Thu 18 Apr 2013 | 03:10

KES meet Jeppe

KES meet Jeppe
Thu 18 Apr 2013 | 03:10
KES meet Jeppe
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The Premier Interschools kicks off the 2013 season in Johannesburg when Jeppe and KES renew their wholesome rivalry.

They are two of youthful Johannesburg's older schools. Jeppe High School for Boys was founded in 1890, King Edward VII School in 1902. Originally they were soccer schools but made the switch to rugby in the early 1930s when kikuyu grass came to the Highveld. They have been playing each other since 1935.

In recent years KES has dominated, allowing Jeppe just an occasional look in and then came the surprise of last year when the teams met at Jeppe. Last year KES had seven of their team who played at Craven Week, Jeppe just one, but Jeppe won. True the three KES trialists for SA Schools had a trial earlier and played only the second half but Jeppe won that second half 21-10 and KES scored their only try at the end of the match. None of KES's Craven Week players will be in action this Saturday but Jeppe's Craven Week player, hooker Emmanuel Morowane, will be playing. They also have two players who made the SARU Under-16 Elite squad – centre Tshepo Thulo and eighthman Denzil Hill.

Jeppe have five back from that victory – Sandile Sibande, Dudlee White-Sharpley, Denzil Hill,  Emmanuel Morowane and the captain  Andrew Acton. KES have three back from that defeat – Godfrey Ramaboea, Sheldon de Robbilard and Keegan Mills.

2013 Results

The two sides have not played any common opponents but Jeppe may well have been the more impressive side, beating Queen's, Northwood and St John's (59-24) while losing to Noord-Kaap and Rondebosch. KES have lost to Marlow and – massive surprise – Trinityhouse. Their wins are over Hudson Park of East London, St Stithians (22-21) and Parktown.

Prediction: The balance may just favour Jeppe but KES have homeground advantage.

The match will be televised live.

Results down the Years

1935: KES won 20-0
1936: KES won 26-0
1937: KES won 12-3
1938: Jeppe won 14-3
1939: KES won 9-6
1940: KES won 10-0
1941: KES won 8-3
1942: KES won 9-3
1943: KES won 11-3
1944: Jeppe won 11-9
1944: KES won 16-10
1945: Draw 3-3
1946: Jeppe won 9-3
1947: KES won 8-6
1948: Jeppe won 11-3
1949: Draw 0-0
1950: KES won 12-6
1951: Jeppe won 17-3
1952: Jeppe won 22-8
1953: Jeppe won 8-6
1954: Jeppe won 20-6
1955: Jeppe won 14-0
1956: KES won 13-3
1957: Draw 0-0
1958: KES won 16-14
1959: Jeppe won 16-8
1960: KES won 8-6
1961: KES won 12-11
1962: KES won 17-5
1963: Jeppe won 18-0
1964: KES won 22-19
1965: KES won 12-11
1966: KES won 6-0
1967: Jeppe won 16-9
1968: KES won 15-9
1969: KES won 9-3
1970: Draw 5-5
1971: KES won 12-5
1972: KES won 37-0
1973: KES won 15-10
1974: KES won 39-3
1975: KES won 28-3
1976: KES won 57-0
1977: KES won 51-3
1978: KES won 39-6
1979: KES won 22-20
1980: KES won 26-3
1981: KES won 22-10
1982: KES won 18-6
1983: Jeppe won 17-10
1984: KES won 18-15
1985: Jeppe won 18-13
1986: KES won 36-4
1987: KES won 18-10
1988: KES won 17-9
1989: KES won 21-18
1990: KES won 16-3
1990: Jeppe won 12-9
1991: Jeppe won 9-6
1992: Jeppe won 21-0
1993: KES won 22-21
1994: KES won 22-20
1995: KES won 24-22
1996: Jeppe won 12-5
1997: KES won 38-15
1998: KES won 23-3
1999: KES won 30-15
2000: KES won 27-9
2001: Draw 15-15
2002: KES won 38-3
2002: Jeppe won 20-14
2003: KES won 27-7
2004: KES won 12-0
2005: KES won 30-7
2006: KES won 12-0
2007: KES won 40-18
2008: KES won 24-14
2009: KES won 65-10
2010: Jeppe won 17-13
2011: KES won 36-15
2012: Jeppe won 28-13
 
Teams

Jeppe: 15 Sandile Sibande, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Ryan Doubell, 12 Tshepo Thulo, 11 Vincent Dlamini, 10 Brenton Faulds, 9 Dudlee White-Sharpley (vice-captain), 8 Denzel Hill, 7 Raymind Grobbelaar, 6 Jethro de Lange, 5 Andile Ngobe, 4 Anthony le Roux, 3 Sergio Oliveira, 2 Emmanuel Morowane, 1 Andrew Acton (captain)
Replacements: 16 Dylan Serfontein, 17 Cole de Jager, 18 Joshua Allan, 19 Mahlatsi Tloubatla, 20 Itumeleng Monyai, 21 Khanya Somdyala, 22 Sibusiso Kunene

KES: 15 Calvin Hansell, 14 Godfrey Ramaboea (captain), 13 Khoro Makhesha, 12 Isaac Okwirry, 11 Keketso Mapathe, 10 Marco Engelbrecht, 9 Vincent Jordaan, 8 Sheldon De Robillard, 7 Kyle Melville, 6 Keagan Mills, 5 Dylan Pieterse, 4 Brian Leitch, 3 Devon Boshoff, 2 Connor Lourens, 1 Ameer Williams

Coaches: Carl Spilhaus, Grant Kretzmann

Date: Saturday, 20 April 2013
Kick-off: 15.15
Television broadcast: Live on SuperSport 1 at 15.15
Venue: King Edward VII School, St David's Road, Houghton
Expected weather conditions: Not great – 80% chance of rain with a meagre high of 16, dropping to a chilly 8°C
Referee: Jaco Jooste (Golden Lions Referees' Society)

PV: 101
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