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Sunday, 31 March 2013 16:06

Rugby: The History of Queen's College & Team of 2013

Having been established in Queenstown in 1858, Queen’s College Boys’ High School celebrated its 150th anniversary in April 2008. Queenstown is situated in the Eastern Cape, some 200 kilometres from East London.


queensQueen’s currently has 550 boys, including 110 boarders. There is a strong parental and Old Boys’ support system, both countrywide and overseas. At present there are 14 active Old Boys’ branches.

 In 1924 Rugby became the official football game and the first official match was played against Gill College in Somerset East during the Easter holidays of 1924. Gill beat Queen’s 12-3.


In 1926 the Queen’s team desired to try its metal against other Border schools and being granted “out-matches” they beat Selborne in East London 6-5, and Dale in King William’s Town 6-0, thus winning the Border Schools’ Championship in their first year.

 The 1984 1st XV coached by Louis Prinsloo is regarded by the “critics” as being possibly the finest team produced by the school – it finished the season unbeaten, including away games against Maritzburg College and Grey College.


In 1988, Queen’s were chosen as one of the four schools in South Africa to complete for the National Volkskas Topsport Trophy – they were defeated in the final by Grey College.

 It is interesting to note that the Queen’s 1st XV plays without the #13 jersey – this was a decision made after the tragic death of Victor Maitland in 1951 (he wore the #13 jersey in the 1st team).

Queen's College Team 2013

1. S Mlwayo

2. T Bartman

3. D Mureguzi

4. L Ntsila

5. S Tyebileyo

6. J Hollis

7. S Murape

8. A Rautenbach

9. K Gibb

10. S Bolze (captain)

11. J Danquah

12. K Brown

16. L Jonas

14. A Jubase

15. S Zaula

17. T Sam

18. U Vanda

19. T Rumbu

20. J Roberts

21. D De Wet

22. K Nocanda

23. L Kuyler

Coach: M Basset

Assistant Coach: D Bolze

Manager: C Loëst

Biokineticist: Alet Malan

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