School Rugby fixtures & results – week ending 08 May 2021

School Rugby fixtures & results – week ending 08 May 2021

DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL INFO BROADCAST
Sat.08May HJS Paarl BH Grey College Premier Interschools – SuperSport
Sat.08May Paarl Gim Paul Roos
Sat.08May Boland Landbou Drostdy Boland Landbou TV
Sat.08May Bishops SACS
Sat.08May Rondebosch Wynberg
Sat.08May Parel Vallei Durbanville
Sat.08May Stellenberg Oakdale Stellies TV
Sat.08May DHS Maritzburg College DigiTV
Sat.08May Kearsney Michaelhouse Kearsney TV
Sat.08May Northwood Hilton DigiTV
Sat.08May Glenwood Westville DigiTV
Sat.08May St Charles Clifton
Sat.08May Dale Grens
Sat.08May Brandwag Muir
Sat.08May Framesby Kingswood
Sat.08May Grey HS St Andrew’s
Sat.08May Queen’s Selborne
Sat.08May Nico Malan Marlow
Sat.08May Hudson Park Cambridge
Sat.08May Port Rex Graeme
Sat.08May Monument Waterkloof DigiTV
Sat.08May HTS Middelburg Garsfontein Rooie TV
Sat.08May Noordheuwel EG Jansen Nories TV
Sat.08May Helpmekaar Marais Viljoen DigiTV
Sat.08May Pietersburg Ben Vorster DigiTV
Sat.08May KES Affies
Sat.08May Nelspruit Menlopark DigiTV
Sat.08May Middelburg Ermelo DigiTV
Sat.08May Pretoria BH Jeppe
Sat.08May St Alban’s St John’s
Sat.08May Goudveld Voortrekker (Beth)

76 Comments

  1. @Strepie: Monnas have three matches under the belt now and have lost their last two. They will be feeling the urgency to turn things around. Klofies who have had to withdraw from the two big festivals and isolate due to the Covid situation at the school, will in all likelihood be short on match practice and match fitness. I suspect Klofies will be big underdogs for this one.

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  2. Kan nie wag vir die naweek nie
    Darem ‘n jammerte man kan nie die games gaan kyk nie

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  3. Selborne vs Queens should be a close one. Dale should be too strong for Grens. Not sure how St Andrews are this year but Grey High look like the favorites for the best team in the Eastern Cape this year.

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  4. Gim se dream team gaan baie moeilik geklop word vanjaar. Hopelik is PRG kompeterend.

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  5. @Palma: Quite interesting that you expect Queen’s to give Selborne a challenge. I hope that is good news for Queen’s in terms of strength and not Selborne being weak this year.

    I watched a half of the Grey v PBHS match. Every once in a while Grey was able to switch on and come up with scores. They look like they have two potent wings. the left wing contributed to two of the three tries in the half. The right wing looked the size of a typical NZ Aotearoa Super Rugby wing.

    SAC also had a good outing away to neighbours Kingswood. They had a high conversion rate of opportunities to points. Classy flyhalf – one of the best in the country this year. If they continue to improve they can really give Grey a go this weekend.

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  6. Marlow gave Graeme a hiding the other day, but Nico Malan has a strong Gr 11 group supporting a talented Gr 12 group and I think it might be a close game.

    A team to watch at /16 level will be Marlow, the folks on the plaas have high expectations of this group.

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  7. @Rainier: it sounds like Nico Malan will be favourites to beat Marlow based on that assessment. Then again I was sure Kingswood would turn the tables on SAC and then SAC won with a bit of margin in the end and were the better team on the day to justify it.

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  8. @beet: dit gaan om die minste te sé baie interessant wees. Kloof sonder enige wedstryde die jaar sal moet staatmaak op proewe vir eerste kontak. Geen speeltyd vir Kloof vs 210 mins vir Monnas gaan n verskil maak. Voeg daarby dat dit n weg wedstryd vir ons is, Monnas nog hulle wonde lek na 2 jaar agtereenvolgende velore teen Kloof en dat Kloof met n groot getal O/17 die jaar gaan speel maak dit net nog moeiliker. Ons hoofafrigters kry dan nou ook die 1ste keer kans om vir n seisoen saam met die manne te werk. Dit bring nog ‘n nuwe dinamiek na Saterdag se game. Daar mag dalk n paar nuwe gedagtes wees vanaf die nuwe breierskorps wat n verskil op die veld kan maak.

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  9. @Rainier: Daai is drie Aliwal Noord Outjies in die Marlow first team ,al drie deel van daardie sterk o13 span van 2015,Eric Waagenaar nr 1 Hansie Odendaal nr 9 en Wessie Odendaal nr 10….Ek voorspel die tweeling is albei in die OP CW groep die jaar

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  10. @Bloktrui: The Limpopo title up for grabs this weekend?

    I think the Monnas 100 fest showed that Ben Vorster will be a force to contend with during the VB Plate.

    101 year old Pieties an unknown quantity and hopefully for the sake of the region and school rugby as a whole, they are on an upwards curve.

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  11. @beet: Maybe to early to talk about “Limpopo title” , but because Ben Vorster and Pietersburg play in different VB leagues it could be seen as such :wink: :wink:

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  12. @strepie ja hulle doen
    Limpopo
    Noordwes
    Mpumalanga
    Valke
    Leeus
    Bulle

    Maar daar is verskillende afdelings en in elke afdeling ook ek dink n paar groepe binne die afdeling en die wenner skuif op en verloorder af elke jaar ens.

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  13. @Strepie: Ja….die trofee idee kom van die ou Administrateursbeker en later Beeld trofee af , julle ouens in die “suide” speel vir ander redes as trofees :wink: :wink: ,op ‘n ernstige noot is daar ook ander gevolge van die Virseker model , skole speel in verskillende afdelings ( krag teen krag), Ben Vorster speel in afdeling 2 van die Beker teen skole buite ons provinsie Nelspruit , Middelburg , Rustenburg , Montana , Zwartkops ,Transvalia en Kemptonpark wat veroorsaak dat plaaslike skole nie meer teen mekaar speel nie , dit is baie hartseer …In Tzaneen is daar 2 wonderlike skole (Ben Vorster en Merensky) wat oor jare heen groot wedstryde opgelewer het en die gemeenskap vir daardie dag van alles anders laat vergeet het …..die hele gemeenskap en oud leerlinge was langs die veld …meer toeskouers as enige ander saamtrek in ons dorp ….maar heelaas gebeur dit nie meer nie weens redes soos bo.Sterkte vir julle seisoen , daar is nie maklike wedstryde in julle “liga” nie!

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  14. @Strepie: Ja….die trofee idee kom van die ou Administrateursbeker en later Beeld trofee af , julle ouens in die “suide” speel vir ander redes as trofees :wink: :wink: ,op ‘n ernstige noot is daar ook ander gevolge van die Virseker model , skole speel in verskillende afdelings ( krag teen krag), Ben Vorster (Tzaneen ) speel in afdeling 2 van die Beker teen skole buite ons provinsie Nelspruit , Middelburg , Rustenburg , Montana , Zwartkops ,Transvalia en Kemptonpark wat veroorsaak dat plaaslike skole nie meer teen mekaar speel nie , dit is baie hartseer …In Tzaneen is daar 2 wonderlike skole (Ben Vorster en Merensky) wat oor jare heen groot wedstryde opgelewer het en die gemeenskap vir daardie dag van alles anders laat vergeet het …..die hele gemeenskap en oud leerlinge was langs die veld …meer toeskouers as enige ander saamtrek in ons dorp ….maar heelaas gebeur dit nie meer nie weens redes soos bo.Sterkte vir julle seisoen , daar is nie maklike wedstryde in julle “liga” nie!

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  15. @beet any thoughts on the KZN match ups this weekend. Some big games!

    I expect Hilton to be far to good for Northwood unf. With the investment they have made into their rugby over the last few years I am sure they will be aiming for top honours in KZN and a top 10 in SA even.

    DHS: College
    Kearsney: Mhouse
    Glenwood: Westville

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  16. @Palma Based on their junior performances , Selborne should be their at their usual competitive best this season, they should have quality forwards and backs , teams in the Eastern Cape may have too be at the top of their game too beat them

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  17. @Palma: Selborne should be at their competitive best again this season , with quality forwards and backs. The schools in the Eastern Cape will have too be at the top of their game to match them

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  18. @Skywalker: Yes the Hilton team has been very strong coming up the age-groups and flexed their muscle in the Glenwood win at Glenwood last year. So I also expect them to be strong. I don’t think Northwood matches up too well against Hilton either. I suspect NW will focus on their own game and not pay enough attention to countering the HC game. So HC should be dominant up front and when NW try run the ball, the HC linespeed press will force errors and turnovers.

    I think MC will record an away win at DHS. It was hard to work out where the DHS strength lines. College backs have something going on but have room to improve to get closer to the better teams that played in Gauteng festivals recently.

    Kearsney vs Michaelhouse is potentially a close match. Kearsney seemed to be content to operate at half pace in Dundee even though there is feeling that the line is quick while MHS did not produce too many chances against SAC but had a few players in wider positions who looked like the could influence the outcome. I don’t see enough to see who of the two could dominate forward proceedings.

    I think Glenwood vs Westville will be the match to watch. I think the Westville team has also been decent coming up the age groups and have a few threats in their pack and backs. But Glenwood can never be overlooked. They will no doubt aim to play at high tempo. I could be wrong but think last year their midfielders were newish to the school and u17, this year as seniors they could light up the stage. I’m not sure what the Glenwood pack will be like but even here they tend to be more focused upping the tempo rather than big collisions.

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  19. @Strepie: Ek gaan nie n voorspelling waag nie ,die twee spanne is baie baie na aan mekaar ,op die einde dink ek die een met die beste kondisionering gaan dit deurhaak ,ek dink nie daar gaan meer as 3-5 punte verskil in die game wees nie

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  20. @Strepie: Rugby wen altyd ,dis net tussen ons ouens hier waar dinge funny raak soms ,die seuns worry niks, hulle jol net ,en as daar bietjie handbags is ,dan is dit al vergete teen die tyd wat hulle op die busse klim

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  21. @Bloktrui: Can’t Ben Vorster and Merensky still play each other each year at a time that does not clash with VB? The VB does not use up the whole calendar.

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  22. Sorry ek het dit dalk gemis maar gaan die Gim/PRG game iewers uitgesaai word

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  23. @Zion: Ek sien dat die Grey vs HJS premier interschool fixture is. Sal seker op SSL of DigiTV wees.

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  24. @PaarlBok: Dankie, ja gesien Grey vs HJS is op 211
    Sal maar uitkyk vir die ander een
    So jammer man kan nie daar wees nie

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  25. @Vleis: The fact that BV and Merensky do not have a derby since 2010 (except for one year when they had to play in the Limpopo Big Schools League) has nothing to do with VB, really. Let’s just say, it’s complicated…

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  26. The current matric class for Queens did the double over Selborne at u16 level, both games were tight if i’m not mistaken. This should definitely be a decent Queens side this year.

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  27. @beet: That is for sure. It almost happened this year if the Virseker tournaments couldn’t continue due to travel restrictions, but we are just happy that we can play again. Nelspruit will be a nice challenge this year if you look at their results last week versus Middelburg HTS results.

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  28. @Palma: I think Selborne, Queens and Hudson are going to be leagues ahead of everyone else in the Border region. I stand corrected, but I believe Hudson have roughly 5 post matrics back. I don’t know if any other schools have a number of u19s this season though. So Border schools could well see Hudson as the top school in the province this year. Queens should win this weekend.

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  29. @SBRfan: No disrespect to Selborne but it would be awesome for the interschool season in the Border region if the Queen’s team is strong this year and came away with a few noteworthy wins.

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  30. @beet: I would love to see a strong Queens side again, hopefully not strong enough to beat Selborne :wink: but strong enough to compete for top 30 nationally. Maybe it’s a bit of stretch, but the brilliant Dale side of 2016 shows anything is possible.

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  31. @beet: a strong Queens side is always a good thing ,they have been a powerhouse and must always be a powerhouse in SA schoolboy rugby ,it would be fantastic if they can be restored to their former glory…

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  32. @Palma: they certainly have the facilities in terms of hostels and sports fields they just need to get the recruitment right ,there are some very talented boys in the Border NEC region that are not in Selborne’s catchment area ,Queens need to start looking in towns like Aliwal North, Burgersdorp,Cradock,Middelburg,Barkley East,Lady Grey, Elliot ,Dordregcht and so on….

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  33. @beet: If Im correct Queens used to have something like 800 -900 boys and atm its like 500-600 perhaps a former pupil migjt shed some light on this

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  34. @beet: Queens have completely revamped their fitness centre and they have also employed a full time S&C staff member. They are turning the corner. Their rugby setup is looking promising now. Unfortunately, it looks like its’ Dale College’s turn to go through a few rough years. I just hope they can eventually pull things together. I’d like to rank the TOP 3 schools in Border this year, but I need to see the team sheets first for numbers of post-matrics before I decide :mrgreen:

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  35. Sjoe there are so many good games on this weekend. Some tough choices to make. Putting allegiance aside, these are my picks:

    NV: Monnas vs Klofies – 2 reasons 1. what are Kloof looking like 2. What has Coach Tjaart done to try fix his attack esp if/when play moves a bit wider

    KZN: Glenwood vs Westville – First look at G Machines to see if they have the super speed game going again. See if Ville can go up one notch from their Northwood win.

    EC: Grey High vs St Andrew’s – Hopefully SAC will front up and this will be a classic.

    WC: Paarl Boys’ vs Grey College – titanic battle. Hopefully another blockbuster. Still a few Grey boys to produce their best form while just to Boishaai to continue to produce big point producing plays.

    WC: Paarl Gim vs Paul Roos – Gim everyone’s favourite. Fantastic team to watch. PRG under the radar due to a few quieter years but with plenty of firepower this year.

    A few other WC games worth watching as well.

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  36. @Beet the Monnas vs Kloof game will be a total miss match. Monnas by 50. I will be amazed and apologise to Kloof if they can prove me wrong but both age grades 11 and 12 now at Kloof have been poor under age level, Kloof also have new head of sport and coaching staff appointed in 2019 and then couldnt really work with any boys because of Covid untill now. Unless Kloof can cause a major upset, they have had Monuments number in 2018 and 2019,off course then all the North teams that got hammered at Noord/Suid will have to pull back their excuses of having 1 less week (7 days) to prepare.

    Maybe the closest NV game this weekend could be HTS Middelburg vs Garsies.

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  37. @beet: My nephew is in the St Andrew’s 1st team, so hopefully they will front up, as you say. This age group’s results in u14 and u15 were poor, but improved to average in u16. Thus, with a little more improvement at the open level, which is usually the case at SAC, they could have a good season. Interestingly, they were beaten by Kingswood by 40 in u14 and by 18 in u15; then they drew with them in u16 and beat them by 16 last weekend at 1st team level.

    They lost by 10 to Grey at u16 level.

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  38. @beet: Late this morning (Thursday) the Gauteng Department of Education informed Menlopark that they are not allowed to travel to Nelspruit on Saturday with their rugby teams. (Reasons not clear yet). If they do, the school will face severe repercussions. Some late organising and phone calls on the part of both schools, have Nelspruit now travelling to Menlopark on Saturday. It seems Mpumalanga dept of Education more willing. Very short notice for parents, bus companies etc for a 350 km + trip.

    Congratulations to both schools for going the extra mile to let the boys play. Would have been easy just to cancel.

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  39. @VanniLaeveld:Good on Nelspruit. Nellies are a very accommodating school. I think they already proved with in the Noord-Suid arrangements.

    I was just saying to someone what a potential kak time this has been for the kids who love playing rugby. At short notice this sort of thing can happen or like in the case of Framesby vs Kingswood, one youngster in the squad tests positive and now all the rugby is off for Saturday.

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  40. Yes. Some people now are getting normal flu/cold/sinus symptoms. We are all washing hands, and wearing masks to prevent Covid, but people are catching normal colds and flu ? Is the mask just preventing Covid then ?

    Is the parents attending rugby matches more threat then the 100’s of people in Potch Nightclubs?

    What is going on here ?

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  41. @VanniLaeveld: Ons game by HTS Middelburg skuif ook Pta toe… selfde rede… Gauteng dept wil nie dat Gauteng skole buite die grense reis nie…

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