Sun 18 Aug 2019 | 04:55

Bosch Beat Bishops at Home

Bosch Beat Bishops at Home
Sun 18 Aug 2019 | 04:55
Bosch Beat Bishops at Home
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The main rugby field at Rondebosch Boys’ High, now called the Tinkie Heyns Field, was packed again at lunchtime on Saturday when Rondebosch hosted near-neighbours Bishops yet again in one of the very best schools rugby derbies in South Africa, and, as happened in the second term, hosts defeated the visitors. 21-10 this time and a thoroughly deserved victory.

Bishops and Rondebosch have both had good seasons in 2019, Bishops slightly more so, and in their first meeting on the Piley Rees Bishops one 36-26. The result was reversed in this one on the Tinkie Heyns, the field recently named after a legend of Rondebosch and UCT and a of Western Province rugby, Professor IdeV Heyns, a resident of Mason House for decades, a dean of the faculty of education at UCT and elected a life member of the Western Province Rugby Football Union – a man born to serve, it seems.

As always the match 0-p and its watchers – were enthusiastic as Bishops ran out in their blue followed by Rondebosch, changed from blue to white to avoid a clash.

Rondebosch kicked off and Bishops did what they do best – run with the ball in hand. But in this match, the Rondebosch defence was so organised that there was no sweeping, passing movement from Bishops. Instead Bishops hopes were pinned on individual runners, of whom scrumhalf Liam Kloosman was the most obvious.

Strangely for two teams so attack-minded, there were no points in the first half – lots of activity but no points at all. Bishops had the best opportunities in the half – a long run by Kloosman and a diagonal by flyhalf Sacha Mngomezulu, but neither was really close.

The first score of the match came early in the second half when a long penalty kick by Mngomezulu soared over the posts. 3-0.

Rondebosch flyhalf Kian Davis opened up the Bishops defence and his side were soon bashing over and over at the line will scrumhalf Ishma-eel Safodien grounded the ball against the posts for a try which Davis converted. 7-3 to Rondebosch. Bishops did not regain the lead.

The score boosted Rondebosch’s confidence and another clean break by Davis saw Rondebosch going wide left where speedy fullback Dalvon Blood dummied, accelerated and scored. Again Davis converted. 21-3.

Bishops would rarely play a match without a try, and from a scrum a long pass by Kloosman sent centre Oliver Jones in for a try, which Mngomezulu converted. 14-10 with 12 minutes to play.

Those 12 minutes belonged to Rondebosch, and when they won the ball near the half-way line Blood raced down the left touchline and swept inside for a try at the posts. 21-10.

When the final whistle went, a horde of gleeful Rondebosch boys bounced onto the field to praise their heroes.

Scorers

For Rondebosch:
Tries: Ishma-eel Safodien, Dalvon Blood 2
Cons: Kian Davis 3

For Bishops:
Try: Oliver Jones
Con: Sacha Mngomezulu
Pen: Sacha Mngomezulu

Teams:

Rondebosch: 15 Dalvon Blood, 14 Lehan Botha, 13 Jordan Collier (captain), 12 Sebastian Bauriedl, 11 Connor Kotze, 10 Kian Davis, 9 Ishma-eel Safodien, 8 Joshua King, 7 Jake Tredoux, 6 Matthew Cohen, 5 Seaton Loftus, 4 Matt Gray, 3 Jordan van Schalkwyk, 2 Troy Fisher, 1 Jay Reiback
Replacements: 16 Kyle Jackson, 17 Lamla Nunu, 18 Jonathan Sands/Kyle Blackmore, 19 Campbell Slater, 20 Alec Young, 21 Conor van Eden, 22 Cameron van Rensburg, 23 Tiaan van Loggerenberg
Coaches: Pieter Benade, Joel Carew
Manager: Trevor Edwards

Bishops: 15 Matthew Lennett, 14 Samuel Marthinussen, 13 Oliver Jones, 12 Michael Ford, 11 Luca Liebenberg, 10 Sacha Mngomezulu, 9 Liam Kloosman, 8 Isaiah Wharton (captain), 7 Jono Bird, 6 Charlie Yates, 5 Jack Hampshire, 4 Samuel Rudston, 3 James Bolton, 2 Teubes van Niekerk, 1 Aidan MacDonald
Replacements: 16 George Kappatos, 17 Dallas Wichmann , 18 Kyle Beley , 19 Euan Groenewald , 20 Aya Ngcwangu, 21 Ross Vintcent , 22 Wafeeq Francis, 23 Adam Suliaman
Coaches: Wes Chetty, Dylon Frylinck, Charlie Post, Chris Ekron

Referee: Wihan Swart (Western Province Referees’ Society)

Bishops vs Rondebosch Down the Years

1911: Bishops won 18-0 & 25-0
1916: Bishops won 13-0 & drew 13-13
1917: Bishops won 5-3 & Rondebosch won 14-3
1918: Bishops won 16-0 & drew 0-0
1921: Bishops won 6-0
1923: Rondebosch won 9-8
1925: Rondebosch won 22-3
1926: Bishops won 10-9 & 6-3
1928: Bishops won 8-3 & 15-3
1929: Bishops won 7-3
1930: Bishops won 15-9 & 12-9
1931: Bishops won 11-3 & 16-9
1932: Bishops won 9-3 & 15-0
1933: Bishops won 11-6 & drew 3-3
1935: Bishops won 6-3
1936: Bishops won 49-0 & 37-3
1937: Drew 0-0 & Bishops won 6-3
1938: Rondebosch won 8-3 & Bishops won 16-6
1939: Rondebosch won 8-0
1940: Bishops won 25-3 & 11-8
1941: Bishops won 13-9 & Rondebosch won 8-3
1942: Bishops won 16-4 & 10-3
1943: Bishops won 21-0 & 31-3
1944: Rondebosch won 21-14 & 6-0
1945: Rondebosch won 6-0 & Bishops won 11-8
1946: Drew 3-3 & drew 3-3
1947: Bishops won 6-3 & Rondebosch won 9-6
1948: Rondebosch won 17-13 & Bishops won 13-6
1949: Bishops won 23-0 & 17-6
1950: Drew 14-14 & Rondebosch won 17-6
1951: Bishops won 8-0 & 17-0
1952: Rondebosch won 6-3 & drew 3-3
1953: Rondebosch won 6-3 & 13-3
1954: Rondebosch won 11-3
1955: Bishops won 9-6 & 8-6
1956: Bishops won 11-0 & Rondebosch won 9-6
1957: Rondebosch won 5-0 & drew 3-3
1958: Rondebosch won 8-0 & 8-6
1959: Bishops won 10-0 & Rondebosch won 3-0
1960: Drew 3-3 & Rondebosch won 12-3
1961: Rondebosch won 5-0 & 13-6
1962: Bishops won 3-0 & drew 6-6
1963: Rondebosch won 11-0 & 9-6
1964: Rondebosch won 13-0 & 13-0
1965: Drew 0-0 & drew 3-3
1966: Rondebosch won 14-3 & 12-3
1967: Drew 3-3 & Rondebosch won 20-0
1968: Rondebosch won 6-0 & drew 8-8
1969: Rondebosch won 11-6 & 25-3
1970: Rondebosch won 14-0 & 11-9
1971: Rondebosch won 8-3 & 24-3
1972: Rondebosch won 13-4 & 13-4
1973: Rondebosch won 13-12 & Bishops won 16-13
1974: Bishops won 9-3 & 18-4
1975: Rondebosch won 27-3 & 22-6
1976: Rondebosch won 14-13 & 22-12
1977: Rondebosch won 15-12 & 33-7
1978: Drew 6-6 & Bishops won 8-6
1979: Bishops won 9-0 & 24-0
1980: Rondebosch won 22-12 & Bishops won 10-3
1981: Bishops won 12-6 & 7-6
1982: Bishops won 18-6 & Rondebosch won 12-6
1983: Rondebosch won 18-10 & Bishops won 16-6
1984: Rondebosch won 7-0 & 15-11
1985: Bishops won 12-3 & Rondebosch won 16-9
1986: Bishops won 14-4 & 13-3
1987: Bishops won 12-7 & 15-3
1988: Bishops won 10-3 & 13-3
1989: Bishops won 58-10 & 7-4
1990: Bishops 14-7 & 9-0
1991: Bishops 12-9 & 21-9
1992: Bishops 34-3 & 27-6
1993: Bishops 28-10 & 19-5
1994: Rondebosch won 6-5 & 19-9
1995: Rondebosch won 7-6 & 11-10
1996: Rondebosch won 17-7 & 6-0
1997: Rondebosch won 18-0 & 31-11
1998: Bishops won 20-0 & 15-7
1999: Rondebosch 16-15 & Bishops won 24-9
2000: Rondebosch 22-19 & 27-17
2001: Bishops won 17-0 & 18-0
2002: Bishops won 52-8 & 41-25
2003: Bishops won 18-5 & 78-19
2004: Bishops won 27-8 & Rondebosch won 26-22
2005: Bishops won 31-6 & 14-12
2006: Bishops won 71-3 & 75-22
2007: Bishops won 48-27 & 27-24
2008: Bishops won 20-8 & 47-15
2009: Rondebosch won 16-10 & Bishops won 10-6
2010: Bishops won 38-10 & the sides drew 19-19
2011: Rondebosch won 34-18 & Bishops won 37-12
2012: Bishops won 15-3 & Rondebosch won 19-11
2013: Rondebosch won 22-7 & Bishops won 23-11
2014: Bishops won 52-14 & 22-21
2015: Bishops won 36-23 & Rondebosch won 55-12
2016: Rondebosch won 15-14 & 30-26
2017: Rondebosch won 32-19 & 64-7
2018: Bishops won 25-20 & the sides drew 10-10
2019: Bishops won 36-26 & Rondebosch won 21-10

PV: 877


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