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Premier Interschools Glenwood vs Monnas overview

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Historical Overview

 

Hoërskool Monument (Monnas) will travel down to Durban to play Glenwood on Saturday 6 June 2015 in their annual derby match broadcasted LIVE on SS Select (channel 210) at 12:15pm

The Preview Show featuring Brandon Venter and John Allen will start airing Wednesday evening, 3 June 2015 at  17:45 on SuperSport One

 

Schedule Date Series Episode Start Time Channel
03-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5 – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 17:45 SuperSport CSN
03-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5 – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 17:45 SuperSport One
03-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5 – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 17:45 SuperSport One Africa
04-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5 – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 08:30 SuperSport One
04-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5 – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 08:30 SuperSport One Africa
04-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5 – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 13:00 SuperSport Select SA
06-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5 – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 09:30 SuperSport Select SA
06-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5A – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 12:05 SuperSport Select SA
07-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5A – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 05:00 SuperSport One
07-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5A – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 05:00 SuperSport One Africa
07-JUN-2015 Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools Eps. 5A – Glenwood vs Monument Hoerskool 06:30 SuperSport Select SA

 

 

For all results, fixtures, videos, photos and information visit the new Premier Interschools website at http://www.premierinterschools.co.za/

 

All stats provided by Nelio De Sa from www.RUGBY15.co.za

 

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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 have only won once, the encounters have always been tough and uncompromising.

 

Results last 5 years

 

Date

Monnas

Glenwood

2010/04/01

26

5

2011/04/02

16

8

2012/04/05

18

25

2013/06/01

26

20

2014/05/31

30

19

 

 

 

Monnas 2015 Season

 

Date

Opp

Result

For

Against

2015/03/07

Transvalia Win

52

0

2015/03/14

Centurion Win

52

10

2015/03/21

EG Jansen Win

18

8

2015/04/02

St Benedicts Win

45

15

2015/04/04

HJS Paarl Lose

20

25

2015/04/06

Paul Roos Lose

13

17

2015/04/18

HTS Middelburg Win

28

5

2015/04/25

Boland Landbou Win

22

20

2015/04/27

Grey College Win

17

7

2015/05/01

Nelspruit Win

37

33

2015/05/09

EG Jansen Lose

17

29

2015/05/16

Rustenburg Win

108

0

2015/05/23

Florida Win

110

7

 

 

Monument had a pre-season tour to Ireland to get rid of the cobwebs and won all their games over there. On their return to SA, they quickly established their reputation when they put 50 points plus past Transvalia and Centurion. They then took on the highly rated EG Jansen who was seen as the favorites and dispatched them as well. Another big win against St Benedicts at the St Johns festival prepared the stage for a hugely anticipated matchup against Paarl Powerhouse, Boishaai.

 

The lads from Paarl played the game in the first half at a pace Monument could not match and at halftime they led 25-0. The Monnas team is however built of sterner stuff and started to get more ball and control in the second half to close the gap, but could not close out the match. 2 Days later they lost another close fought encounter in wet conditions to another Western Cape side Paul Roos.

 

They then had two solid wins at Wildeklawer against Boland Landbou and perennial No 1 in the country Grey College. They went on a 4 game winning streak and then lost in a return match to EG Jansen in the Beeld trophy match. They are currently on song again having put two hundred pointers past Rustenberg and Florida the last two weeks.

 

Monnas 2015 Squad:

 

1 Nathan McBeth
2 Justin Brandon
3 CJ Botes
4 Ruan Vermaak
5 Reinhardt Nothnagel
6 Reyno Potgieter
7 Thomas Muller
8 Len Massyn
9 Jacques Joubert
10 Xander Kruger
11 Odwa Nkunjana
12 MJ Pelser
13 Mkhwanazi Goodman
14 Desbie Joubert
15 Ivan Smit
16 PJ Botha
17 Coenrad Vrey
18 Henro Liebenberg
19 Stefan Moolman
20 Franco Tiedt
21 Elmar du Plessis
22 Stian Joubert
23 Dewald Schoeman

 

 

 

 

Glenwood 2015 season:

 

Date

Opp

Result

For

Against

2015/02/06

DHS Win

14

3

2015/02/10

AN School KZN Win

78

0

2015/02/13

George Campbell Win

24

0

2015/02/17

Westville BHS Win

14

7

2015/02/20

Port Natal Win

20

16

2015/02/27

Westville BHS Win

10

6

2015/03/14

Kearsney Lose

11

13

2015/03/21

Michaelhouse Lose

13

18

2015/04/02

Framesby Win

31

0

2015/04/04

HTS Middelburg Lose

11

22

2015/04/06

Menlopark Lose

19

23

2015/04/18

Maritzburg College Win

57

12

2015/04/22

Northwood Win

62

8

2015/04/25

EG Jansen Lose

3

33

2015/04/27

Noord-Kaap Win

27

26

2015/05/23

DHS Win

45

21

 

The 2015 Glenwood squad boasts no less than 13 players that have previous provincial representative colours. Flyhalf Jerome Bossr is an acquisition from Selborne were he represented Border at the 2014 U/16 Grant Khomo week and the general in the backline for Glenwood. Still u/17 and Grade 11, he will be key to Glenwood’s success over the following two seasons.

Their 8th man and star player is no doubt Marco Palvi who played Grant Khomo in 2013 and KZN Academy in 2014. He is a big ball carrier and his bullocking runs is becoming legend on Dixons.

Besides these two players, Winger Ilunga Mukendi represented KZN at the 2014 Craven Week and flanker and captain Nama Xaba, centre Donovan du Randt and fullback Jaydon Morgan all represented KZN at the Academy week in 2014.

 

Lock Arnoux Venter, flank Austin Brummer, hooker Conner Botha, prop Reinier van Rooyen, flank Kwenzokuhle Blose and centre Maarten Holtzhausen all have Grant Khomo provincial u/16 colours.

 

The 2015 Squad:

 

1

Christopher Klopper LH PROP

2

Quintin Vorster HOOKER

3

Khuthazani Mchunu TH PROP

4

Dylan Weideman LOCK

5

Arnoux Venter LOCK

6

Austin Brummer FLANK

7

Nama Xaba (C) FLANK

8

Marco Palvie No.8

9

Sibonakaliso Dubazane SCRUMHALF

10

Jerome Bossr FLYHALF

11

Ilunga Mukendi WING

12

Ruan van Rensburg CENTRE

13

Donovan du Randt CENTRE

14

Gideon Lubbe WING

15

Jaydon Morgan FULLBACK

16

Connor Botha HOOKER

17

Reinier van Rooyen PROP

18

Kwenzokuhle Blose LOCK/FLANK

19

Lencho Brynard LOCK/FLANK

20

Jordan du Preez SCRUMHALF

21

Maarten Holtzhausen CENTRE

22

Devan Brough WING/FULLB

23

Ajay Pretorius PROP

 

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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 and 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 , 2010, 2013 and 2014.
  • More than 400 Transvaal High School Provincial players / Golden Lions High school provincial players since 1964 – 2015

 

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)

 

SA U/21, U/20 and U/19

20 players

 

SA Schools & SA Schools Academy

33 players

 

SUPER 12/14/15 PLAYERS

19 PLAYERS

 

CURRIE CUP PLAYERS

+/- 80 PLAYERS

 

VARSITYCUP PLAYERS SINCE 2008

28 Players since the competition started in 2008

 

INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS:

ITALY

Quinton Geldenhuys (2010) and Gert Peens (2002)

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Rugby at Glenwood

Rugby at Glenwood is the major sporting code. It is a sport that instills values such as integrity, sportsmanship, loyalty, discipline and hard work. Glenwood’s policy of participation in extra mural activities as well as the passion shown by the boys enables almost five hundred youngsters the opportunity of experiencing the ultimate team sport.

Glenwood fields thirty teams on a regular basis. This allows boys from all levels and ability to be part of this wonderful game. The sports department endeavors to provide games for all teams, this has allowed Glenwood to embark on tours out the province to play fixtures against some major rugby playing schools in South Africa such as Affies from Pretoria and Grey College from Bloemfontein.

The player base at other schools is diminishing at an alarming rate. Schools, educators and parents owe it to our children to provide them with an environment that will foster a healthy life style and the opportunity to experience a real childhood. Perhaps instead of instilling a win at all cost attitude we should rather emphasize the fun part of playing rugby.

The School represented South Africa at the Sanix Youth tournament in Japan in 2008 and won top honours by winning the finals.

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The first 90 years (1910 to 2000)

Glenwood has produced some really good sides and players over the years, particularly 1954, 1957, 1965, 1972, 1978, 1979, the late 90s and in the past decade. The 1965 side is still considered by most Old Boys and KZN pundits as the best ever produced by Glenwood, playing 14 and winning 14, scoring 283 points while only 50 points were scored against. Seven players represented Natal Schools that year and included great names like Kevin Sclanders (capped 3 times for Natal Schools), Hylton Aylward (capped three times for Natal Schools & Captain in 1964 & 1965), Dennis Morrissey (capped 2 times for Natal Schools), R.D Shaw, E Sclanders, A.J Delport, A.R Wallace, D.M Lawson and C.R Chambers.

1979 saw Glenwood produce their best side since 1965. Although 2 games were lost by the narrowest of margins, there was little doubt that they were the best side in Natal. They played magnificent rugby, combining superb forward power with intelligent backline play. Their margins of victory over some of the best sides in Natal say it all, College 33-6, DHS 32-4, Westville 44-9 and Hilton 53-12. Derek La Marque was simply superb. Probably the only schoolboy to represent South Africa at waterpolo while still at school and captain both SA Schools rugby and waterpolo in one year. He was capped 3 times for KZN Schools in 1977, 1978 and 1979. He went on to have a good career with Natal and helped Natal make the 1984 Currie Cup final, playing with greats like Wynand Claasen, Craig Jamieson and Hugh Reece-Edwards.

The next great side came in 1984 where Glenwood had three boys picked for Natal Schools of which one was probably the best backline player ever to play for Glenwood, Dennis Baronet. Seldom has a schoolboy caused so much panic in an opposition backline, carving them to pieces with his speed and guile. He was rewarded in 1985 with an SA Schools cap, Glenwood’s second. From 1985 to 1997 Glenwood produced some average sides who had some great individuals like T. Labuschange and P.Senekal.

The 1992 side could have been Glenwood’s biggest pack of all time with Leyton Pardey the 120kg loose head prop making KZN Schools along with David Terblanche (No8). 1997 was probably the turnaround after the ‘darker’ early to mid 90’s where Glenwood lost more than they won. It heralded the rising of a rugby beast. Victor Tsewu, Nicholas Strauss and Cedric Mzolo kicked started a new generation and one that continues today.

The 2000s

Since 2000, Glenwood has produced 47 KZN Schools Craven Week A team representatives, including 5 SA Schools players (Petros Methula, Shaun Malton, Jayden Hill, Ricky Schnetler & Siyabonga Tom) and 2 SA Academy players (Nteta & Makhabela). This is probably the biggest contribution by any school in KZN with Westville and Maritzburg College 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 2000 side played 37 and only lost 2! Unfortunately Glenwood rise has seen a decline in the rugby standard of their biggest rival, DHS or Horseflies from the across the Berea! In the past Glenwood have battled to beat this great Durban school but in the last decade it’s been pretty one sided. Glenwood have created a great rivalry with Westville and College in the past 5 years and always seem to be fighting out with them for top honours in KZN. Glenwood have won the best performing rugby school award in KZN for the past 4 years . Many an envious parent from opposition schools has claimed Glenwood ‘buying’ players and recruiting players with bursaries. Glenwood have been clever and promoted the school at primary school level and by having a winning 1st team has attracted the best players in the province. Having a Boarding Establishment that can house over 200 boys helps here too. With success brings demand for other provinces schools to play Glenwood. Since five years back, Glenwood has set up home and away traditional fixtures with Affies and Grey Bloem, two of the countries best rugby schools without doubt. Glenwood’s finest rugby hour came in 2006 when they beat the mighty Grey Bloem for the first time on fortress Dixons, 14-10! A great achievement and something that will be remembered for generations to come.

List of Glenwood Springboks (Test Caps Only)

 

Debut Year Player
1921 Wally Clarkson
1937 Mauritz van den Berg
1938 Roger Sherriff
1964 Don Walton
1968 Rodney Gould
1993 John Allan

 

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