Premier Schools Preview: Hoërskool Monument vs Glenwood High School

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Hoërskool Monument will play Glenwood High School in Krugersdorp on Saturday 31May, in the next Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools match, televised LIVE onSuperSport Select (Channel 210) at 12h15.

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is a series of 12 matches, which feature the highest profile and most traditional interschool rugby rivalries, from South Africa’s top rugby schools which are broadcast live on SuperSport from April to August.

Schoolboy rugby has served as one of the cornerstones of domestic rugby dating back more than a century, and true to its slogan “Honouring Heritage. Playing for the Future”, Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is about History, Heritage and Tradition. The series, now in its second year, is expected to grow even stronger.

The Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools stories are further captured in 12 Preview shows, which preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements.

Preview show times:

Schedule Date

Series

Schedule Time

Duration

Schedule End Time

Channel

Status

28-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

18:45

00:15

19:00

SSHD/SS1/SS1A/CSN

P

29-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

22:30

00:15

22:45

SS8

R

29-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

08:00

00:15

08:15

SELSA

R

30-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

01:45

00:15

02:00

SS8

R

30-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

13:45

00:15

14:00

SELSA

R

31-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

12:00

00:05

12:05

SELSA

P

 

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Monument vs. Waterkloof

Historical Overview

 

                                                         

 

History of Interschools

This encounter is relatively new on the calendar as both schools saw the need to exchange pleasantries over a weekend of competition to the benefit of all learners. They previously only met on festivals and on the rare occasion at the Easter Tournaments. Since 2010 however they have played each other regularly and while Glenwood won the first two encounters, Monnas was victorious in the last two.

 

Results last 4 years

 

Date Monnas Glenwood
2010/04/01    26 5
2011/04/02    16 8
2012/04/05    18 25
2013/06/01    26 20

 

Monnas Results for 2014

 

Monument had a busy 2014 and played 17 games already. That is a lot considering we are only halfway through the season.  They started off well winning 7 games on the trot before succumbing to HTS Middelburg by one point in a close match. They recovered well for the Kearsney festival where they won against Framesby and Affies and then held the mighty Grey College to a 10 all draw. Their best performance for this season so far. A further draw at Wildeklawer to Selborne and a surprising lost to Kempton Park put paid to their chances of challenging for the top spot in 2014. But for the 2 one point losses, Monnas could have been at the top with Grey College. Their slight inconsistency has been the one problem they had over a few seasons, losing a game or two that they should normally win at a trot. This coming weekend against an in form Glenwood, they cannot afford to lose concentration as the Durban boys are well known for poaching any points on offer.

 

 

 
Date Opp Result For Against
2014/03/03 Windhoek Gym Win 41 0
2014/03/05 Windhoek High Win 48 3
2014/03/14 Kempton Park Win 33 19
2014/03/15 Klerksdorp Win 51 17
2014/03/22 Rustenburg Win 74 0
2014/03/31 Windhoek Private Win 84 0
2014/04/05 Noordheuwel Win 30 6
2014/04/12 HTS Middelburg Lose 15 16
2014/04/17 Framesby Win 21 16
2014/04/19 Affies Win 34 14
2014/04/21 Grey College Draw 10 10
2014/04/26 Eldoraigne Win 57 24
2014/04/28 Boland Landbou Win 15 0
2014/04/30 Selborne Draw 23 23
2014/05/10 Kempton Park Lose 18 19
2014/05/17 St Benedicts Win 64 21
2014/05/24 Florida Win 32 19

 

 

Glenwood Results for 2014

 

Glenwood was as busy as their opponents having played 16 games up to now. Their first couple of games was all friendlies while rotating players in their squad to get the right combinations. Their only blemish this season was at Wildeklawer where theymanaged to lose both the festival matches againstWaterkloof and Outeniqua respectively. The highlights of their season so far would include wins over Bishops, EG Jansen and most recently old rivals, Maritzburg College.

 

They have a new coach in Rudy Dames who took over from previous coach Sean Erasmus, the latter now coaching at Paarl Boys High. The transition between coaches seems not to have too much an effect on the success of Glenwood as their winning ways continued.

 

 
Date Opp Result For Against
2014/02/23 DHS Win 26 5
2014/02/25 George Campbell Win 14 3
2014/02/27 AN School KZN Win 64 3
2014/03/01 Port Natal Win 15 6
2014/03/15 Westville BHS Win 32 15
2014/03/22 Michaelhouse Win 17 14
2014/03/29 Bishops Win 23 11
2014/03/31 Jeppe Win 22 10
2014/04/17 Dale College Win 31 17
2014/04/19 EG Jansen Win 31 18
2014/04/21 Framesby Win 31 29
2014/04/28 Waterkloof Lose 27 39
2014/04/30 Outeniqua Lose 15 20
2014/05/10 DHS Win 38 13
2014/05/17 Port Natal Win 65 3
2014/05/24 Maritzburg College Win 27 14

 

 

 

 

 

Monument Profile

Monument High School was established in January 1921. The monument in question is the Paardeberg Monument on Krugersdorp, built to commemorate the decision of the South African Republic in 1880 to resist Britain’s decision to annex their country. Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, is named after President Paul Kruger and was founded in 1887 by Abner Cohen and others.

The schools motto is “It’s better to wear out than rust out”.

Rugby at Monnas

When the school opened in 1921 ML Brink held a meeting of boys to find out what games they wanted to play.  They all opted for soccer, as was the custom on the bare fields of the Highveld at the time, and he then democratically decided that they would play rugby! The school played its first match on 1 April 1921 and drew 3-3 with Krugersdorp High School.

Since then the school has had many great sides – as in 1924, 1953, 1979, 1980, 1984 and 1993 when the team scored 143 tries in 28 matches.

Monument first won the Administrator’s Cup in 1953.  It won again in 1973 and then again in 1992 and for the seven years which followed. In 2003 they were Media 24 National Schools champions. These are all huge achievements given the number and quality of the competing schools.

After Brink famous coaches have been Jan Lange (1936-53), Pa Pelser, the famous Transvaal loose forward and coach, and Hans Coetzee who still has a finger in many of rugby’s pies. Hans says nobody is compelled to play rugby but the players live for the game.

In 1993 the 1st XV toured France and Britain and went unbeaten.

Monnas, as the school is usually known, has by far the largest representation of any school north of the Vaal River at Craven Week and in SA Schools.

 

 

 

 

1st TEAM RUGBY HISTORY

Winner of Administrateur – , Direkteurs – en Beeld trophy 7 times: (1953, 1979, 1980, 1984, 2005, 2009 en 2010)

Won National Media 24 competition in 2003

Transvaal / Goue Leeus 1st team Macro Schools Competition champs for 25 years

Nupower/ Tuks University 1st team winners in 2009 en 2010

 

NuPower Tuks Winners – 2009

 

 

 

Monnas winning Beeld Trophy in 2010 against Waterkloof

 

More than 400 Transvaal High School Provincial players / Golden Lions High school provincial players since 1964 – 2013

 

SPRINGBOKS

Monnas has produced 7 Springboks to date with Northern Transvaal center Christo Wagenaar being the first in 1977 and Western Province fullback Jaco Taute being the latest player to wear the famous Green and Gold.

Christo Wagenaar (1977)

Brendan Venter (1994)

Jaque Fourie (2003)

Jorrie Muller (2003)

Heinke van der Merwe (2007)

Willem Alberts (2010)

Jaco Taute (2012)

 

 

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