Rugby: Grey College vs Paarlboys High Historic Overview

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PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 13: Ruan van Willing of Paarl Boys High tackled by Schalk du Plessis of Grey College during the Sportsmans Warehouse Premier Interschools rugby match between Paarl Boys High School and Grey College at Brug Street Stadium on May 13, 2023 in Paarl, South Africa. (Photo by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images)

Grey College vs Paarl Boys’ High School Historic Overview

Get ready for an electrifying encounter this Saturday as Grey College welcomes Paarl Boys High onto its grounds for a showdown that goes beyond mere rugby—it’s a clash entrenched in decades-old rivalry.

Dating back to 1950, when these titans first collided on the rugby field, Grey College, and Paarl Boys High (affectionately known as Boishaai) have woven a tapestry of rugby history, heritage, and tradition. Despite the distance separating them, their encounters have been marked by fierce competition and unforgettable moments.

While their early matches were sporadic, occurring 21 times between 1950 and 1995, the intensity of their rivalry grew, leading to an annual fixture that has now seen a total of 48 epic battles. Grey College has emerged as the dominant force, claiming victory in 37 matches, while Paarl Boys High has notched 9 wins with 2 draws sprinkled in between.

In recent years, Paarl Boys High has transformed into a formidable contender, showcasing a resurgence of competitiveness since 2011. With 4 of their 9 wins and a draw occurring in this period, they’ve proven that they’re not to be underestimated.

As the countdown to kick-off begins, fans can expect a collision of rugby titans filled with passion, skill, and a thirst for victory. Grey College’s storied legacy meets Paarl Boys High’s relentless determination, promising a spectacle that embodies the essence of South African schoolboy rugby.

Scores Through The Years:

Year Grey HJS
2023 39 30
2022 21 12
2021 37 3
2019 43 24
2018 34 20
2017 31 46
2016 18 28
2015 19 21
2014 15 10
2013 35 28
2012 18 28
2011 15 15
2010 32 12
2009 50 8
2008 34 24
2007 48 24
2006 20 5
2005 38 13
2004 38 3
2003 27 16
2002 23 6
2001 38 15
2000 10 17
1999 34 16
1998 20 6
1997 20 16
1996 9 16
1995 18 6
1993 0 0
1989 23 6
1987 31 14
1984 19 14
1984 32 12
1983 0 14
1980 13 4
1979 13 15
1978 29 13
1977 29 13
1974 21 7
1973 24 0
1960 14 0
1960 11 3
1957 3 8
1956 13 3
1954 6 3
1954 8 3
1953 12 9
1950 10 6

 

Grey College Season So Far:

Date Opp For Against
2024/02/24 Trio 40 3
2024/03/02 Welkom Gim 52 5
2024/03/22 KES 51 16
2024/03/25 Jeppe 19 22
2024/04/13 Outeniqua 92 3
2024/04/20 Paarl Gim 29 27
2024/04/27 Selborne 36 7
2024/05/02 Maritzburg College 46 0
2024/05/04 Garsfontein 38 10

 

Grey College has been a force to reckon with, triumphing in 8 out of their 9 games this season. Their victories include impressive wins against Paarl Gimnasium and Garsfontein. However, a surprising setback came their way at the hands of Jeppe during the Noord/Suid festival. Don’t be fooled; this loss seems to have served as a wake-up call for Grey College. Known for their pride and resilience as a rugby powerhouse, they’re unlikely to repeat the same mistakes, making it plausible that this defeat will stand as a solitary blemish in an otherwise stellar season.

Paarl Boys High Season So Far:

Date Opp For Against
2024/03/09 Durbanville 73 7
2024/03/22 Jeppe 45 19
2024/03/25 Garsfontein 38 36
2024/03/30 KES 22 7
2024/04/01 Pretoria Boys High 24 8
2024/04/06 Oakdale 19 10
2024/04/13 Wynberg BHS 27 30
2024/04/20 Paul Roos 10 25
2024/05/01 Affies 21 43
2024/05/04 DHS 15 13

Paarl Boys High School is experiencing a challenging season, having suffered defeats in 3 out of their 10 games played. Their recent losing streak was halted with a victory against Durban High School at Wildeklawer. Despite these setbacks, it’s important to note that Paarl Boys High is fielding a relatively young team. They are in the process of adapting to their coach’s playing style and are steadily improving with each match. As the season unfolds, expect this team to grow stronger and more cohesive. A win in Bloemfontein would undoubtedly lift their spirits and signify their progress and resilience.

Watch Grey College  take on Paarl Boys’ High on their home turf from 14h00 on Saturday, 11 May, on SuperSport Schools Channel 216.

Netball

Catch Herschel vs Rhenish at 17:30 on Wednesday, May 8, on SuperSport Schools Channel 216

Catch Waterkloof vs Garsfontein at 10:30 on Saturday, May 11, on SuperSport Schools Channel 216

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