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Bishops vs St Andrew's at Bishops

Bishops vs St Andrew's at Bishops
Wed 8 Aug 2018 | 09:59
Bishops vs St Andrew's at Bishops
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It’s a wonderful match – the Diocesan College of Rondebosch against St Andrew’s College of Grahamstown – both private schools, both Anglican foundations – the same sort of people vs the same sort of people, and it has a long tradition.

It dates back to 1896 when St Andrew’s came on tour. But it really gained momentum after the 1st World War, despite the travel difficulties of the time. Since 1921, they have played every ]year except during the 2nd World War and the aberration of organisation in 2007.

It is the third oldest match that Bishops plays against education establishments and the second oldest that St Andrew’s plays.

It really is one of the happiest rivalries.

This time the matches are at Bishops, roughly where a rugby-esque game was first played in South Africa in 1861, just 35 years before St Andrew’s came to play 122 years ago.

Not so long ago, just one team would meet each year. There was a rugby match and a dance afterwards. When Bishops went there they would play two other matches, as St Andrew’s did when they came to the Western Cape.

This year, on Women’s Day, there are five matches, starting with the Under14s at half past eight. Travel is by plane, not by train or car, but, one hopes, the same sort of friendly spirit still travels well.

Season So Far

Bishops has had a good season, winning 10 of their 14 matches, and the four lost were to four teams above them on the schools Top 20, on which they are ranked 18th. St Andrew’s are on the strong pressure group just under the Top 20. They have won 13 of their 15 matches losing to Dale and Selborne. Selborne is the only Top 20 team that they have played.

Results against Common Opponents

Michaelhouse: Bishops won 40-12; St Andrew’s won 24-15
Grey Port Elizabeth: Bishops won 27-10; St Andrew’s won 24-21

It could be a close game on the Piley Rees

Achievers

Bishops’s players are eligible for Western Province, St Andrew’s for Eastern province

Craven Week

Bishops: Justin Muller, William Rose, Luca Liebenberg
St Andrew’s: Basie Malesu, Bame Malesu, Christian Roebert, Charles Fleming, Christopher Poole

Academy Week

Bishops: David Courie
St Andrew’s: Matt Hillary, Miles Danckwerts, Ant Moore, Unathibuhle Matshaya

Teams

Bishops: 15 Bingo Ivanisevic, 14 Michael Roche, 13 Harry Newman, 12 Victor Allen, 11 Alex Jankovich-Besan, 10 Jordan Meyer, 9 Jordan Meyer, 8 Isaiah Wharton, 7 Matthew Klingenberg, 6 Justin Muller (captain), 5 Tim Sharples, 4 Ano Mtombeni, 3 David Courie, 2 Alex Castle, 1 Oliver MacRobert

St Andrew’s: 15 Ryan Ford, 14 Ryan Thompson, 13 Anthony More, 12 Charles Fleming, 11 Matthew Royle, 10 Murray Wilson, 9 Guy Rushmere, 8 Miles Danckwerts, 7 Christian Roebert, 6 Alexander Menage (captain), 5 Matthew Hillary, 4 Brayden Barratt, 3 Bame Malesu, 2 Christopher Poole, 1 Basi Malesu

Programme for 9 August 2018

The matches will be played on nhe Piley Rees Field at Bishops.

08.30: Under-14A
09.30: Under-15A
10.30: Under-16A
11.40: 2nd XV
13.30: 1st XV

Results Down the Years

1896: Bishops won 5-0
1898: Bishops won 9-0
1903: Bishops won 5-0
1921: St Andrew’s won 15-0
1922: Bishops won 18-3
1923: Bishops won 3-0
1924: Draw 8-8
1925: Bishops won 3-0
1926: St Andrew’s won 28-0
1927: Draw 3-3
1928: Bishops won 11-3
1929: Bishops won 20-9
1930: Bishops won 23-6
1931: Bishops won 16-0
1932: Bishops won 13-12
1933: St Andrew’s won 9-8
1934: St Andrew’s won 21-3
1935: St Andrew’s won 6-5
1936: Bishops won 24-0
1937: Bishops won 8-6
1938: Draw 3-3
1939: St Andrew’s won 16-0
1940-45: World War II
1946: Draw 11-11
1947: Bishops won 8-6
1948: Bishops won 9-3
1949: Bishops won 6-3
1950: Bishops won 14-0
1951: St Andrew’s won 5-3
1952: Bishops won 3-0
1953: St Andrew’s won 28-0
1954: Bishops won 14-3
1955: Bishops won 8-3
1956: Draw 3-3
1957: St Andrew’s won 9-6
1958: Bishops won 6-3
1959: St Andrew’s won 16-3
1960: St Andrew’s won 25-0
1961: Bishops won 11-5
1962: Bishops won 8-3
1963: St Andrew’s won 11-3
1964: Bishops won 19-12
1965: Bishops won 3-0
1966: St Andrew’s won 12-8
1967: St Andrew’s won 6-0
1968: Bishops won 11-9
1969: St Andrew’s won 17-3
1970: St Andrew’s won 8-6
1971: St Andrew’s won 6-3
1972: Bishops won 10-3
1973: Bishops won 12-11
1974: Bishops won 12-0
1975: St Andrew’s won 15-0
1976: Bishops won 19-9
1977: Bishops won 41-3
1978: St Andrew’s won 9-4
1979: Bishops won 49-3
1980: Bishops won 9-3
1981: Bishops won 18-6
1982: Bishops won 25-12
1983: Bishops won 23-12
1984: Bishops won 13-12
1986: Bishops won 30-3
1987: Bishops won 11-3
1988: Bishops won 50-6
1989: Bishops won 19-9
1990: St Andrew’s won 15-4
1991: Bishops won 19-16
1992: Bishops won 41-17
1993: Bishops won 21-18
1994: Bishops won 30-21
1996: Bishops won 18-12
1997: St Andrew’s won 47-17
1998: St Andrew’s won 20-19
1999: Bishops won 27-20
2000: St Andrew’s won 18-17
2001: St Andrew’s won 19-15
2002: Bishops won 27-8
2003: Draw 12-12
2004: St Andrew’s won 10-8
2005: St Andrew’s won 28-10
2006: Bishops won 41-6
2008: Bishops won 64-18
2009: Bishops won 17-12
2010: Bishops won 25-24
2011: Bishops won 26-22
2012: St Andrew’s won 19-16
2013: St Andrew’s won 28-21
2014: Bishops won 39-15
2015: Bishops won 35-33
2016: Bishops won
2017: Bishops won 29-21

PV: 469


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