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Monday, 25 March 2013 15:37

Rugby: St.Andrews Triumph over Bishops

Saturday the 23rd March, 2013 saw the 1st XV play one of the oldest schoolboy derbies in South Africa as they ran out against Bishops from Cape Town on Lower. It was the first home match for the 1st XV and a tough assignment so close to their last encounter a narrow win over Pearson at the Graeme College Rugby Day.

St-andrewsThe 1st XV however were well and truly up for the match and hit the ground running putting the visitors under immediate pressure. After a couple of goes at the line captain Sintu Manjezi crashed over for the first score and College hit the lead 7-0. Soon after College forced Bishops to carry the ball over their goal line after a well-placed box kick from Jason Baggott. The resulting scrum allowed the team to apply more pressure before some good passing allowed Robbie Ball to crash over for College’s second try. Ryan Horne again ensured the conversion as the score stretched to 14-0. In a matter of minutes College were at it again after a stolen ball at the lineout on the Bishops line the forwards drove the ball up allowing Tyler Paul to extend the College lead to 21-0 after 20 min. Bishops however are a proud team and came back fighting for the rest of the half. At times they had the College defence stretched but it held firm as they were kept scoreless going into half time.

The second started much the same as the first, but College could not finish their opportunities as well as they had in the first and this allowed Bishops to fight their way back into the match. Bishops playing their familiar brand of fast paced rugby through the ball around and it was only due to some magnificent defence by the proud College team. Their 1st try came in somewhat fortuitous circumstances as the ball bounced in Bishops’ favour allowing the wing in under the poles. Soon after Bishops created another opportunity and were in for another converted try, the game suddenly in the balance after the great start by the College team as the score moved to 21-14 with 10 min to play. This try seemed to spur the College team back into life and after some more ferocious defence Tyler Paul received the ball in midfield and powered his way over for a brilliant try, 28-14 to College with mere minutes to play.

Bishops would add another try to create a thrilling finish to an outstanding match of schoolboy rugby. College eventually running out deserved winners 28-21. Well done to the 1st XV and to Bishops for providing such a wonderful spectacle.   

  1. Results vs. Bishops:

St Andrew’s College U14A vs. Bishops U14A lost 6 – 33

St Andrew’s College U15A vs. Bishops U15A lost 10 – 45

St Andrew’s College U16A vs. Bishops U16A lost 19 – 22

St Andrew’s College 2nd XV vs. Bishops 2nd XV won 20 – 19

St Andrew’s College 1st XV vs. Bishops 1st XV won 28 – 21 


IT’S official – The Dale College first rugby team will wear pink rugby jerseys and shorts with the traditional red and black rugby socks when they meet Selborne College on the CB Jennings "A" Field on August 4 to mark CANSA and Cancer Awareness Week.


After years of waiting; years of populist opinion calling for his appointment; years of biding his time, the incomparable mastermind of South African rugby, Heyneke Meyer, took the reins of the Springboks and it seemed all was right with the world.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 12:40

Rugby: Grey High Festival- Fixtures


Rugby begins in earnest this weekend with the annual Grey High School's Rugby Festival which will by held between the 24-30 of March, 2012.

The fixtures have been revised to accomodate all the teams and here they are:

Monday, 22 August 2011 10:35

Rugby Report: Hudson Park v Cambridge

The classic clash between Hudson Park and Cambridge started in spectacular fashion with Hudson Park, Grade 11 pupil Mitchell Hill, at 17 years and 3 months, and two other Hudson Park past -pupils flying  low over the Hudson Park school field in their Jabirui light aircraft.

Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:30

The Border Schools Craven Week Side

The Border Schools Craven Week side promises to be one of their most powerful teams they have put together with the bulk of the players coming from the high flying Selborne College.

Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:30

Rugby Preview: Dale College v Queens

Queens v Dale College - Dale's 150th Reunion Weekend:150 years on and Dale College remains of the most prestigious schools in the country and especially on the rugby field have they done their fair share in progressing the sport in the Eastern Cape.

The 28 year old Keegan Rhys Daniel  got the rugby community talking about his seemingly untapped talent fairly early on in what has developed into a hugely successful career. Having stamped his name in the Super 14 record books with an astonishing try within the first 16 seconds of the match against the Blues earlier in his career, Keegan has forced many to stand up and take notice of the Sharks flanker/No8.

Forcing his way into the Sharks side after a brilliant 2006 were he went on to claim the South African u21 player of the year award following a fantastic tournament at the IRB u21 World Cup in France, Keegan Daniel stood on the threshold of becoming one of SA rugby's great players. However he would have to wait four more years until he finally won his first Test cap for the Springboks against Ireland.

Now he is one of the Sharks most successful captains with over 100 Currie Cup appearances, he talks exclusively to SA SchoolSports about his earlier days at school and his dreams for the future.

Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:35

Queens Beat Dale!

They missed 24 tackles but still managed to keep the wood on Dale for at least another season as Queens managed to beat Dale 28-17 in what was an excellent advert for schoolboy rugby. 

They don't come much bigger than this in the Eastern Cape, Dale College against Queens College in a match that is sure to bring out the best in the two rivals. Queens have had the better of the encounters in recent years having not lost since 2004 and with home ground advantage on Saturday they are going to be a tough team to crack.

Thursday, 04 February 2010 21:05

TallyCat! Queens College 1st Team Captain

Standing 185cm tall and weighing in at a healthy 114 kg's Queens College First Team Captain, Allan Dell was hoping that 2010 was going to be a great year for his team. The inspirational captain, known as "Tallycat" in the team, had his work cut out for him as he led his team against traditional rivals and other top teams around the country. The inspirational captain personally enjoyed a tremendous year, was the dominant front rower at Craven Week and is looking forward to a great professional career as he joins the Sharks Academy.

Saturday, 15 August 2009 20:35

Queen's College Rugby-2009 Review

The 2009 1st XV started the season off well with some good wins, but then lost their way midway
through the year with 3 losses in a row. The team failed to recover from this and this is evident in
their final results.

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