11th Dec 2018

Amadoda In Pink at the “Graveyard” – Expect No Mercy

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Once again and for the sixth successive year Dale College First Rugby XV will wear their Pink Strip of Pink jerseys and shorts to highlight the disease of Cancer when Dale College and a formidable Selborne College play the 113th game against each other in King William’s Town. This history of rugby rivalry goes back to 1892! Dale’s sort after motivating Pink Strip is only worn by Dale once a year at present. The initiative and motivation behind Pink Day at Dale and playing in Pink strip to highlight Cancer is still possibly a first for any South African schools.

Dale only able to break a Selborne stronghold of three years after beating them earlier at Selborne 24-19. Dale's only loss came at the hands of Glenwood (5-32) at the Kearsney Festival in March this year. Since then 11 victories against their main rivals in the Eastern Cape winning 15 out of 16 games this year. Selborne on the other hand have lost 3 and drew 2 games in their 17 matches this year. Dale should be the favourite if taking everything but the emotion on the day into account. For the Dale boys added incentive is that this will be the last game at the "Graveyard", as their home field is called.

 

Program for this weekend : 

A-Field
09:00- u14A
10:00- u15A
11:10- u16A
12:20- 3rd
13:40- 2nd
15:00- 1st

B-Field
08:30- u15B
09:40- u16B
10:50- 4th
12:00- u14B

C-Field
08:30- u14C
10:50- u15C
12:00- u16C

Down the years : 

1892: Dale won 2-1
1913: Draw 0-0
1915: Dale won 15-0
1916: Dale won 12-0
1917: Dale won 57-0
1918: Dale won 31-0
1919: Dale won 19-0
1920: Dale won 17-0
1921: Draw 0-0
1921: Selborne won  8-0
1922: Cancelled for a funeral
1923: Dale won  24-9
1924: Selborne won 11-8
1925: Selborne won  8-0
1926: Dale won 14-3
1927: Dale won 12-3
1928: Dale won  25-6
1929:  No Games; Selborne called off rugby relations
1930: Dale won 15-3
1931: Dale won 9-8
1932: Dale won  26-5
1933: Dale won 18-9
1934: Dale won 14-8
1935: Cancelled
1936: Selborne won 21-61
1937: Dale won 11-3
1938: Dale won 43-3
1938: Dale won 16-5
1939: Selborne won 22-11
1940: Dale won 19-10
1941: Dale won 16-15
1942: Dale won  21-15
1943: Dale won  31-3
1944: Dale won 10-3
1945: Draw 6-6
1946: Dale won 15-3
1947: Selborne won 14-6
1948: Selborne won 11-10
1949: Dale won 13-6
1950: Dale won 16-6
1951: Selborne won 12-9
1952: Selborne won 20-3
1953: Selborne won 6-3
1954: Selborne won 9-6
1955: Dale won 17-8
1956: Draw 3-3
1957: Selborne won 11-5
1958: Selborne won 20-12
1959: Dale won  9-6
1960: Dale won 14-9
1961: Selborne won 8-6
1962: Selborne won 12-11
1963: Dale won 12-5
1964: Dale won 15-14
1965: Dale won  29-8
1966: Dale won 14-9
1967: Dale won  25-18
1968: Dale won 17-6
1969: Dale won 15-12
1970: Selborne won 43-17
1971: Dale won 14-11
1972: Selborne won 25-7
1973: Dale won  36-15
1974: Dale won 11-7
1975: Dale won 41-9
1976: Selborne won 25-11
1977: Selborne won 20-13
1978: Dale won 45-25
1979: Selborne won 36-19
1980: Selborne won 34-32
1981: Dale won 18-13
1982: Dale won 23-15
1983: Selborne won  6-3
1983: Selborne won 9-8
1984: Dale won 33-11
1985: Dale won 28-25
1986: Dale won 18-13
1987: Dale won 42-12
1988: Selborne won 49-13
1989: Dale won 26-6
1990: Dale won 34-3
1991: Selborne won 19-12
1992: Dale won 25-23
1993: Dale won 30-14
1994: Selborne won 17-9
1995: Dale won 40-23
1996: Dale won 35-23
1997: Selborne won 31-29
1998: Selborne won 52-9
1999: Dale won 43-8
2000: Dale won 58-27
2001: Selborne won 38-16
2002: Selborne won 22-21
2003: Selborne won 45-0
2004: Selborne won 33-32
2005: Selborne won 27-8
2006: Selborne won 31-14
2007: Dale won 33-10
2008: Selborne won 50-29
2009: Selborne won 33-20
2010: Dale won 31-29
2011: Selborne won 31-19
2012: Dale won 10-9 and 12-7
2013: Selborne won 25-21 and 25-22
2014: Selborne win 28-7 and 20-11
2015: Selborne won 42-26 and 44-13
2016: Dale won 24-19

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