School Rugby fixtures & results – week ending 25 August 2018

Tue.21Aug Sentraal 40 19 Jim Fouche Sentrale Sports Reeks 5-8
Sat.25Aug Goudveld 26 29 Diamantveld Sentrale Sports Reeks Final
Sat.25Aug Witteberg 29 34 Noord-Kaap Sentrale Sports Reeks 3-4
Sat.25Aug Voortrekker (Beth) 20 19 Sentraal Sentrale Sports Reeks 5-6
Sat.25Aug Fichardtpark 22 13 Jim Fouche Sentrale Sports Reeks 7-8
Sat.25Aug Welkom Gim 61 07 Duineveld Kovsie Shimla-liga Final
Sat.25Aug Bishops 10 10 Rondebosch SuperSport: PI
Sat.25Aug Brackenfell 08 19 Tygerberg
Sat.25Aug SACS 17 30 Wynberg SSL youtube link


  1. The season is wraping up this week-end. For schoolboy rugby lovers there are two matches on TV on Saturday. The derby match between old foes Bishops and Rondebosch kick off at 12h00 and the Brackenfell inter schools against Tygerberg starts at 14h00.
    Both these matches are scheduled to be “live” on chanel 210, but I noticed on the TV Supersport guide, that they do not show it as “live”. I do not have the facts, but according to be Supersport production team, it is still live. Going by the Supersport guide,the matches will only be broadcast that evening. The Premier clash between the Southern suburbs schools at 21h00 (Same time as the Sprinboks v Argentina), and the Brakkies match at 22h30.
    For those of you that are night wolfs like myself, and who is going to watch the Boks live, you can just switch to chanel 210 after the test, to watch the Brakkies match.

    If true that the matches are no longer live,I do find it strange that these matches are not shown live anymore. Premier Schools and FNB has to fork out big bucks to make these events possible.

    For those of you that do not stay up that late. There is a repeat of the matches on Wednesday on Supersport One. The Bishops match at 15h00 and the Brakkies match at 16h30.

    Regarding the Brakkies inter schools. Rugby lovers from else where, may not really know much of the 2 schools involved on this occasion.
    Tygerberg is an Afrikaans medium school based in Parow. They have, over many years, produced some great players. Former Springbok centre Faffa Knoetze is an old boy. Two of the current Bok squad,s locks, Eben Etzebeth and Marvin Orrie, is “Tiere” old-boys.The Bulls scrummie, Andre Warner, is also an old boy and Juarno Augustus, the very talented and highly rated loosie, also has his roots at the Tiere.

    Brakkies have also a current Bok amongst their old boys. Courtnall Skosan of the Lions, is a former Brakkie. Then old boys, “Twinkle Toes” Cheslin Kolbie, who is now playing over seas, as well as Izak ” Sakkie” Saayman, both represented the Blitsboks. The double medium school, has currently three former pupils , Skosan (Rugby), Dane Patterson (Cricket) and Charmaine Baard (Netball) representing SA at National level, in main sporting codes.

    Both these schools also have very good coaches. Brakkies coach Jan Loubscher, is a former assistant coach for the WP Vodacom, as well as u/21 teams. He was also the head coach of the Durbanville/Bellville club, which won the National competition in 2015.

    Tygerberg,s Gavin Beresford is also a highly respected coach. He had huge sucess with his Sevens teams, winning the SA Chamionship with Tygerberg.

    I unfortunatley do not have much info on this year,s Tiere line-up. However ! I did notice that they are peaking at the right time (as did Boishaai against Gim). Two weeks ago,they had a good , competitive outing against high flying Stellenberg, losing 24- 7. Their final match before tomorrow,s clach, was a total walkover over Elsies River (125-0).
    Brakkies is also on a winning streak. On 2 June they narrowly lost to Durbanville 13-11, and since then they are unbeaten. This include a good win of 18 – 14 over Hugenote of Wellington and a 50-0 away win this past week-end over ambitious Parel Vallei.

    Watch out for Brakkies lock and enforcer, “Rooi gevaar” George Olivier and their two backline stars,Raven Smith (n0.10) and Marqiewn Titus (no.11).

  2. @BuffelsCM: Yeah I think you’re right here. They’ve always been televised live so would find it strange if they made an exception here.

    Must say I’m surprised that they’re showing Brackenfell v Tygerberg, instead of Wynberg v SACS? It’s a bit of a strange one in my view…

  3. @BoschBoy: The reason is quite simple. We behind the Boerewors curtain also play rugby, and are also making contributions to our provincial and National teams, as mentioned above.I am not saying that SACS and Wynberg (they are both top schools) do not deserve live coverage, but please do yourself a favour and watch the match between Brakkies and Tygerberg. I am sure you will be surprised with the offering.
    By the way. Brakkies played Wynberg (who are the Southern Suburbs champs) earlier this season and went down narrowly 38 – 29 in a very exciting match.

  4. Hierdie post is vir @Smallies: Aliwal Noord het vandag op die Stulting Sportdag verloor teen JBay en Stulting, 25-0 teen JBay en sleg teen ‘n sterk Stulting span met 2 OP /13 spelers in die span. Die AN /11 spannetjie is lekker sterk. En die trop pa’s was pret om dop te hou, hulle het nie altyd met die plaaslike skeidsregters se beslissings saamgestem nie. :-D

  5. @Rainier: ja het gehoor dat ons pak gekry het, J bay en stulting het altyd lekker spanne… Die pa,s is altyd n treat langs die veld, vir my altyd lekker gewees om saam te gaan, vanaand sal daar groot gebraai word en die spelers van die jaar sal dan aan gewys word ek het daardie toerjie 6 keer mee gemaak

  6. Ai ! Toe kies die Brakkies hul TV wedstryd om hul vrotste vertoning vanjaar te lewer ! Miskien “stage fright” gekry ?
    Still! It was a good rugby day, in spite of the rain and wind, and both schools enjoyed the occasion.

    Brakkies won all of the rugby matches, apart from the seccies, and of course the most important one, the main match. So congrats to Tygerberg ! You deserved your victory!

    This concludes a very exiting SBR season in the Western Cape, apart from the various age groups Sevens tournaments.

  7. @CharlesZA: Ek het ongelukkig nie al die spanne (b,c ens) se tellings nie, maar ek weet almal het gewen behalwe die Seccies en Eerste span. Die o/14A het 19 -10 gewen. Die o/15A het 12 – 10 gewen en die O/16A 13- 10. Almal lekker harde en close wedstryde.

  8. Kattes ek sien sy sit diknet daar op tv :wink: . Net om jou reg te help Tygrrberg is n engels afrikaans parallel medium skool. Jy weet nie altyd alles nie.

  9. @Vra maar net: OK ! Sorry ! Wys jou hoe lankal ek al uit die skool is. In my jare was ons (JJ DU PREEZ) se interskole teen Tygerberg en toe was hulle net Afrikaans.Ons JJ manne was maar net te dankbaar dat ons darem toe al die dorp se mooi Engelse meisies ook kon op-eien. :wink:

  10. @Kattes-Strofes: well done on your efforts to promote brakkies this year and hopefully you have encouraged more people to watch their progress (and their opponents like the tiere). true commitment to school rugby.

  11. @Vra maar net: As ek kyk na Kattes se bydrae op die blog en ek kyk na joune kan ek maar net my kop skud – hy weet miskien nie altyd alles nie, maar ten minste weet hy soms iets. Jy kan daarna strewe.

  12. Must say I’m immensely proud of the way my old school played on Saturday against Bishops, holding them to a draw on their own ground.

    It’s probably my biased opinion, but I think Bosch were extremely unlucky not to be given a penalty try at the end for that blatant push on the wing in dead-ball area. I’ve re-watched it a number of times now and it looks a clear one to me.

  13. @BoschBoy: Time well spent on Saturday – Bosch vs Bishops on tv, Wnberg vs SACS on the laptop. Some awesome rugby in horrific conditions. Well done to all 4 schools for putting up a great show. Both derbies were a great advert for schoolboy rugby.

    I thought Rondebosch were going to run away with the game especially after such heroic defense in the first half playing against the wind. Then again i may have underrated Bishops. The Bosch 12 and 8 were immense. I was also highly impressed by the Bishops inside center. He caused a lot of havoc with ball in hand.

    Wynberg – what can I say…they are my Southern Suburb team of the year. SACS put up a brave performance, and looked like they really wanted to win it. But the Berg were just too much quality.

  14. @Playa: I also thought going into the break only being 5-0 down, that Bosch would take advantage in the second half. They seemed to lose a bit of focus and were their own worst enemies a bit, only seeming to kick into gear towards the end of the game. But overall given the conditions, it was a good game of derby rugby.

    Thanks for backing up my penalty try claim – I’m not the only one! hehe.

    And yes, Wynberg were top Southern Suburb school agreed. Although I do think there isn’t too much to separate Bosch, Berg and Bishops this year, and a lot of results could’ve gone either way on the day. That being said, you still have to win them…and Berg did that.

  15. @BoschBoy: @Playa: I watched the last ten minutes of the game. The call could have gone either way, but I thought that the penalty decision (rather than penalty try) was correct. It is certainly POSSIBLE that the Bosch wing could’ve scored, but it did not look PROBABLE to me. Before the decision was made, I said to my son that the Bishops player should never have pushed him in the first place as the Bosch wing wouldn’t have reached the ball before it went dead.

  16. The 4 Southern Suburbs schools are improving year by year.Lovely to see.

    this is one of the main reasons why Western Cape SBR is this strong-competetitive games every Sat.

  17. I agree with Vleis..Penalty only. Ref cannot award a penalty try as there where no clear indication that the wing would have scored. The offence was also just a push without the ball..not foul play where the offender could have received yellow or red card. So in my opinion the right call. Bosch did get the advantage of a penalty right on the goal line but could not convert into points. They got a second bite at the cherry after the wing got a difficult bounce after a good attacking kick. Justice prevailed I think for a very evenly matched game.

  18. @Smallies: Dream debut for the young man. Really proud of him. He has big things coming his way if he stays focused and works hard.

  19. @Smallies: JBay klop gister vir Frans Conradie 40-10 in die semi van die Super Rugby Reeks, vandag speel Stulting teen Sunridge in die ander semi. Sal nice wees as 2 Kouga spanne vir die finaal kwalifiseer.


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