SACS RUGBY

SACS 1stXV Season

The SACS 1st rugby team finished their season on a high by beating Wynberg in a tough fixture played in beautiful weather on the Hawthornden Field on Saturday. It brought the curtain down on the most successful season for any SACS 1st rugby team since the 1973/74 era.

Highlights of the season:

An unbeaten tour to JHB beating Michaelhouse, DHS and St Andrews. Both DHS and St Andrews had memorable seasons in 2017 and provided stern opposition with both games going down to the wire.

Beating Boland Landbou, who in 2017 were victorious over the likes of Paarl Gim and Gauteng giants Monnas.

Beating Paarl Gim for the 1st time in 21 years.

An unbeaten Cape Schools Week beating Selborne (who earlier in the season had defeated Grey College from Bloemfontein) and Grey High from PE (who had seen off the likes of Paul Roos in May).

A double over old foes Wynberg with a dominant performance on Supersport in the Classic Clash in June.

A season high ranking of No3 in the country in early August according to Rugby365 / SA Rugby Magazine.

When one considers the youthfulness of the team (up to ten Grade 11 boys started in any given fixture), the tough opposition, only 6 of the 21 games were played at home, SACS doesn’t play a squad system and the lack of a reliable goal kicker, the boys can be justifiably proud of their efforts & results in 2017.

2017 results:

P 20 W 14 D 2 L 4 (75% success)

Points for: 622    Points against: 340    (average score 31-17)

Tries scored: 94 (4.7 per game)    Tries conceded: 46 (2.3 per game)

*** The Newlands fixture is excluded from the season stats ***

 

DAY

MONTH

OPPOSITION

RESULT

28

March

BOLAND LANDBOU (NEWLANDS RUGBY DAY)

W 5 – 0

1

April

LIGBRON ACADEMY (TONY STOOPS FESTIVAL)

W 60 – 14

13

April

MICHAELHOUSE (SAINTS EASTER FESTIVAL)

W 28 – 0

15

April

DHS (SAINTS EASTER FESTIVAL

W 20 – 16

17

April

ST ANDREWS (SAINTS EASTER FESTIVAL)

W 24 – 15

22

April

BOLAND LANDBOU (H)

W 22 – 18

29

April

BELLVILLE HIGH (WYNBERG FESTIVAL)

W 49 – 12

6

May

BISHOPS (A)

D 24 – 24

13

May

PAUL ROOS (H)

L 24 – 29

20

May

BRACKENFELL (A)

W 26 – 12

27

May

PAARL GIMNASIUM (H)

W 22 – 19

3

June

DURBANVILLE (A)

W 100 – 0

10

June

RONDEBOSCH (A)

D 14 – 14

24

June

WYNBERG (H)

W 37 – 20

1

July

SELBORNE COLLEGE (CAPE SCHOOLS WEEK)

W 17 – 13

3

July

GREY PE (CAPE SCHOOLS WEEK)

W 20 – 18

29

July

PAARL BOISHAAI (A)

L 17 – 37

5

August

STRAND HIGH (A)

W 55 – 8

12

August

BISHOPS (H)

L 12 – 15

19

August

RONDEBOSCH (H)

L 22 – 36

26

August

WYNBERG (A)

W 24 – 20

Try scorers:

10 – Aaron Zeederberg

8 – Ethan Burger, Anathi Kalipa

7 – Michael Abrahams

6 – Ben Mazzullo, Sujai Ikemefuna, Jordy Hop

5  – Jean Minnaar, Craig Bylin, Oliver Schuurmans, Chad vd Loo, Storm Balchin, Lucky Dlepu

4 – David Hayes

3 – Zolani Masembathe

2 – Kabelo Mokoena, Ethan England

1 – Nishen Naidoo

1 – Lukhanyo Gqokoma

 

Games started:

 

21 – Zeederberg, Hayes, Abrahams, Burger, Bylin

20 – vd Loo, Minnaar, Barrett

17 – Schuurmans, Hop

16 – Mazzullo

15 – Dlepu

14 – Ikemefuna

13 – Kalipa

12 – Balchin

9 – O Connor

8 – England

5 – Zimmerman, Mokoena, Masembathe, Robinson

3 – Hay, Mac Donald

1 – Gqokoma, Cloete, Naidoo

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3 thoughts on “SACS 1stXV Season

    1. admin Post author

      Morning Ike

      Here is the comparison just of the league games
      Opposition 1996 2017
      RBHS a 11-14 14-14
      RBHS h 12-24 22-36
      BISHOPS a 3-6 24-24
      BISHOPS h 25-8 12-15
      WYNBERG a 7-12 24-20
      WYNBERG h 7-3 37-20
      PAUL ROOS 8-18 24-29
      PAARL GYM 8-5 22-19
      PAARL BOYS 14-9 17-37
      BOLAND 10-19 22-18

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