10th December 2018

Match Reports

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16 June 2017 - Alberton (0) Leaves Their Worst For Dinamika (5)  - The second half saw the game opening up a lot, with both teams running the ball effectively but Dinamika using the boot to ensure they play the game in Alberton's half. Alberton chance of winning this battle came virtually to an end when the no4 lock was red carded after his second yellow card for dangerous play.

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17 June 2017 - St Andrew's (72) Gives Meaning To The "K" in K Day Against Kingswood (5) - The game was played in extremely windy conditions but this did not stop the boys from throwing the ball around. It took St Andrew's 4 minutes to score the first try and after 10 minutes the score was 12-7 and it was clear that defence was not a word or action we would hear and see a lot of in this match.

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17 June 2017 - Kearsney (32) Breezes Past Maritzburg College (7) - Kearsney was awarded another penalty after sustained pressure.  Fullback Jacques Odendaal converted a difficult kick from close to the touchline, to stretch the lead further to 32-7. College attacked furiously for the last four minutes of the match, but the hosts’ defended well and the final scored remained at 32-7.

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10 June 2017 - Union (19) Battles Against Westering (17) To Win - The First team played against Westering in an away fixture on Saturday. Conditions were challenging and it seemed to disrupt us and throw us off our game.

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10 June 2017 - Kearsney (64) Cruised Against St Benedict's (22) - Kearsney hosted the visitors from Bedfordview, Gauteng in what can be described as perfect playing conditions. The visitors stunned the home team with the first try scored in the first minute after their speedy centre collected a loose pass to score under the posts for an early lead of 7 – 0.

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10 June 2017 - Boland Landbou (24) Out Whits Paarl Gim (15) - On a very cold Saturday afternoon with a strong wind and pouring rain, the two neighbouring schools met on the farm. The rugby was a tad unexciting but the rain in the Boland was fantastic. The most excitement on the day was the rain falling down and for that, I am very grateful.

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10 June 2017 - Graeme (18) Boss In A Tense Battle Against Queens (11) - That just left the 1st XV match to be played and it was a mouth watering contest, that lived up to expectation. Graeme started the match in perfect fashion and wwas10-0 up in no time. Queens fought back to trail 10-8, with the match very much in the balance throughout. Graeme scored a second try and converted a penalty to take their tally up to 18. 

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10 June 2017 - Paul Roos (27) Outsmarted And Out Muscled Oakdale (10) - The second half saw Paul Roos continuing on their merry way controlling the game with clever kicks behind the backline combined with some great mauling and hand by hand efforts by their big forwards. Paul Roos scored the only points of the second half adding 10 points to win a well-deserved victory of 27-10 against an always trying Oakdale.

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10 June 2017 - Hungry Stellies Feast On Vulnerable Wynberg - For example, as if having scrumhalf and captain Matt Doyle sidelined with an ankle injury wasn’t bad enough, his stand-in Dylan Munro did not make it past half-time. Full-back Kyle Lamb, who was only playing because intended flyhalf David Botha had had to withdraw, was then pressed into service in this crucial berth. 

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10 June 2017 - SACS Snatch Last Gasp Draw - After Strauss had scored midway through the second half Rondebosch were again camped in the SACS quarter for a long period before SACS eventually managed to get across to the other side of the field. A spate of penalties against Rondebosch gave SACS the opportunity to have a few cracks at the line before Dlepu eventually crashed over under the poles.

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10 June 2017 - Dale (28) Snatches Victory In The Last Second Against Grey High (27) - And then it all went wrong for Dale. After quite a lot of penalties against Dale in the loose, the referee had enough and sent a Dale player off for an infringement in a loose scrum. The Grey forwards rumbled up after a line out and scored their third try for Grey High. Grey High at this stage used their forwards to dominate.

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10 June 2017 - Waterkloof (46) Outclasses Menlopark (23)  - Waterkloof started the second half a little better than the first half scoring a try within a minute and their second one for the half within 4 minutes, both tries coming from turnover ball after mistakes from Menlopark. This blitzkrieg saw the score move to 32-16 and a seemingly winning margin.

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03 June 2017 - Match Report - DHS (24) vs Westville (25) - It was to be a bittersweet end to the DHS rugby season as the 1st XV failed to engineer a victory in their final fixture of the season on their Founders Day, eventually succumbing 24-25 to Westville who scored a last second penalty kick. In what was a surprising result on the day, DHS did more than enough to win the game comfortably by four or more tries but it was the last pass that kept eluding them.

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03 June 2017 - Affies (15) Taught A Lesson By Waterkloof (24) - Affies without 11 players and then losing Johan van Zyl in the second half were going to struggle but nobody expected this. Waterkloof started off showing their intent storming to a 14-0 lead. Half time saw Affies slowly coming to grips with the score of 10-14 flattering Affies.

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03 June 2017 - Wit Bulle (30) vs Green Machine (19) -  Within 90 seconds after the 2nd half started, the Monnas lock - Kwagga van Niekerk used his power to cross the try line for Monnas 1st converted try stretching Monnas lead to 8 points. From here on Monnas took control of the game through strong forward play by Eben Brand, Kwagga van Niekerk and Franco Schutte.

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03 June 2017 - SACS (100) Durbanville (0) - Match Report - Durbanville have some impressive talent in the age-group teams and the matches were hotly contested all morning and for the first five minutes of the 1st XV encounter. Unfortunately though for the hosts once the SACS 1stXV opened their account if was one-way traffic from then on.

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03 June 2017 - Union (44) beat Winterberg (15) Convincingly - In what were less than ideal conditions, the Union 1st rugby team managed to beat Winterberg44 – 15. With the wind at their back, Union dominated territory and possession to gain a 27 – 8 lead at half-time.

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03 June 2017 - Hilton (17) vs Kearsney (8): Match Report - Kearsney started the game well and created numerous chances in the first 10 minutes, but were not able to capitalise. Hilton then won a penalty corner which deflected off Luke de Vlieg’s stick, to beat the visitor’s goalkeeper.

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03 June 2017 - Graeme College (46) Bully Nico Malan (10) - Graeme College faced Nico Malan in Grahamstown on Saturday the 3 rd of May. After the 12-12 draw between these two teams in Humansdorp last year one would’ve expected another tight encounter, however, it was the complete opposite as Graeme dominated proceedings to record a 46-10 victory. The Graeme College 1stXV was relentless in the first half as they played with the wind and Nico Malan struggled to get out of their own half.

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03 June 2017 - Helpmekaar (28) Fights Off An Excellent Garsfontein (27) - In the second half Garsfontein continued their dominance in the scrums resulting in Helpmekaar's backline receiving the ball under pressure.The first 10 minutes of the second half did not provide a lot of excitement with both teams reverting more and more to kicks to break the defensive structure of the opponents. Later in the second half the game loosened up with both teams spreading the ball wide. 

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04 June 2017 - Paarl Gym Atone For 2015 Defeat - Analyses of Gym’s performances always tend to revolve around Martins, Ludick and du Plessis, but the exemplary foraging, reminiscent at times of former WP icon Boland Coetzee, of flank Corné “Coach” Uys, the Man of the Match, contributed as much as anyone to this deserved victory.

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27 May 2017 - Union’s 1st XV (47) too strong for Cradock (8) - It was also evidence of some good decision-making by backs and forwards alike. Tries were scored by Cowan Swartz, Thando Haarmans, Terrence Siyaya, Cohen Pieterse, Matthew Broeksma and Ross Stanley (x2)

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27 May 2017 - DHS (20) vs Glenwood (17): 1st XV Match Report - The victory was made all the sweeter as it was in 2006 when DHS last beat their local rivals. This was too long a wait for the blue half of Durban. But the wait proved to be worthwhile, as DHS staged an amazing comeback on Glenwood's Old Boys Day to assert themselves as one of the top teams in the country.

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27 May 2017 - Monnas (24) Clings On For A Win Against KES (19) - The referee who is a parent of a Monnas u/16 rugby player is blamed by both sides for mistakes made, but a gentleman who sat next to me made a remark in the second half and I quote "listen to the KES Old Boys and Monnas supporters who are shouting remarks at the ref for making an error simultaneously after one of his rulings."

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27 May 2017 - Graeme (12) Should Have But Did Not Against Hudson Park (12) - On Saturday the 27th May, Graeme College travelled to East London to take on Hudson Park High School. The day was evenly contested as Hudson Park won 5 matches, Graeme College won 4 matches and the first team result ended in a 12-12 draw.

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27 May 2017 - Brackenville See Off Disappointing Bellville - Although Bellville must shoulder much of the blame for this defeat, their poor ball retention skills alone costing them dearly, Brackenfell do deserve much credit for the unflustered way they dealt with the absence of flyhalf Quan Eymann and no.15 Raven Smith, two vital cogs in their machine.

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27 May 2017 - SACS Stun Paarl Gim - Abrahams had converted and Paarl Gim had it all to do with five minutes left. The SACS halfbacks used the wind well in the final quarter and pinned Gim in their won half. Somewhat surprisingly Paarl Gim had sent on a number of substitute players throughout the second half and consequently, when chasing the game from deep in their half they looked disjointed and never threatened to score.

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20 May 2017 - DHS (48) Win Big At Maritzburgh College (31) - What made the victory even sweeter was that when DHS beat College on Goldstone in 1999, Scott Mathie, the current 1st XV Rugby Coach, played scrum-half for the winning team, and Alan Norton, current Deputy Head Master, was the 1st XV Coach!

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20 May 2017 - Pretoria Boys High (29) Outsmarts Jeppe (18) - Pretoria Boys High won this game by outsmarting their opponents. The hand of Rudi Dames is clearly visible as Pretoria Boys High played a game for which Glenwood is well known. Pretoria Boys High maybe still short of talent to become one of the top rugby schools but Rudi Dames has never had that stop him

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20 May 2017 - Paarl Gim (31) Wins Ugly Against Oakdale (27) - Paarl Gim who has managed to make boring very spectacular was put under a lot of pressure in the initial stages by Oakdale. The first points for Oakdale came from a drop kick after an aimless kick down field by Paarl Gim after Oakdale's defence put the backline of Gim under pressure.

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20 May 2017 - Boishaai (73) Not Being Nice To Rondebosch (7) - During the second half, an image of a cat playing with an injured mouse came to mind. The cat allowed the mouse run around a bit and then at will striked injuring the mouse even further. Boishaai at this stage a team with no immediate danger in losing their no1 status as the top schoolboy side in the country.

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20 May 2017 - Grey College (19) Struggling To A Loss Again Selborne (20) - Grey College's mistakes on defence and attack robbed them of several scoring opportunities add to that their odd choice of game plan this defeat was earned by them. Selborne tasting the first sweet taste of victory since 1996 in this yearly battle. 

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20 May 2017 - SACS Produce Polished Display To See Off Brackies - Brackenfell was not going to lie down though and their supporters urged them forward. A series of powerful pick-and-go’s from their pack saw them rewarded with a try scored by lock Jean-Piere Vorster. Time was virtually up though and SACS safely played out the final two minutes unscathed . It was a good win for SACS who have another crack at one of the Boland powerhouses next week when Paarl Gim roll into town.

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20 May 2017 - Durbies Implode Spectacularly…Again - Coming in the wake of the 84-17 humiliation meted out by last week’s visitors, Brackenfell, one cannot but think that this represents a serious emergency for a team whose determined efforts to raise their profile have recently garnered much praise in the local school's rugby fraternity.

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19 May 2017 - Oos Moot (34) and Tuine (6) Collided At Full Tilt - I never realised how I missed Pretoria until I sat down to watch this epic battle. This match is known as the battle of the Moot and never ever have I walked away not in awe with the game I just saw. Although the score may not reflect the happenings on the field it was definitely one of most physical matches I saw this year with Tuine the king in that department, again.

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17 May 2017 - Graeme College (15) Gave Grey PE (22) A Run For their Money - Graeme always knew that it was going to be a tough challenge as Grey had come off two good wins against Paul Roos and Wynberg Boys’ High. This, however, did not discourage the Graeme team as they put in a performance that everyone associated with the school can be proud of. 

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13 May 2017 - Brandwag vs Muir - Match Report - Capitan and prop Khudzayi Dube had a solid game and led from the front.  He was supported by lock William Hendy, flank Ntsika Fisanti and centre Sine Tsosta who put their bodies on the line and played until the final whistle.

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13 May 2017 - Graeme vs Port Rex - Match Report  - Graeme managed to score four unconverted tries in the first half to lead 20-0 at halftime. Graeme was dominating possession and with all that ball it was inevitable that they would cross the try line on a number of occasions. Wing OJ Basson crossed for a try and the entire front row – Athi Nkewana, Wonga Wakashe and Mijean Annandale also managed to score tries. The second half continued in much the same fashion as wing Matthew Robertson crossed over 

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13 May 2017 - DHS vs Kearsney College: 1st XV Match Report - The DHS 1st XV travelled up the hill to take on Kearsney in torrential rains and gale force winds on Saturday. The crowd that gathered had wrapped up warmly for the closely fought affair between two teams bravely doing their best in the trying conditions.

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13 May 2017 - And Bloemfontein Will Remember Them - This team of Boishaai won against a very talented and good Grey side sticking and believing in their own game plan. This victory was not achieved with a massive score although five missed conversion could have made the score a more true reflection of the game BUT it was the way Boishaai outplayed the Grey team that will make this one of the better victories when thinking back to this golden era at Boishaai.

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13 May 2017 - Match Report: Glenwood vs Menlopark - A cold, wet and miserable day greeted both teams as the men from Pretoria travelled down to the coast of Durban to clash in what promised to be a very physical encounter between the two teams who boasted some very big boys. The conditions one would think would dictate how the game would be played but both teams had different ideas. Menlo park started off promisingly as they came out looking to

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13 May 2017 - Fiery Framesby Frustrate Farmers - The lads from the Windy City were good value for their win, if for no other reason, because they made considerably fewer mistakes, but their constant in-your-face defence rattled Landbou to such an extent that they took their eye off the ball on too many occasions and paid the price.

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13 May 2017 - Monnas Wins Intergala At Waterkloof - Monnas travelled to Waterkloof for an expected festival of tries and took the wrong turn off ending up at the swimming pool of Waterkloof. Normally the rain puts an end to exciting rugby but this time it provided a match full of action and mistakes.

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13 May 2017 - Paul Roos Fight Hard To Stave Off SACS - SACS were all over Paul Roos in the closing exchanges but poor option taking on attack coupled with desperate and resolute defence from Paul Roos saw SACS unable to secure the crucial score. The game ended with another breakdown penalty, this time against SACS for holding on. It was an exciting end to an epic encounter between two traditional rivals.

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06 May 2017 - DHS vs Clifton: 1st XV Match Report - The game started brightly for the home team as they drew first blood with a well-executed try. However, after DHS weathered the initial gusto from the private school, they were able to assert their authority with three quick-fire tries. It was a scrappy 1st half for the “Horseflies” that saw them lose focus occasionally as they surrendered possession too easily

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06 May 2017 - Graeme College vs St Andrew's: Match Report - The rugby started off with a tight u14a match which set the tone for the day. Both teams dominated in periods, and both had clear opportunities to win. In the end, dogged defence won the match 12-7 for St Andrews. St Andrews won most of the fixtures in the morning, with the Graeme 5th side claiming a victory over the SAC 6th team

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06 May 2017 - Glenwood vs Kearsney - Match Report - Glenwood began to string strong phases together and it was outside centre Conan Le Fleur who broke the Kearsney line to score in the corner, Winger Morne’ Van Rensburg stepped up to add the extra points giving Glenwood a 7-0 lead. Not long after Glenwood’s right winger Morne’ Van Rensburg went over for Glenwood just next to the uprights

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06 May 2017 - Gimmies Outlast Galant Rondebosch - Rondebosch has much reason to be pleased with their showing, especially coming after their abject surrender to Hugenote last Monday.  The line-out work was clean and the forwards formed a formidable unit when they worked together, hooker Suhaib Ajmoodien, in particular, catching the eye with his tireless grafting.

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06 May 2017 - Bishops And SACS In Exciting Stalemate - With time up on the clock the crowd fell silent as SACS fullback Michael Abrahams lined up the conversion. He struck it well and the light North-Westerly wind helped it curl in from right, much to the delight of the SACS crowd seated behind him. It was an exciting end to a pulsating game. There were errors no doubt but the attacking intent that was evident from both teams would have pleased Basil Bey watching from above.

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03 May 2017 - DHS @ Grey High Festival: Match Reports - After a successful outing against Michaelhouse, the “Horseflies” travelled down to Port Elizabeth to participate in the Grey High Rugby Festival. A much-loved festival with great camaraderie amongst the traditional boys’ schools proved yet again to be a fantastic showpiece for schoolboy rugby.

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29 April 2017 - Kearsney 1st XV lost to Michaelhouse 1stXV 26-24 - They squandered too many opportunities, however, and this, unfortunately, became a feature of their attempts during the whole match.  The visitors opened their account with an attractive movement from a short lineout near the halfway line. Dylan Richardson delivered to a speeding James Sutherland out wide

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22 April 2017 - Union High School Victorious Against Muir College - Union High’s 1st XV played Muir College in a thrilling encounter this weekend. After trailing for much of 70 minutes, Union managed to claw their way back into the match and emerged victorious by one point.

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25 April 2017 - DHS 29-24 Michaelhouse: 1st XV Match Report - Without SA Schools scrumhalf Sanele Nohamba, his replacement Malusi Ntuli (recently converted from flank) performed admirably and was able to steer his forwards into dominant positions to attack. It was a game where there were few standout performers but rather a collective effort that was most impressive.

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22 April 2017 - Kearsney 1st XV Beat Hilton 1st XV 13-10 - Kearsney hosted Hilton in perfect conditions in a highly anticipated match between these longstanding rivals. Hilton started very well but the hosts defence was outstanding and became a match winning feature.

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22 April 2017 - Bishops Pull Off A Houdini Classic - This was a seventy-minute spectacle that added a whole new lease on life to the cliché “a game of two halves” as the home team showed remarkable application and fighting spirit after the break to stop what had seemed to be a relentless march to victory by their thoroughly workmanlike opponents.

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22 April 2017 - SACS In See-Saw Win Over Landbou - The South African College High School (SACS) won an exciting encounter against visitors Boland Landbou on an extremely hot day in the Western Cape. As has become their want in the few matches they have played so far this season SACS fell behind and left it late to come back and win 22-18 (Halftime: 10-6). This marks the third time in a row that SACS have beaten Boland at home.

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