Paul Roos to take on a South African based school team

International news: In what has to be considered an usual move, Paul Roos Gymnasium has agreed to play against Paarl Gim, a co-ed schools situated in the Winelands region of western part of South Africa...

Jokes! The annual Winelands derby between hosts Paul Roos of Stellenbosch and Paarl Gymnasium is set to be the highlight of many schoolboy rugby followers’ weekend. As usual Premier Interschools has seen to it that this much anticipated clash is televised on Supersport on Saturday 18 May 2019. So far in 2019, eight out of the 10 opponents of unbeaten Paul Roos have been overseas teams. They recently returned to South Africa after claiming the SANIX title in Japan. The Gimmies come off a bye and before that their last match was as big as they come, a 47-33 defeat to top ranked Grey College. Gimmies had won the first nine matches of the season prior to that solitary loss.

There has not been much to separate the two Winelands giants school in most of their clashes since 2001:

 

# PAUL ROOS # PAARL GIM
1 Robert Rodgers u18 1 Gerhard Van Niekerk u19
2 Meiring Ebersohn u18 2 Liam Compion u18
3 Corne Weilbach u17 3 Jovan Bekker u18
4 Dylan de Leeuw 0 4 Reynhardt Crous u17
5 Daniel Swart u18 5 Marco Van Rhyn u18
6 Andre Smit u18 6 Louw Nel u17
7 Arno Heenop u18 7 Pierich Siebert u18
8 Jarod Cairns u18 8 Juan Wilson u18
9 Xander Botha u18 9 Bobby Alexander u18
10 Kade Wolhuter u18 10 Jandre Burger
11 Luke Burger u18 11 Stravino Jacobs u19
12 Ronin Daniels u18 12 Stephan Du Toit u18
13 Tiaan Pretotius u18 13 Ethan James u17
14 Andrew Pegg u18 14 Curwin Gertse u17
15 Cade Croy u18 15 Tiaan Swanepoel u18
16 16 Delarey Nel u18
17 17 Louwtjie Marais
18 18 Dante Booyens
19 19 Johan van Rhyn
20 20 Eric Basson u17
21 21 Bradley Davids u17
22 22 Johan Smal u18

31 Comments

  1. Anyone who calls favourites or underdogs on this one woukd be foolish. Too close to call!

    PRG have a brilliant side and Gim have played well in SA so far this season.

    PRG only winning 4 out of the last 18 is a bit misleading if you look at the average score. Always an epic battle.

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  2. @Gimoldboy: I was very surperised by that win-loss ratio. It really is misleading when one looks at the scores over that period. I look forward to watching this clash.

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  3. I think Paul Roos bring something extra to the party up front. Uncompromising pack. Perhaps just their backline that needs to pass the test against strong oppposition. Most people are familiar with Gim’s quality by now. Excellent pack, very slick backline. Dangerman on the wing.

    As PaarlBok always says: “Gim are the favourites!” :mrgreen:
    Okay okay no doubt he will try play the underdog hand as per usual.

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  4. Good to see that DigiTV will livestream the hockey on friday u14A (PRG still unbeaten this year), u16 A,C & E and u19A.

    PRG & Matie hockey coach, Ashlin Freddy has just been appointed as Trainer/Video analist for the senior SA men’s team.

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  5. Yep ! Looking forward to this clash between two of the Winelands giants ! Hopefully the match will live up to the hype. I expect that Paul Roos will have a slight edge up front, but Gim should be more slick in their backline. Never the less!! Should be a great game.

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  6. Gim by 10… Think it will take PRG a game or two to get back with the flow and physicality of SA rugby.

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  7. @Stier: I’m not exactly sure but it will be much closer to 580 than 400 for sure. As a rough estimation i’d say 550-600.

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  8. As PRG hul hokkietellings bymekaartel wen hul amper die rugby ook, maar kort nog so bietjie.hahaha!!!!

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  9. @Ploegskaar: verseker. PRG gaan nie tyd he vir vakansie nie. Kinders leer die meeste uit verlore. Lynstane was pateties. HJS by 20

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  10. Die mees bekommernis is dat net 4 spanne gewen het. En dit by Markotter. Daar sal seker iets drasties moet gebeur

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  11. @PaarlBok: Ek dink Paul Roos het net n afdag gehad. Hulle het eenvoudig tam gelyk en tempo was nie wat waffers nie. 12 senter wat uit is na hy n besering in Japan opgedoen het is n gevoelige slag vir die Jong Maties.

    Boishaai sal moet ligloop vir die gekweste span.

    Sien uit na Saterdag, altyd spesiaal.

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  12. @Smallies: Daar is nie so iets soos n swak Paul Roos span nie, maar ek glo die GalPille sal reg wees vir die titaniese stryd teen die Jong Maties.

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  13. Ek dink ook dis effe ‘n tekort aan respek om die hele tyd op PR te hammer, die Gim eerstespan speel wonderlike rugby die jaar – daai 1ste deel van die wedstryd teen GCB het ek ook ‘n loesing vir Grey in my geestesoog gesien.

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  14. @Smallies: Van Rhyntjie het iets genoem dat Sannix net 60 minute wedstryde was en dit n groot rol in hul voorbereiding gespeel het. Maar die feit dat PRG geen lynstaan kon wen en gesukkel in die skrums vee als van die bord af. Gim was lus vir die wedstryd en was goed voorbereid. Krediet aan Slaptjips en Helmut.

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  15. lekker om te sien hier is n nuwe “custodian” van skole rugby,welkom en asb roei alle verskille uit en laat geregtigheid seevier

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  16. @Murrayfield: nope,mens onthou die mense wat jy deur rugby ontmoed baie langer as enige score….die vriendskappe en kameraderie tussen spelers is baie belangriker as die score….🤔

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