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Next Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools: Grey College vs Paarl Boys’ – Supreme Schools Rivalry

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JOHANNESBURG, 21 May 2013: Grey College will play Paarl Boys’ in Bloemfontein on Saturday 25 May 2013, in a Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools match that will be televised LIVE on SuperSport 6 at 12:55.

 

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, 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 is further captured in 12 magazine shows which preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements.

Herewith, the Magazine Show times as per Supersport schedule online:

Wednesday 22 May: SS1 @ 17:45 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps 5 (Premeire)

Thursday 23 May: SS6 @ 06:15

Friday 24 May: SS6 @ 20:30

Saturday 25 May: SS1 @ 06:15

 

Notes and background – Historic overview of the upcoming teams

 

 

Grey College vs Paarl Boys High – Background Info

Paarl Boys High (1868) and Grey College (1855) are amongst the oldest schools in South Africa with both schools having a significant pedigree of rugby history, heritage and tradition. They first played each other in 1950 and did not have a regular fixture every year due to the distance between the schools. Grey and Paarl Boys High (also known as Boishaai) played each other 21 times from 1950 up to 1995 and since then it became an annual fixture. In total they have now played 38 matches with Grey having won 30, Paarl Boys won six and two Draws.
The Paarl Boys High vs. Grey College Interschools has now evolved to be one of the Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools in South Africa and will be televised LIVE on SuperSport 6 at
1:45pm on Saturday 26 May, 2013 from Grey College in Bloemfontein. Currently both Boishaai and Grey are among the top 10 top ranked rugby schools in South Africa.

Scores Through The Years

Year Grey HJS
2012

18

28

2011

15

15

2010

32

12

2009

50

8

2008

34

24

2007

48

24

2006

20

5

2005

38

13

2004

38

3

2003

27

16

2002

23

6

2001

38

15

2000

10

17

1999

34

16

1998

20

6

1997

20

16

1996

9

16

1995

18

6

1993

0

0

1989

23

6

1987

31

14

1984

19

14

1984

32

12

1983

0

14

1980

13

4

1979

13

15

1978

29

13

1977

29

13

1974

21

7

1973

24

0

1960

14

0

1960

11

3

1957

3

8

1956

13

3

1954

6

3

1954

8

3

1953

12

9

1950

10

6

stats by Nelio de Sa 

Highlights over the Years

1950’s

In 1956 Boishaai traveled up north to play Grey in Bloemfontein and it was during this game that legendary Springbok center Mannetjies Roux from Paarl Boys High was first noted by Sports Editor from Die Volksblad, Herman le Roux, who then predicted that Roux would be a future Springbok. Although Grey won 13 – 3, Roux had a sublime game for Boishaai and it was only six years later that he scored that famous try (again in Bloemfontein) against the 1964 British Lions of Arthur Smith.

Mannetjies Roux in 1968 playing in Paarl Boys High Old Boy jersey

Legendary Springbok from Paarl Boys High (1956) Mannetjies Roux

1970’s

In 1974 the first SA Schools team was selected and Grey College had two representatives – Jan Geldenhuys and Gerhard Weitz. Grey beat Paarl Boys High during a festival occasion in the Paarl 21-7

1974: Grey College (21) Paarl Boys High (7)

Jan Geldenhuys (SA Schools) leading Grey against Boishaai in 1974

During the late seventies two very famous Springbok and SA Schools wings (Carel du Plessis and Jaco Reinach) played for Paarl Boys High and Grey College respectively and later became team mates during the 1986 Springboks against the New Zealand Cavaliers. Carel, prince of wings from Boishaai, played in 1978 against Grey which Grey won 29-13.

Carel Du Plessis in his playing days for Province

A year later, in 1979 Jaco Reinach (double Springbok in Rugby and Athletics) was Grey’s wing against Boishaai in a match won by Boishaai 15-13. In 1980, Jaco again played first team for Grey against Boishaai in a Grey team that starred 5 SA Schools players including Jurie Erwee (Captain), Jaco Reinach, Joepie vd Merwe, Koen Pieterse, and Hendrik Daffue. Grey won 13-4. Helgardt Muller (who played SA Schools in ’81 and ’82) and Joubert Strydom (SA Schools Nuffield Cricket Captain) was also part of the 1980 Grey College First Team.

Jaco Reinach (double Springbok from Grey) played against Paarl Boys High in 1979 &

1980 and later became Springbok team mates  with Carel du  Plessis (Boishaai 1978)

against the 1986 NZ Cavaliers.

Grey College 1980 First Team won 13-4 against Paarl Boys High and included 5 SA

Schools Players (Jurie Erwee (captain), Jaco Reinach, Joepie vd Merwe, Koen Pieterse, and Hendrik Daffue)

1990’s

In 1993, the only SA Schools Captain (to date) that became Springbok Captain, was the Paarl Boys High Captain, Corne Krige. Against Grey College, Corne was leading the Boishaai team from the front and will always be remembered for his crash tackles during this game which kept score at a 0-0

 

2000’s

The last Boishaai team to beat Grey before the 2012 team was in 2000 which boasted the likes of JD Moller, Neil Fullard and Jasper Loubser who did not have their equal in schoolboy rugby that year come scrumtime and 10 + years later is still regarded as one of the best scrummaging pack in schoolboy rugby over the last decade. Grey had future provincial players such as Tewis de Bruyn, Bobbie Joubert and Barry Goodes when Boishaai won the game 17-10 in the Paarl.

JD Moller – Boishaai 2000

2010

The 2010 Interschools in the Paarl had an unfamiliar lead up to the First Team match for Grey when all their A teams in respective age groups (u/14A, u/15A, u/16A) lost against Boishaai on the main field including Grey’s 3rd and 2nd teams. The table was set for the First Team match to be a cracker before Grey took the field. However, the 2010 Grey team had probably the best backline in modern day schoolboy rugby and jumped into 3rd  gear in the second half to run in some sublime tries that resulted in Grey winning 32-12 after being down 11-12 at halftime. That Grey backline during the season of 2010 could contain at one stage up to 6 current and future SA Schools players –Johan Goosen, W illiam Small-Smith, Paul Jordaan, Dries Swanepoel, Jan Serfontein and Kevin Luiters all went on to represent SA Schools in 2010/11.

 Grey 2010 SA Schools Players: Anrich Bitzi, Kevin Luiters, Johan Goosen, Paul Jordaan, Neethling Fouché and William Small-Smith (Captain)

Grey College First Team 2010 beat Paarl Boys High in Paarl 32 -12

2011

In 2011 the Boishaai team nearly caused a major upset in Bloemfontein to end Grey’s long standing winning streak. In an epic match Boishaai came back from being 5-15 down at halftime and  had  Grey under  pressure for  most  of  the  second half.  As  the  final  whistle  went  the scoreboard read Grey 15 -Boishaai 15.

 

2012 Season

In 2012 Grey came to Paarl as the underdogs, a tag they are not very familiar with. As history will prove, the 2012 Boishaai team was a very well-oiled machine and with their talisman flyhalf Jean- Luc Du Plessis (Son of Carel) pulling the strings, they ran out convincing winners beating Grey

28-18. An interesting twist to the 2012 tale was the fact that the Boishaai left wing Dante vd Merwe is the son of Grey Old Boy Ruan vd Merwe (1986) and the left wing for Grey College was Lezar Marnewick, who’s father Lean played with Ruan for Grey College in 1986!

 

Dante is again playing for Boishaai in 2013, but in his favourite position as fullback…just like his dad did for Grey back in his days.

 

Grey College 2013 Season to Date

Played 13 W on 11, Lost 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paarl Boys High 2013 Season to Date

Played 12, W on 8 , Lost 3, Draw 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preview 2013

At home Grey must be the favorites to win. They might not have the fearsome forwards of a few seasons ago, but the 2013 pack is good enough to hold their own against any opposition. Fullback EW Viljoen is the key player in the Grey backline and his decisive runs f rom the back can cause headaches for Boishaai if they don’t have a counter for it. Boishaai will again rely on their solid pack of forwards to gain dominance and try and starve Grey from good ball. If their speedy backs can get decent ball, they might just prove a handful on the hard surface of Bloem!

GREY COLLEGE –  PROFILE

Grey College was founded on 13 October 1855 when Sir George Grey, the then Governor of the Cape Colony, paid a visit to the Orange Free State Republic and donated a sum of money towards the establishment of an institution for higher education. The foundation stone was laid by Jacobus Nicolaas Boshoff, the second President of the Orange Free State Republic, on 13

October 1856.

 

The school was officially opened on 17 January 1859 and the first headmaster was the Reverend Andrew Murray. It is the third-oldest school in South Africa and the oldest north of the Orange River.

 

Afrikaans- and English-speaking pupils study under one roof, but each language group is educated in separate classrooms and in its own mother tongue.

 

Grey has served Bloemfontein, the Free State, South Africa and the world well over the past 150 years. Grey has been able to make adjustments and remain relevant in a changing environment in which it has developed, grown and excelled. The brand is known and revered throughout South Africa  and  even  internationally and  the  products  of  the  school make  a  positive  difference wherever they are. Parallel medium education, tolerance, respect for others and loyalty to the school are not only traditions, but firm foundations in a global village. Grey is structured on these foundations and it is constantly adapting to new developments. The wave of change washing over our country confirms the value of Grey’s traditions.

 

Grey has produced 35 Springbok rugby players. Since WW II it has produced more Springbok players than any other school in SA.

 

 

List of Grey Springboks:

DebutYear

Name

1896 Herman van Broekhuizen
1912 Boetie McHardy
1921 Sarel Strauss
1937 Louis Babrow
1937 Harry Martin
1938 Piet de W et
1955 Popeye Strydom
1963 Gert Cilliers
2010 Flip vd Merwe
2010 Deon Stegman
1970 Johan Spies
1971 Morné du Plessis
1972 Dawie Snyman
1974 Jackie Snyman
1976 Theuns Stofberg
1977 Robbie Blair
1986 Jaco Reinach
1986 Helgard Muller
1992 Pieter Muller
1992 Heinrich Fuls
1992 Johan Styger
1993 Ruben Kruger
1993 Naka Drotske
1994 Ollie le Roux
1997 Werner Swanepoel
1999 Charl Marais
2002 CJ van der Linde
2004 Gerrie Britz
2006 Ruan Pienaar
2006 Francois Steyn
2007 Jannie du Plessis
2007 Bismarck du Plessis
2008 Adriaan Strauss
2008 Heinrich Brussow
2009 Wian du Preez

 

There were 5 Old Greys in the 1999 W orld Cup squad, Ollie le Roux, Naka Drotské, Ruben

Kruger, W erner “Smiley” Swanepoel and Pieter Müller.

 

In the 2007 winning W orld Cup team there were again five Old Greys, CJ van der Linde, Jannie and Bismarck du Plessis, Ruan Pienaar and Francois Steyn.

 

 

HOëR JONGENSKOOL PAARL (Boishaai) –  PROFILE

Hoër Jongenskool Paarl (also known as Boishaai, Paarl Boys’, BHS or HJS) is one of the oldest schools in South Africa. Built in 1868 the school’s rich history is filled with tradition and pride. The first building to house the school was a granary on Zeederbergplein, the owner of which was Mr. D. Beyers (a close friend to the first headmaster, Rev. Jeffreys). The first years of the school were unstable ones, with the school increasing in size every year, larger facilities were required frequently. The grounds on which the school stands today were originally formed part of the farm Berlyn owned by mr. P.J Malherbe.

Paarl Boys’ High has featured in the academic merit list of the W estern Cape for ten years running and has been featuring in the top ten for the duration as well, making it one of the top academic schools in the province. The school is bilingual, with classes in English and Afrikaans and has been maintaining a 100% pass rate for over a decade.

 

Paarl Boys produced 17 Springboks so far.

DebutYear

Name

1910 Dirkie de Villiers
1910 Cocky Hahn
1924 Champion Myburgh
1924 Jack Bester
1928 Boy Louw
1933 Manie Geere
1933 Fanie Louw
1938 Ben du Toit
1949 Ryk van Schoor
1955 Theuns Briers
1958 Piet du Toit
1960 Mannetjies Roux
1963 Haas Schoeman
1982 Carel du Plessis
1999 Corné Krige
2004 Gurthro Steenkamp

 

Legendary “Oom” Boy Louw and Carel du Plessis also coached the Springboks. Cornè Krige is still the only SA Schools captain who went on to captain the Springboks as well.

Ryk van Schoor’s son Theuns is currently a teacher at Boishaai and coaches the u/16’s .

 

TEAM PLAYERS FOR THE GAME ON 25TH MAY 2013

GREY COLLEGE 1st XV Rugby 2013

POSITION  NAME 
1 Andrew du Plessis
2 Martin Wipplinger
3 Ruan Kramer
4 Dylan Harlen
5 De Wet Bezuidenhout
6 Luan Reynders
7 Marius Louw (c)
8 Andries Kriek
9 Heinrich Sander (vc
10 Dwayne Wessels
11 Henry Immelman
12 Carel Durow
13 Stephen Rautenbach
14 Theo Ferreira
15 EW Viljoen
16 Callie Janse van Vuuren
17 Casper Fourie

 

PAARL BOYS’ BOYS 1st XV Rugby 2013

POSITION  NAME 
1 Thomas du Toit (K)                            
2 Daniel du Plessis                              
3 Derrick Marais                          
4 Matthew le Roux                      
5 Hein Kritzinger                        
6 Charlton Jonas                                                 
7 JJ vd Spuy                    
8 Charl-Francois du Toit                                        
9 Paul de Wet     

 

10 Stephan Gouws                     
11 Ferlin Vers                
12 Luan Boshoff                        
13 Curtley Grain                        
14 Keanan van Wyk                   
15 Dante vd Merwe
Coaches Elmo Wolfaardt,Richard Visagie,Gerhard Visser

 

 

 

 

 

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