Gauteng English Schools Fixtures 2014

Updated. This is a provisional fixture list and wherever possible and/or known the home team has been listed first.

DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL FESTIVAL / CUP
22/03/2014 Jeppe St John’s
22/03/2014 Parktown Old Boys
22/03/2014 St Alban’s St Charles Grogper Cup
22/03/2014 KES Pretoria BH
28/03/2014 St Benedict’s Parktown
29/03/2014 St John’s St Alban’s
29/03/2014 St Stithians St David’s
29/03/2014 Selborne KES Grey PE Festival
29/03/2014 Daniel Pienaar Jeppe Grey PE Festival
29/03/2014 Nico Malan Parktown Grey PE Festival
29/03/2014 Pretoria BH DHS Grey PE Festival / Grogper Cup
31/03/2014 Dale Parktown Grey PE Festival
31/03/2014 Kearsney Pretoria BH Grey PE Festival
31/03/2014 Glenwood Jeppe Grey PE Festival / Grogper Cup
31/03/2014 KES DHS Grey PE Festival / Grogper Cup
02/04/2014 Westville Jeppe Grey PE Festival / Grogper Cup
02/04/2014 Louis Botha Pretoria BH Grey PE Festival
02/04/2014 Daniel Pienaar Parktown
05/04/2014 St John’s St Benedict’s
05/04/2014 St Stithians St Alban’s
12/04/2014 Maritzburg College Pretoria BH Grogper Cup
12/04/2014 Jeppe St Benedict’s
12/04/2014 St David’s Parktown
12/04/2014 KES St John’s
17/04/2014 St Stithians TBC St Stithians Festival
17/04/2014 St Benedict’s TBC St Stithians Festival
17/04/2014 St John’s TBC St Johns Festival
17/04/2014 Jeppe TBC St Johns Festival
17/04/2014 Pretoria BH TBC St Johns Festival
17/04/2014 Parktown Queen’s KES Festival
17/04/2014 Hentie Cilliers Trinityhouse KES Festival
17/04/2014 KES Rondebosch KES Festival
19/04/2014 St Stithians TBC St Stithians Festival
19/04/2014 St Benedict’s TBC St Stithians Festival
19/04/2014 St John’s TBC St Johns Festival
19/04/2014 Jeppe TBC St Johns Festival
19/04/2014 Pretoria BH TBC St Johns Festival
19/04/2014 Trinityhouse Graeme KES Festival
19/04/2014 Parktown Rondebosch KES Festival
19/04/2014 KES Queen’s KES Festival
21/04/2014 St Stithians TBC St Stithians Festival
21/04/2014 St Benedict’s TBC St Stithians Festival
21/04/2014 St John’s TBC St Johns Festival
21/04/2014 Jeppe TBC St Johns Festival
21/04/2014 Pretoria BH TBC St Johns Festival
21/04/2014 Parktown Graeme KES Festival
21/04/2014 Trinityhouse Eldoraigne KES Festival
21/04/2014 KES Northwood KES Festival / Grogper Cup
26/04/2014 St Alban’s Pretoria BH
26/04/2014 DHS Parktown Grogper Cup
26/04/2014 Northwood Jeppe Grogper Cup
26/04/2014 Paul Roos KES Wildeklawer
26/04/2014 Noord-Kaap KES Wildeklawer
28/04/2014 Northwood Parktown Grogper Cup
10/05/2014 KES Maritzburg College Grogper Cup
10/05/2014 Parktown St Alban’s
10/05/2014 St Andrew’s (FS) St John’s
10/05/2014 St David’s St Benedict’s
10/05/2014 St Stithians Jeppe
10/05/2014 Pretoria BH Westville Grogper Cup
17/05/2014 KES Affies
17/05/2014 Marais Viljoen St John’s
17/05/2014 Jeppe Pretoria BH
17/05/2014 St Andrew’s (FS) St Alban’s
17/05/2014 Parktown St Stithians
24/05/2014 Pretoria BH Parktown
24/05/2014 St Stithians St Benedict’s
24/05/2014 Westville KES Grogper Cup
24/05/2014 St Charles St David’s Grogper Cup
31/05/2014 Affies Jeppe
31/05/2014 Michaelhouse St John’s Grogper Cup
31/05/2014 KES St Alban’s
31/05/2014 Pretoria BH St Benedict’s
31/05/2014 St Stithians Kearsney Grogper Cup
31/05/2014 St Andrew’s (FS) St David’s
07/06/2014 St John’s Parktown
07/06/2014 Pretoria BH KES
07/06/2014 St Alban’s Jeppe
07/06/2014 St Andrew’s (FS) St Benedict’s
14/06/2014 St David’s St Alban’s
14/06/2014 St John’s Pretoria BH
14/06/2014 KES St Stithians
21/06/2014 St Benedict’s St Alban’s
21/06/2014 St David’s St John’s
21/06/2014 Pretoria BH St Stithians
28/06/2014 St Stithians St John’s
26/07/2014 Jeppe KES
26/07/2014 Marais Viljoen Parktown
02/08/2014 Marais Viljoen Jeppe
02/08/2014 Parktown KES
02/08/2014 Pretoria BH Maritzburg College Grogper Cup
06/08/2014 Monument KES
09/08/2014 Parktown Jeppe
09/08/2014 Affies Pretoria BH

132 Comments

  1. Grogper Cup predictons:
    St Alban – St Charles – St Albans
    College – Boys High – College
    KES – Northwood – KES
    DHS – Parktown – DHS
    Northwood – Jeppe – Jeppe
    Northwood – Parktown – Northwood
    KES – College – KES
    Boys High – Westville – Boys High
    Westville – KES – KES
    St Charles – St Davids – St Charles
    Michaelhouse – St Johns – Michaelhouse
    St Stithians – Kearsney – St Stithians
    Boys High – College – Boys High

    8-5 to the Gauties :mrgreen:

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  2. @Roger: Optimistic there Roger…..I think you’ll find Westville & College will be strong. If Glenwood get a couple of Grogper games at Grey PE then it could swing it KZN’s way.

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  3. @Roger: That would exclude George Campbell then too if they played a Gauteng school, which I think they do. The cup should be renamed then if it excludes Glenwood. What’s funny is the Gauteng schools don’t even do age testing so probably have plenty amongst their teams. KZN schools should refuse to play them until they implement age tests…

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  4. I saw a few Kes boys in action this weekend – representing their country with pride on the hockey, rugby and crickets fields

    didnt see any from Durban Tech :?:

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  5. @Roger: Here we go again, KES milking their one of 3 Springboks Brian Habana and Graeme Smith. If it were not for those two KES wouldn’t have anything to promote….bar a few provincial players…..

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  6. @Roger: Well, time will tell. I can just as easily see it 8-5 to the Last Outpost, possibly 7-6.

    2012 and 2013 U16A’s pretty well matched between College and KES (and College – Westville), going to be interesting. KES beat Westville down in the Leafy Suburbs …. big call.

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  7. @Roger: No, not a matter of life and death, much MUCH more important than that :mrgreen:

    I dislike predictions, carrent say why, perhaps just because I hate to be wrong … and it just adds stress to what should just be a nice entertaining day. Even pro rugby, I don’t like it, even Superbru is ulcer-inducing for me. I generally only predict an outcome of something where I am actually competing.

    So. ja, not important. And I don’t do meetings. If there was one thing that I believe is holding humanity back, and prevents meaningful progress in any sort of endeavour – it would be meetings. A pox on meetings … and predictions :mrgreen: :evil: 8)

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  8. @Gungets Tuft: Agreed, hate Superbru…..just seems pointless to me. Agreed on meetings too, far too many of them…let’s get things done rather than talk about getting things done…

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  9. @Gungets Tuft: ok then – having re-read my predictions I’m sticking to 8-5 but giving Kearsney a win over Saints and Boys High doing the double over College

    QED :mrgreen:

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  10. @Roger: Kearsney she no Grogper .. only workers schools daarso ….

    But {sigh … }, Click, copy, save … chat after 10th May – should be plenty of time to have seen the action.

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  11. @Roger: Roger, what are the thoughts about Johnnies next season – I believe the KES coach has migrated and that the OB’s protested openly at their sides lack of form this year. Not sure I would write them off and no-one is particularly sure of MHS’s form except Meadows WRT the 97 and 98 seasons! :lol

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  12. @McCulleys Workshop: not sure – they always seem to produce a very competitive team every five years or so. I understand there is a push from certain Old Boys to focus more on rugby but there has been a push right back from more old boys saying that is rubbish and St Johns’ is so much more than rugby and it must never become the school’s focus. Grant Kretzman was the backline coach at KES and he has gone there – Carl Spilhaus is still the head coach at KES.

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  13. @Roger: Thanks for the win over saints as we have yet to lose age group wise to them but it is going to be a brave lad who predicts PBHS doing the double over college. This is going to be one of the better College teams of recent times and I will go as far as saying will go close to being unbeaten in 2014.

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  14. Predictions again – with a bit more thought this time to appease Gungets Tuft (Going Gets Tough):

    St Alban – St Charles – St Albans
    College – Boys High – College
    KES – DHS – KES
    KES – Northwood – KES
    DHS – Parktown – DHS
    Northwood – Jeppe – Jeppe
    Northwood – Parktown – Northwood
    KES – College – KES
    Boys High – Westville – Boys High
    Westville – KES – Westville :cry:
    St Charles – St Davids – St Charles
    Michaelhouse – St Johns – Michaelhouse
    St Stithians – Kearsney – Kearsney
    Boys High – College – Boys High

    7-7

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  15. @ Roger-Why have you excluded the Jeppe games against GW and Westville at the Grey High Tourno? Your mates( Grassy) game could break the deadlock. :mrgreen:

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  16. whoops – also:

    PBHS – DHS – PBHS
    Kearsney – PBHS – tough one this – will go for PBHS
    Glenwood – Jeppe – Jeppe (just to piss Hopper off)
    Westville – Jeppe – Westville (just to keep Star happy)

    Gunget Tuft said earlier the Private Schools dont participate in Grogper – Beet – ruling please :roll:

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  17. I heard Jake White mention the possibility of a future competition between the SA S15 sides and the club sides in the UK. I now see here too, you refer to the “English schools”. Is this perhaps a prelude to disaffiliation from the other schools in SA and closer ties with schools in the motherland? Being the last outpost of the empire, it sounds quite ominous.

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  18. @Roger: Plisa to put all your predictions into a single post so that I can cut&paste it in a single snip.

    Perhaps I was incorrect about the private schools, cosYcos then St Charles would not have been in last year, but they were. Beet can settle it. Makes no never mind to me, I karrent predict outcomes, detracts from my enjoyment of the matches.

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  19. @Roger: yeah, Jeppe to smash Glenwood ;-)! Grogper heading back to its homeland in 2014, the green hills of Natal. Tier 2 results should not count.

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  20. @Roger: Careful Roger…I see you heading for some Shamrock Humble Pie there buddy. I cannot see College losing to KES this year :mrgreen:

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  21. @Playa: gone with the home team – PBHS and KES to put one over College on the Highveld 8-O

    Those poor Maritzburra lambs will be sucking oxygen in the last 20 :evil:

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  22. @Gungets Tuft: ok – here it is – final prediction. But I think Hopper should do the same – no?

    St Albans – St Charles – St Albans
    College – PBHS – College
    KES – DHS – KES
    KES – Northwood – KES
    DHS – Parktown – DHS
    Northwood – Jeppe – Jeppe
    Northwood – Parktown – Northwood
    KES – College – KES
    PBHS – Westville – PBHS
    Westville – KES – KES
    St Charles – St Davids – St Charles
    Michaelhouse – St Johns – Michaelhouse
    St Stithians – Kearsney – Kearsney
    PBHS – College – PBHS
    PBHS – DHS – PBHS
    Kearsney – PBHS – PBHS
    Glenwood – Jeppe – Jeppe
    Westville – Jeppe – Westville

    KZN 7
    Gauteng 11

    8-O 8-O 8-O

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  23. @Roger: Hopper can stand on his head and whistle dixie ……. you have upped the stakes between KES and College. Glenwood will take care of their end of the bargain, no doubt.

    “Those poor Maritzburra lambs will be sucking oxygen in the last 20”

    I think Grant Bashford and Simon Vickers will also be rubbing their hands together at the prospect of some of those match ups, say nothing of Pretty Boy and what he might think.

    Roll on 22nd March – ou Roger – you might have just united the KZN factions over one thing at least.

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  24. These games are skewed in favour of Gauteng.
    The top 3 schools in Gauteng( PBHS(5),KES(4) and Jeppe(3) play a total of 12 games. The top 3 schools in KZN ( College(4),Westville(3) and GW(1)) play 8.That is a potential 4 game swing right there.

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  25. @Gungets Tuft: who – pray tell – is Pretty Boy??

    Roll on 10 May – my good mate (ex-College 1st XV Flyhalf) will be sitting right next to me and crying into his bitterly cold Hansa ……. again :)

    Will you be making the trip?

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  26. @Roger:
    St Albans – St Charles – St Albans
    College – PBHS – PBHS
    KES – DHS – KES
    KES – Northwood – Northwood
    DHS – Parktown – DHS
    Northwood – Jeppe – Northwood
    Northwood – Parktown – Northwood
    KES – College – College
    PBHS – Westville – PBHS
    Westville – KES – Westville
    St Charles – St Davids – St Charles
    Michaelhouse – St Johns – Michaelhouse
    St Stithians – Kearsney – Kearsney
    PBHS – College – PBHS
    PBHS – DHS – PBHS
    Kearsney – PBHS – PBHS
    Glenwood – Jeppe – Glenwood
    Westville – Jeppe – Westville

    12 – 6 to KZN (at worst, could be 10 – 8 to KZN)

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  27. @NW_Knight: Ohhhh ye of little faith. And here I was, telling everyone that Northwood is going to scoop some points for the KZN. Oh well, we’ll convert you yet.

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  28. @Gungets Tuft: I must unfortunately go with College on the games with Boys High. And that will be a sentimental and knowledgeable prediction. College is going to surprise quite a few schools if my ears in the mud is anything to go by. Go College.

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  29. @Roger: We like being the underdogs here in KZN, it spurns us on to prove a point. Gauteng certainly have the advantage with more of the stronger schools playing, but our ‘lower’ sides will come to the party. Northwood won’t be pushovers, DHS will improve and College, Westville and Glenwood are going to quite strong. If only Glenwood could pay PBHS and KES too, real pity. Really all the ‘Saints’ are Tier2 schools so should be in the Grogper B league…

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  30. @NW_Knight: Loving your passion and positivity! We going to need the Knights to pull a few cats from the bag here to bring the trophy back to where it belongs in the last outpost :-)

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  31. @Grasshopper: Kearsney, Westville and College represented in there as well. Good return from KZN.

    Jacques Bleeker (Westville Boys’ High), Ryan Crowe (Wynberg Boys’ High), Tyson Dlungwana (Maritzburg College), Tevin Kok (Maritzburg College), Matthew Martins (Fairmont), Nqobile Ntuli (Kearsney), Luke Schooling (SACS), Garth Turner (Bishops), Cody van Wyk (Grey High School). Non-travelling reserves: Keegan Hezlett (KZN Coastal), Muzzamil Sheik (Pinelands).

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  32. @NW_Knight: hmmmm – you are giving KES one win out of four against KZN and PBHS five out of five – what inside info do you have?

    All the talk here is how good College are going to be this year and you are picking PBHS to beat them home and away?

    hmmmm

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  33. @Grasshopper: lets just focus on the big three from each province then (big three according to rankings over the previous five years)

    College – PBHS – College
    KES – College – KES
    PBHS – Westville – PBHS
    Westville – KES – KES
    Glenwood – Jeppe – Glenwood
    Westville – Jeppe – Westville
    PBHS – College – PBHS

    4-3 Gauteng

    Would Kearseny be a KZN big 3 before College using the past 5 years results? Curious?

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  34. @Roger: I would say Kearsney past 5 years probably top 4 with 2012 and 2013 being their best years due to 3 individually brilliant players (Top in 2013). I think they will find it tough to stay at the top for a while, mainly due to numbers/depth. They always have very competitive A sides and 1st teams. Big 3 are certainly Glenwood, College and Westville, both in results and number of teams. All 3 schools can put out 28 teams or more in a day.

    My predictions;
    College – PBHS – College
    KES – College – College (remember Westville beat KES at KES in 2013 and College won at home comfortably)
    PBHS – Westville – PBHS, just!
    Westville – KES – Westville (at home at Bowdens, going up against a big Westville side)
    Glenwood – Jeppe – Glenwood
    Westville – Jeppe – Westville
    PBHS – College – College

    So 6-1 :-)

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  35. @Gungets Tuft: Yeah, KZN doing well on the hockey field and waterpolo pool it seems. Andile Phelukwayo probably would have been there too if not for cricket commitments…

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  36. KES vs PBHS, Westville and College (Westville at home, College and PBHS away) last year:

    U16A
    L 12-14 vs College
    L 21-26 vs PBHS
    W 19-12 vs Westville

    2nds
    L 3-22 vs College
    L 6-12 vs PBHS
    L 15-17 vs Westville

    All that tells me is that the games this year will be very close – hence I am going with the home team – except deep down – I think KES will put one over Westville in the leafy ‘burbs :oops:

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  37. @Grasshopper: you picking College to do the double over PBHS and beat KES at home ? Bold Hopper Bold.

    I was there in 2012 when College came to KES with a very good team (incl the Kriels) but they were poked from too much rugby and travelling (went from KZN to Wildeklawer to KES) and they got spanked. Very hard to travel and win – KES will definitely be up against it at Westville but they owe them one!

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  38. @Grasshopper: and the Smokey is definitely Jeppe – don’t write them off. The Grey PE fest is neutral ground and the weather can be very iffy – great levelers

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  39. @Roger: Yep, but you forgetting the Westville open team depth from last year, many of their 2013 grade 11’s were 3rd, 4th and 5th team. These are the guys that will move up.

    Glenwood vs College
    Away – 2nd drew 22-22
    Home – 2nd won 24-10

    Away – 3rd won 14-7
    Home – 3rd won 6-12

    Away – 16A won 15-13
    Home – 16A won 15-8

    So you can see home and away proves a huge factor. KES winning in the burb’s, hmmm not sure…time will tell. PBHS found it tough there in the bogs in 2013…with a massive pack…

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  40. @Roger: Glenwood never take any side lightly, especially after complacent losses to George Campbell and Northwood in the past few years. Trinityhouse is one for KES to have etched in the memory, never let that happen again……I’m sure the Glenwood boys have pics of Northwood and George Campbell on the changing room walls for motivation…..we will do our talking on the field…

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  41. @Roger: I think they have a good chance this year, however it will depend on their lead up games and the bus trip up. College will have a very well drilled unit this year…

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  42. @Roger: KZN to Grey PE, then to Wildeklawer, then to KES, then lost Dan Kriel early in the KES game. That itinerary destroyed the season IMO.

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  43. @Gungets Tuft: I remember – didn’t know which Kriel it was but he decided to run at Malcolm Marx – ouch, two very big boys. Marx is now in the Lions S15 squad – where did Kriel end up?

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  44. @Gungets Tuft: so this year do College go Grey PE, Kearsney, Wildeklawer and then up to KES – pretty much the same isn’t it?

    At least KES stay at home for their festival, travel to Wildeklawer and come back home for College and Affies.

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  45. @Roger: Both Dan and Jesse are with the Bulls, Jesse captained their successful U19 team, Dan played as well. So did Reegan Smith, the 2012 Captain, also played in that side but withdrew from the final few matches due to exams, he is still doing his law degree.

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  46. I really would love to buy a proper cup and we engrave it every year with the winning province. Bloggers then meet to hand it over to the winning province….followed by about 10 cases of beer!

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  47. @Grasshopper & @Roger : I don’t mean to throw a spanner in the works with regard to the Grogper cup, but according to the school, Jeppe are only playing 2 games at the Grey festival, being Daniel Pienaar on Sat 28th and Glenwood on Mon 31st.

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  48. Has the draw been made for the Saints festival yet. Might well be a few G-Cup fixtures in there between College, Hilton and the Gauteng teams.

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  49. @Grasshopper: The Jeppe vs Westville game scheduled for the 2nd April at the Grey festival is not going to happen, which looks like it’s been included in the Grogper predictions.

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  50. @Grasshopper: Most of last years starting 15 are still there, so they should be fairly decent. There are a handful of U16’s from last year in the mix but I think the majority of this years side will be matrics with maybe one or two grade 11’s.

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  51. @JeppeRugbyFan: This year’s matric is the team a lot of effort was put in to gain quality players. Remember a black boy that was quite impressive but heard he started looking for greener pastures two years ago. Is he still there. If my memory serves me right he used to play 8th man or was it prop. Not sure but a good player then.

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  52. @Grasshopper: Checked Jeppe results from 2013 and not bad, played 15, won 11 lost 4. So it seems they are expecting a good year. Glenwood will have a tough game in PE then…

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  53. Jeppe team vs St Johns in 2013

    Andrew Acton(Capt)
    Emmanuel Morowane
    Bradley Van Waardhuizen
    Anthony Le Roux
    ANDILE NGOBE
    Jethro De Lange
    Raymond Grobbelaar
    Denzel Hill
    Dudlee White-Sharpley
    Brenton Faulds
    Sbusiso Dlamini
    Tshepo Thulo
    Cameron Spence
    S’Busiso Nkosi
    Sandile Sibande

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  54. @BOG: Jy se mos ek praat khaki, weet khaki van rugby en kom van ‘n khaki plek. So hanskhaki klink nie te erg nie. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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  55. I wonder if we will ever see a match up between Pretoria boys high and EG Jansen? I can not recall in the history of these two that they played each other. Or even KES and EG Jansen.Could be some good matches

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  56. @Grasshopper: they beat KES last year 15-11 at KES, but KES 2nds and U16A’s won quite easily. Jeppe are always tough but have lacked consistency over time. They go from almost beating Affies one week to losing to St Benedicts the next. Depends which team pitches up on the day.

    Having said that – they have beaten KES two years in a row now. 2012 was a massive victory for them – complete underdogs and they never looked like losing it!

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  57. @jakes: it would have to be at a festival like Kearsney or Grey PE ‘cos KES and PBHS don’t play in the Beeld Trophy or Nu Power series and seems all schools have full fixture lists. KES play Monnas and Affies annually but PBHS dont play Monnas either

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  58. @ Roger- would the KES- Jeppe game be considered a derby match along the lines of a DHS-GW where there is a strong history and traditions.( ringing the bell ect) If so then upsets are the nature of the beast.

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  59. @Roger: Yes, I remember that match….that was close to upset of the season in SA. Jeppe were flogged by Affies and others, KES just lost to Affies and then Jeppe beat KES….BIZARRE! But that is the nature of derbies, there is never a clear favourite…

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  60. @star:
    The clash in Johannesburg between King Edward VII and Jeppe Boys’ High is one of the oldest inter schools north of the Vaalriver. The first match between the two sides was played in 1935. King Edward won the clash 20-0. Although it is number seven on my list I had to think a lot about which game will occupy this eighth spot. Anyone of the unlucky rivalries I name underneath this story could have easily made the list in place of the Kes versus Jeppe FNB Classic Clash.

    The last ten results between King Edward VII and Jeppe Boys’ High:

    2011 King Edward VII 36 Jeppe Boys’ High 15
    2010 Jeppe Boys’ High 17 King Edward VII 13
    2009 King Edward VII 65 Jeppe Boys’ High 10
    2008 King Edward VII 24 Jeppe Boys’ High 14
    2007 King Edward VII 40 Jeppe Boys’ High 18
    2006 King Edward VII 12 Jeppe Boys’ High 0
    2005 King Edward VII 30 Jeppe Boys’ High 7
    2004 King Edward VII 12 Jeppe Boys’ High 0
    2003 King Edward VII 27 Jeppe Boys’ High 7
    2002 Jeppe Boys’ High 20 King Edward VII 14

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  61. @star: I hope that you have the pool filled for the 7th February. We dont want to hear excuses later.@jakes: Seeing that GCB and PBHS are no longer playing each other, perhaps they can fit you into their program. PS Im still looking for Boksburg on Google

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  62. @star: indeed – massive JHB derby – the schools have been playing each other since 1935 (that is pretty much when schools in JHB started playing rugby). The only older derby in Gauteng is Affies-PBHS which is the big Pta derby – I think that goes back to 1920. KES-PBHS is also massive but is regarded is slightly secondary to KES-Jeppe and Affies-PBHS.

    Its a classic clash and also part of the premier interschools derbies I think. Boishaai Pa can confirm that. Unfortunately it got a bit one-sided but Jeppe have pulled it back recently

    10,000 plus crowds every year.

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  63. @Roger: Yes, we were scheduled to broadcast the KES vs Jeppe match as the first PI game of 2013, but is was rained out and the match was cancelled when that huge rainstorm hit JHB last year. Unfortunatly PI could not show the game that was played at a later date due to other commitments. The schedules for 2014 are being finalized now but I do believe the 2014 match is again shown by PI.

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  64. @Roger: Sounds similar to the Glenwood vs DHS and Glenwood vs College derbies which started in 1921….great events with 10k plus crowds :-)

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  65. @ Bog- well then then Grey College will have to arrange a match in 2014 with the top rugby school in Boksburg( and Gauteng) for 2013. You will find it easily, you pass JHB international airport, straight on the R21 into Boksburg. On that very same road you will find that school on your right. It will be easy to remember as well seeing that Grey College will get a hiding on that specific day.. :mrgreen:

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  66. @ Bog- OK no excuses for the national call ups. The pools will be fill with clean BLUE water as opposed to smoky and GREY :mrgreen:

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  67. @NW_Knight: Actually, if you are driving from CT or Bloem on the N1 direction North, you can take the R54 East and pick a couple of boys up at Vereeniging Gym first, apparently therein lies the secret to their success…..

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  68. NW_Knight you have no idea at all how to get there do you?? :mrgreen: Ou ploegie, ploegie, is jy nog nie moeg nie?? Klink vir my dalk of jy bietjie moeg geploeg is.. Moet moeilik wees om in jou skoene te leef. Siende dat jy jouself ondersteun met ploegie op jou trui. Te skaam om te se wie jy ondersteun? Ek sou ook gewees het as ek jy was..

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  69. @jakes: Lekker man. Het nie die trui self gekies nie ou tjomma, dit by Beet gekry. Boland en Bellville, hoe anders, en sommer skolerugby oor die algemeen.

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  70. @ Ploegie-Nou ja, as jy skole rugby ondersteun, hou dan maar die neerhalende kommentaar opsy siende dat geen ” rugbyskool” onskuldig is met die soort optrede nie. EG JAnsen se sukses het baie meer te doen as die “isolated” insident wat ek nie goedkeur nie.Die topic is nou miljoene kere bespreek, kom ons gooi nie lae houe nie..

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  71. @ Ploegie- Nie regtig sensitief nie.. Ons staan maar net ons man , want ons kan, en is nie bang :) :)

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  72. @Ploegskaar: But why drive to Cape Town if they are already at Vereeniging? Just asking, then on the saving on travelling costs you can give the boys surround sound in their rooms.

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  73. @Tjoppa: FROM Cape Town, not to. Come to think of it, isn’t that where the boys are from in the first place? Maybe they were dropped of at the wrong school initially, no-one is to blame, and this has been blown out of proportion completely!?

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  74. @Ploegskaar: No No but then the free holidays in Slaapstad will be to an end. So to Cape Town we will go even if we have built a reserve in Vereeniging. To Cape Town we will go.

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  75. @Tjoppa: I’m not sure who it was you referring to but our 8th man from last year, Denzil Hill is currently with the Bulls U19 squad if I’m not mistaken (matric 2013).

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  76. @Roger: First game between Affies and PBHS took place in 1923. Since then a 110 matches has been played. We see PBHS as our closest friends. Affies other top competitors are Kloof, 38 games, HTS Middelburg 38 games and Grey Bloem 37 games (Info from http://www.Affiesrugby.co.za)

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  77. @Roger: @JeppeRugbyFan: I am surprised to see that the 3 big Gauteng boys schools (apart from PBHS) have played so few matches against each other. Affies-KES 5 games and Affies-Jeppe 8 games. 8-O
    Maybe the Jukskei were a challenge to cross in the”old days”.

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  78. @Grasshopper & Roger: Last year was a good year and I think it could have even been one of the best in the schools history from a results point of veiw.

    Roger is 100% right in that Jeppe lacks consistancy at times which I think has been mainly due to a lack of depth in the past. This has definitely improved over the past few years though, since rugby at the school has been taken a bit more seriously.

    The 2012 game against KES was a bit of a shock because our first team from that year had a terrible season up until the last game against KES, when everything seemed to click. I don’t know who was more shocked, the Jeppe or the KES supporters. Last years game at KES was the first time Jeppe have won at KES for over 20 years and certainly the first time in a long time Jeppe had beaten KES 2 years in a row. The second team game was just as close, with KES winning 11-8 however our U16A’s lost 33-11. Hopefully with home advantage this year Jeppe can make it 3 in a row :).

    The Glenwood game in PE should be interesting because these 2 sides have never played against each other through the various age groups. I must support my team for a win though, albeit by only a few points.

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  79. @Woltrui: I’m not sure when Affies withdrew from the Beeld trophy, but I think Jeppe only started to play Affies post their withdrawal.

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  80. @JeppeRugbyFan: Still owe you an apology after the 2013 Affies-Jeppe game. Me criticising your U/15’s for dirty play and then one of our first team players getting red carded :oops:
    This years U/16 Jeppe team will also be very strong. I guess KES will have to be carefull the next couple of seasons. Your director of rugby an Affies old boy I understand?

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  81. @JeppeRugbyFan: Agree, you must always support your side. Jeppe could surprise the Glenwood boys, who knows. The last time Glenwood played Jeppe was in 2000 and the score was 45-11 to Glenwood. Hopefully that bodes well for PE for the Hoppers!

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  82. @JeppeRugbyFan: very happy the rivalry is where it used to be, when it could go either way most times the schools met – that’s what a rivalry should be. Its only since 2008 that KES’s rivalry with PBHS is back where it should be too – in the last ten games KES have won 5 and PBHS have won 5 – prior to that KES, did not beat them for ten years 8-O

    @Woltrui: Also surprising for me – KES first played Affies in 1998 (Joe v Niekerks year) and lost narrowly and again in 1999 and 2000 and the fixture was reinstated in 2012 – still searching for our first win though :evil: I thought we had it in 2012 but KES missed too many kicks at goal and lost narrowly again!

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  83. @Roger: I hear Affies are vunerable this year, one of their weaker sides in a decade. Now you never get a weak Affies side but they not light years ahead as normal. Maybe KES’s chance this year at home…..who knows…

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  84. @JeppeRugbyFan: He was last year u/17 but did play in your under age sides a team. Good player. But your current matrics an above average group and should do well.

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  85. @Woltrui: No need to apologise, you called it like you saw it, and I saw the same thing, hence I never defended them at the time and let sleeping dogs lie. This years Jeppe U16’s should be good as you say. Still the same bunch from last year as far as I know. Hopefully they have matured a bit and can keep their tempers in check.

    @Grasshopper: I have seen what should be the core of this years Glenwood 1st team play at age group level as U15 and U16 and they are a good side. Looking forward to the game with a bit of family bragging rights at stake.

    @Roger: I think this years Jeppe and KES sides should be very evenly matched with Jeppe having a slight advantage for the fixture due to it being a home game. I think PBHS out of the 3 will be the team to beat though because I don’t think Jeppe or KES have beaten them at age group level.

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  86. @Tjoppa: If he was U17 last year then it couldn’t have been Denzil and the player you are referring to must still be at the school because as far as I know we haven’t lost any players from that age group.

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  87. If (very big “if”) u14/15/16 form continues into the open age group then I predict the following for the Gauteng Grogper teams:

    KES, Jeppe and PBHS will be the top three teams and will be very close to each other. They will produce very good, but not stellar, teams. They should have very tight games v the top Natal teams. Home ground advantage could be the deciding factor.

    Next will be St John’s, with one of their better 1st teams. I watched this age group’s u14A team beat KES at KES…although Rashard was playing for SJC in those days, whereas, he is at KES now. SJC will have a genuine chance of beating House, but the latter must be favourites at home.

    Saints will have a reasonably good team (certainly better than 2013) but I don’t see them beating Kearsney – especially as it is away.

    St David’s will have their best team in many years, so I think that they will beat St Charles away.

    St Alban’s were very weak at age group level, but improved each year, so it is difficult to predict what the 1st team will be like in 2014. They might not have any stars, but should have a very good team spirit, so will surprise a few teams….and should beat St Charles at home.

    Parktown will have their worst 1st team in a decade and will lose all their Grogper games….IF…they play like they did at u16 level.

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  88. @JeppeRugbyFan: I think the player Tjoppa refers to is a black kid that played u/13 Craven Week for the Pumas. Used to play lock, but went to 8th man at u/14 or u/15 level. Seem to recall him playing a game or 2 at flyhalve as well.
    Big kid with a lot of pace.
    @Tjoppa, I hope I am not describing the wrong kid here.
    Should be in matric this year.

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  89. @jakes: Jakes, ek sal so bietjie stadig met die EG voorspellings hierdie jaar.
    Wat ‘n goeie span behoort te wees ( hope individuele talent ) gaan so bietjie sukkel met swak spangees, en verdagte keuses. Goeie spelers wat die skool verlaat het oor die Desember vakansie help ook nie.

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  90. @valke: I know the boy you are talking about. He is still at the school in matric this year and in the 1st team training squad. He played for the 2nd side last year but missed most of the season due to injury. I’m not sure what the coaches plans are for him in terms of position this year but he has played flank and centre over the past 2 years and has a handy left boot so they may even considder him at fullback if he hasn’t lost his pace.

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  91. @valke: Is daai hakerjie met die kwaai ma steeds daar? Ek dink hy het eers stut gespeel maar later oorgeskuif haker toe.

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  92. @Tjoppa: Sover ek weet is hy nog in Florida. Laas jaar 2des daar gespeel.
    Vir sy pa is ek bang. Sy pa is vir sy ma bang, so ‘n ou bly maar uit haar pad uit

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