1 vs 4 in Stellenbosch

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:33
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Paul Roos are ranked No.1 in the Top 20, Boys' High fourth. In the context of South Africa's great rugby schools, the difference is negligible.

Season so Far

Paul Roos have been having a stellar season. They have played and won 10 matches, scoring an average of 58 points per match. Their lowest score this year was 32 (against Paarl Gim) and the highest score against them has been 21 (by SACS and Bishops). They are a brilliant team following on from a brilliant Under-16 team in 2017.

Boys' High have lost. We have not said that often since 2014. Last week they lost to Grey Bloem, their first defeat by a school in South Africa after three unbeaten seasons. They have played seven matches against schools and lost one. They have scored an average of 35 points per match. They do not exude the aura of invincibility of the recent past, beating Wynberg by four points and Affies by five.

The teams have not experienced much chopping and changing. For this match they each have two changes with Remy Engelbrecht and Micardo du Preez out for Paul Roos and Noegh Hayward and Rhynardt Rijnsburger out for Boys' High.

Results against Common Opponents

So far this season, they have had just one opponent in common - Waterkloof of Pretoria. Boys' High beat  them 53-10 and Paul Roos beat them  63-12

Experience

Back from 2017

Of the team that played in this match last year, Boys' High have just Adrian Alberts back.

Paul Roos have three of their backs back - Regan van der Westhuizen, Brendan Venter Juan Mostert - and five forwards - Matthew Cordy, Mink Scharink, Hanru Jacobs and JJ Kotze.

Achievers in 2017

Craven Week
Paarl Boys High:
Adrian Alberts

Grant Khomo Week
Paul Roos:
Cade Croy, Tiaan Pretorius
Paarl Boys' High: Riis du Plessis, Keanan Meadon

Teams

Paul Roos: 15 Kade Wolhuter, 14 Cade Croy, 13 Regan van der Westhuizen, 12 Brendan Venter, 11 Tiaan Pretorius, 10 Juan Mostert, 9 Xander Botha, 8 Matthew Cordy, 7 Herman Heins, 6 Jarod Cairns, 5 Daniel Swart, 4 Mink Scharink, 3 Hanru Jacobs, 2 JJ Kotze (captain), 1 Robbie Rogers

Paarl Boys' High: 15 Riis du Plessis, 14 Carlo Uys, 13 Trent Sivertsen, 12 Nathan Bezuidenhout, 11 Quan Horn, 10 Kian Meadon, 9 Estiaan van Rensburg, 8 Gideon van Wyk, 7 Evan Roos, 6 Louwan Horn, 5 Adrian Alberts (captain), 4 Emile van Heerden, 3 Roubert Bester, 2 Cullen van der Merwe, 1 De Wet Wolhuter

Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
1st XV kick-off: 12.15
Television broadcast: SuperSport channel 210
Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy with a high of 28°C and a low of 13°C.
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (Western Province Referees' Society)

Rugby Programme - Paul Roos vs Paarl Boys' High

Friday, 18 May 2018

Doornbosch 
15.30: Under-14E 

Meulsloot
15.30: 9th XV 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Hoofveld
08.00: 4th XV
09.15: 3rd XV
10.30: 2nd XV
12.15: 1st XV

Rivierveld
08.00: Under-16D
09.15: Under-16B
10.30: Under-16A

Meulsloot
08.00: 7th XV
09.15: 6th XV
10.30: 5th XV

Volkskombuis
08.00: Under-15C
09.00: Under-15B
10.00: Under-15A
11.00: 8th XV

Doornbosch
08.00: Under-14D 
09.00: Under-14C 
10.00: Under-14A
11.00: Under-16C

Oval
08.00: Under-14B 
09.00: Under-15E 
10.00: Under-15D
11.00: Under-16 E

Recent Years' Results

1976: Paarl Boys' High won 14-0
1977: Paarl Boys' High won 13-3
1978: Paarl Boys' High won 20-8
1979: Paarl Boys' High won 13-9
1980: Paarl Boys' High won 15-10
1981: Paarl Boys' High won 12-6
1982: Paarl Boys' High won 10-7
1983: Paarl Boys' High won 9-3
1984: Paarl Boys' High won 12-9
1985: Paarl Boys' High won 31-7
1986: Paul Roos won 3-0
1987: Paarl Boys' High won 7-6
1988: Paul Roos won 10-6
1989: Paul Roos won 21-6
1990: Paul Roos won 4-0
1991: Paul Roos won 29-6
1992: Paarl Boys' High won 6-3
1993: Paarl Boys' High won 11-13
1994: Paarl Boys' High won 22-20
1995: Paarl Boys' High won 6-3
1996: Paul Roos won 3-0
1997: Paarl Boys' High won 25-22
1998: Paul Roos won 17-3
1999: Paul Roos won 13-26
2000: Paarl Boys' High won 12-8
2001: Paarl Boys' High won 14-9
2002: Draw 18-18
2003: Paul Roos won 12-9
2004: Paul Roos won 22-7
2005: Paarl Boys' High won 16-11
2006: Paul Roos won 10-6
2007: Paarl Boys' High won 26-8
2008: Paul Roos won 42-29
2009: Paarl Boys' High won 16-11
2010: Paul Roos won 31-17
2011: Paarl Boys' High won 20-18
2012: Paarl Boys' High won 22-17
2013: Paarl Boys' High won 20-19
2014: Paul Roos won 17-13
2015: Paarl Boys' High won 29-10
2016: Paarl Boys' High won 28-3
2017: Paarl Boys' High won 21-3

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