Green Machine meets Wit Bulle
Glenwood High School of Durban will play host to Hoërskool Monument of Krugersdorp this Saturday, in a feast of interschool competition that will include 15 rugby matches.
The weekend’s visit will culminate in the 1st XV clash on Dixons in the early afternoon, and it is likely to be an excellent match.
Glenwood’s rugby is the most successful amongst KZN schools, as Monnas are amongst Witwatersrand schools. In 2018, Glenwood were ranked third on the Top 20, Monnas eighth.
They are clearly amongst the very best rugby schools in South Africa.
Season So Far
Glenwood have won all four of their matches against other schools while Monument have won four and lost two, but the two losses were close encounters against the Paarl powerhouses – Boys’ High and Gim.
Glenwood and Monument already have a common opponent – and that a team from the South Island of New Zealand. They played John McGlashan College n at the World Rugby Festival in Stellenbosch last month. Glenwood beat the Kiwis 32-17 while Monnas won 48-10.
Glenwood have also beaten Westville (22-7), KES (48-36) and, last week, Maritzburg College (15-7).
Monnas have beaten Nelspruit (71-7), Hartpury College of England (32-21) and Menlopark (30-8).
Rugby Programme – 13 April 2019
The Glenwood fullback, Joe Jonas, was a wing at last year’s Craven Week. Last week he played scrumhalf against Maritzburg College.
Monument’s right wing, Kagiso Nyamande, was also at the 2018 Craven Week.
Glenwood: 15 Joe Jonas, 14 Katleho Thamaga, 13 Lehlohonolo Litabe, 12 Bani Holtzhousen, 11 Franco Vermeulen, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Carlo Cloete, 8 Henk Gouws, 7 Mzamelei Khuzwayo, 6 Ethan Smit, 5 Cade Esterhuizen, 4 Ethan Biljoen, 3 Blaine Golden, 2 Vian du Plooy, 1 Parnel Ngobo
Monument: 15 Luan van der Walt, 14 Kagiso Nyamande, 13 Henco van Wyk, 12 Byron Wentink, 11 Richard Collins, 10 Herchelle Goodman, 9 Franco Hallatt, 8 Kayle Shoultz, 7 Ethan Snyman, 6 Rynard Mouton, 5 Corné Pennals, 4 Tiaan de Klerk, 3 Heiko Pohlmann, 2 Brandon Beukes, 1 Dehan Niemand
Date: 13 April 2019
1st XV kick-off: 13.30
Venue: Glenwood High School
Expected weather conditions: Sunshine with a high of 28°C and a low of 18°C
Glenwood vs Monument Down the Years
2010: Monument won 26-5
2011: Monument won 16-8
2012: Glenwood won 25-18
2013: Monument won 26-20
2014: Monument won 30-19
2015: Monument won 21-8
2016: Monument won 40-15
2017: Monument won 30-19
2018: Glenwood won 49-22