 of those Lochnerhof old boys won’t be playing, because of SA Schools duty, but I do hope that they can pull it off. Looking at the last 4 years, the scores were very close. It’s gonna be one hell of a game!!

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  3. @Stier: Jammer Stier maar daai statistiek gaan PRG geensins help saterdag nie. Die geheim gaan wees hoe goed die plaasvervangers gaan vaar teen wedstryd wenners wat nie daar gaan wees nie. Gelukkig was daar n paar wedstryde om die aanpassing te maak. Grey Kollege is die groot gunsteling saterdag. Dit gaan n grootste poging verg van PRG om hulle te klop.

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  4. One has to admire how this team performed this year. GCB is going to be very difficult to beat in Bloem, they are the benchmark for SA SBR. Whatever happens on Saturday we have witnessed one of the top SBR teams of all time in my opinion.

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  5. Meeste games wat GCB die jaar gespeel het kon ek call met redelike sekerheid, met Glenwood wat n spanner in my works was, die game gaan ek nie call nie wat ek wel weet is dit die span wat wil wen gaan moet speel soos die nr 1 span in die land…

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  6. On the St John’s link back in March, I said that the 2018 PRG team was something special and the early frontrunners for the number 1 spot. They played like a well-oilded All Blacks team. Riempies, McCulleys and I were supposed to meet in Bloem this weekend for the big finale. Unfortunately, I will be.in Mpumalanga, so will miss it. Have a great one gents! Keep me posted on this site please.

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  7. Ek was bevoorreg om die laaste twee bus trippe na Bloemfontein mee te maak. Die interskole tussen twee skole is iets heeltemal anders as in die Paarl. Die skoliere is brutaal op die veld maar as daai eindfluitjie blaas, dan is die teenstander waar hy oorgeslaap het die eerste om geluk te wens. Meeste van hulle slaap by mekaar oor vanaf u14 en so word baie pals for life. Nie net die rugby nie maar al die sportsoorte gaan in 2018 kompeterend wees.

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  8. @PaarlBok: In Bloemfontein sal Grey altyd die gunsteling wees. Hulle sê mos nie verniet nie dat jy in Bloemfontein speel totdat Grey wen……..

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  9. @PRBoitjie: Jip-die refs is blatant skelm.uiteraard in n one horse dorpie soos Bloemfontein is jou loopbaan as skeidsregter beperk as jy nie Grey bevoordeel nie..

    Good luck Paul Roos.Dit sal my verbaas eendien julle meer as 1 of miskien 2 wedstryde wen,maar die bal is ovaal 8-O :-o :-o

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  10. @boerboel: Bloem is nie vir sussies nie, vra maar die ouens wat hier in die weermag was…. Indien daar enigsins sulke manne in jou kringetjie is jy klink maar vir my van die soort outjies wat sulke dinge vermy het…seker met n Dr briefie by die inhame sentrum opgedaag

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  11. @Vleis: You right, Riempies and I have baled because PR are missing more players than Grey. I think there were burgers on offer, Riem what was that bet? Bush Playa and I have bottles of Black Bush on the table. Big match also Helpies v Monnas

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  12. Dit is baie interesant dat PR net 16 en Grey net 14 wedetryde in die seisoen het. dit blyk in die Noordvaal dat 25 wedstryde plus die norm is. tog wek hierdie wedstryd ongekende belangstelling

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  13. @Smallies: Which point? Grey having an unfair advantage missing one less player than PR or anyone who missed the army woes’ed out?

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  14. @McCulleys Workshop: No Black Bush on this game. You have to be at the game to win it. But I’m sure I can put a few dooswyn’s on the game, seeing that you won’t be here. But it’s okay Chuck Norris won the Vietnam War on his own, Conan The Barbarian chowed GCB on his own. I will drink my Black Bush and eat my Burger with muffroom sauce on my own this Saturday.

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  15. @Bush: Lekker Bush, any man who drinks Black Bush on his own is a true man, especially if he went to the weermag vir twee jaar. Sak vir Susan

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  16. @Bush: Bush, I see you have been reading Trompie en die Volksie Benders again. Just be careful under that bonnet, it may be a smallies.

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  17. @boerboel: Ek weet jy trol net, maar die skeidsregter vir Saterdag se horisonne is effe wyer as Bloemfontein. Ek het hom laas by die 7’s Wereldbeker in San Fransisco sien blaas.

    Hy het ook verlede jaar by ons /11 Aloe Cup ‘n paar wedstryde geblaas en, soos altyd, het daar ouers/toeskouers gereeld vir hom kritiek, advies en raad van die kant af aangebied. :wink:

    Hy is op die SA Nasionale A paneel.

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  18. @Rainier: Mmmmm-dit se niks-waarvandaan kom die ref.

    en ja ek was in die SAW-kan julle meer info gee maar dan sal julle opeindig soos ene mnr minnie 8-O 8-O 8-O :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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  19. Sterkte aan beide spanne,

    Hierdie interskole is ook iets spesiaals, en die druk is groot op die seuns.

    Jy klop nie sommer vir Grey in Bloem nie, maar miskien verras die jong Maties ons.

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  20. @boerboel:’n Oorlede vriend van my was in die Geheime Diens – hy’t altyd gesê, “Ek kan jou sê, maar dan moet ek jou doodmaak!”

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  21. @tzavosky: In die ou dae was almal of n recce, of is familie van n recce, of het n recce geken….en almal het mos swaargekry in die ou dae..

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  22. Vir die Grey & PRG ondersteuners wat nie Bloem toe kan reis nie maar alle aksie wil volg (PRG se big brag word vanaand uitgesaai) kan alles volg op digitv.co.za teen n subskripsie fooitjie.

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  23. @Kritikaster: If you have a look at the Noordvaal and W/Cape schools fixture lists, a W/Cape school on average played more games than a Noordvaal school this year. Unlike the Noordvaal schools most W/Cape schools only play an opponent once a year, except for SACS, Bishops, Bosch and Wynberg.

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  24. @Maroon: Ek weet maar vanaand se big brag onder andere en al die ander spanne en sporte word daar uitgesaai. R70 vir die week.

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  25. Paul Roos het vanjaar uitstekend gevaar, maar hulle het meer sleutelspelers verloor. Grey se reserwekrag is na my mening beter.

    Gaan nogtans vir PR cheer.

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  26. @PaarlBok: Whahahahaha just rolled my polony. Same event again tonight. Hope to see the real GCB supporters there. The foundation of the school🏋️‍♀️

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  27. @Smallies: Smallies you have be there tonight. The School needs okes like you to support it. Bring your wallet and your Ford Range. I will help you load the auctioned stuff

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  28. @McCulleys Workshop: Morning McCulley have my Toti Blazer and my House Tie for tonight’s function. Will use the House Blazer and GW tie on Tuesday at the Warden Court 🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️

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  29. @Bush: Die event moes julle eintlik gehou word nader aan vrydag. Ek ken n hele paar Grey ouers met vet beursies met kinders in PRG.

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  30. Sien PRG het Wolhuter 10 toe geskuif, Remy 15, Sharink na vaskop, vd Watt haker, Labuschagne 12. Cordy kaptein.

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  31. @PaarlBok: Goeie keuses IMO. Sharink het aanvanklik vroeër in die seisoen vaskop gespeel terwyl Hanru nog besig was met sy rehabilitasie. Die haker is ook ‘n skaflike plaasvervanger maar JJ sal baie gemis word. Kade is ‘n natuurlike losskakel alhoewel hy nie baie daar gespeel het vanjaar nie. Remy sal baie goed doen op 15 en ek glo daar sal steeds baie spoed op die vleuels wees.
    Ruben is regtig ‘n “footballer” soos Dok Craven sou sê. Hy is boonop ‘n gebore leier en was tot dusver kaptein in baie spanne. Ek glo nie die wedstryd sal te groot wees vir hom nie.
    Cordy “is a leader of men” soos iemand in Paul Roos hom beskryf….hy sal goed vaar as kaptein.
    Paul Roos het ‘n paar groot name verloor maar daar is steeds baie talent.
    Dalk is Grey se diepte groter maar ek glo Paul Roos se voorspelers kan steeds goeie balbesit verseker om hulle gevaarlike agterlyn genoeg goeie balbesit te gee.
    IMO is Grey se probleem om ‘n geskikte plaasvervanger op 3 te kry. Grey het genoeg loosies om daardie verlies te oorkom sou ek sê. Agterlangs gaan baie om 9 en 10 draai. Laasgenoemde het nie ‘n goeie Cravenweek beleef nie. Small-Smith kan regtig ‘n bedreiging wees vir Paul Roos.
    2 Skitterende groep afrigters van beide spanne en ek glo almal se huiswerk is gedoen.
    As Wes-Kapenaar sal ek Paul Roos ondersteun.
    ‘n Bietjie nuttelose info: My pa was darem ook baie jare gelede in Stellenbosch op skool. Op daardie stadium was dit nog Stellenbosch Boys’ High. Sy skoolhoof was destyds Paul Roos. Sy 1ste spanfoto hang nog in my studeerkamer :wink:

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  32. @BuffelsCM: Ek ken die SmallSmiths baie goed. As Paul Roos teen Grey speel is dit n groot stories in daai huishouding. Die een neef het tot laasjaar vir PRG se 1st team hokkie gespeel. Ons stap die lyne al jare saam.

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  33. @BuffelsCM: To me Mink Scharink is one of the underrated players of the SBR season. And a good finisher from 2m out.

    I think the lineout will be interesting. Glenwood didn’t have an easy time in this department against Grey and altho not quite the same the Bulls also suffered against Vrystaat at CW.

    The other area of interest might be the impact that fresh players off the bench have as part of the squad system which I suspect Grey will use and PRG might see feel obliged to mimic.

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  34. @Smallies: Jy sal skrik as ek sê watter jaar my pa in Matriek was…net voor die Groot Depressie in 1929. Hy het groot geword in die Karoo en moes maar “groot dorp” toe gaan om skool te voltooi. Sy jonger broer was ook in “HJS Stellenbosch” (Matriek 1941).

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  35. This match is a very tough assignment for the Bloem referee. One wrong call against the visitors and he might be immortalised for all the wrong reasons.

    A few weeks back I saw a photo shot of a Glenwood player grounding the ball over the GCB tryline which was called held up by the experienced Durban based ref.

    Last week I watched the Lions ref award Valia a try after an in-goal one-on-one scramble to dot it down. The TV replay showed that the Helpies lock had his paw on the ball first. Easy call with a TMO. Very difficult one to make in real time.

    In the context of the season both calls were vital ones but made against the home team by a local ref. So the unhappiness was contained to a degree, helped by the fact that the home teams didn’t lose in the end.

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  36. @BuffelsCM: my pa was op marlow op skool, die jaar wat die skool af gebrand het, ook hier in die 40s rond, later onderwys geswot op graf reinette, ek dink PRG was sy eerste onderwys pos gewees…

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  37. @beet: Agreed on Mink. He is quite powerful and will definitely don’t fret the physical stuff.
    Paul Roos has some variations in the lineout too. Jarod Cairns is another player that always brings his “A” game. He is physical but has a lot of ball sense and skills. It remains a pity that both teams will miss some of their top players

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  38. @BuffelsCM: grey sal beslis vir Marais en Aggies mis, marais is seker een van die beste skole 7s wat ek nog gesien het, lynstane ook baie goed gewees, hy laat my nogal dink aan Juan en Andre

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  39. @Smallies: Aggies is ‘n masjien!!
    Marais het vir my nie heeltemal tot sy reg gekom by die SA-span nie maar het my nog altyd beïndruk vir Grey. Gelukkig is daar darem redelik goeie ander manne ook onder die losvoorspelers.

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  40. After my evening tonight. Thank you Grey for a wonderful dinner and the reason I bought 3 balls and a huge bottle of dooswyn. Tok after all the kuk stories I listened to about the “Post Matric’s” GW had against GCB. The over aged players and all that kuk. I thought I was up against people that love Rugby. That game I watched was SBR ffs. Let’s go Grey 2 3 Grey

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  41. @Bush: Djou and myself chatted about the GW game the past weekend – real GCB supporters will never look for excuses. CLF was brilliant on the day.

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  42. @Rainier: I thought so too, I was in the Lion’s Den last night and those were the kuk excuses I heard. Not one person said flip, that’s the kind of game we expect from GW. Yes, CLF was brilliant and I’m not a GW supporter truckall!!!!!!!

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  43. @PaarlBok: Dis net Marius se seun wat in PR was..Die res van hulle is almal bloubloed Grey manne..Marius inkluis. Ek het al baie PR vs Grey games saam Johan gekyk,..hy slaan gelukkig nie meer teenstanders met die kop soos jare terug in George nie!..

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  45. @BoishaaiPa: Ja ek het al die Small-Smiths in Bloem ontmoet. Hulle lyk almal dieselfde. Marius het my byna laat streak met n maroon onderbroek daar by Grey se Losie. Ian ondersteun darem PRG se hokkiespan. Hy het gereeld saam ons lyn geloop by Maties se astro. Wonderlike mense en Grey legends.

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  46. Hoe kan n span wat alles wen nr 2 wees, en n span wat alles wen MAAR een ‘draw’, nr 1 wees.

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  47. @Dennis: Na more sal PRG seker nr3 wees na 1 verloor. Bush , die engelse Bog, gaan heel naweek sy polonie rol en whisky suip saam Smallies se sussie.

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  48. @PaarlBok: weereens, duuuuuude julle kaap outjies is te lig vir my sussie, sy werk daar by Jan Smuts dam in Brakpan, hulle gebruik haar om voedpadjies deur die duwweltjies oop te trap na die burgersentrum toe, julle beskaafde mannetjies van die kaap is nie opgewasse nie en julke mediese dekking is nie voldoende nie…

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  49. @odie15: Yes all alone here in crunchie land. I totally understand why my Best Buddies pulled a fast one on me. It’s bloody cold here and all I’ve heard is kuk stories about u19 players. McCulley I wish I had those 3 ships, I would have sailed out of here yesterday😬.
    Anyway today is the day. 2 3 Grey 2 3 Grey 🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️

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  50. Viva la Grey with a well deserved win on the hockey field.
    I predict PRG not winning a lot of games on the rugby field today.

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  51. But then again, it reminds me of a game not too long ago where absolutely no one gave the Blue Army any chance.

    I guess then anything is possible, a win against Grey in Bloem is a rare sight though.

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  52. @Bush: Roos have been watching Conan replays of him dancing through that 10/12 channel and his pole axing of a no8.

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  53. @Honey Badger: the telling factors are no of players missing and playing away. I think this has the potential to be a big big game. However there is always the unpredictable nature of SBR and Home town refs.

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  54. @McCulleys Workshop: The schools should be used to the fact that there is a possibility to have players missing for this fixture.

    No excuses.

    I am just scared that PRG might print some t shirst again.

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  55. @Honey Badger: Conan Le Fleur is a Glenwood 13 who played SAS last year but was ineligible this year as he turns 19 later in the year. He had some amazing breaks particularly from broken play and at 5ft nothing (but 4ft wide) he comatosed a certain player who was well over 6ft and full of muscle. I think the guy was stretchered off.

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  56. PRG is getting hammered in Bloemfontein.
    14a lost 33-7
    15a lost 35-14
    16a 62-5 down with a few minutes left.

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  57. Boishaai vs Gim maybe the biggest schoolboy rugby game, but the Grey College vs PRG is by far the biggest InterSchools, measured by the number of spectators at the hockey, tennis, soccer, golf and mountain biking. Also a number of national junior champions in action.

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  58. @Honey Badger:grey vs paul roos definitely the biggest interschools for egos. paarl would rather beat gym every year than beat grey or paul roos. not even close.

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  59. In the words of Conner Mc cloud there can be only one…. Well done GCB, PRG chaps julle het soos gewoonlik alles op die veld gelos, julle is werklik waardige oponente, julle kan BAIE trots op hierdie span wees…

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  60. @Smallies: Sometimes ‘everything’ is simply not good enough. Grey won all 24 rugby games today.

    A remarkable achievement.

    A very long road back home for the PRG lads.

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  61. @PaarlBok: Whoever is in charge of PRG rugby has some hard work ahead.

    To not win a single rugby game, is simply not good enough.

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  62. What a great day of rugby here on Hoof Veld. Those U14 and U15A games were pretty close even though the scoreboard says otherwise. What a wonderful final game. GCB Nr10 was almost “Costa GCB” the game. That GCB pack was incredible. GCB Nr6 MOM.
    Legend stuff-McCulley and Playa I’m coming for my winnings. Reimpies I’m will give you a ring the next time I’m in Jhb for my Burger with Muffroom sauce.

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  63. @Bush: @Smallies: only History I saw was Grey winning all The Hockey & All the rugby today! I was informed earlier this year that Grey views Roos as only competition as a school due to their alround competitiveness! On 5 May Grey won only 7/26 rugby games played….so what’s the hype when you wiped the floor…

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  64. @odie15: my ou vriend van pollsmoor, wat ek nou se, se ek met due grootste agting en respek vir Grey se ander teenstanders, maar wat kompetiesie oor die geheel spektrum van Grey se sport betref is daar net drie skole wat Grey gereeld 50% van alle games klop… En hulle is PRG, Boishaai, en Affies… Weereens dit is oor die hele spektrum van sport

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  65. My laaste ding voor ek in die kooi klim, ek is n reuse De Wet Marais fan, en ek glo hy gaan n bok word een dag…. Maar die jaar het daar n speler vir my uit gestaan in die Grey span en hy is Jan-Hendrik Wessels… Veral as mens in ag neem dat hy Gr 11 is en nog laasjaar slot gespeel het.

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  66. @Smallies: stem saam goeiezpeler. Wil ook net se daai senter van die o/16a span wat n hat trick gedruk het is nogals indrukwekkend..

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  67. Benchmark vir skole in SA.Ja daar is altyd n challenger,maar oor tyd is julle die “Alan Grey”van investments

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  68. @Smallies: it wasn’t a Greyt person who told me this! It was a Roos person. I think Big matches are AWESOME thing but for some it was more important to see a team lose than focus on their own season. The season has shown how tough it is to achieve the perfect season. Many will talk of what if this didn’t happen or that didn’t happen or why SAS players aren’t available. If that will be an excuse time to schedule your season to accommodate potential unavailable players. For the record both teams had same basic number missing players. Did it remove from quality of the match….I don’t think so.

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  69. @spoedsmit: They Hype was about the entire school competing in all sports vs Grey in a weekend not the season! Then they were annihilated across the board! The relevance to hype was purely about competition this weekend. So the years performance was never my reference. PAARL INTERSCHOOLS hype well it’s just another level due to geography. But if you want hype in matches played then ok in 5 years Boishaai played 114 lost 9 drawn 1…of that had 40 consecutive wins before loss in New Zealand then another home season 18 wins. I consider it 2 unbeaten seasons in my books just for information. It was a BIG game today no doubt maybe some humble pie & bit more respect towards achievements now that some have failed to replicate 1 perfect season. Congrats to Grey & congrats to Glenwood. Many even Hopper have given them a chance of joining an elite group to be unbeaten in Modern era.

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