Fri 10 May 2019 | 11:13

Selborne Head for King

Selborne Head for King
Fri 10 May 2019 | 11:13
Selborne Head for King
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It’s about 60 km up the R346 to get to Dale College in King William’s Town from Selborne College in East London. They first did this trip for a rugby match in 1892 and have done so in friendly rivalry many, many times. Since 2012 they have been doing it home and away each year.

Both of schools enjoy positive, exciting rugby, and there is no reason why it should not be the same this year.

Season So Far

Both these schools will take on the best in the land, and they are both a force for good in South African rugby.

Selborne have played 11 matches in a rather inconsistent season. They won eight times, including victories over strong Framesby, Noord-Kaap and Northwood, and lost to Kearsney, Jeppe and Grey Bloem. That match against Grey, lost 217-8, may just have been Selborne’s best performance of the year.

Dale have played eight matches, winning six, drawing with Graeme College and losing (49-46) to Ben Vorster of Tzaneen.

Both schools have played against Marlow Landbou of Cradock and Queen’s College of Queenstown.

Dale beat Marlow 19-17 and Queen’s 32-6.
Selborne beat Marlow 33-19 and Queen’s 36-17.

At present Selborne are ranked 19th on the Top 20 with Dale in the pressure group just below the Top 20.

Dale have home ground advantage and – and this is important – it is Dale’s Reunion Day. The support will be louder and more urgent than usual.

Rugby Programme – 11 May 2019

A Field
09.00: Under-15A
10.10: Under-16A
11.30: 3rd XV
12.50: 2nd XV
14.30: 1st XV

B Field
09.00: Under-14A
10.00: 4th XV
11.10: Under-16B
12.20: Under-15B

C Field
09.00: Under-16C
10.10: 6th XV
11.20: Under-14C
12.20: 5th XV

D Field
10.00: Under-15C

Teams

Selborne flank Jarrod Taylor and eighthman Raiden Masters both played for Border at the 2018 Craven Week. Taylor played in three matches for SA Schools last year as did regular hooker Jacques Goosen who is not playing.

Dale: 15 Thando Zoki, 14 Emile Matsinya, 13 Indi Tyeda, 12 Simelela Mbanzi, 11 Thato Mosiane, 10 Ikho Putini, 9 Hlumelo Mgoqi, 8 Sim Gege, 7 Thanda Gqokro (captain), 6 Ayabonga Tshatu, 5 Lwando Kolisa, 4 Siphelele Njumba, 3 Joshua Turner, 2 Sizolwethu Gantsho, 1 Nande Lucas

Selborne: 15 Sibusisio Java, 14 Lawula Bata, 13 Mmangaliso Maphinda, 12 Mntungwa Mapantsela, 11 JP van Zyl, 10 Warrick Day, 9 Daimon O’Connel, 8 Raiden Masters, 7 Jarrod Taylor, 6 Joshua van Vreden, 5 Matthew Tonkin, 4 Cullen Opperman, 3 Chulumanco Nkalashe, 2 Oyisa Dyani, 1 Loyiso Peteni

Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019
1st XV kick-off: 14.30
Live Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9N0vx_DA1E
Venue: A Field, Dale College in Kinbg William’s Town
Expected weather conditions: Sunshine with a high of 27°C and a low of 11°C – great day for rugby.

Dale vs Selborne Down the Years

1892: Dale won 2-1
1913: Draw 0-0
1915: Dale won 15-0
1916: Dale won 12-0
1917: Dale won 57-0
1918: Dale won 31-0
1919: Dale won 19-0
1920: Dale won 17-0
1921: Draw 0-0
1921: Selborne won 8-0
1922: Cancelled for a funeral
1923: Dale won 24-9
1924: Selborne won 11-8
1925: Selborne won 8-0
1926: Dale won 14-3
1927: Dale won 12-3
1928: Dale won 25-6
1929: No Games; Selborne called off rugby relations
1930: Dale won 15-3
1931: Dale won 9-8
1932: Dale won 26-5
1933: Dale won 18-9
1934: Dale won 14-8
1935: Cancelled
1936: Selborne won 21-61
1937: Dale won 11-3
1938: Dale won 43-3
1938: Dale won 16-5
1939: Selborne won 22-11
1940: Dale won 19-10
1941: Dale won 16-15
1942: Dale won 21-15
1943: Dale won 31-3
1944: Dale won 10-3
1945: Draw 6-6
1946: Dale won 15-3
1947: Selborne won 14-6
1948: Selborne won 11-10
1949: Dale won 13-6
1950: Dale won 16-6
1951: Selborne won 12-9
1952: Selborne won 20-3
1953: Selborne won 6-3
1954: Selborne won 9-6
1955: Dale won 17-8
1956: Draw 3-3
1957: Selborne won 11-5
1958: Selborne won 20-12
1959: Dale won 9-6
1960: Dale won 14-9
1961: Selborne won 8-6
1962: Selborne won 12-11
1963: Dale won 12-5
1964: Dale won 15-14
1965: Dale won 29-8
1966: Dale won 14-9
1967: Dale won 25-18
1968: Dale won 17-6
1969: Dale won 15-12
1970: Selborne won 43-17
1971: Dale won 14-11
1972: Selborne won 25-7
1973: Dale won 36-15
1974: Dale won 11-7
1975: Dale won 41-9
1976: Selborne won 25-11
1977: Selborne won 20-13
1978: Dale won 45-25
1979: Selborne won 36-19
1980: Selborne won 34-32
1981: Dale won 18-13
1982: Dale won 23-15
1983: Selborne won 6-3
1983: Selborne won 9-8
1984: Dale won 33-11
1985: Dale won 28-25
1986: Dale won 18-13
1987: Dale won 42-12
1988: Selborne won 49-13
1989: Dale won 26-6
1990: Dale won 34-3
1991: Selborne won 19-12
1992: Dale won 25-23
1993: Dale won 30-14
1994: Selborne won 17-9
1995: Dale won 40-23
1996: Dale won 35-23
1997: Selborne won 31-29
1998: Selborne won 52-9
1999: Dale won 43-8
2000: Dale won 58-27
2001: Selborne won 38-16
2002: Selborne won 22-21
2003: Selborne won 45-0
2004: Selborne won 33-32
2005: Selborne won 27-8
2006: Selborne won 31-14
2007: Dale won 33-10
2008: Selborne won 50-29
2009: Selborne won 33-20
2010: Dale won 31-29
2011: Selborne won 31-19
2012: Dale won 10-9 and 12-7
2013: Selborne won 25-22 and 25-21
2014: Selborne won 28-7 & 20-11
2015: Selborne won 44-26 & 44-13
2016: Dale won 24-19 & Selborne won 16-13
2017: Dale won 22-19 & Selborne won 33-25
2018: Selborne won 66-17 & 47-6

PV: 88


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