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South Africa's Oldest Match

South Africa's Oldest Match
Thu 2 Aug 2018 | 01:05
South Africa's Oldest Match
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The match between the South African College and the Diocesan College may date back to 1862, and it will be played again this Saturday, 4 August 2018.

Results are available as far back as 1873.

The game they played then was the form of football (a generic term, not soccer) played at the Cape, later to be played according to the laws of the Rugby game, i.e. the game played at Rugby School in Warwickshire, England.

It is the oldest game still being played in South Africa, and it is a game played hard and in a remarkably honourable way.

Season So Far

Bishops have been having a moderately better season than SACS, winning nine of their 14 matches while SACS, who started the season well, have won five out of 13.

Bishops are ranked 18th on the Top 20 of South African schools while SACS are not ranked

Results Against Common Opponents

They played each other at Bishops earlier in the season, and Bishops won 19-7.

Boland Landbou: SACS lost 47-24; Bishops lost 24-14
Michaelhouse: SACS won 34-10; Bishops won 40-12
Paarl Boys’ High: SACS lost 25-10; Bishops lost 14-13
Paarl Gim: SACS lost 54-38; Bishops lost 52-27
Paul Roos: SACS lost 70-21; Bishops lost 44-21
Rondebosch: SACS lost 24-5; Bishops won 25-20
Wynberg: SACS lost 46-22; Bishops won 33-29

Achievers

Both schools’ players are eligible for Western Province.

Craven Week

Bishops: Justin Muller, William Rose, Luca Liebenberg

Academy Week

Bishops: David Courie

Teams:

SACS: 15 Ross Letcher, 14 Kabelo Mokoena, 13 Ben Mazzullo, 12 Robin Aspeling, 11 Matthew Hayes, 10 Michael Abrahams, 9 Thurston Cloete, 8 Brent van Niekerk, 7 Craig Bylin (captain), 6 Ian Paterson, 5 Justin Thomas, 4 Jean Minnaar, 3 Joshua Barrett, 2 Eathan de Lance-Holmes, 1 Ethan Burger

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

Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
1st XV kick-off: 12.30
Venue: Memorial A, SACS, Newlands
Expected weather conditions: Rain with a high of 17°C and a low of 11°C
Referee:  Nathan Barry (Western Province Referees’ Society)

Rugby Programme

Memorial A
08.30: 4th XV
09.45: 3rd XV
11.00: 2nd XV
12.30: 1st XV

Memorial B
08.00: Under-16C
09.10: Under-16B
10.20: Under-16A

Spencer-Smith
08.00: Under-15D
09.10: 6th XV
10.20: 5th XV

De Villiers
08.00: Under-15A
09.05: Under-14A
10.10: Under-15B
11.15: 7th XV

De Villiers B
08.00: Under-14B
09.05: Under-15C
10.10: Under-14C
11.15: Under-16D

Results Down the Years

1873: SACS won 2 goals to nil
1874: SACS won the first one & the second match 1 goal to nil.
1876: Bishops won 2 goals to nil and 1 goal to nil
1877: Draw
1879: Draw 0-0 & Bishops won 5 goals to nil.
1882: SACS won
1883: SACS won
1885: Bishops won 11-0
1886: SACS won 11-0
1887: SACS won 4-1
1888: Draw 0-0 & SACS won 1-0
1889: SACS won 3-1
1890: Draw 2-2 & SACS won 2-1
1891: Bishops won 4-0 and 11-0
1892: Bishops won 8-0, 24-2 & 20-7
1893: Bishops won 17-0
1894: Bishops won 19-0 & 17-0
1895: Bishops won 11-0 & 11-0
1896: Draw 0-0 & Bishops won 6-0
1897: SACS won 16-7 & 6-0
1898: SACS won 8-0
1899: Draw 3-3, SACS won 10-3 & 5-0
1900: Draw 0-0, SACS won 7-0 & Bishops won 6-0
1901: Bishops won 10-0, SACS won 11-5 & Bishops won 13-0
1902: SACS won 6-5 & 19-6
1903: SACS won 9-0
1904: SACS won 12-0 & 11-3
1905: SACS won 10-3 & Bishops won 7-0
1906: Bishops won 6-5 & SACS won 5-3
1907: Bishops won 9-4 & 10-0 & SACS won 8-5 & 13-3
1908: Bishops won 8-3
1909: SACS won 19-3, 9-3 & 14-3
1910: SACS won 12-4 & 15-5
From now on the competition is between school teams.
1911: SACS won 6-5
1912: Draw 3-3 & Bishops won 19-5 & 10-0
1913: Bishops won 21-0 & 6-0 & SACS won 6-3
1914: Bishops won 11-8 & SACS won 3-0
1915: Draw 0-0, SACS won 12-9 & 3-0 & Bishops won 9-4 & 11-5
1916: Bishops won 13-0 & 8-0
1917: SACS won 25-0
1918: SACS won 14-0
1920: SACS won 11-0
1921: Draw 12-12
1922: Draw 8-8
1923: SACS won 9-8
1924: Bishops won 10-3 & 19-5 & SACS won 10-0
1925: Bishops won 16-3 & 16-6
1926: Draw 3-3 & SACS won 19-5
1927: Bishops won 18-3
1928: Bishops won 8-3
1929: Bishops won 14-0
1930: SACS won 8-3 & Bishops won 13-0
1931: Bishops won 23-6 & SACS won 8-6
1932: Draw 13-13, Bishops won 12-7
1933: SACS won 12-0
1934: Bishops won 24-9 & SACS won 25-3 & 29-7
1935: Bishops won 16-6 & 26-3
1936: Bishops won 16-0 & SACS won 15-7
1937: SACS 12-11 & 11-9
1938: Bishops won 12-3
1939: Bishops won 11-0 & 36-3
1940: Bishops won 31-8 & 6-3
1941: Bishops won 19-3
1942: Bishops won 20-5 & 12-0
1943: Bishops won 13-0 & 3-0
1944: Draw 3-3 & Bishops won 14-6
1945: Bishops won 9-3 & 3-0
1946: Bishops won 37-0 & 6-3
1947: SACS won 12-11& Bishops won 9-0
1948: Bishops won 32-3 & 22-11
1949: Bishops won 57-0
1950: SACS won 14-8 & Bishops won 11-5
1951: Bishops won 17-3 & 8-0
1952: Bishops won 18-3 & 13-11
1953: Bishops won 32-0 & 15-3
1954: Bishops won 17-3 & 6-0
1955: Bishops won 20-3
1956: SACS won 8-5 & 10-6
1957: Bishops won 9-0 & SACS won 12-3
1958: Bishops won 11-0 & 19-3
1958: Bishops won 16-6 & 18-0
1960: Bishops won 11-0 & 12-3
1962: SACS won 11-0
1963: Bishops won 9-0 & 11-3
1964: Bishops won 26-3 & 6-5
1965: Bishops won 29-3 & 18-0
1966: Bishops won 17-15 & SACS won 6-3
1967: Draw 6-6 & SACS won 8-6
1968: Bishops won 8-3 & 6-3
1969: SACS won 12-6
1970: Bishops won 18-9 & 16-6
1971: SACS won 15-13
1972: SACS won 8-4 & 3-0
1973: SACS won 11-6 & 29-0
1980: Bishops won 14-0 & SACS won 9-0
1975: Bishops won 4-3 & SACS won 8-7
1976: SACS won 9-7 & Bishops won 12-8
1977: Bishops won 37-6 & 23-6
1978: Bishops won 26-9 & SACS won 18-13
1979: Bishops won 15-0 & 23-12
1980: Bishops won 34-7 & 19-9
1981: Bishops won 12-10 & 21-10
1982: Bishops won 23-6
1983: Bishops won 14-3 & 20-7
1984: Draw 10-10 & Bishops won 24-4
1985: Bishops won 29-3 & 34-0
1986: Bishops won 40-3 & 15-3
1987: Bishops won 46-3 & 26-4
1988: Bishops won 36-6 & 31-9
1989: Bishops won 12-7 & 38-3
1990: SACS won 12-10 & Bishops won 16-10
1991: Bishops won 41-6 & 35-3
1992: Bishops won 35-6 & 13-6
1993: Bishops won 64-3 & 20-9
1994: Bishops won 29-19 & 27-11
1995: Bishops won 9-3 & 10-7
1996: Bishops won 6-3 & SACS won 25-8
1997: Bishops won 44-17 & 26-15
1998: Bishops won 29-7 & 34-12
1999: Bishops won 20-19 & 27-15
2000: Bishops won
2001: Bishops won
2002: Bishops won 32-19 & SACS won 15-13
2003: Bishops won 43-12 & 22-14
2004: Bishops won 10-0 & SACS won 32-3
2005: Bishops won 50-3 & 26-7
2006: Bishops won 26-14 & 20-10
2007: Draw 22-22 & Bishops won 41-17
2008: Bishops won 56-19 & 40-27
2009: Bishops won 27-0. The match at Bishops was cancelled because of the weather.
2010: Bishops won 43-18 & 46-17
2011: Bishops won 68-27 & SACS won 20-13
2012: SACS won 34-3 & 21-8
2013: SACS won 22-5 & 21-16
2014: Bishops won 26-12 & 80-5
2015: SACS won 26-17 & 14-7
2016: SACS won 38-19 & Bishops won 43-28
2017: Draw 24-24 & Bishops won 15-12
2018: Bishops won 19-7

PV: 185


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