Fri 3 Aug 2018 | 07:30

Affies Cross the Road

Affies Cross the Road
Fri 3 Aug 2018 | 07:30
Affies Cross the Road
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There is just a road between Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool and Pretoria Boys High. They are possibly the closest – physically – of any rival schools in South Africa, which, of course, adds to the rivalry between the two, a rivalry which will express itself on the sports fields of Pretoria Boys High on Saturday.

The road is University Road.

In the beginning, settled Pretoria Boys High, founded in 1901, beat newly founded Affies, founded in 1920. It took Affies nine years to win for the first time, but things changed. Power shifted.

This century Affies have won 15 times, Pretoria Boys High three times and there has been a draw. It has been hard going for Pretoria Boys High but every year is a new year and every year the match is approached with enthusiasm. Why can’t 2008 happen again?

Season So Far

Affies are perhaps not as strong as they have been in recent times but still they are ranked 12th in the Schools Top 20, which puts them amongst the very best rugby schools in South Africa, Pretoria Boys High are unranked.

Affies have won six of their 12 matches, Pretoria Boys High five of their 16. But give Pretoria Boys High credit for their willingness to play anybody anywhere.

Results against Common Opponents

Diamantveld: Affies won 40-7; Pretoria Boys High lost 20-15
KES: Affies won 12-3; Pretoria Boys High lost 23-10
Jeppe: Affies won 45-41; Pretoria Boys High lost 36-7

Achievers

Both schools’ players are eligible for Blue Bulls

Craven Week

Affies: Regardt Roets, Dewald Donald, Janco Uys, Adolph Visser, Stephin Alberts.

Pretoria Boys High: Kgalalelo Mothomogolo

Academy Week

Affies: Jacques-Louis du Toit, Steyn van der Spuy, Zhander Schmidt, Landi Mahlangu

Pretoria Boys High: Reinhardt Nel, Kabelo Machimana, Dylan Thompson, Tafadzwa Pikirayi

Teams

Pretoria Boys High: 15 Phoenix Twala,14 Matthew Breckenridge,13 Mikhail Edwards,12 Dylan Thompson,11 Jamie Nortjé,10 Justin Cross,9 Ruan van Rooyen,8 Rhys Bekker,7 Pieter van der Merwe,6 Khanya Jada,5 Theo Pretorius,4 Jonathan Steenkamp,3 Reinhardt Nel,2 Richard Da Costa,1 CallenMatzopoulos

Affies: 15 Jason Scheepers, 14 Chris Bruyns, 13 Stephin Alberts, 12 Dian Nordier, 11 Eric Sherman, 10 Regardt Roets, 9 Steyn vd Spuy, 8 George Oosthuizen, 7 Adolph Visser, 6 Jan Dagutat, 5 Chris Kamffer, 4 Zhander Schmidt, 3 Sarel Joubert, 2 Janco Uys, 1 Dewald Donald

Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
1st XV kick-off: 13.00
Venue: A Field, Pretoria Boys High
Expected weather conditions: Sunshine with a high of 25°C and a low of 11°C

Rugby Programme

A Field
07.30: Under-14A
08.30: Under-15A
09.30: Under-16A
10.40: 3rd XV
11.50: 2nd XV
13.00: 1st XV

B Field
07.30: Under-14E
08.30: Under-14D
09.30: Under-14C
10.30: Under-14B

C Field
07.30: 4th XV
08.30: 8th XV
09.30: 7th XV
10.40: 6th XV
11.50: 5th XV

Oehley Near
07.30: Under-16B
08.30: Under-16 E
09.30: Under-16D
10.40: Under-16C

Oehley Far
07.30: Under-15E
08.30: Under-15D
09.30: Under-15C
10.40: Under-15B

Results Down the Years

1923: Pretoria Boys High won 4-3 & 6-3, Affies won 9-0
1924: Pretoria Boys High won 3-0 & 11-3, Draw 3-3
1925: Pretoria Boys High won 14-6 & 14-9
1926: Pretoria Boys High won 7-0 & 6-5
1927: Pretoria Boys High won 6-5
1928: Draw 0-0
1929: Pretoria Boys High won 3-0
1930: Draw 3-3, Pretoria Boys High won 11-4
1931: Draw 3-3, Pretoria Boys High won 7-6
1932: Affies won 8-0, Affies won 10-0, Pretoria Boys High won 9-6
1933: Draw 0-0
1934: Pretoria Boys High won 11-3
1935: Pretoria Boys High won 11-9
1936: Affies won 15-3, Pretoria Boys High won 3-0
1937: Affies won 11-0, Affies won 11-3
1938: Pretoria Boys High won 11-3 & 6-0
1939: Affies won 8-0
1940: Affies won 6-5
1941: Draw 6-6
1942: Pretoria Boys High won 13-3
1943: Pretoria Boys High won 19-0
1944 – No match
1945: Pretoria Boys High won 8-5
1946: Pretoria Boys High won 3-0
1947: Pretoria Boys High won 15-4
1948: Affies won 11-0
1949: Pretoria Boys High won 6-0
1950: Pretoria Boys High won 6-3, Affies won 11-6
1951: Affies won 6-0, Affies won 11-6
1952: Draw 3-3, Affies won 8-5
1953: Affies won 9-0, Pretoria Boys High won 9-3
1954: Affies won 8-0
1955: Affies won 12-3
1956: Pretoria Boys High won 10-6
1957 – No match
1958: Affies won 6-3
1959: Pretoria Boys High won 11-6
1960: Pretoria Boys High won 14-11
1961: Affies won 15-6
1962: Pretoria Boys High won 8-5
1963: Affies won 6-5
1964: Affies won 8-6
1965: Pretoria Boys High won 10-8
1966: Affies won 16-11
1967: Pretoria Boys High won 15-12
1968: Pretoria Boys High won 14-13
1969: Affies won 22-5
1970: Affies won 33-3
1971: Pretoria Boys High won 11-9
1972: Affies won 10-9
1973: Affies won 15-3
1974: Affies won 6-0
1975: Affies won 23-9
1976: Pretoria Boys High won 19-9
1977: Affies won 18-7
1978: Affies won 36-3
1979: Pretoria Boys High won 13-9
1980: Affies won 16-3
1981: Affies won 16-6
1982: Pretoria Boys High won 17-10
1983: Affies won : Affies won 12-6
1984: Affies won 22-6
1985: Pretoria Boys High won 12-9
1986: Affies won 19-12
1987: Affies won 13-10
1988: Affies won 13-3
1989: Affies won 16-15
1990: Affies won 17-9
1991: Affies won 28-3
1992: Affies won 19-10
1993: Affies won 27-9
1994: Affies won 19-3
1995: Affies won 30-22
1996: Affies won 62-13
1997: Affies won 29-12
1998: Affies won 49-0, Draw 21-21
1999: Affies won 31-27 & won 30-11
2000: Affies won 32-11
2001: Affies won 24-17
2002: Affies won 21-6
2003: Pretoria Boys High won 18-3
2004: Affies won 34-24
2005: Pretoria Boys High won 25-21
2006: Affies won 27-17
2007: Draw 20-20
2008: Pretoria Boys High won 34-30
2009; Affies won 20-15
2010: Affies won 38-3
2011: Affies won 26-10 & 44-0
2012: Affies won 34-11 & 36-20
2013: Affies won 50-12
2014: Affies won 34-26
2015: Affies won 56-3
2016: Affies won 67-6
2017: Affies won 36-20

PV: 107


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