SACS, Bishops 144 Years Later

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:15
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SCHOOLS PREVIEW: The first recorded match between the South African College and Bishops dates back to 1873, making it the oldest match in South Africa, and it is on again up at SACS on Saturday.

SACS, the oldest school in the land, was founded in 1829, Bishops in 1849. Bishops began playing "football", the generic term for all such games, in 1861. There is oral belief that the two played each other in 1862, but the oldest recorded such match was in 1873, two years before the first club in the land, Hamiltons, was founded.
 
This is South Africa's oldest match. 
 
It has not had to be kept artificially alive as the rivalry continues to be as keen as ever. In fact it is keener now that SACS are in up the road in Newlands. For years there was a whole five miles (8 km) between the two schools but then in 1961 SACS moved from town to Newlands and a magnificent campus.
 
Season So Far
 
SACS have been having their best season for years and currently nestle in third place on the Schools Top 20, just below seemingly invincible Paarl Boys' High and Monument. Bishops are not on the rankings but when the sides met at Bishops, SACS were rather fortunate to get a 24-all draw.
 
SACS have 11 of their 15 matches and drawn two. Bishops have won six of their 14 matches and drawn one.
 
Results against Common Opponents
 
Boland Landbou: SACS won 22-15; Bishops lost 48-14
Durbanville: SACS won 100-0; Bishops won 72-14
Paarl Boys' High: SACS lost 37-17; Bishops lost 25-0
Paarl Gim: SACS won 22-19; Bishops lost 44-24
Paul Roos: SACS lost 29-24; Bishops lost 32-30
Rondebosch: SACS drew 14-14; Bishops lost 32-19
St Andrew's: SACS won 24-15; Bishops won 29-21
Wynberg: SACS won 37-20; Bishops won 24-20
 
Achievers
 
Both schools' players are eligible to play for Western Province schools teams.
 
Craven Week:
 
SACS: Vusile Dlepu (captain), Sujai Ikemefuna
 
Academy Week
 
SACS:  Anathi Kalipa
 
Bishops: David Courie, Ghalieb Kenny, Justin Muller  
 
Teams
 
SACS: 15 Michael Abrahams, 14 Kabelo Mokoena, 13 Ben Mazzullo, 12 Chad van der Loo, 11 Aaron Zeederberg, 10 David Hayes, 9 Vusile Dlepu (captain), 8 Declan O’Connor, 7 Sujai Ikemefuna, 6 Craig Bylin, 5 Storm Balchin,  Jean Minnaar, 3 Joshua Barrett, 2 Anathi Kalipa, 1 Ethan Burger
Coaches: Nick Maurer, Matthew Currie
Manager: Harold Kessler
 
Bishops: 15 James Ipser, 14 Murray Bruce, 13 Robert Macdonald (captain), 12 George Spencer, 11 Reece Meyer, 10 Aydan Labuschagne, 9 Ross Goodwin/Willie Rose, 8 Matt Norton, 7 Felix Burt, 6 Matt du Plessis, 5 Matt Van Westernbrugge, 4 Tim Sharples, 3 David Courie, 2 Ghaalieb Kenny, 1 Alex Castle
Replacements: 16 Terrence Petterssen, 17 Rayleigh Le Fleur, 18 David Nivison, 19 Ross Doyle, 20 Bingo Ivanisevic, 21 Victor Allen, 22 Nathan Mahimba
Coaches: Wesley Chetty, Gareth Hayden 
Manager: Dean Sudding
 
Date: 12 August 2017
1st XV kick-off: 11.45
Venue: Memorial A Field at SACS
Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy, no rain, chilly, high of 13°C, low of 9°C
Referee: Nathan Swartz (Western Province Referees' Society)
 
Rugby Programme
 
Memorial A
08.00: 4th XV
09.15: 3rd XV
10.30: 2nd XV
11.45: 1st XV
 
Junior School A 
08.00: 7th XV
09.10: 6th XV 
10.20: 5th XV 
 
Memorial B
08.00: Under-16C  
09.10: Under-16B
10.20: Under-16A  
 
Junior School B
09.05: Under-16D 
 
Spencer-Smith
08.00: Under-15A 
10.10: Under-15B 
09.05: Under-15C  
 
De Villiers
08.00: Under-14B 
09.05: Under-14A 
10.10: Under-14C 
 
De Villiers B  
08.00: Under-14E
09.05: Under-14D 
 
Down the Years
 
1873: SACS won 2 goals to nil
1874: SACS won the first one & the second match 1 goal to nil.
1876: Bishops won goals to nil and 1 goal to nil
1877: Draw
1879: Draw 0--0 & Bishops won 5 goals to nil.
1882: SACS won
1883: SACS won
1885: Bishops won 11-0
1886: SACS won 11-0
1887: SACS won 4-1
1888: Draw 0-0 & SACS won 1-0
1889: SACS won 3-1
1890: Draw 2-2 & SACS won 2-1
1891: Bishops won 4-0 and 11-0
1892: Bishops won 8-0, 24-2 & 20-7
1893: Bishops won 17-0
1894: Bishops won 19-0 & 17-0
1895: Bishops won 11-0 & 11-0
1896: Draw 0-0 & Bishops won 6-0
1897: SACS won 16-7 & 6-0
1898: SACS won 8-0
1899: Draw 3-3, SACS won 10-3 & 5-0
1900: Draw 0-0, SACS won 7-0 & Bishops won 6-0
1901: Bishops won 10-0, SACS won 11-5 & Bishops won 13-0
1902: SACS won 6-5 & 19-6
1903: SACS won 9-0
1904: SACS won 12-0 & 11-3
1905: SACS won 10-3 & Bishops won 7-0
1906: Bishops won 6-5 & SACS won 5-3
1907: Bishops won 9-4 & 10-0 & SACS won 8-5 & 13-3
1908: Bishops won 8-3
1909: SACS won 19-3, 9-3 & 14-3
1910: SACS won 12-4 & 15-5
From now on the competition is between school teams.
1911: SACS won 6-5
1912: Draw 3-3 & Bishops won 19-5 & 10-0
1913: Bishops won 21-0 & 6-0 & SACS won 6-3
1914: Bishops won 11-8 & SACS won 3-0
1915: Draw 0-0, SACS won 12-9 & 3-0 & Bishops won 9-4 & 11-5
1916: Bishops won 13-0 & 8-0
1917: SACS won 25-0
1918: SACS won 14-0
1920: SACS won 11-0
1921: Draw 12-12
1922: Draw 8-8
1923: SACS won 9-8
1924: Bishops won 10-3 & 19-5 & SACS won 10-0
1925: Bishops won 16-3 & 16-6
1926: Draw 3-3 & SACS won 19-5
1927: Bishops won 18-3
1928: Bishops won 8-3
1929: Bishops won 14-0
1930: SACS won 8-3 & Bishops won 13-0
1931: Bishops won 23-6 & SACS won 8-6
1932: Draw 13-13, Bishops won 12-7
1933: SACS won 12-0
1934: Bishops won 24-9 & SACS won 25-3 & 29-7
1935: Bishops won 16-6 & 26-3
1936: Bishops won 16-0 & SACS won 15-7
1937: SACS 12-11 & 11-9
1938: Bishops won 12-3
1939: Bishops won 11-0 & 36-3
1940: Bishops won 31-8 & 6-3
1941: Bishops won 19-3
1942: Bishops won 20-5 & 12-0
1943: Bishops won 13-0 & 3-0
1944: Draw 3-3 & Bishops won 14-6
1945: Bishops won 9-3 & 3-0
1946: Bishops won 37-0 & 6-3
1947: SACS won 12-11& Bishops won 9-0
1948: Bishops won 32-3 & 22-11
1949: Bishops won 57-0
1950: SACS won 14-8 & Bishops won 11-5
1951: Bishops won 17-3 & 8-0
1952: Bishops won 18-3 & 13-11
1953: Bishops won 32-0 & 15-3
1954: Bishops won 17-3 & 6-0
1955: Bishops won 20-3
1956: SACS won 8-5 & 10-6
1957: Bishops won 9-0 & SACS won 12-3
1958: Bishops won 11-0 & 19-3
1958: Bishops won 16-6 & 18-0
1960: Bishops won 11-0 & 12-3
1962: SACS won 11-0
1963: Bishops won 9-0 & 11-3
1964: Bishops won 26-3 & 6-5
1965: Bishops won 29-3 & 18-0
1966: Bishops won 17-15 & SACS won 6-3
1967: Draw 6-6 & SACS won 8-6
1968: Bishops won 8-3 & 6-3
1969: SACS won 12-6
1970: Bishops won 18-9 & 16-6
1971: SACS won 15-13
1972: SACS won 8-4 & 3-0
1973: SACS won 11-6 & 29-0
1980: Bishops won 14-0 & SACS won 9-0
1975: Bishops won 4-3 & SACS won 8-7
1976: SACS won 9-7 & Bishops won 12-8
1977: Bishops won 37-6 & 23-6
1978: Bishops won 26-9 & SACS won 18-13
1979: Bishops won 15-0 & 23-12
1980: Bishops won 34-7 & 19-9
1981: Bishops won 12-10 & 21-10
1982: Bishops won 23-6
1983: Bishops won 14-3 & 20-7
1984: Draw 10-10 & Bishops won 24-4
1985: Bishops won 29-3 & 34-0
1986: Bishops won 40-3 & 15-3
1987: Bishops won 46-3 & 26-4
1988: Bishops won 36-6 & 31-9
1989: Bishops won 12-7 & 38-3
1990: SACS won 12-10 & Bishops won 16-10
1991: Bishops won 41-6 & 35-3
1992: Bishops won 35-6 & 13-6
1993: Bishops won 64-3 & 20-9
1994: Bishops won 29-19 & 27-11
1995: Bishops won 9-3 & 10-7
1996: Bishops won 6-3 & SACS won 25-8
1997: Bishops won 44-17 & 26-15
1998: Bishops won 29-7 & 34-12
1999: Bishops won 20-19 & 27-15
2000: Bishops won
2001: Bishops won
2002: Bishops won 32-19 & SACS won 15-13
2003: Bishops won 43-12 & 22-14
2004: Bishops won 10-0 & SACS won 32-3
2005: Bishops won 50-3 & 26-7
2006: Bishops won 26-14 & 20-10
2007: Draw 22-22 & Bishops won 41-17
2008: Bishops won 56-19 & 40-27
2009: Bishops won 27-0. The second match at Bishops was cancelled because of the weather.
2010: Bishops won 43-18 & 46-17
2011: Bishops won 68-27 & SACS won 20-13
2012: SACS won 34-3 & 21-8
2013: SACS won 22-5 & 21-16
2014: Bishops won 26-12 & 80-5
2015: SACS won 26-17
2016: Bishops won 43-28
2017: Draw 24-24