Boishaai And Monnas Tackle Each Other In Season-opener At Porterville


Paarl Boys High and Monument High School draw the curtain on the 2020 schools’ rugby season in a very special way next weekend when they play each other in all age groups at the Bull Festival in the Swartland town of Porterville.

The Boishaai-Monnas clash in Porterville was initiated by Southern Business School (SBS) CEO, Chris Vorster, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Porterville High School.

“SBS sponsors both Monnas and Boishaai, so it really is going to be a special weekend for us and a wonderful showcase for schoolboy rugby,” said Vorster.

While Boishaai has supported the Bull Festival for several years, it will be Monnas’ first foray in Porterville.

On Friday, 13 March, the U14A’s and U15A’s are doing battle while the main course awaits on Saturday afternoon when the U16A’s as well as the under U19A’s and U19B’s take each other on.

On Saturday the U19A sides of Hopefield and Overberg tackle each other at 15h40 before the main curtain raiser between Porterville High School and Robertson High School kicks off at 16h50.

Then it’s onto the main attraction when the Monnas U19A team cross swords with Boishaai’s U19A’s at 18h00.

“There is so much history and tradition within these schools. It’s a privilege for SBS to support them,” said Vorster.

“The passion for South African schoolboy rugby is delightfully illustrated by the fact that a weekend like this can be staged with the two schools who are 1400km apart, yet they come together in Porterville to pay tribute to the local school’s special milestone.

“I’d like to thank the passionate team at Porterville High School for their huge effort in putting the logistics together, as well as the administrators of Boishaai and Monnas.”

When asked which school he is going to support over the weekend, Vorster just chuckled. “All I can say is may the best SBS teams win!”

The Boishaai and Monnas squads for the Bull Festival will be announced on Wednesday afternoon and fans can look forward to a remarkable weekend of rugby between two of the sport’s powerhouse rugby schools.