Premier Interschools Kicks Off in Durban
The first of the big interschool derbies which forms part of the Premier Interschools series, kicks off in Durban on Saturday, 6 April 2019, when Glenwood play Maritzburg College.
It is a rugby rivalry which is 98 years old, dominated for many years by College, but lately by Glenwood.
Schools rugby has a enthusiatic charm and innocence that is always appealing and it is probably more important than ever in South Africa, if the game is to survive in the country and be competitive with the rest of the world.
There are 11 Premier Interschools matches this year, all previewed and shown live on television.
The last Top 20 of last year featured the following schools, who are taking part in the Premier Interschools this year: Grey College (1), Paul Roos (2), Glenwood (3), Paarl Gim (4), 5 Paarl Boys’ High (5), Oakdale (6), Affies (13), Boland Landbou (14) and Bishops (20).
6 April 2019: Glenwood vs Maritzburg College at Glenwood High School, Durban
13 April 2019: Paarl Gim vs Affies at Paarl Gim
11 May 2019: Grey College vs Paarl Boys’ High at Grey College, Bloemfontein
18 May 2019: Paul Roos vs Paarl Gim at Paul Roos, Stellenbosch
25 May 2019: Paarl Boys vs Paul Roos at Paarl Boys
8 June 2019: Bishops vs Rondebosch at Bishops, Rondebosch
13 July 2019: Affies vs Maritzburg College at Affies, Pretoria
20 July 2019: Grey College vs Grey High at Grey College, Bloemfontein
27 July 2019: King Edward VII School (KES) vs Maritzburg College at KES, Johannesburg
3 August 2019: Paarl Boys’ High vs Paarl Gim at Faure Street Stadium, Paarl
10 August 2019: Oakdale vs Boland Landbou at Oakdale, Riversdale
17 August 2019: Paul Roos vs Grey College at Paul Roos, Stellenbosch