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Near Neighbours Meet Again

Near Neighbours Meet Again
Thu 23 Aug 2018 | 09:53
Near Neighbours Meet Again
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The Diocesan College and Rondebosch Boys’ High, Bishops and Rondebosch, Bishops and Rondebosch, great schools some 400 metres apart, meet again on the rugby field, as they have been doing for well over a century.

And, as has been happening for well of century, the encounters will be tense, enthusiastic and well-mannered.

They are in the same area, these schools with similar staffs and boys of similar backgrounds and outlooks.

Similarity and propinquity make rivalry all the keener.

The match is a Premier Interschools Match and so it will be televised live.

Season So Far.

Bishops have won 10 of 15 matches. All five defeats were against teams ranked above them on the Schools Top 20 on which they are ranked 17th.

Rondebosch have won nine of their 16 matches. They are not ranked on the Top 20 and six of their defeats were at the hands of teams that are ranked on the Top 20.

Results Against Common Opponents

Boland Landbou: Bishops lost 24-14; Rondebosch lost 67-12
Paarl Gim: Bishops lost 52-27; Rondebosch lost 69-28
Paul Roos: Bishops lost 44-21; Rondebosch lost 44-17
SACS: Bishops won 19-7 & 22-20; Rondebosch won 24-5 & 29-24
Wynberg: Bishops won 33-29 & lost 22-20; Rondebosch lost 31-19 & 24-22

Achievers

Both schools’ players are eligible for Western Province.

South African Schools

Rondebosch: Mihlali Mgolodela

Craven Week

Bishops: Justin Muller, William Rose, Luca Liebenberg
Rondebosch: Mihlali Mgolodela, Thoubaan Gabriels, David Ige, Seth Christian

Academy Week

Bishops: David Courie

Teams

Bishops: 15 Bingo Ivanisevic, 14 Alex Jankovich-Besan, 13 Harry Newman, 12 Victor Allen, 11 Michael Roche, 10 Jordan Meyer, 9 William Rose (captain), 8 Isaiah Wharton, 7 Matthew Klingenberg, 6 Justin Muller, 5 Tim Sharples, 4 Ano Mtombeni, 3 David Courie, 2 Alex Castle, 1 Oliver MacRobert

Rondebosch: 15 Dalvon Blood, 14 Jonathan Jollivet de Oliveira, 13 Jordan Collier, 12 Ross Stone, 11 Thoubaan Gabriels, 10 Conor van Eeden, 9 Jaco Barnard, 8 Johan Strauss, 7 Matthew MacLeod Smith, 6 Justin Reynolds (captain), 5 Ra’ees Sallie, 4 Matt Gray, 3 David Ige, 2 Troy Fisher, 1 Seth Christian

Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
1st XV kick-off: 12.10
Live television broadcast: SuperSport, channel 209
Venue: Piley Rees Field, Bishops
Expected weather conditions:  Rain with a freshening breeze, a high of 16°C and a low of 7°C
Referee: Nathan Swartz (Western Province Referees’ Society)

Rugby Programme

Piley Rees
08.30: Under-14B
09.30: 3rd XV
10.45: 2nd CV
12.10: 1st XV

Avenue
08.30: 4th XV
09.40: 5th XV
10.50: 6th XV

Sahara
08.30: Under-16C
09.40: Under-16B
10.50: Under-16A

Range
08.30: Under-15A
09.30: Under-15B
10.30: Under-15C

Cemetery
08.30: Under-15D
09.30: Under-14A
10.30: Under-14C

Results 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

PV: 124


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