Monnas v Waterkloof College Historic Overview

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Hoërskool Monument (Monnas) will play Hoërskool Waterkloof on Saturday 14th May at Hoërskool Monument in Krugersdorp at 12pm. This is the second Northvaal derby in the Premier Interschools series and promises to be a match of high intensity.

While Monnas and Waterkloof’s regular Interschools only started in 1996, this has become one of the most eagerly-awaited matches in the schoolboy rugby calendar given the rich rugby history and heritage of both schools. Both schools are consistently among the top rugby schools in the country.

 

Both teams have had very different starts to the season so far. Monument started as one of the favorites to claim the Number 1 spot, while Waterkloof is in a re-building phase. Monument started like a house on fire with huge wins over Transvalia and HTS Louis Botha and then suddenly found themselves out of form during the Easter Festival at St Johns where they lost two games against Paul Roos and Helpmekaar. They quickly regained some momentum winning three games on the trot against tough opposition in Kempton Park, Rustenburg and Garsfontein during the TUKS series. It seems they are not a team for festivals as they again faltered at Wildeklawer in Kimberley with a draw against Selborne and a loss to Outeniqua. They however did qualify for the finals of the TUKS series beating Garsfontein and will play against Nelspruit the week before their clash with Waterkloof. The Klofies might be facing the TUKS champs on the 14th with some renewed vigor and confidence.

 

Waterkloof had a very average season so far by their own high standards. They have played nine matches, losing five and only winning four. They had wins against good opposition like Marlow and KES, but lost against the three Paarl giants; Gimnasium, Boys High and Boland Landbou. They also had a very closely contested match against Jeppe who is currently in the top 10 and doing very well. Waterkloof showed in that match what they could be capable of and should they click on the day Monument could just be in for a surprise.

 

 

Results through the years

 

YEAR MONNAS KLOOF
2005 30 17
2007 17 35
2009 32 20
2010 3 14
2010 26 25
2011 5 60
2011 30 18
2012 19 21

 

              

The game will be broadcasted live on SuperSport Select from 11.55am

 

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday May 11 at 17:15 on SuperSport 1 featuring Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Jaco van der Walt

 

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Schedule Date Series Episode Start Time Channel
11-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 17:15 SS1 / SS1A
11-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 18:45 SS8
12-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 02:15 SS1 / SS1A / CSN
12-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 18:15 SS8
13-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 14:00 SS1 / SS1A / CSN
13-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 14:30 SelSA
13-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 15:15 SelSA-Go
13-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 16:00 SS8
13-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 17:00 SS1 / SS1A / CSN
14-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4 – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 00:35 SS1 / SS1A / CSN
14-MAY-2016 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Build-up Eps. 4A – Monument Hoerskool vs Waterkloof 11:50 SelSA / SelSA-Go

 

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. He then democratically decided that they would play rugby! The school played its first match on the 1st of April 1921 and drew 3-3 with Krugersdorp High School.

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

Monument first won the Administrator’s Cup in 1953.  They won it again in 1973 as well as 1992. They went on to win it 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.

Springboks

Christo Wagenaar  
Brendan Venter  
Jaque Fourie  
Jorrie Muller  
Heinke van der Merwe  
Willem Alberts

Jaco Taute

 

 

Rugby at Waterkloof

 

One of the novel innovations of the school is the Sports Bureau, which co-ordinates all sporting activities. Modern sports facilities and several national and provincial coaches ensure that learners enjoy excellent coaching in a variety of sports.  Professional services, such as a physiotherapist, sport scientist and biockineticists who specialise in sports therapy, are situated on the premises.

 

 

Hoërskool Waterkloof boast with the following rugby achievements:

  • 4 Springboks: Wikus van Heerden, Gary Botha, Danie van Schalkwyk and Barend Pieterse.
  • 4 Players represented the Junior Springboks
  • 33 SA Schools Players
  • 116 Cravenweek Players of which five were captains.
  • It won the Beeld trophy five times.

 

 

 

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