Hoerskool Monument vs Glenwood High Historic Overview

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Hoërskool Monument will play Glenwood High School in Krugersdorp on Saturday 31 May, in the next Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools match, televised LIVE on SuperSport Select (Channel 210) at 12h15.

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is a series of 12 matches, which feature the highest profile and most traditional interschool rugby rivalries, from South Africa’s top rugby schools which are broadcast live on SuperSport from April to August.

Schoolboy rugby has served as one of the cornerstones of domestic rugby dating back more than a century, and true to its slogan “Honouring Heritage. Playing for the Future”, Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is about History, Heritage and Tradition. The series, now in its second year, is expected to grow even stronger.

The Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools stories are further captured in 12 Preview shows, which preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements.

Preview show times:

Schedule Date

Series

Schedule Time

Duration

Schedule End Time

Channel

Status

28-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

18:45

00:15

19:00

SSHD/SS1/SS1A/CSN

P

29-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

22:30

00:15

22:45

SS8

R

29-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

08:00

00:15

08:15

SELSA

R

30-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

01:45

00:15

02:00

SS8

R

30-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

13:45

00:15

14:00

SELSA

R

31-May-14

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

12:00

00:05

12:05

SELSA

P

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Monument vs. Waterkloof

Historical Overview

                                                                          

History of Interschools

This encounter is relatively new on the calendar as both schools saw the need to exchange pleasantries over a weekend of competition to the benefit of all learners. They previously only met on festivals and on the rare occasion at the Easter Tournaments. Since 2010 however they have played each other regularly and while Glenwood won the first two encounters, Monnas was victorious in the last two.

 

Results last 4 years

 

Date

Monnas

Glenwood

2010/04/01

5

26

2011/04/02

8

16

2012/04/05

25

18

2013/06/01

26

20

 

Monnas Results for 2014

 

Monument had a busy 2014 and played 17 games already. That is a lot considering we are only halfway through the season.  They started off well winning 7 games on the trot before succumbing to HTS Middelburg by one point in a close match. They recovered well for the Kearsney festival where they won against Framesby and Affies and then held the mighty Grey College to a 10 all draw. Their best performance for this season so far. A further draw at Wildeklawer to Selborne and a surprising lost to Kempton Park put paid to their chances of challenging for the top spot in 2014. But for the 2 one point losses, Monnas could have been at the top with Grey College. Their slight inconsistency has been the one problem they had over a few seasons, losing a game or two that they should normally win at a trot. This coming weekend against an in form Glenwood, they cannot afford to lose concentration as the Durban boys are well known for poaching any points on offer.

 

 

Date

Opp

Result

For

Against

2014/03/03

Windhoek Gym

Win

41

0

2014/03/05

Windhoek High

Win

48

3

2014/03/14

Kempton Park

Win

33

19

2014/03/15

Klerksdorp

Win

51

17

2014/03/22

Rustenburg

Win

74

0

2014/03/31

Windhoek Private

Win

84

0

2014/04/05

Noordheuwel

Win

30

6

2014/04/12

HTS Middelburg

Lose

15

16

2014/04/17

Framesby

Win

21

16

2014/04/19

Affies

Win

34

14

2014/04/21

Grey College

Draw

10

10

2014/04/26

Eldoraigne

Win

57

24

2014/04/28

Boland Landbou

Win

15

0

2014/04/30

Selborne

Draw

23

23

2014/05/10

Kempton Park

Lose

18

19

2014/05/17

St Benedicts

Win

64

21

2014/05/24

Florida

Win

32

19

 

Glenwood Results for 2014

 

Glenwood was as busy as their opponents having played 16 games up to now. Their first couple of games was all friendlies while rotating players in their squad to get the right combinations. Their only blemish this season was at Wildeklawer where they managed to lose both the festival matches against Waterkloof and Outeniqua respectively. The highlights of their season so far would include wins over Bishops, EG Jansen and most recently old rivals, Maritzburg College.

 

They have a new coach in Rudy Dames who took over from previous coach Sean Erasmus, the latter now coaching at Paarl Boys High. The transition between coaches seems not to have too much an effect on the success of Glenwood as their winning ways continued.

 

Date

Opp

Result

For

Against

2014/02/23

DHS

Win

26

5

2014/02/25

George Campbell

Win

14

3

2014/02/27

AN School KZN

Win

64

3

2014/03/01

Port Natal

Win

15

6

2014/03/15

Westville BHS

Win

32

15

2014/03/22

Michaelhouse

Win

17

14

2014/03/29

Bishops

Win

23

11

2014/03/31

Jeppe

Win

22

10

2014/04/17

Dale College

Win

31

17

2014/04/19

EG Jansen

Win

31

18

2014/04/21

Framesby

Win

31

29

2014/04/28

Waterkloof

Lose

27

39

2014/04/30

Outeniqua

Lose

15

20

2014/05/10

DHS

Win

38

13

2014/05/17

Port Natal

Win

65

3

2014/05/24

Maritzburg College

Win

27

14

Monument Profile

Monument High School was established in January 1921. The monument in question is the Paardeberg Monument on Krugersdorp, built to commemorate the decision of the South African Republic in 1880 to resist Britain’s decision to annex their country. Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, is named after President Paul Kruger and was founded in 1887 by Abner Cohen and others.

The schools motto is “It’s better to wear out than rust out”.

Rugby at Monnas

When the school opened in 1921 ML Brink held a meeting of boys to find out what games they wanted to play.  They all opted for soccer, as was the custom on the bare fields of the Highveld at the time, and he then democratically decided that they would play rugby! The school played its first match on 1 April 1921 and drew 3-3 with Krugersdorp High School.

Since then the school has had many great sides – as in 1924, 1953, 1979, 1980, 1984 and 1993 when the team scored 143 tries in 28 matches.

Monument first won the Administrator’s Cup in 1953.  It won again in 1973 and then again in 1992 and for the seven years which followed. In 2003 they were Media 24 National Schools champions. These are all huge achievements given the number and quality of the competing schools.

After Brink famous coaches have been Jan Lange (1936-53), Pa Pelser, the famous Transvaal loose forward and coach, and Hans Coetzee who still has a finger in many of rugby’s pies. Hans says nobody is compelled to play rugby but the players live for the game.

In 1993 the 1st XV toured France and Britain and went unbeaten.

Monnas, as the school is usually known, has by far the largest representation of any school north of the Vaal River at Craven Week and in SA Schools.

1st Team Rugby History

·         Winner of Administrateur – , Direkteurs – en Beeld trophy 7 times: (1953, 1979, 1980, 1984, 2005, 2009 en 2010)

·         Won National Media 24 competition in 2003

·         Transvaal / Goue Leeus 1st  team Macro Schools Competition champs for 25 years

·         Nupower/ Tuks University 1st team winners in 2009 en 2010

·         More than 400 Transvaal High School Provincial players / Golden Lions High school provincial players since 1964 – 2013

 

Springboks

Monnas has produced 7 Springboks to date with Northern Transvaal center Christo Wagenaar being the first in 1977 and Western Province fullback Jaco Taute being the latest player to wear the famous Green and Gold.

Christo Wagenaar (1977)

Brendan Venter (1994)

Jaque Fourie (2003)

Jorrie Muller (2003)

Heinke van der Merwe (2007)

Willem Alberts (2010)

Jaco Taute (2012)

 

SA U/21, U/20 and U/19

20 players

 

SA Schools & SA Schools Academy

33 players

 

Super 12/14/15 Players

19 players

 

Currie Cup Players

+/- 80 players

 

Varsity Cup Players since 2008

28 Players since the competition started in 2008

 

International Players

ITALY

Quinton Geldenhuys (2010) and Gert Peens (2002)

 

Junior Teams

Monnas U/14, U/15 & U/16 A teams won the 2012 NuPower / Tuks Super 16 Competition and all three teams won the Golden Lions Macro Schools Beeld Competition

 

General

·         Monnas celebrated their 90th Birthday in 2011

·         Monnas represented RSA in the Sanix Youth Rugby International Tournament in Fukuoko, Japan in 2012

·         Paul Willemse and Marais Schmidt were part of the victorious 2012 SA Under 20 team that won the Under 20 World Cup

·         FW De Klerk was a pupil at Monnas

·         PA Pelser and Hans Coetzee are prominent coaches that were teachers at Monnas

·         Jaco Taute was head boy in 2009 at Monnas

·         In 2011 both the SA Schools and SA Academy u/18 teams captains came from Monnas: Ruan Steenkamp (SA Schools) and Christopher Newman (SA Academy)

·         Biggest recent achievement was when three old boys – Willem Alberts, Jaco Taute and Heinke van der Merwe – represented South Africa against Ireland on the end-of-year tour in 2012.

·         In April 2013 Ruan Steenkamp was appointed captain of SA u/20 World Cup squad.

 

Glenwood High School profile

Formed in 1910 and originally known as the Day Continuation School, the name was changed to the Durban Technical High School in 1916 by which time the school had 150 pupils. Student numbers continued to grow during the First World War and by 1918 there were 267 scholars. In the same year the Natal Provincial Council appointed a commission to investigate the feasibility of expanding the school and the subsequent Coleman-Dukes Report stated that, “… a large increase in the numbers for which it is exceedingly difficult to find accommodation,” and recommended the allotment of 10 acres of land on the corner of Alan Paton and Bulwer Roads in Glenwood. After much wrangling, the actual occupation of the allotted land and the construction of the school buildings eventually took place and by 1934 the current premises were ready for occupation. On occupying the new premises in Glenwood, the name was changed to Glenwood High School.

In 1939, at the start of World War II there were 490 pupils in the school and during the six years of war, 457 Old Boys served in East Africa, the Western Desert and Italy. Of these, 109 were in the South African or Royal Airforce. Out of the 457 who served, 120 old-boys lost their lives during this war. There is a very poignant picture of the school’s 1st Rugby Team of 1935 (Pictured Below) where at least 15 of the 18 boys in the photograph volunteered for service in the war and six of those in the photograph were killed. These included Roy Gibson, son of Durban’s Lady in White (Perla Siedle Gibson), and Clement (Neville) McGarr, who was one of the prisoners of war to escape from Stalag Luft III as part of the “Great Escape”.

Rugby at Glenwood

Rugby at Glenwood is the major sporting code. It is a sport that instills values such as integrity, sportsmanship, loyalty, discipline and hard work. Glenwood’s policy of participation in extra mural activities as well as the passion shown by the boys enables almost five hundred youngsters the opportunity of experiencing the ultimate team sport.

Glenwood fields thirty teams on a regular basis. This allows boys from all levels and ability to be part of this wonderful game. The sports department endeavors to provide games for all teams, this has allowed Glenwood to embark on tours out the province to play fixtures against some major rugby playing schools in South Africa such as Affies from Pretoria and Grey College from Bloemfontein.

The player base at other schools is diminishing at an alarming rate. Schools, educators and parents owe it to our children to provide them with an environment that will foster a healthy life style and the opportunity to experience a real childhood. Perhaps instead of instilling a win at all cost attitude we should rather emphasize the fun part of playing rugby.

The School represented South Africa at the Sanix Youth tournament in Japan in 2008 and won top honors by winning the finals.

The first 90 years (1910 to 2000)

Glenwood has produced some really good sides and players over the years, particularly 1954, 1957, 1965, 1972, 1978, 1979, the late 90s and in the past decade. The 1965 side is still considered by most Old Boys and KZN pundits as the best ever produced by Glenwood, playing 14 and winning 14, scoring 283 points while only 50 points were scored against. Seven players represented Natal Schools that year and included great names like Kevin Sclanders (capped 3 times for Natal Schools), Hylton Aylward (capped three times for Natal Schools & Captain in 1964 & 1965), Dennis Morrissey (capped 2 times for Natal Schools), R.D Shaw, E Sclanders, A.J Delport, A.R Wallace, D.M Lawson and C.R Chambers.

1979 saw Glenwood produce their best side since 1965. Although 2 games were lost by the narrowest of margins, there was little doubt that they were the best side in Natal. They played magnificent rugby, combining superb forward power with intelligent backline play. Their margins of victory over some of the best sides in Natal say it all, College 33-6, DHS 32-4, Westville 44-9 and Hilton 53-12. Derek La Marque was simply superb. Probably the only schoolboy to represent South Africa at waterpolo while still at school and captain both SA Schools rugby and waterpolo in one year. He was capped 3 times for KZN Schools in 1977, 1978 and 1979. He went on to have a good career with Natal and helped Natal make the 1984 Currie Cup final, playing with greats like Wynand Claasen, Craig Jamieson and Hugh Reece-Edwards.

The next great side came in 1984 where Glenwood had three boys picked for Natal Schools of which one was probably the best backline player ever to play for Glenwood, Dennis Baronet. Seldom has a schoolboy caused so much panic in an opposition backline, carving them to pieces with his speed and guile. He was rewarded in 1985 with an SA Schools cap, Glenwood’s second. From 1985 to 1997 Glenwood produced some average sides who had some great individuals like T. Labuschange and P.Senekal.

The 1992 side could have been Glenwood’s biggest pack of all time with Leyton Pardey the 120kg loose head prop making KZN Schools along with David Terblanche (No8). 1997 was probably the turnaround after the ‘darker’ early to mid 90’s where Glenwood lost more than they won. It heralded the rising of a rugby beast. Victor Tsewu, Nicholas Strauss and Cedric Mzolo kicked started a new generation and one that continues today.

The 2000s

Since 2000, Glenwood has produced 47 KZN Schools Craven Week A team representatives, including 5 SA Schools players (Petros Methula, Shaun Malton, Jayden Hill, Ricky Schnetler & Siyabonga Tom) and 2 SA Academy players (Nteta & Makhabela). This is probably the biggest contribution by any school in KZN with Westville and Maritzburg College 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 2000 side played 37 and only lost 2! Unfortunately Glenwood rise has seen a decline in the rugby standard of their biggest rival, DHS or Horseflies from the across the Berea! In the past Glenwood have battled to beat this great Durban school but in the last decade it’s been pretty one sided. Glenwood have created a great rivalry with Westville and College in the past 5 years and always seem to be fighting out with them for top honours in KZN. Glenwood have won the best performing rugby school award in KZN for the past 4 years . Many an envious parent from opposition schools has claimed Glenwood ‘buying’ players and recruiting players with bursaries. Glenwood have been clever and promoted the school at primary school level and by having a winning 1st team has attracted the best players in the province. Having a Boarding Establishment that can house over 200 boys helps here too. With success brings demand for other provinces schools to play Glenwood. Since five years back, Glenwood has set up home and away traditional fixtures with Affies and Grey Bloem, two of the countries best rugby schools without doubt. Glenwood’s finest rugby hour came in 2006 when they beat the mighty Grey Bloem for the first time on fortress Dixons, 14-10! A great achievement and something that will be remembered for generations to come. Other recent big scalps are wins over Affies, 24-7 at home and 24-10 at Affies, Paul Roos 13-8 & 26-7, Pretoria Boys High 26-9, Bishops 19-11, Boland Landbou 29-10, Maritzburg College 47-10 (on Goldstones), KES 38-3, Waterkloof 14-12 and their latest biog scalp in 2013 is Paarl Boys winning 17-15. Since 2000, here are the Glenwood results against local opposition;

  • Vs College – Played (22) – Won (11) – Lost (11) – 50% win rate
  • Vs DHS – Played (16) – Won (10) – Lost (5) – Drawn (1) – 63% win rate
  • Vs Westville – Played (10) – Won (8) – Lost (2) – 80% win rate
  • Vs Michaelhouse – Played (8) – Won (4) – Lost (3) – Drawn (1) – 50% win rate
  • Vs Kearsney – Played (11) – Won (7) – Lost (3) – Drawn (1) – 64% win rate
  • Vs Hilton – Played (7) – Won (4) – Lost (3) – 57% win rate
  • Vs. Northwood – Played (6) – Won (5) – Lost (1) – 83% win rate
  • Total: Played (80) – Won (49) – Lost (28) – Drawn (3) – 61% win rate

 

List of Glenwood Springboks (Test Caps Only)

 

Debut Year

Player

1921

Wally Clarkson

1937

Mauritz van den Berg

1938

Roger Sherriff

1964

Don Walton

1968

Rodney Gould

1993

John Allan

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