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Back You are here: Home Sports Rugby Eastern Cape The REC Voted As Best Sports Field
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:

Name

Representative Team

Debut

Allan Beswick

Springboks (3 Caps)

1896

Jimmy White

Springboks (10 Caps)

1931

Dick Muir

Springboks (5 Caps)

1997

Robbie Kempson

Springboks (37 Caps)

1998

Kaya Malotana

Springboks (1 Cap)

1999

Owen Lentz

USA (12 Caps)

2007

Carlo Del Fava

Italy (52 Caps)

2007

Lionel Cronje

South Africa U20

2009

S'bura Sithole

South Africa U19
SA Sevens

2009
2010

Allan Dell

South Africa U20

2012

 

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:

poll

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