Mutual & Federal Premier Interschool Oakdale v Boland Landbou

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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, which are broadcast live on SuperSport from March 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 third year, is expected to grow even stronger.

The Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools stories are further captured in 12 Preview shows, which preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements.

Oakdale takes on Boland Landbou on their home turf on Saturday, 29 August at 2pm. The match will be televised live on Supersport Select (Channel 210)

The Preview Show featuring Derrick Hougaard and Johann Muller will start airing Wednesday evening, 26 August 2015 at 17.45 on SuperSport One

Schedule Date
Start Time
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12 – Oakdale Landbour vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport One
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12 – Oakdale Landbour vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport Select SA
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12 – Oakdale Landbour vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport Select SA
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12 – Oakdale Landbour vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport Eight
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12 – Oakdale Landbour vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport 12
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12 – Oakdale Landbour vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport Select SA
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12 – Oakdale Landbour vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport Select SA
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12A – Oakdale Landbou vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport Select SA
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12A – Oakdale Landbou vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport Select SA
Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools
Eps. 12A – Oakdale Landbou vs Boland Landbou
SuperSport Eight

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Historic Overview
Oakdale v Boland Landbou
The last Premier Interschools derby of the season takes place on Saturday 29 August when Oakdale hosts fellow agricultural school Boland Landbou in their annual battle. The two schools have been playing each other on a yearly basis since 1992, this year meeting for the 22nd time.

The first couple of matches between the pair were close and home ground advantage was a huge factor. It was only in 2001 that an away team won for the first time when Boland, with a certain Derick Hougaard at pivot, took the honours 15-0 in Riversdale.

For the next eight years Boland dominated the match-up and Oakdale could only win once, in 2005, with a score of 8-6 in Riversdale in a war of attrition.

The 2009 Interschools at Oakdale was abandoned due to flooded fields. The four years since then have seen the away side repeatedly unable to hold back the tide, leaving Oakdale favourites on their own turf in 2015. Despite this, Boland holds the overall upper hand by winning 14 of the games while Oakdale have won seven, with one draw between them.

Results Through the Years
1992: Landbou 15 Oakdale 6

1993: Landbou 6 Oakdale 26

1994: Landbou 18 Oakdale 11

1995: Landbou 18 Oakdale 19

1996: Landbou 26 Oakdale 0

1997: Landbou 22 Oakdale 26

1998: Landbou 16 Oakdale 12

1999: Landbou 23 Oakdale 23

2000: Landbou 31 Oakdale 7

2001: Landbou 15 Oakdale 0

2002: Landbou 14 Oakdale 5

2003: Landbou 20 Oakdale 12

2004: Landbou 11 Oakdale 7

2005: Landbou 6 Oakdale 8

2006: Landbou 17 Oakdale 0

2007: Landbou 27 Oakdale 19

2008: Landbou 16 Oakdale 8

2009: DNP

2010: Landbou 0 Oakdale 3

2011: Landbou 3 Oakdale 34
2012: Landbou 38 Oakdale 19
2013: Landbou 10 Oakdale 29
2014: Landbou 13 Oakdale 7

2015 Season
Just like their 2014 campaign, Boland Landbou have had one of those seasons that could have been much better if the luck of the draw was on their side. They have played 19 matches so far, winning 11 and losing eight. Six of the eight defeats were by a margin of five points or under.

Their latest win came against a strong Paul Roos and this will give them confidence before going to Riversdale to face an uncompromising Oakdale team. Key players this year for Boland are veteran No 10 Danrich Visagie, playing in his third year for the first team; Craven week and SA Schools scrumhalf Jondre Williams and big inside centre JT Potgieter.

The triumvirate form the nucleus of attack from the base of the scrum and Oakdale will do well to keep them in check. Captain Joppie du Pisani at lock and hooker Heino Strümpher, meanwhile, have been the heart of a solid pack that has provided good solid ball all season for the men in Black.

Oakdale have enjoyed a good season so far, currently standing at No 13 in the national rankings. They have played 14 games, winning 10 and losing four. Their last reverse was against No 1 ranked Paarl Boys High, where they lost by only six points.

Their playmakers throughout the season have been talented flyhalf Christo (Boeta) Hamman and 8th man Renaldo Ferreira, while lock Adre Smit has kept the fire going in the engine room. All three were picked for the SWD Craven Week team, but unfortunately Ferreira ultimately missed out due to an injury suffered just before the July holiday break.

Besides these three, Oakdale provided a further eight players for the SWD team: Darren Adonis, Eckhard Leicher, Edwan Coetzee, HP van Schoor, Bertie de Bod, Hermanus Botha, Chrisjan du Toit and Daine Kannemeyer.


Boland Landbou Profile

Boland Landbou is an Afrikaans agricultural high school established in 1962 in Paarl. All the boys are hosted in hostels and there are no day learners. The Boland Agricultural Union started campaigning for an agricultural high school in the Boland area in the early 1950s and in 1953 the then administrator, Mr J.O. du Plessis, in principle approved the establishment of such a school.

The Department of Education formerly approved the request in 1956 and the agricultural union was tasked to find a suitable farm to host the school on. Factors that they had to consider were: distance to the nearest town, availability of power, postal distribution, water availability and size of the land to enable diverse farming.

The farm “Langerug” in the Agter-Paarl area was eventually identified as the most suitable for this venture and, in 1957, it was bought by the Provincial Administration for R150 000 from Mr F Hauptfleisch. By 1959 the final planning was done and building started in early 1960.

The union opted for the name Hoër Landbouskool Boland and it was dually accepted by the Superintendent-General of Education Mr DJ Liebenberg. In 1961 the first principle was appointed in Mr C. du Toit (Vonk) van der Merwe, who was still at Augsberg Agricultural at that stage.

On 22 January 1962 the school opened its doors for the first time and with a brand new staff Mr van der Merwe laid the foundations for the excellent institution this school has become.

Boland Landbou rugby produced their first Springbok in 1984 when prop Attie Strauss was picked for the Tests between South Africa and the South American Jaguars.

They produced a further three Boks in lock Hottie Louw (2002), prop Deon Carstens (2002) and flyhalf Derick Hougaard (2003). The latter becoming the darling of Loftus and the Blue Bulls with his match-winning boot in the mould of their beloved Naas Botha.

Old Boys Hottie Louw and Deon Carstens have returned to help their Alma Mater in matters of rugby and both have coaching roles at the school. It is indeed great to see that they are ploughing their experience back into the school and its learners.

Oakdale Profile

Established in 1928, Oakdale Agricultural High School is well known countrywide for its high standard of agricultural training. Classes are small to ensure that every learner receives individual attention. A mere 80 boys are enrolled annually and applications always exceed this figure.

High marks in natural science and maths, as well as an interest in fauna and flora, are requirements for acceptance. Learners come from all over the Cape, as well as the Free State and Gauteng. All teaching venues have computers and data projectors and there are two fully equipped computer education help centres with 80 computers. In addition, the school has effective maths and reading help centres.

In the early 1920s, the Department of Agriculture earmarked the farm “Oakdale” as a potential training farm for returning war veterans, but this never materialized. Instead it was approved in 1927 as ideal for the establishment of an agricultural school and 200 merino sheep, eight mules and four jersey cows were purchased.

The school officially opened in 1928 with six boys – three from the old Transvaal and three from the Free State – and the only living space available was the original farmhouse. In 1930 a new hostel was built that could house 42 learners and the old farmhouse became the school building.

In 1941 the two Victorian side wings were demolished to build two much bigger wings that still stand today. One was used as the hall and the other as classrooms. The latter has since been renamed the Fanie du Toit Centre.

The hostel was enlarged in 1942 and in 1948 to be able to host the 108 learners of the time. In 1957 a second hostel for seniors was built and the school can now house around 300 boys.

Oakdale has produced to date three Springbok rugby players in flanker Pedrie Wannenburg, centre/flyhalf Meyer Bosman and lock Johann Muller.

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