Gimmies, Dale show resolve

Schoolboy Derby reviews all the top 1st XV action from around the country.


While the schools from the north have dominated on the national scene, they had to work hard for their wins on Saturday. Paarl Boys’ did well to win their first match over Grey since 2000, holding on for a 28-18 win over the Bloem visitors.

Paarl Gym rallied from a 10-7 deficit to beat Wynberg 14-10, while Paul Roos recorded a 22-10 win over Rondebosch. Boland Landbou eased to a 36-17 victory over Bishops. SACS impressed to surge to a 27-6 win over Tygerberg.

In the Southern Cape, Outeniqua downed Oakdale 32-7.

Paarl Boys’ 28 Grey Bloem 18
Oakdale 7 Outeniqua 32
Boland Landbou 36 Bishops 17
Paarl Gym 14 Wynberg 10
Paul Roos 22 Rondebosch 10
Tygerberg 6 SACS 27
Hugenote 23 Drostdy 13


Grey PE grabbed back-to-back wins as they thumped St Andrew’s 35-16. Framesby did well to pump Die Brandwag 34-15.

Dale had to work hard to retain their unbeaten record as they came from behind to beat Kingswood 17-10.

Hudson Park and Cambridge did well to hold Queen’s (13-13) and Selborne (10-10) to respectable draws.

Grey PE 35 St Andrew’s 16
Framesby 34 Die Brandwag 15
Kingswood 10 Dale 17
Queen’s 13 Hudson Park 13
Cambridge 10 Selborne 10


Glenwood eased to a 34-9 win over DHS. The Green Machine dominated the Durban derby physically as the visitors struggled on attack and defence.

Maritzburg College triumphed 29-9 over Westville.

Glenwood 34 DHS 9
Westville 9 Maritzburg College 29
Pinetown 39 Voortrekker 12


The big derby in Pumas land saw HTS Middelburg edge Middelburg 30-27. Both schools have been impressive this year, and HTS will now hold the bragging rights.

KES ran rampant as they thrashed Saints 59-23. Florida added more misery to Monnas’ season with 28-25 win.

KES 59 St Stithians 23
St Alban’s 22 Jeppe 17
HTS Middelburg 30 Middelburg 27
St Benedict’s 17 Pretoria Boys’ 26
Florida 28 Monument 25
St John’s 26 Parktown 7
Klerksdorp 69 Lichtenburg 16
Sentraal 19 Fichardtpark 5
Centurion 52 John Vorster 13
Eldoraigne 6 Garsfontein 37
Nelspruit 41 HTS Witbank 16
EG Jansen 87 Die Anker 12
Diamantveld 52 Marlow 10
Potch Gym 24 Potch Volkskool 16