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The Interschools

The Interschools
Thu 2 Aug 2018 | 10:58
The Interschools
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This is the day.  This is the big day. This is the day every new boy at Paarl Boys’ High and Paarl Gim dreams about – running onto to Faure Street Stadium amidst cheering and singing and scoring the winning try in Interschools.

That is every Paarl boy’s dream. It could come true on Saturday when the biggest Interschools match in the world is played. There will be over 20 000 people packed into the stadium for the climax of a week of tense activities in Paarl for the staff, boys and Old Boys of both schools, and indeed for the whole town where there will not be a soul that does not know that Interschools is happening and does not back a side.

Colour matters. It must be blue for Boys’ High and green for Gim. The ground is divided into two halves, one for Boys’ High and one for Gim. Even the colours of the programmes are significant.

In fact the separation before and afterwards is the down side of the occasion. This year Boys’ High are the hosts, which means they have the better choice of venues.

Rain is forecast. It will not dampen the enthusiasm.

Season So Far

There is not a significant difference between the performances of the two schools.

Boys’ High have lost three of their 12, Gim one of their 16. Boys’ High have more players in representative teams. Gim are ranked higher on the Schools Top 20 – second to Boys’ High’s sixth.

Results against Common Opponents

Affies: Boys’ High won 19-14; Gim won 41-21
Bishops: Boys’ High won 14-13; Gim won 52-27
Boland Landbou: Boys’ High won 22-17; Gim won 42-38
Oakdale: Boys’ High lost 47-29; Gim won 47-39
Outeniqua: Boys’ High won 21-10; Gim won 57-0
Paul Roos: Boys’ High lost 44-8; Gim lost 32-13
SACS: Boys’ High won 25-10; Gim won 54-38
Waterkloof: Boys’ High won 53-10; Gim won 57-20
Wynberg: Boys’ High won 32-28; Gim won 29-6

Achievers

Both schools’ players are eligible for Western Province teams.

SA Schools

Paarl Boys’ High: Evan Roos, Emile van Heerden, Adrian Alberts

Paarl Gim: Stravino Jacobs

Craven Week

Paarl Boys’ High: Evan Roos, Adrian Alberts, Roubert Bester, Tyron Maritz, Arman Posthumus, Cullen van der Merwe, Emile van Heerden, Alastair Williams, De Wet Wolhuter.

Paarl Gim: Dawid Kellerman, Stravino Jacobs, Bobby Alexander, Juan Beukes, Jovan Bekker, Dean Nieuwoudt

Academy Week

Paarl Boys’ High: Albertus Horn, Angelo Osch, Noegh Hayward, Delarey Nel

Paarl Gim: Mark Etzebeth, Charl Janson, Delarey Nel, Hendri Siebert, Tiaan Swanepoel.

Teams

Paarl Boys’ High: 15 Trent Sivertsen, 14 Carlo Uys, 13 Quan Horn, 12 Noegh Hayward, 11 Javier Farmer, 10 Estiaan van Rensburg, 9 Simon Carstens, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Arminn Posthumus, 6 Louwan Horn, 5 Adrian Alberts (captain), 4 Emile van Heerden, 3 Roubert Bester, Cullen van der Merwe, 1 De Wet Wolhuter

Paarl Gim: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Hein Strauss, 13 Stephan Du Toit, 12 Dawid Kellerman (captain), 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Charl Janson, 9 Bobby Alexander, 8 Juan Wilson, 7 Pierich Siebert, 6 Dean Nieuwoudt, 5 Juan Beukes, 4 Mark Etzebeth, 3 Jovan Bekker, 2 Van Eeden Hanekom, 1 Preben Verleden

Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
1st XV kick-off: 16.00
Live television broadcast: SuperSport channel 201
Venue: Faure Street Stadium, Paarl
Expected weather conditions: Rain with a high of 17°C and a low of 9°C
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni (Western Province Referees’ Society)

Rugby Programme

Most of the matches are played before Saturday, leaving Saturday afternoon for the top four sides.

Rugby Programme

The matches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are played at Paarl Boys’ High’s fields in Brug Street

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

B Field
15.00: 8th XV
16.10: 7th XV

Thursday, 2 August 2018

C Field
16.00: Under-16 E

D Field
16.00: Under-15E

E Field
16.00: Under-14E

Friday, 3 July 2018

A Field
14.00: 4th XV
15.10: Under-14A
16.15: 3rd XV

B Field
15.10: 5th XV
16.20: 6th XV

C Field
14.00: Under-16B
15.10: Under-16C
16.20: Under-16D

D Field
14.00: Under-14B
15.00: Under-14C
16.00: Under-14D

E Field
14.00: Under-15B
15.00: Under-15C
16.00: Under-15D

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Faure Street
12.05: Under-15A
13.15: Under-16A
14.35: Under-19B
16.00: Under-19A

Results Down the Years

1915: Boys’ High won 10-0
1916: Gim won 7-5
1917: Gim won 3-0
1918: Gim won 3-0
1919: Gim won 9-0
1920: Gim won 20-0
1921: Draw 6-6
1922: Draw 3-3
1923: Boys’ High won 3-0
1924: Boys’ High won 13-5
1925: Boys’ High won 7-3
1926: Boys’ High won 6-5
1927: Gim won 5-3
1928: No match
1929: Draw 3-3
1930: Boys’ High won 5-3
1931: Gim won 6-0
1932: Gim won 7-3
1933: Boys’ High won 3-0
1934: Boys’ High won 5-4
1935: Draw 0-0
1936: Gim won 11-6
1937: Gim won 5-3
1938: Gim won 5-3
1939: Gim won 9-8
1940: Draw 3-3
1941: Gim won 6-0
1942: Draw 0-0
1943: Gim won 9-6
1944: Boys’ High won 6-0
1945: Boys’ High won 14-6
1946: Draw 3-3
1947: Boys’ High won 8-3
1948: Draw 3-3
1949: Gim won 9-3
1950: Boys’ High won 6-3
1951: Boys’ High won 6-0
1952: Boys’ High won 11-0
1953: Boys’ High won 6-5
1956: Gim won 6-3
1957: Gim won 5-3
1958: Gim won 11-0
1959: Boys’ High won 11-3
1960: Gim won 9-3
1961: Boys’ High won 6-0
1962: Boys’ High won 6-0
1963: Boys’ High won 8-0
1964: Gim won 9-8
1965: Gim won 11-0
1966: Gim won 8-0
1967: Gim won 8-6
1968: Gim won 3-0
1969: Boys’ High won 8-5
1970: Gim won 19-8
1971: Boys’ High won 11-6
1972: Boys’ High won 6-3
1973: Boys’ High won 19-6
1974: Gim won 9-3
1975: Boys’ High won 3-0
1976: Gim won 8-6
1977: Boys’ High won 15-6
1978: Gim won 13-10
1979: Gim won 12-6
1980: Gim won 9-3
1981: Gim won 12-0
1982: Boys’ High won 16-15
1983: Gim won 15-6
1984: Gim won 10-4
1985: Boys’ High won 16-6
1986: Draw 0-0
1987: Boys’ High won 15-7
1988: Draw 6-6
1989: Gim won 15-4
1990: Boys’ High won 10-6
1991: Boys’ High won 8-4
1992: Gim won 20-15
1993: Boys’ High won 19-17
1994: Boys’ High won 11-6
1995: Boys’ High won 17-3
1996: Gim won 18-16
1997: Gim won 13-10
1998: Boys’ High won 16-5
1999: Gim won 13-6
2000: Boys’ High won 15-7
2001: Boys’ High won 12-3
2002: Gim won 15-0
2003: Boys’ High won 25-6
2004: Gim won 13-3
2005: Gim won 22-10
2006: Gim won 23-17
2007: Gim won 10-0
2008: Gim won 35-8
2009: Boys’ High won 24-12
2010: Draw 19-19
2011: Gim won 22-19
2012: Gim won 16-9
2013: Gim won 37-26
2014: Gim won 16-15
2015: Boys’ High won 16-10
2016: Boys’ High won 26-25
2017: Boys’ High won 18-13

PV: 1133


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