KES head over the Jukskei
KES – King Edward XII School – go up to Pretoria to play Pretoria Boys High, a regular fixture.
In fact the idea is for the two schools to meet twice a year. Unfortunately, the first match this year, at KES, was washed out when 220 mm of rain descended on Gauteng in the week before the match was to have been played.
It’s a big fixture – 21 rugby teams and 17 hockey teams over 500 boys playing for their schools.
Bless all those who make this possible.
Season So Far
KES have won six of their 12 matches, Pretoria Boys High five of their 12.
Neither school is ranked in the Top 20. KES have played four teams ranked in the Top 20. Pretoria Boys High two.
Results against Common Opponents
Jeppe: Pretoria Boys High lost 36-12; KES lost 24-21
St Benedict’s: Pretoria Boys High won 32-10; KES won 26-24
St Stithians: Pretoria Boys High lost 50-36; KES won 29-19
Maritzburg College: Pretoria Boys High lost 15-14; KES won 37-18
Add it all up and add home-ground advantage to the mix and it could be a close match indeed,
Pretoria Boys High were eligible this year to play for the Blue Bulls and the Blue Bulls XV at Craven Week, KES for the Golden Lions and the Golden Lions XV. Pretoria Boys High were eligible for the Blue Bulls and KES for the Golden Lions at the Academy Week.
Pretoria Boys High: Kgalalelo Mothomogato, Khanya Jada
KES: Lindokuhle Ncusane, Tokolla Molotise, Jason Cloete, Joseph Iye, Godfrey Ramaboea
Pretoria Boys High: Reinhardt Nel, Kabelo Machimana, Dylan Thompson, Tafadzwa Pikirayi
KES: Elizee Kwitonda
In 2017 KES beat Boys High 38-24
Pretoria Boys High: Callen Matzopoulos
Pretoria Boys’ High: 15 Dylan Thompson, 14 Matthew Breckenridge, 13 Devan Ginder, 12 Tylor Ginder, 11 Jamie Nortjé, 10 Justin Cross, 9 Ruan van Rooyen, 8 Rhys Bekker, 7 Theo Pretorius, 6 Khanya Jada, 5 Jonathan Steenkamp, 4 Aidan Bristow, 3 Reinhardt Nel, 2 Richard Da Costa, 1 Callen Matzopoulos
Replacements: 16 Matthew Caldwell, 17 Mpho Matlolane, 18 Matthew Coenraad, 19 Thomas Calenborne, 20 Pieter Van der Merwe, 21 Aiden Olivier, 22 Moses Idowu, 23 Sithembiso Matlaletsa
KES: 15 N Hoffman, 14 C Robertson, 13 N Selengbe, 12 A Snyders, 11 T Molotsi, 10 R Botha, 9 N Harris, 8 L Ncusane, 7 C van Buuren, 6 E Kwitonda, 5 F vu Plessis, 4 J Nkomo, 3 K O’Neil, 2 K O’Donoghue, 1 J Cloete (captain)
Date: 21 July 2018
1st XV kick-off: 13.15
Venue: Brooks Field, Pretoria Boys High
Expected weather conditions: Sunshine and cool with a high of 18°C and a cold low of 4°C
Rugby Programme, 21 July 2018
08.00: 6th XV
09.00: 5th XV
10.00: 4th XV
11.00: 3rd XV
12.00: 2nd XV
13.15: 1st XV