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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 09:50

The REC Voted As Best Sports Field

The REC Voted As Best Sports Field Photo by Deon Bester GJB Photography

After just over 15 000 votes have been cast it is The Victoria Recreation Ground at Queen’s College that was voted the Best Sports Field in our recent poll by visitors to the website.

 It is a field that has been dubbed “The House of Pain” ,holds more than 90 years of memories and has produced seven international players including five Springboks.

Although Queen’s College has a total of seven rugby fields which comfortably are able to accommodate the teams they have, it is the Rec which is the host of the main rugby games of the afternoon.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams are the Queen’s College teams that play on their showcase field in front of a The Rec grandstand which can accommodate up to 6000 spectators.

Old Queenians who have excelled on the Victoria Recreation Ground:


Representative Team


Allan Beswick

Springboks (3 Caps)


Jimmy White

Springboks (10 Caps)


Dick Muir

Springboks (5 Caps)


Robbie Kempson

Springboks (37 Caps)


Kaya Malotana

Springboks (1 Cap)


Owen Lentz

USA (12 Caps)


Carlo Del Fava

Italy (52 Caps)


Lionel Cronje

South Africa U20


S'bura Sithole

South Africa U19
SA Sevens


Allan Dell

South Africa U20



Thanks to all who voted and large amount of interest the poll generated. The South African schools have some beautiful fields, many set in exquisite surroundings, lined with ancient trees and mountains and all hold a special place in the hearts of those who have played on them or sat on the sidelines watching.  As one commentator mentioned the “Best school field should be the one in which you have played on.”

FINAL Voting Results:


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