The schoolboys in blue showcased the rejuvenation of rugby at SACS with a top win against Boland Landbou.
SACS, under the guidance of Head of Sport Barry van Selm and First XV head coaches Graeme Wepenaar and Nick Maurer, have instilled the passion and pride associated with South Africa’s oldest school and one that produced among the most Springboks pre-1950.
The school, which produced the first Springbok and the first to 100 Tests in Percy Montgomery, beat Boland Landbou 26-22, something that had happened since Sevens Bok Paul Delport captained the side to victory against the Bolanders in 2002.
Delport and Bok Sevens captain Kyle Brown (another SACS old boy) have also given of their time to the current generation of players, and the school’s rugby is now rated among the top 20 in the country.
Read the match report on the SACS website.
In other Western Cape schools matches, Bishops and Paul Roos drew 22-all, which indicates Bishops being a force again after the difficulties of last season. Rondebosch Boys High and Wynberg Boys High also drew 10-all and the battle for southern suburbs supremacy will be a big one this season.
Outeniqua confirmed their status as the country’s form school with a stunning 45-36 win against Paarl Boys High in Paarl. Outeniqua have also beaten Grey College in 2013.
In the Eastern Province League Grey High edged out Nico Malan 29-24, in Free State Grey College hammered Jim Fouche 62-10 and visiting Waterkoof edged out Sentraal 25-20. In Kimberley Diamantveld beat Menlopark 22-17.
Westville Boys High smashed Empangeni 49-0 in Kwazulu-Natal and up north Affies scored a monster 88-9 win against John Voster and Pretoria Boys High beat Maritzburg College 25-23.