Queen's Meet Dale at Reunion

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:25
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It's Queen's College's 159th Reunion Day and it is such a good day to enjoy with their old friends/rivals Dale College from down the road in King.

The King is William IV, the Queen his niece and successor Victoria.

The rivalry between Queen's and Dale is one of the keenest in South African Schools rugby. The two schools along with Selborne down in East London have dominated Border Schools rugby for years and years, going back to the 19th century. They are boys' schools with similar outlooks, founded long ago. Queen's is the oldest , founded in 1858, Dale next in 1861 and Selborne the youngest in 1872.

Queen's and Dale play twice a year, and it is always a great occasion, as it will be again this Saturday.

For the home team to win on its Reunion Day is very desirable, spurring Old Boys on to grand memories and the belief in the continued progress of the school they loved.

Results this Year

Dale have been doing better than Queen's so far this year. Both teams went to the prestigious Kearsney Festival where Dale played tougher opponents than Dale's did. Queen's lost all three of its matches while Dale beat HTS Middelburg and lost (26-25) to Drostdy.

In the first FNB Top 20 of 2017, Dale are ranked 15th while Queen's have missed out.

Not that this year's results in any way ensure victory or defeat on Saturday.

On the strength of performances at the Kearsney Festival, two players in the Dale team have been offered bursaries at the Sharks Academy - centre Siphamandla Matsinya and Aphelele Fassi who moves from fullback to flyhalf this week.

There are a few players back from the last match between the two schools - Ilano Smith, who has moved from inside centre to flyhalf and Gareth Heidtmann who has moved from prop to hooker for queens, and Fassi, Matsinya, eighthman Thandile Mpangeva and Mzingisi Bisholo who has moved from hooker to prop for Dale.

The 1st XV match kicks off at 15.30.

Teams

Queen's College: 15 Keith Kroutz, 14 Edumisa Njumba, 16 Sakhele Ngeno, 12 Bathandwa Mqhayi, 11 Tumelo Montisi, 10 Ilano Smith, 9 Enrique Oranje, 8 Siya Matanda, 7 Siya Jwacu, 6 Bryan Bless, 5 Junaid Bijal, 4 Aaron Brody (captain), 3 Siba Mnkani, 2 Gareth Heidtmann, 1 Avile Gatyeni

Dale College: 15 Dashan Mitchley, 14 Andrico Johannes, 13 Siphamandla Matsinya, 12 Siphamandla Krewqe, 11 Soyama Mini, 10 Apelele Fassi, 9 Thando Zoki, 8 Thandile Mpangeva, 7 Lathitha Lukasi, 6 Buhle Qaba, 5 Luyolo Ndabambi, 4 Thando Gqokvo, 3 Mzingisi Bisholo, 2 Mikhaya Sonqishe, 1 Anda Mfenyana

Results Down the Years

1891: Dale won by 5 goals and 1 try to 1 goal
1926: Queen's won 6-0
1927: Dale won 64-0 and 50-5
1928: Dale won 5-0 and Queen's won 6-3
1929: Draw 8-8 and Dale won 3-0
1930: Queen's won 10-3
1931: Dale won 8-3 and a Draw 0-0
1932: Queen's won 8-0 and 3-0
1933: Draw 3-3 and Dale won 4-3
1934: Dale won 21-8 and a Draw 3-3
1935: Queen's won 12-10 and 6-3
1936: Queen's won 3-0 and 17-5
1937: Queen's won 10-0 and 14-3
1938: Dale won 6-3 and 9-5 and 13-8
1939: Queen's won 6-9 and Dale won 6-3
1940: Queen's won 11-0
1941: Queen's won 16-3 and 9-6
1942: Dale won 3-0 and Queen's won 9-0
1943: Dale won 9-5 and Queen's won 17-5
1944: Queen's won 20-8 and 12-0
1945: Queen's won 15-6 and a Draw 6-6
1946: Dale won 3-0 and 6-3
1947: Queen's won 19-0
1948: Draw 3-3 and Queen's won 6-3
1949: Dale won 17-3 and Queen's won 17-0
1950: Draw 3-3 and Queen's won 9-3
1951: Draw 13-13 and Queen's won 8-3
1952: Draw 3-3 and 3-3
1953: Queen's won 11-6 and Dale won 3-0
1954: Draw 3-3 and Queen's won 16-3
1955: Dale won 11-3
1956: A Draw 6-6 and Queen's won 9-5
1957: Dale won 8-3 and a Draw 6-6
1958: Dale won 19-0 and Queen's won 8-5
1959: Dale won 6-3 and Queen's won 9-8
1960: Dale won 6-0 and 3-0
1961: Queen's won 9-3 and 8-3
1962: Dale won 6-3 and Queen's won 3-0
1963: Dale won 13-3 and 6-3
1964: Draw 14-14 and Dale won 6-3
1965: Dale won 19-11 and 9-0
1966: Queen's won 12-3 and a Draw 8-8
1967: Dale won 3-0 and Queen's won 6-3
1968: Dale won 11-0 and Queen's won 9-8
1969: Draw 6-6 and Queen's won 14-10
1970: Queen's won 12-11 and 20-3
1971: Dale won 17-9 and Queen's won 9-6
1972: Dale won 11-9 and Queen's won 4-3
1973: Queen's won 8-6 and 8-3
1974: Queen's won 10-3 and 13-12
1975: Dale won 21-8 and Queen's won 12-11
1976: Dale won 24-0 and 12-8
1977: Dale won 16-15 and Queen's won 10-7
1978: Dale won 12-10 and Queen's won 18-7
1979: Queen's won 8-4 and 25-0
1980: Queen's won 17-6 and 27-3
1981: Queen's won 7-6 and Dale won 27-3
1982: Queen's won 25-22 and 22-6
1983: Queen's won 9-3 and 18-6
1984: Queen's won 16-6 and 24-3
1985: Queen's won 9-3 and a Draw 12-12
1986: Queen's won 15-13 and 18-7
1987: Dale won 3-0 and 10-6
1988: Queen's won 12-8 and 13-9
1989: Queen's won 3-0 and 16-3
1990: Dale won 33-0 and 22-13
1991: Queen's won 21-7 and 10-3
1992: Queen's won 3-0 and Dale won 21-8
1993: Dale won 12-6 and 15-9
1994: Dale won 19-9 and 18-9
1995: Dale won 22-5 and 20-6
1996: Dale won 15-6 and Queen's won 18-9
1997: Queen's won 16-12 and 31-21
1998: Dale won 8-6 and Queen's won 13-10
1999: Dale won 26-9 and 18-3
2000: Dale won 20-0 and 29-8
2001: Queen's won 27-21 and 15-7
2002: Dale won 13-0 and Queen's won 18-7
2003: Dale won 25-14 and 31-17
2004: Dale won 13-0 and 29-13
2005: Queen's won 17-6 and 23-13
2006: Queen's won 23-13 and 20-10
2007: Queen's won 30-15 and 16-3
2008: Queen's won 19-15
2009: Queen’s won 17-15
2010: Dale won 21-8 and Queen's won 27-18
2011: Dale won 7-3 and 38-31
2012: Dale won 21-18; Queen's won 28-0
2013: Queen's won 23-10 and 6-0
2014: Dale won 13-12 and Queen's won 35-33
2015: Dale won 26-19 and 15-14
2016: Dale beat Queen's 17-3 and 32-30

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