Historic Overview of Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High (Boishaai) on 16 June 2012

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Paarl Boys High School vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 2012

Paarl Boys High School vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 2012

Premier Interschools: Paul Roos Gymnasium will be playing against school rivals Paarl Boys’ High School (Boishaai) in Stellenbosch on Saturday 16 June 2012, in the next Premier Interschools, televised LIVE on SuperSport 1, kick off at 14:30. Match will also be LIVE on www.SchoolRugby.mobi & www.Twitter.com/SchoolRugby

Fixtures: Paul Roos Gymnasium, Markötter Field (16 June 2012)

09:00 u14A Paul Roos Gymnasium vs u14A Paarl Boys High School
10:15 u15A Paul Roos Gymnasium vs u15A Paarl Boys High School
11:30 u16A Paul Roos Gymnasium vs u16A Paarl Boys High School
12:50 2nd XV Paul Roos Gymnasium vs 2nd XV Paarl Boys High School
14:30 (LIVE SS1) Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys High School (Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen)

The 1st XV fixture will also be LIVE on mobile site www.schoolrugby.mobi as well as www.twitter.com/schoolrugby

Please find the team lists below.

Paul Roos Gymnasium 1st XV

1. Petrus Senekal
2. Gerrie le Roux
3. Corne Stemmet
4. Leonard Duvenhage
5. Jan Uys
6. Ramone Samuels
7. Pieta Smith
8. Ruan Rossouw
9. SP Ferreira
10. Chris Smit
11. Dalen Goliath
12. Marcus Geldenhuys
13. Michal Hazner
14. Luhann de Kock
15. Jason Worrall

16. JP Botha
17. Chad Solomon
18. Albie Louw
19. Ridge Armstrong
20. Clint Strydom
21. Pieter Rossouw
22. Muller Brink

• Thys Stoltz
• Hanno Coetzee
• Coenraad de Villiers

• Jantjie Muller


Paarl Boys’ High School 1st XV

1. Wesley Adonis
2. Craig Corbett (k)
3. Liam Hendricks
4. Burger van Niekerk
5. Sebastian Ferreira
6. Derek Taylor
7. Ryno van der Merwe
8. Jeandre Brink
9. Pieter Schoonraad
10. Jean Luc du Plessis (ok)
11. Dante vd Merwe
12. Henri Nimb
13. Dewald Naude
14. Tiaan Mouton
15. Darian Hock

16. Daniel du Plessis
17. Brandon Beukman
18. Lombard van Jaarsveld
19. Ruan Nimb
20. Hanno Kotze
21. Fernando Kermis
22. JP Versfeld

• Elmo Wolfaardt
• Pierre Ribbens
• Gerrie Visser

Video overview of Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys’ High 2012

Background 2012 Season

Both schools are among the top rugby schools in the country.

In previous Premier Interschool games this season, Paul Roos Gymnasium lost to Paarl Gimnasium with a final match score of 28-8, while Boishaai beat Grey College by 28-18.

What will be the impact of the home ground advantage now for Paul Roos Gymnasium this Saturday? Viewers can tune in from 2.15pm on Saturday for broadcast coverage of the match.

About Gavin Cowley

Gavin Cowley is a rugby television commentator with SuperSport.

Gavin has a string of sporting achievements to his name. As a rugby player he was a Springbok reserve, Junior Springbok and represented Eastern Province in 88 matches, many as captain. He also played for SA Barbarians, Gazelles, SA Universities, an SA XV and a World XV.

Gavin is the author of the book Having a Ball and co-author of the book, Raise Your Game.

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Paarl Boys’ High School (Boishaai)

On Saturday 16th of June 2012 it will be the two of the big guns in WP schools rugby who take each other on. These two schools combined provided the bulk of players for the WP Craven Week with Paul Roos and Paarl Boys’ each having 6 players in the team while Boishaai provided a further 5 for the Academy side. This will truly be a good showcase of the talent on offer in WP schools rugby.

This year the game is played at Paul Roos’ Markotter grounds and it seems if home ground advantage is a vital ingredient when these two schools clash. Since 2006 it has been the home side that has won the close encounters and Paarl Boys’ would like to break that sequence this year. On current form Paarl Boys’ looks the more settled team, but the Paul Roosers have that x-factor that can turn any game on its head. Paul Roos had an up and down season thus far with the highlights being their wins over Monument at the Kearsney festival and Affies at Wildeklawer. Boishaai’s only loss thus far was to the selfsame Affies team also at Wildeklawer. Paarl Boys’ can also boast wins over Monument, Waterkloof and Grey College in their 2012 season. Besides Affies and Monument, the two teams had Boland Landbou and Rondebosch as common opponents and both won their games against these teams.
The teams had injury problems during the season with Paul Roos and Boishaai both missing key playmakers in the centre in Daniel Du Plessis for PRG and Neil Maritz for Paarl. It is a great pity that these two won’t be able to display their skills this Saturday and at the respective provincial weeks as well. Boishaai have talisman lock cum flanker Ryno vd Merwe back in action again after a long layoff and PRG can again make use of lock Jan Uys who missed the biggest part of the season so far.

An interesting antidote is that the PRG and Craven Week fullback Jason Worral’s father Bradley, is a Boishaai old boy and was the hero of the 1982 interschools for Boishaai against Paarl Gim. Bradley intercepted a pass with Paarl Gim on the Boishaai tryline and ran the length of the field to score and win the match for Paarl Boys’. It is not known who Bradley will be shouting for come Saturday, but it looks like he is in a no-lose situation!
It is also a pity that young Daniel Du Plessis is still injured and cannot play as he is the son of famous Springbok and WP centre Michael du Plessis and of course the cousin of the Paarl Boys’ mercurial flyhalf Jean-Luc Du Plessis. Jean-Luc’s father Carel of course, is brother to Michael and also an old boy from Paarl Boys’. The two Du Plessis brothers played together for Western Province in the 80’s as well as for the Springboks in 10 tests from 1982 to 1989. In that same era the Du Plessis’ played for WP and the Springboks with another famous PRG old boy, Pieter Gerhardus (Hempies) Du Toit, who was known for his power come scrum time. This only shows how deep the roots of these two schools are embedded in WP and South African rugby.

The extreme rivalry runs deep between the two schools but so do the friendships. Over the years so many boys from the two schools have represented WP in various age group teams that when they get to their matric year they have played just as often with each other than against each other.

PRG and Boishaai were also the two Cape schools invited to the first St Johns festival and have been regular attendees of this festival over the years. In 2000 the Paarl Boys’ team was so depleted with injuries that they were one player short in their starting 15 for the last game. Up stepped George Hauptfleisch from PRG and pulled on Boishaai jersey to help them out. Paarl Boys’ won that game!

The first recorded time the old boys of the two schools played together for SA was in 1910 when the Springboks played Great Britain in a three test series. Dirkie de Villiers and Cocky Hahn became Boishaai’s first Springboks while Gideon Roos (Brother of Paul Roos), Dick and Lammetjie Luyt and Koot Reynecke where the PRG representatives.

Two other famous Springboks, Jannie Engelbrecht (PRG) and Mannetjies Roux (Boishaai) both made their debuts for South Africa in 1960. These two played together in 16 tests up to 1969.

The 1984 Springboks vs England with Carel du Plessis and Hempies du Toit.


In the current South African u/20 World Cup squad you will also find Paul Roos and Paarl Boys’ representatives. In fact, PRG has three players from their 2010 team in the squad Braam Steyn, Tsotso Mbovane and Steven Kitshoff and Paarl Boys’ have one, Nicolaas (Max) van Dyk. Pictured below are Steven and Max with the Bokkies mascot.


Match Statistics Between Boishaai vs Paul Roos from 1976 -2011

  1. 2011 Paarl Boys High 20 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 18
  2. 2010 Paarl Boys High 17 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 31
  3. 2009 Paarl Boys High 16 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 11
  4. 2008 Paarl Boys High 29 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 42
  5. 2007 Paarl Boys High 26 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 8
  6. 2006 Paarl Boys High 6 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 10
  7. 2005 Paarl Boys High 16 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 11
  8. 2004 Paarl Boys High 7 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 22
  9. 2003 Paarl Boys High 9 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 12
  10. 2002 Paarl Boys High 18 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 18
  11. 2001 Paarl Boys High 14 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 9
  12. 2000 Paarl Boys High 12 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 8
  13. 1999 Paarl Boys High 13 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 26
  14. 1998 Paarl Boys High 3 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 17
  15. 1997 Paarl Boys High 25 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 22
  16. 1996 Paarl Boys High 0 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 3
  17. 1995 Paarl Boys High 6 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 3
  18. 1994 Paarl Boys High 20 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 22
  19. 1993 Paarl Boys High 11 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 13
  20. 1992 Paarl Boys High 6 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 3
  21. 1991 Paarl Boys High 29 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 6
  22. 1990 Paarl Boys High 0 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 4
  23. 1989 Paarl Boys High 6 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 21
  24. 1988 Paarl Boys High 6 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 10
  25. 1987 Paarl Boys High 7 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 6
  26. 1986 Paarl Boys High 0 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 3
  27. 1985 Paarl Boys High 31 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 7
  28. 1984 Paarl Boys High 12 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 9
  29. 1983 Paarl Boys High 9 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 3
  30. 1982 Paarl Boys High 10 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 7
  31. 1981 Paarl Boys High 12 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 6
  32. 1980 Paarl Boys High 15 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 10
  33. 1979 Paarl Boys High 13 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 9
  34. 1978 Paarl Boys High 20 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 8
  35. 1977 Paarl Boys High 13 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 3
  36. 1976 Paarl Boys High 14 vs Paul Roos Gymnasium 0

Boishaai wins 20 vs Paul Roos wins 15 & Drew 1


Paul Roos Gimnasium profile

On 29 January 1864 the Rev. J.H. Neethling of the Stellenbosch Dutch Reformed Church writes to Dr. Langham Dale, Superintendent General of Education of the Cape:

“As a piece of news that will interest you, I may state that yesterday (28 January 1864) 30 inhabitants of this district have decided to erect a gymnasium or Latin School. They have guaranteed 465 pounds (R930) per annum, chosen a Board of Directors of five persons to carry out the resolutions with all possible speed and decided that as soon as possible a preparatory school or infant department shall be established.”

In 1879 the Gymnasium and College had separate functionally. The College acquired the name “Stellenbosch College”. In 1885 the separation also became physical when the school and College moved to new but separate premises between Andringa and Van Ryneveld Streets. The name Stellenbosch College changed to Victoria College in 1887 and this institution became the University of Stellenbosch in 1918.

In 1887, “The Young Men’s Home” or “Het Tehuis”, the first hostel for boys, opened its doors under the supervision of Mr J.D. Krige – later affectionately known as Oom Japie “Home”. The present school hall is named after him. He was vice-rector at the time of his retirement in 1948, and ever since, a painting of him takes the place of honour next to the stage.

The school was renamed three times, Stellenbosch Boys High and Victoria College after the Queen. In 1940, it was renamed after Paul Roos, a former captain of the Springbok rugby union team. Roos was a former pupil and teacher at Paul Roos Gymnasium, and was the school’s rector from 1910 to 1940.

The Rhodes Scholarship was instituted in 1903, and Paul Roos is one of four schools in South Africa that may award a Rhodes Scholarship every year to an ex-pupil to study at the University of Oxford.


Rugby at Paul Roos

The words Paul Roos and rugby are synonymous as the great man was the originator of the now famous Springbok emblem and name for the South African national team. He is seen by many as the “father” of South African rugby and it is fitting that the school that carries his name is such a powerhouse in South African schools rugby.

Paul Roos has to date produced the most South African players to represent their country on a rugby field with Juandre Kruger becoming their 50th player when he played against England at Kingspark on June 9th 2012.

The following rugby players from Paul Roos Gymnasium represented South Africa (Springboks) on the rugby field.

Arthur Nicholas de Kock (1891), Jacob Stephanus (Japie) Louw (1891), James Alexander (Jim) McKendrick (1891), Robert (Bob) Shand, Paul Johannes de Waal (1896), Japie Krige (1896), Bob Loubser (1896), Pieter Albertus Ryno Otto (PO) Nel (1903), Paul Johannes Roos (1903), Koei Brink (1906), Henry John (Pinkie) Daneel (1906), Boy de Villiers (1906), Freddie Luyt (1910), Dick Luyt (1910), Koot Reynecke (1910), Gideon Daniël Roos (1910), Wakkie Krige (1912), John Douglas Luyt (1912), Tom van Vuuren (1912), Nic du Plessis (1921), Theuns Kruger (1921), Charlé Meyer (1921), Mannetjies Michau (1921), Phil Mostert (1921), Tokkie Scholtz (1921), Jackie Tindall(1921), Attie van Heerder (1921), PK Albertyn (1924), Nico Bosman (1924), Daunce Devine (1924), Kenny Starke (1924), George Murray Daneel (1928), Manus de Jongh (1928), AF du Toit (1928), PK Morkel (1928), Boet Prinsloo (1928), Ferdie Bergh (1931), George Lionell van Reenen (1937), Ballie Wahl (1949), Tjol Lategan (1949), Jannie Engelbrecht (1960), Gertjie Brynard (1965), Hempies du Toit (1980), Cabous van der Westhuizen (1994), Justin Swart (1996), Cobus Visagie (1999), Andries Bekker (2008), Schalk Brits (2008), Francois Hougaard (2009), Juandre Kruger (2012)
With the current crop of excellent youngster coming through the ranks, one can be assured that Paul Roos will keep on producing rugby players that will go on to represent their country one day.



Paarl Boys’ High 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 Western 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 maintained a 100% pass rate for over a decade.


Boishaai can be seen primarily, as a boarding institution. The erection of the first hostel, Monte Bello, in 1901 can be seen as the one of the greatest turning points in the history of the school. This event inaugurated the change from a small school in a small farming community to a school to be esteemed nationally. In 2012 the four hostels, Bellevue, Imhoff, Monte Bello and Werda, house over 400 learners from all parts of South Africa and from abroad.

Good conduct, good scholarship and good sportsmanship reflect the school’s proud tradition which spans over 143 years. Throughout Southern Africa, Paarl Boys’ High has always been regarded as a school with an unblemished record when it comes to producing men as well as leaders who have excelled in all walks of life. As a centre of excellence it is the school’s mission to create an environment in which every boy can reach his full potential in the academic, cultural and sporting field.


Rugby at Boishaai

Rugby is an integral part of the Paarl Boys’ way of life. It helps in educating the boys and growing the gentlemen Paarl Boys’ High is known to raise. It is important to win, but that should not be the primary objective. A sportsman may never be abused to ensure the success of a team. The primary objective at Boys’ High must be one of enjoyment, for both player and coach. Whereas we agree with the legendary Vince Lombardi when he said: ‘’Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing’’ we hold winning to be more than just points on the board. Winning relates to the values, commitment and the pursuit of the best of one’s abilities.

Boishaai has produced 19 players that have represented South Africa since 1906. They have provided some of the legends and most famous Springbok rugby players ever to have played in the Green and Gold. Players like Oom “Boy” and Fanie Louw, Piet “Spiere” du Toit, Mannetjies Roux, Ryk van Schoor, Carel Du Plessis and Corné Krige.

Paarl Boys’ High School rugby players that represented South African (Springboks).

Debut Year


1906 Boy de Villiers
1910 Cocky Hahn
1912 Louis Louw
1921 Theuns Kruger
1924 Champion Myburgh
1928 Boy Louw
1931 Manie Geere
1931 Fanie Louw
1937 Johnny Bester
1937 Ben du Toit
1949 Ryk van Schoor
1955 Theuns Briers
1956 Piet du Toit
1960 Mannetjies Roux
1963 Haas Schoeman
1981 Carel du Plessis
1997 Wium Basson
1999 Corné Krige
2004 Gurthro Steenkamp


The 1961 Springbok team against Australia featured 3 Boishaai old boys. Piet Du Toit and Mannetjie Roux as players and Oom Boy Louw as the coach! (Picture Below)

Legendary “Oom” Boy Louw and Carel du Plessis also coached the Springboks. Corné 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 as well as the Western Province u/18 Cravenweek team. Carel du Plessis’ son (Jean-Luc) is playing flyhalf for the 2012 1st XV.

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