St Andrews College have had an excellent season this year. They have featured in the top 10 of most.
• The 1st XV won 16 games, only lost 2 game and drew 1
• The school only has 470 boys and still manages to put out 1st – 6th senior teams and A,B,Cs at junior level.
• Their 2nds and 4ths went unbeaten for the year, in fact from 1st XV – 5th they lost only 5 fixtures in the season.
• The 1st XV scored a record points in a season 747 – previous was 707 in 2002
• The 1st XV scored a record amount of tries in season 108 – previous was 102 in 2013
• All boys who played in their 1st XV were at St Andrews since grade 8
An example of the development at College rugby is that this same team only won 4 games as a U14 team, taking 70 points from Grey and 87 points from Selborne.
“We are very proud of the season we have had, not only as a first team, but the whole club. There is a very strong rugby culture here at St Andrews, and being in a small town and majority boarders helps the brotherhood of the boys. We have an excellent rugby program here and the boys know our systems, structures and process. It is tough to keep up with the evolving and progressing SA schoolboy rugby market, but we feel that we give the boys the balance between a professional approach while maintaining traditional values and not relying on bought talent.” Andy Royle Director of Rugby and 1st XV coach.
9 March Won Nico Malan High School 47-12
16 March Won SACS at the Graeme College Rugby Day 27-13
21 March Won St John’s College at the Grey HS Festival 31- 0
3 April Won Jeppe Boys HS at the Grey HS Festival 13-12
6 April Draw Grey High 17 -17
8 April Won Hilton College at the Kingswood College Festival 43-27
10 April Won Kearsney College at the Kingswood College Festival 22-7
18 April Lost Rondebosch BHS at the Saints Festival 10-17
20 April Won Michaelhouse at the Saints Festival 40-19
22 April Won Parktown BHS at the Saints Festival 66-5
11 May Won Graeme College 47-19
18 May Won Cambridge High School 93-0
25 May Lost Selborne College 12-28
1 June Won Pearson High School 87-3
8 June Won Queen’s College 39-10
15 June Won Kingswood College 21-20
13 July Won Marlow Agricultural College 41-26
20 July Won Dale College 49-0
3 August Won Bishops 42 -22