St John’s Easter Rugby Festival 2015 – fixtures & team lists

TIME DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL
12h15 Thu 02 Apr St Charles 24 27 Jeppe
13h30 Thu 02 Apr Golden Lions Inv 7 106 Garsfontein
14h45 Thu 02 Apr Paul Roos 94 0 Viadana (Ita)
16h45 Thu 02 Apr Hilton 9 22 Nelspruit
18h00 Thu 02 Apr St Benedict’s 15 45 Monument
19h15 Thu 02 Apr St John’s 0 52 HJS Paarl BH
08h45 Sat 04 Apr St Benedict’s 24 14 St Charles
10h00 Sat 04 Apr Golden Lions Inv 27 19 Viadana (Ita)
11h15 Sat 04 Apr Nelspruit 28 16 Garsfontein
13h30 Sat 04 Apr St John’s 5 27 Hilton
14h45 Sat 04 Apr HJS Paarl BH 25 20 Monument
16h00 Sat 04 Apr Paul Roos 14 5 Jeppe
09h00 Mon 06 Apr St Charles 19 24 Viadana (Ita)
10h15 Mon 06 Apr St John’s 24 14 Golden Lions Inv
11h30 Mon 06 Apr Paul Roos 17 13 Monument
13h30 Mon 06 Apr St Benedict’s 20 34 Hilton
14h45 Mon 06 Apr Nelspruit 35 33 Jeppe
16h00 Mon 06 Apr HJS Paarl BH 32 9 Garsfontein

TEAM LISTS with STATS

# GARSFONTEIN Position A/G H W
1 Jean-Pe Ferreira Prop u18 183 115
2 Armand Roets Hooker u18 186 99
3 Stephano Matthyse Prop u18 185 114
4 Wickus Opperman Lock u17 185 99
5 Pieter-John Steenkamp Lock u17 196 98
6 Luke Fortuin Flank u17 186 102
7 Hendrik Bezuidenhout (c) Flank u18 192 105
8 Pieter-John Toerien 8th Man u19 180 94
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 187 826
9 Embrose Papier (vc) Scrum Half u18 176 78
10 Juan-Piere Wegner Fly Half u18 183 84
11 Ruan Henning Wing u18 178 80
12 Abner van Reenen Centre u17 182 80
13 Barend van Heerden Centre u18 185 90
14 Shakeel Fredericks Wing u18 175 75
15 Austin Davids Full Back u17 175 70
16 Dewald van der Vyver Reserve u18 183 108
17 Hendrik Eloff Reserve u17 185 108
18 Christiaan Els Reserve u18 188 115
19 Carling Forwood Reserve u18 189 98
20 Jacobus Botha Reserve u18 188 93
21 Calderon Levens Reserve u17 178 65
22 Emelio Adonis Reserve u17 178 72
23 Shaun Williams Reserve u17 168 63
# HILTON Position A/G H W
1 Andrew Peverelle Prop u18
2 Matthew Mackenzie Hooker u18
3 Adam Holdcroft Prop u18
4 Matthew Swan Lock u18
5 Jean Nel Lock u18
6 Nicholas Lello Flank u18
7 Nkanyiso Nzimande Flank u18
8 Sebastien Desvaux de Marigny 8th Man u18
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT
9 Matt Dahl Scrum Half u18
10 Dan Hirschowitz Fly Half u18
11 Darren McGhee Wing u18
12 Keaton Bottriell Centre u18
13 Dan Loftus Centre u18
14 Nic Brown Wing u18
15 Cameron Badenhorst Full Back u17
16 Lloyd Williams Reserve u18
17 Sakhile Nyembezi Reserve u17
18 Marnich Aucamp Reserve u18
19 Ryan Whyte Reserve u18
20 Fortune Phiri Reserve u17
21 Jonty Jewels Reserve u18
22 Angus Curtis Reserve u17
23 Matthew Little Reserve u18
# JEPPE Position A/G H W
1 Rickey Ngwabara Prop u18 169 96
2 Nolo Naka Hooker u17 167 91
3 Henry Wickens Prop u18 173 101
4 Travis Cameron Lock u17 184 96
5 Andile Ngobe Lock u19 182 100
6 Patrick Wait Flank u18 180 80
7 Martin Mangwiro Flank u18 178 77
8 Hachivah Dayimani 8th Man u18 188 90
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 178 731
9 Dylan Wadeley ScrumHalf u17 180 72
10 Tyron Green Fly Half u17 178 79
11 Nathan Grove Wing u18 172 77
12 Damian Paysley Centre u18 173 92
13 Wandisile Similane Centre u17 183 87
14 Cameron Burg Wing u17 184 86
15 Bradley Robbins FullBack u18 170 69
16 Sibusiso Mbanjwa Hooker u19 172 99
17 Marc Harmison Prop u17 184 117
18 Gary Edwards Prop/Lock u17 188 106
19 Duncan Tverdon Flank u17 182 93
20 Moemisi Musheledi Back u17 183 80
21 Sydney Mdluli Back u18 186 71
22 MJ Mbobo Back u18 160 66
# GOLDEN LIONS XV Position A/G H W
1 James Anderson Prop u18 176 97
2 Ryan Trussler Hooker u17 180 80
3 Mlungisi Msibi Prop u18 166 95
4 Pieter van Heerden Lock u17 194 83
5 Rico Meyer Lock u17 194 85
6 Jurgens Bence (c) Flank u18 182 90
7 Alex Tsidibi Flank u17 189 93
8 Enrico Luit 8th Man u17 190 95
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 184 718
9 Franco Claasen Scrum Half u17 168 62
10 Tristan McLeod Fly Half u18 178 70
11 Sihle Ndima Wing u17 164 75
12 Dino Gouveia Centre u18 182 84
13 Greg Surmany Centre u18 171 70
14 Sazi Mtyali Wing u18 178 76
15 Nicholas Swarts (vc) Full Back u17 188 78
16 Jonathan Mouton Hooker u17 183 96
17 Chumani Poyana Prop u18 168 98
18 Igno Labuschagne Prop u18 173 90
19 Rylan Naidoo Lock u17 192 88
20 Ross Bruce Flanker u18 185 89
21 Wade Weber Scrumhalf u17 170 68
22 Marc de Villiers Utility Back u17 192 89
23 Chinedu Joseph Utility Back u18 174 74
# MONUMENT Position A/G H W
1 Nathan McBeth Prop u17 189 110
2 Justin Brandon (c) Hooker u18 180 84
3 CJ Botes Prop u18 184 105
4 Ruan Vermaak Lock u17 199 110
5 Reinhard Nothnagel Lock u18 202 103
6 MJ Pelser Flank u17 182 98
7 Thomas Meyer Flank u18 195 95
8 Len Massyn 8th Man u18 192 96
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 190 801
9 Jacques Joubert Scrum Half u19 176 71
10 Xander Kruger Fly Half u17 180 83
11 Odwa Nkunjana Wing u19 180 80
12 Ernst Beumer Centre u18 185 98
13 Goodman Mkhwanazi Centre u18 181 78
14 Desbie Joubert Wing u19 176 80
15 Ivan Smit (vc) Full Back u18 191 82
16 PJ Botha Reserve u17 178 103
17 Coenrad Vrey Reserve u17 187 98
18 Dewald Schoeman Reserve u17 182 104
19 Henro Liebenberg Reserve u18 186 100
20 Franco Tiedt Reserve u18 176 74
21 Stian Joubert Reserve u18 172 85
22 Elmar du Plessis Reserve u18 180 80
23 Reyno Potgieter Reserve u17 184 85
# NELSPRUIT Position A/G H W
1 Stephan De Jager Prop u18 176 94
2 Harry Hearn Hooker u17 169 82
3 Ricus Broodryk Prop u18 170 102
4 Jandre Coetzee Lock u18 190 89
5 Coenie Kruger (c) Lock u18 193 95
6 Dawid Joubert Flank u18 162 78
7 Ruan Niewoudt Flank u18 190 87
8 Marnus Van Der Merwe 8th Man u18 186 107
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 180 734
9 Ideon Van Der Merwe Scrum Half u18 162 61
10 Wessel Muller (vc) Fly Half u18 175 74
11 Eduan Engelbrecht Wing u18 182 74
12 Dawid Jacobs Centre u18 189 90
13 Marnus Kruger Centre u17 179 77
14 Hernus Pieters Wing u18 189 78
15 Francios Esselen Full Back u17 175 70
16 J.J. Beeby Hooker u18 177 110
17 Dewald Maritz Prop u17 179 103
18 Janco Steenkamp Lock u17 188 89
19 Arno Broekman 8th Man u18 175 74
20 Jaco Joubert Scrum Half u17 161 69
21 Hannes Aucamp Centre u18 172 75
22 Riaz Adebayo Wing u17 174 69
23 Morgan Naude Prop u17 169 85
# HJS PAARL BH Position A/G H W
1 Wikus Groenewald Prop u18 187 115
2 MC de Jongh Hooker u18 177 91
3 Leo Kruger Prop u18 187 110
4 Ruben de Villiers Lock u18 199 107
5 Salmaan Moerat Lock u17 199 110
6 Andreas van Wyk Flank u19 175 83
7 JC van Schalkwyk Flank u18 183 83
8 Khanya Ncusane 8th Man u17 189 85
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 187 784
9 Bradley Thain Scrum Half 174 80
10 Rayhaan Lombaard Fly Half u18 179 83
11 Elester Becker Wing u18 165 85
12 Jan Louis le Grange Centre u18 186 84
13 Manuel Rass Centre u17 181 85
14 Tyreeq February Wing u18 177 87
15 Jean Luc Cilliers Full Back u18 175 76
16 Daniel Jooste Reserve u17 183 93
17 Reece Bezuidenhout Reserve u17 181 108
18 Dean Schwartz Reserve u18 187 105
19 Willem Moore Reserve u18 187 87
20 Juandre Grobler Reserve u18 183 80
21 Jacques Burger Reserve u18 183 82
22 Kristo Sadie Reserve u18 166 61
23 Adam Neethling Reserve u17 183 118
# PAUL ROOS Position A/G H W
1 Muammir Salie Prop u18 173 112
2 Robert Matthee Hooker u19 186 94
3 Dre Calitz Prop u18 183 106
4 Louis Conradie Lock u19 201 100
5 Joa Swart (c) Lock u18 190 88
6 Dean van Tonder Flank u18 185 103
7 Roelf Burger Flank u18 181 90
8 Dewet Castelyn 8th Man u18 188 94
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 186 787
9 Tiaan Coetzee Scrum Half u17 170 73
10 Damian Willemse Fly Half u17 181 80
11 Jason Myburgh Wing u19 174 80
12 Sebastian Uys Centre u18 175 86
13 Nico Leonard Centre u18 183 91
14 Adrian van Niekerk Wing u19 168 78
15 Joshua Vermeulen Full Back u18 174 85
16 Christiaan van Deventer Reserve u18 180 98
17 Abraham Coetzee Reserve u18 180 98
18 Stephan Annandale Reserve u18 182 111
19 Lazlo Pschorn Reserve u18 186 100
20 Malan Basson Reserve u18 182 92
21 Jacques Hanekom Reserve u18 170 70
22 Hein Steenkamp Reserve u18 178 81
23 Stefan Burger Reserve u18 180 71
# ST BENEDICT’S Position A/G H W
1 Ricky Longmans Prop u18 187 114
2 Kudakwashe Mundove Hooker u17 178 94
3 Takura Nyamasoka Prop u18 178 98
4 James Page Lock u17 188 103
5 Daniel De Jesus (c) Lock u18 190 91
6 Sean Pickup Flank u18 183 89
7 Samuel Eshun Flank u17 185 92
8 Shawn Ingle 8th Man u17 183 85
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 184 766
9 Michael Boswell Scrum Half u18 174 69
10 Tadiwa Gochera (vc) Fly Half u19 170 79
11 Tatendaishe Mujawo Wing u17 170 79
12 Keegan Marengo Centre u17 176 76
13 Mudiwa Manhambo Centre u18 176 84
14 Andrew Worthington Wing u18 173 75
15 Mosolwa Mafuma Full Back u19 188 90
16 Kgosi Etsile-Mpete Prop u17 184 101
17 Alex Nweke Prop u18 183 98
18 Matteo Biffi Flank u19 182 85
19 Moeketsi Moima Flank u18 189 83
20 Tiago De Barros Lock u17 190 96
21 Sean Kruger Scrum Half u17 170 68
22 Shingirai Hlanguyo Wing/Centre u17 178 82
23 Mpho Khambule Centre/Fullback u17 185 78
# ST CHARLES Position A/G H W
1 Mthokozisi Sokhela Prop u19 180 125
2 Sibusiso Mkhize Hooker u18 175 90
3 Duncan Du Buisson Prop u18 185 105
4 William Squires (vc) Lock u18 190 90
5 Charl van Lingen Lock u19 190 90
6 Keagan Jones Flank u18 180 100
7 Dominic Robert Flank u18 175 75
8 George Oosthuizen 8th Man u18 180 85
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 182 760
9 Craig van der Merwe Scrumhalf u18 185 85
10 Jeremy Davidson Fly Half u18 180 85
11 Tyler Sharpley Wing u18 170 75
12 Mthobisi Mchunu (c) Centre u19 165 70
13 Sindile Sibisi Centre u18 170 80
14 Dillon Bennett Wing u17 175 80
15 Declan Cox Full Back u18 185 80
16 Mbhuti Ncgobo Prop u17 170 110
17 Zipo Dabula Prop u17 180 95
18 Joshua Niel Hooker u18 170 70
19 Thomas Moschides Lock/Flank u18 180 80
20 Cale-Reece Lombard Full Back/Fly Half u17 175 70
21 Matteo Pailler Wing u17 180 85
22 Simphiwe Dubazana Wing/Centre u17 180 85
23 Peter Christodoulou Scrumhalf u18 170 70
# ST JOHN’S Position A/G H W
1 William Kumwenda Prop u17 185 92
2 Keenan Roberts Hooker u18 175 90
3 Mohamed Omar Prop u18 186 86
4 Franz – Josef Retief Lock u18 187 96
5 Lorenzo Masselli Lock u18 197 100
6 Michael Siebert (c) Flank u18 175 78
7 Nicholas Cambanis Flank u17 181 81
8 Thomas Kirk 8th Man u18 183 86
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 184 709
9 Dean Medcalf Scrum Half u18 181 78
10 Nicholas Zille (vc) Fly Half u18 186 92
11 Bongani Molale Wing u17 172 71
12 Thomas Montgomery Centre u18 182 82
13 Dillon Petyt Centre u18 186 85
14 Francois Joubert Wing u17 187 79
15 Dorio Venter Full Back u18 179 72
16 Sibiya Sibiya Reserve u17 163 75
17 Nicholas Peterson Reserve u18 185 98
18 Sean Edwards Reserve 186 96
19 Luca Cioffi Reserve u18 175 84
20 Liam Peters Reserve u18 173 76
21 Joseph Kamangu Reserve u18 174 83
# VIADANA Position A/G H W
1 Andrea Bacchi Prop u19 180 96
2 Maicol Gozzi Hooker u17 170 90
3 Davide Turola Prop u18 183 106
4 Jacopo Abram Lock u19 182 93
5 Marco Fasciani Lock u19 182 100
6 Patrick Boroni Flank u17 178 80
7 Gianpietro Ribaldi Flank u18 187 97
8 Nicholas Gelati (vc) 8th Man u19 188 100
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 181 762
9 Gianluca Monticone Scrum half u17 170 68
10 Edoardo Melegari (c) Fly Half u19 177 83
11 Francesco Micheli Wing u18 175 85
12 Luca Durantini Centre u19 183 83
13 Francesco Ricciardi Centre u18 173 72
14 Alessandro Pera Wing u19 185 90
15 Marco Mussato Full Back u17 178 73
16 Riccardo Del Grosso Prop u18 181 105
17 Nicholas Domeneghini Prop u17 178 90
18 Nicola Biagini Lock u18 187 92
19 Mattia Bogiatto Lock u17 176 80
20 Giulio Di Tria Centre u18 182 80
21 Leonardo Ferrami Flank u18 185 90
22 Cosimo Michelagnoli Lock u18 189 95
23 Lorenzo Migliori Lock u18 185 85
24 Carlo Leonardo Bellati Full Back u17 190 83
25 Marco Maria Beretta Hooker u17 175 86
First published 11-Sep-2015

80 Comments

  1. There are some serious heavyweights lined up here. It’s almost impossible for the organisers to avoid matching some of them up against each other. I think its going to be a super festival.

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  2. @beet: Mmm, a Paul Roos vs Garsfontein encounter is on the cards here! Monument vs HJS Paarl would also be great. That followed by HJS vs Garsies and PRS vs Monnas.

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  3. One of the stronger line-ups at St Johns in recent years. Great to see. Teams usually get one “breather” game out of the three. Boishaai is back at Wildeklawer this year so can potentially meet Monnas there. Will rather let them play a team they would not get a chance to play again…Garsies, Nellies or Jeppe ..any two of those three will be great.

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  4. @beet: Wow! Great lignup!

    From our side it is an honour and a privilege to be apart of this prestigeous festival for the first time ever! I am sure we will gain invaulable experience from the festival! Really looking forward to it!

    What is worth noting is that Garsies will be playing 4 very hard matches in a matter of 10 days with us also competing at the Noord/Suid tournament… Will be tough indeed for the boys! The following scenario could easily become a reality:

    Garsies vs Paarl Gim
    Garsies vs Outeniqua/Oakdale
    Garsies vs Paal BH
    Garsies vs Paul Roos

    That all in a space of 10 days…

    Looking forward to the challenge…

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  5. @beet: In my opinion this St. Johns and Kearsney festivals will be equally tough… Not much difference between the two…

    Whoever plays against Monnas next year will have their work cut out… Monnas, on paper, will have a MASSIVE team and in my opinion will be top 3 contenders in 2015…

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  6. @kosie: Indeed it is… Will most certainly test our depth… But Africa is a tough country! Great oppurtunity for our boys though to play against the best!

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  7. @Rugbyman: Welcome to our World :mrgreen: ..So gaan dit maar gereeld gedurende n seisoen..Dis soos swem in n woeste spring gety…daar is nie kans vir asemhaal nie, dan is die ander groot brander weer op jou!

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  8. @Rugbyman: Hoop julle is suksesvol in julle WK aansoek. Ek weet hulle werk gewoonlik op uitnodiging. Ons het lvanjaar gemis, so ek hoop en aanvaar maar dat ons volgende jaar weer daar sal wees.

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  9. Ek is uiters verbaas om Waterkloof nie op die lys te sien nie. Hulle ondersteun die kompetisie al n geruime tydperk. Was altyd een van die hoogtepunte van St Johns as Kloof teen die groot Kaapse skole gespeel het. Hulle (Kloof) het juis in 2012 vir Bois High, en in 2013 vir Paul Roos, teen verwagting in, gewen.

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  10. @Vleis: Vleis I can’t find any info to suggest that they are playing at St Stithian’s. If they do it would be a good excuse for me to visit St Stithian’s. I heard it is a school worth visiting.

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  11. @Vleis: @Woltrui:

    I know Klofies are at Pukke and Wildeklawer but over Easter is a puzzler.

    Apart from Saints there is just Oakdale, Bizsport, Best of the West in Krugersdorp and the annual festival in CT left.

    Also Klofies are out of Noord-Suid as far as I know

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  12. @Woltrui: Wolla..dink jou kop is bietjie deurmekaar..Waterkloof het in 2012 verloor teen Boishaai, maar het hulle wel in 2013 gewen. Klofies het ook vanjaar teen PR gewen…Jy is te haastig!..Dis nog steeds 2014!

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  13. @BoishaaiPa: Skuus BHP. Jip jy is reg, bietjie haastig. Moet se ek geniet die St John’s toernooi baie. Geleentheid vir ons Valies om die Kaap se spanne na waarde te skat. Een van die mees genotvolle wedstryde wat ek hier gesien het was toe Boishaai die Engelse skool laas jaar geklop het. Julle outjies was sekerlik 10 kg per kop ligter in die agterlyn maar het die Engelse outjies behoorlik dronkgehardloop.

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  14. @Woltrui: Ek het St Johns laas in 2005 bygewoon en het dit vreeslik geniet…Dit het so bietjie afgewater op n tyd, maar volgende jaar se spanne lyk weer mooi sterk regdeur. Op n tyd was daar net 2 of 3 spanne wat regtig teen mekaar kon kompeteer, maar nou is daar weer n hele paar sterkes.

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  15. Paar wedstryde Saterdag en Maandag wat dit die moeite werd maak om die N1 tussen Pretoria en Johannesburg aan te pak. Bois High teen Monnas en Garsies. Paul Roos teen Monnas.
    Paarl Gim teen Garsies en Parkies in die Noord Suid toernooi in Pretoria. Lekker vooruitsig om die klein Bergbokkies te sien jol.

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  16. @scrummie: Agreed. Monnas beat Bennies by about 40 at Monnas in 2014. The ‘very mature’ Bennies boys are in the open age group this year, so that may reduce the deficit a bit. However, the biggest impact on the score will be the weaker teams both schools will field on day 1. Monnas will rest most of their regular 1st team players given the tough matches they face on days 2 and 3….and Bennies will also write this game off and keep their best players for St Charles (probable win) and Hilton (possible win).

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  17. Unfortunately no Garsies vs Paul Roos as expected on Day 2.

    Nelspruit vs Garsies is the kind of fixture that should be avoided at a festival. Yes it’s possible that the two schools might not meet again outside of this scheduled festival game but there is also a possibility that they could come up against each other in the Tuks and the Beeld

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  18. @Vleis: Hilton could surprise a few this season. They have the advantage of coming off a really bad year so will be flying under the radar. This year’s group was really good in their u16 year. Add Greg Miller as the new man looking after Hilton rugby to the mix and they are bound to max on their potential.

    The Day 1 game Hilton vs Nelspruit might be the pick of the lot. Understandably Nellies might brace themselves for what’s to come against Garsies on the Saturday but they can’t afford to take Hilton lightly.

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  19. @Vleis: Another thing that is apparent about suspected overage kids. They usually tend to lose effectiveness as they move up the age-groups. So the guys that were once bigger, stronger, faster than those they played against tend to still be good but no longer have that individual match winning influence they once possessed.

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  20. @beet: the garsies nelspruit fixture might change… you are correct that we could possibly meet in the tuks and beeld! No issue playing nelspruit though! They will have a strong team again this year…

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  21. @Rugbyman: Yeah these fixtures are never really complete until all the schools are satisfied. It’s part and parcel of festival organising.

    PRG vs Garsies hopefully still a possibility but given how difficult the Garsies schedule already is for April, maybe an unlikelihood.

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  22. @rugbyfan: No I just know that DHS will play Parktown at Jeppe and that College will be attending as well along with the likes of KES and PBHS. Should be a good fest. No response to my request for fixtures at this stage.

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  23. Cannot wait for this festival. Sad the Wolramme are not going to be here, but I think there are going to be some awesome games.

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  24. St John 1 st day raaiskote:

    Jeppe by 25
    Garsfontein by 52
    Paul Roos by 21
    Nelspruit by 11
    Monnas by 54
    Boishaai by 32
    :roll:

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  25. Jeppe by 20
    Garsies by 20
    Paul Roos by 20
    Nellies by 15
    Monnas by 18
    Paarl Boys by 18

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  26. St Charles Jeppe – Jeppe by 20
    Lions Garsfontein – Garsies by 20
    Paul Roos Viadana (Ita) – PR by 35
    Hilton Nelspruit – Nellies by 15
    St Benedict’s Monument – Monnas by 25
    HJS Paarl BH St John’s – PBH by 25

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  27. Smaak my daar is heelwat mismatches in hierdie groep, al die Saint skole sukkel ook maar baie! Die Viadana / Lions game behoort nou close een te wees! Sien uit na die Boishaai Monnas battle, my geld is op Boishaai.

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  28. @akw: Ek was nie self dasr nie, so 600 m verder op in die pad by KES, maar as ek na die tellings kyk, is jy dalk reg. Garsies se 106 en Paul Roos se 94 beam maar net jiu stelling.

    Rugbyman geluk al kan mens nie altyd iets uit so ‘n telling lees nie.

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  29. @Djou: As mens streng statisties na die Eldo prentjie kyk, moes my verbintenis dalk voor verlede jaar geëindig het, want van my verbintenis verbreking het hulle nog niks verloor nie. Dit sê nogal baie.

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  30. Sover lyk dit na GCB, Boishaai, Gimmies, PRG en Monnas / Oakdale vir die top 5 posisies, nie noodwendig in hierdie volgorde nie, nie seker wat aangaan by Garsfontein nie, maar ek sal my kop uitsteek en voorspel maandag gaan nog n lang dag vir hulle wees teen Boishaai! PRG en Monnas gaan close wees, ons hoop vir goeie weer vir die game!

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  31. @Ploegskaar, ja baie moontlik, tyd sal leer, as hulle net die huidige vorm kan volhou!

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  32. @akw: Ok my friend , hope all ok ? Looking forward to hear what you think of Boishaai vs Garsie game .

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  33. PRG vs Monnas game was tight/tough as hell according to the commentary.well done to all the PRG boys involved for the 3 from 3 :twisted:

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  34. @phat55: sjoe dit was n close game maar n wen is n wen, soos Naas sou se! Volgende op die kerflys……. Grey PE, ons sal graag laas seisoen se glip teen hulle wil regstel!

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  35. @danie:

    im sure they’ll remember that game on Markotter last year & want to put one over the Grey PE boys this time around

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  36. Nelspruit 35 – 33 Jeppe. Probably the best school rugby match I have seen in a very long time.

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  37. What a stella game of school boy rugby. The better team on the day won. However Jeppe will be dreading missing all those kicks. Four penalties and a conversion. But ja this might be an interesting season for jeppe… if they get their discipline and heads right this might be a strong season for them.

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  38. an impressive 32-9 victory for Boishaai over Garsies
    i think they should be no.1 on that provisional rankings for this year, because they have been the most impressive team so far

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  39. @phat55: To close to call . PRG win against Affies probably makes them nr 1 at the moment . Paarl Gim will only show their hand at Wildeklawer . Oakdale also very dangerous this year . SACS and Rondebosch also strong this year and Boland Landbou are going to be very , very tough so the WP selectors will have to be on their toes this year .

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  40. Great result for Boishaai, they have just showed their class, its gonna be an exciting season in the Western Cape to see who’s the best! Gimmies will be next to show what they’re up to at the North-South tournament, and believe me they are going to entertain! Also well done to Grey Bloem for pulling those close ones through, at the end of the day, that is what a great team does, they find ways to win! Finally, well done to PRG, you’ve played some great and exciting rugby!

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  41. Well done to Boishaai.. the Boys, Sean and Elmo all did us proud..Looks like it was Paarl vs Pretoria today as the u/14 and u/16 groups played Menlo and won as well…Paarl 3 – Pta 0. :mrgreen: …Jokes aside…the team did well and was under the radar pre-season…it is what happens on the field that counts.

    Very well done to our neighbours Paul Roos as well…you kept the WP flag flying high!

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  42. Tandem asked for short match summaries. I can do ones for the 3 main games, but please remember that this is my opinion only and, as my Superbru proves, I know very little about rugby. These are just general observations.

    Paul Roos vs Monnas

    I believe PRG deserved to win the game, but I believe Monnas could have won with different in-game decisions.

    Monnas 1 and 6 are both U17’s and they are both brilliant players. In the scrums the Monnas 1 had the upper hand from the first scrum and he dominated throughout. He also carried the ball well. The 6 was immense, came within 1m of scoring twice and score a lovely try from the half way line with pace and a great line.

    When Monnas kept it tight and played to their obvious strength, which is their pack, they looked dominant. The back line looked very pedestrian, standing very deep and with a lot of lateral movement. The 1st try of Monnas was a great training ground move where the backs ran a sweep in the direction from where the ball had come.

    But they did not take 9 points that was on offer in the PR 22 and this, in the end, cost them.

    PRG defended and contested well, took knocks in the scrum and did well on their own lineouts. In the pack the 6 played well.

    The 10 was great and created both tries, the first by stepping twice before passing to his 12 that ran a great line to score, the second by securing a loose ball and setting a ruck from which the 13 ran a great line to score. The 10 also stripped 2 balls in tackles and looked very dangerous ball in hand.

    Nelspruit vs Jeppe

    This was an awesome game of rugby. I did not keep notes, just enjoyed the ebb and flow of a game played at pace and with good skills levels. Jeppe lost because they were atrocious in the lineouts, I doubt they won 1 ball all afternoon. So they had very little attacking ball from set phases, which was such a pity because their back line is a great pleasure to watch. They run great lines, utilize space properly, communicate well – that back-line coach can take a serious bow. Their 7 was also all over the field and dangerous with ball in hand.

    Nelspruit’s pack dominated the lineouts and as a team the effort was great, with their 10 probably their best player.

    The game ended with a Jeppe kick falling just short off the crossbar, it was a brilliant match.

    Boishaai vs Garsies

    This match was such a disappointment after the Jeppe/Nelspruit ripper.

    Boishaai kicked off, Garsies knocked on under zero pressure, Boishaai played right from the scrum and scored. And from there things got even worse.

    In the scrums Boishaai place Garsies under great pressure, and in the lineouts the only balls Garsies won cleanly was the ones Boishaai decided not to contest on. This negated the Garsies backline completely, they did not get any front foot ball and in most cases received man and ball at the same time. With zero time and space they could do nothing.

    The second Boishaai try came from another knock, the third from the Garsies 8 breaking away AGAINST the wheel of a scrum that was at 90 degrees. To their credit Boishaai was very clinical in turning these mistakes into points.

    The Boishaai pack was dominant, and their scrums, lineouts and kick-off receives were clinical. I really like their locks.

    I was less impressed with the Boishaai backline. They play deep, with a lot of lateral movement, some poor accuracy with their passing and some balls being dropped. Behind such a dominant pack the back line should have done better.

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  43. Well done Nelspruit! 3 uit 3 teen sterk spanne. Goeie begin vir die seisoen! Onthou (soos laasjaar) dis die laaste 4of 5 games wat tel… Go Rhinos!!

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