College Climb Over the Berg
Maritzburg College are taking 21 rugby teams up over the Drakensberg and on to Johannesburg to play rugby with 21 teams from King Edward VII School in their Houghton home.
It is becoming a bit of annual toing and froing – a great experience between two similar communities. It is also a Premier Interschools match and so will enjoy much television exposure, including a live broadcast of the 1st XV match.
Season So Far
KES have been having the better season and are ranked 18th on the Schools Top 20. College are unranked.
KES have played 12 matches, winning nine, drawing one and losing two. They have played against four Top 20 sides.
College have played 13 matches, winning seven and losing six. They have played against two Top 20 sides.
Results against Common Opponents
Parktown: KES won 58-26; College won 31-5
Pretoria Boys High: KES won 41-27 & 36-19; College won 20-15 & 26-25
Glenwood: KES lost 48-36; College lost 25-7
Affies: KES won 33-29; College lost 78-16
KES players are eligible for the Golden Lions schools teams, College for the Sharks.
At this year’s Craven Week, the Golden Lions had two teams.
Craven Week Representatives
KES: Connor van Buuren, Joseph Iye, Ngia Selengbe, Joshua Nkomo (KES), Sabastian Motsage.
Maritzburg College: Wandile Hlophe, Malwande Dlangalala , Siya Ningiza, Anele Nzimande
In addition Joseph Iye, the KES centre, was chosen for SA Schools to play against Argentina, England, France and Wales.
KES: 15 Eulon Redcliffe, 14 Tyrone Viljoen, 13 Ethan Fisher, 12 Ngia Selengbe, 11 Josh Herold, 10 Conan Davies, 9 Nicholas Harris, 8 Lindokuhle Ncusane (captain), 7 Connor van Buuren, 6 Josh Nkomo, 5 Franco du Plessis, 4 Josh Ruthel, 3 Wayne van Niekerk, 2 Sebastian Motsage, 1 Prince Mulea
Maritzburg College: 15 Anele Nzimande, 14 Tavonga Ablant, 13 Khwezi Hadebe, 12 Jarred Hendrikz, 11 Siphe Kekana, 10 Sven Zunckel, 9 Daniel Cooper, 8 Henrico Corbett, 7 Brannan Webster (captain), 6 Malwande Dlangalala, 5 Brogan Tedder, 4 Wandile Hlophe, 3 Tristan Trollip, 2 Junior Mndaweni, 1 Cebo Dlamini
Date: 27 July 2019
1st XV kick-off: 13.00
Live television broadcast: SuperSport channel 213
Venue: Main Field, King Edward VII School, Houghton
Expected weather conditions: Partly cloudy with a high of 18°C, dropping to 5°C
Rugby Programme – 27 July 2019
07.30: 5th XV
08.30: 4th XV
09.30: 3rd XV
11.45: 2nd XV
13.00: 1st XV
John Hurry 1
09.00: 7th XV
11.00: 6th XV
John Hurry 2
Maritzburg College vs KES Down the Years
We have some results but not all. Any help would be appreciated and could be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are what we have.
1959: College won 22-3
1983: College won 21-9
1985: College won 25-7
2009: KES won
2011: KES won 287-20
2012: KES won 42-25
2013: College won 30-8
2014: Draw 25-25
2015: College won 34-33
2016: Draw 32-32
2017: KES won 38-20
2018: KES won 28-17