Fri 13 Apr 2018 | 08:21
Boishaai head for the Land of the Kwagga
Fri 13 Apr 2018 | 08:21
Boishaai head for the Land of the KwaggaSHARE
It is a Premier Interschools match and so will be accompanied with television build-ups and a live broadcast on Saturday.
The Kwaggas, perennially one of the top rugby schools in South Africa, were at Paarl Boys' High's international schools festival, a part of the great school's 150th birthday celebrations. This is a meeting between two strong rugby teams.
Paarl Boys' High lost a match in South Africa at its festival, its first defeat in South Africa since 2014. It was unbeaten in 2015 and 2016 and lost only once in 2017 – to Christchurch Boys' High in Christchurch. The match lost this year was not to another school but to Argentina's national Under-18 side. they will be strong and will want to do well this year more than most years.
Results so far This Year
This year is still young and there are not many matches to go by.
Before the Festival
Paarl Boys' High vs Grens, 64-8
Garsfontein vs Outeniqua, 50-22
Menlopark vs Outeniqua, 20-19
At the Festival
Argentina vs Paarl Boys' High, 19-10
Paarl Boys' High vs Christchurch Boys' High, 25-7
Outeniqua vs St Ignatius (USA), 91-0
Outeniqua vs Italian All Stars, 47-13
Paarl Boys' High vs Outeniqua
The two teams have met each year since 2010. Apart from last year, the scores have been close even though the Kwaggas have won only once in that time.
2010: Paarl Boys' High won 22-17
2011: Paarl Boys' High won 20-7
2012: Paarl Boys' High won 33-26
2013: Outeniqua won 45-36
2014: Paarl Boys' High won 18-13
2015: Paarl Boys' High won 23-17
2016: Paarl Boys' High won 29-27
2017: Paarl Boys' High won 47-16
In 2013, Outeniqua ended in second place on the FNB Top 20, Paarl Boys' High sixth. Otherwise, since 2010, Paarl Boys' High have always been above Outeniqua, including the four times Boys' High were first (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017). Last year Outeniqua were fifth, a high position indeed, given the number of good playing schools in South Africa.
The rugby at both schools is of the highest quality.
Outeniqua: 15 Matthew Thorne, 14 Herchelle Otto, 13 Darren Fortuin, 12 Hendrik Hatting, 11 Dillon Pieterse, 10 Zinedine Robinson, 9 Aylen Scabort (captain), 8 Ruan Barnard, 7 Bennet Nortje, 6 Braam van Huysteen, 5 Hanno du Plessis, 4 Andre Pretorius, 3 Brian Williams, 2 Eldon Lotz, 1 Jaco Gerber
Replacements: 16 Chad Coetzee, 17 Jonathan Joseph, 18 Arno Gerber, 19 Dean Malherbe, 20 Leon Volschenk, 21 Abre Minnie, 22 Gerhard Ackerman, 23 Adriaan Bouwer
Paarl Boys' High: 15 Riis du Plessis, 14 Carlu Uys, 13 Trent Sivertsen, 12 AJ Johnson, 11 José George, 10 Kian Meadon, 9 Wian van der Sandt, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Renier Janse van Rensburg, 6 Louwan Horn , 5 Adrian Alberts (captain), 4 Emile van Heerden , 3 Rhynardt Rijnsburger, 2 Cullen van der Merwe, 1 De Wet Wolhuter
Date: 14 April 2018
1st XV kick-off: 14.00
Television broadcast: Channel: SS8 (208)
Venue: Hoërskool Outeniqua
Rugby Programme for the Day
08.30: Under-14 A
09.30: Under-15 A
10.30: Under-16 A
11.40: 3rd XV
12.45: 2nd XV
13.55: 1st XV
08.30: Under-16 B
09.30: Under-16 C
10.30: 4th XV
11.40: 5th XV
08.30: Under-15 C
09.30: Under-14 C
10.30: Under-14 B
11.40: Under-15 B
There are other sports – 31 netball matches, six boys' hockey matches and four girls' hockey matches.