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Affies vs Maritzburg College High Overview

Sponsorships - 10 July 2019

On Saturday, 13 July, Premier Interschools moves up to Pretoria where Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool (Affies) host Maritzburg College for their annual derby. The yearly fixture started in 1996 and since then they have played 24 games of which Affies has won 21 with only 3 wins by College, the last one being in 2014.  The visitors will have to dig deep again this year if they want to overcome the Affies juggernaut in Pretoria. Affies had five players representing the Bulls teams at Craven Week in Bloemfontein while College had three representing the KZN Sharks.

Scores Through the Years:

YEAR

AFFIES

MC

1996

12

9

1997

21

16

1998

36

15

1999

29

7

2000

10

16

2001

20

5

2002

20

19

2003

25

24

2004

33

3

2005

32

7

2006

15

19

2007

31

19

2008

52

15

2009

10

O

2010

32

20

2011

55

7

2011

19

6

2012

33

7

2013

51

20

2014

10

37

2015

50

19

2016

59

7

2017

40

25

2018

17

13

Affies started the season strong with four wins in a row against tough opposition. They did very well to overpower a good Helpmekaar team and then travelled down to Paarl for their first Premier Interschools match. Here they came up against a rampant Paarl Gim who gave them their first defeat of the season.  From there, their season seemed to have gone backwards losing to KES, Paarl Boys, Westville and Grey College with an in-between win against HTS Drostdy at Wildeklawer and Jeppe just before the school holiday.

Affies Season so Far.

Date

Opp

For

Against

2019/03/09

Diamantveld

52

25

2019/03/15

Stellenberg

28

21

2019/03/19

Outeniqua

27

20

2019/04/06

Helpmekaar

52

17

2019/04/13

Paarl Gim

19

46

2019/04/27

KES

29

33

2019/05/02

HTS Drostdy

38

22

2019/05/04

HJS Paarl

12

39

2019/05/11

Westville BHS

31

35

2019/05/18

Grey College

28

50

2019/05/25

Jeppe

47

28

College is also not having one of their best seasons and started off with three losses in a row. Good wins against Kingswood, St Charles , Kearsney and DHS got their season somewhat back on track. They stumbled against Westville and Hilton, before ending the first half of the season on a good note with a win over Michealhouse.

College Season so Far:

Date

Opp

For

Against

2019/03/09

Northwood

26

30

2019/03/23

Noord-Kaap

24

34

2019/04/06

Glenwood

7

15

2019/04/13

Pretoria Boys High

20

15

2019/04/18

Parktown Boys

31

5

2019/04/20

Kingswood

38

7

2019/04/27

St Charles

31

7

2019/05/04

Kearsney

14

12

2019/05/11

DHS

34

24

2019/05/25

Westville BHS

26

28

2019/06/01

Hilton

17

21

2019/06/08

Michaelhouse

42

17

Rugby at AffiesAffies

Affies is famed and regarded as one of the best rugby schools in South Africa. It has delivered ten Springbok players in the past and continues to supply loads of talent in the SA Schools and SA Academy sides. Affies also has many players at all provincial levels of rugby.

Affies have a huge talent pool in the school and one that is rich in depth. There are more than 10 senior teams each year, and teams as far as G-teams are filled at each age group.

Each year Affies challenge the country's leading rugby schools such as Grey College (Bloem), Maritzburg College, Glenwood High School, KES and many more. At these derby matches each and every team gets a chance to take the field for the Rooi, Geel and Groen. In the last few decades Affies has produced top quality players such as Louis Schmidt, Wynand Olivier, Fourie du Preez and Pierre Spies (also an Affies choir boy) to name but a few. Perhaps Affies' most unknown star was Francois Swart who played fly-half for Die Witbulle (the school's first team) alongside scrum-half Fourie du Preez. The formidable duo played for the Blue Bulls and was fast becoming the next Springbok scrum-and fly-half pair. Tragically Francois Swart died in 2004 and since then Affies hosts an under-15 rugby tournament in the Easter Holidays bearing the name of Francois Swart.

AFFIES SPRINGBOKS

Player

Debut Year

Louis Schmidt

1958

Tonie Roux

1969

Pierre Edwards

1980

Grant Esterhuizen

2000

Fourie du Preez

2004

Wynand Olivier

2006

Pierre Spies

2006

Dean Greyling

2011

Ivan van Zyl

2018

RG Snyman

2018

Rugby at Maritzburg CollegeMaritzburg College

Maritzburg College is traditionally the dominant school rugby force in KwaZulu-Natal. The first recorded rugby match in the province of Natal took place in the Market Square of Pietermaritzburg in October 1870. The contestants were Maritzburg College (then known as Pietermaritzburg High School) and Hermansburg School. Played on a sun-baked, wheel-rutted, gravel surface, the contest lasted for more than three hours and ended in a victory, for the High School, by two goals to nil.

The arrival of James Mervyn (Skonk) Nicholson, as a master at Maritzburg College, signalled a revival in the school's rugby fortunes. From 1948 he coached the First XV for 35 consecutive seasons, until 1982. In 1949 the First XV was unbeaten, as were ten other teams of his, while a further thirteen First XVs during that period lost only one match each.

The legendary JM (Skonk) Nicholson

His teams in the 1950s and early 1960s were particularly successful, at one stage losing only five matches in eleven years!

Skonk's successors were scarcely less successful. The 1985, 1988 and 1995 teams were unbeaten and four other First XVs lost only one match. Since the turn of the new century, College has often found it difficult to match those statistics. The reasons for this are many: the increasing importance placed on sporting success by schools; the greater spread of talent, often owing to lucrative bursaries offered to promising players; the erosion of the rural core of College boarders; and the greatly strengthened fixture list.

The First XV's record, however, represents only a fraction of the rugby played at Maritzburg College. Every weekend, as many as thirty teams take the field, playing the game with fierce enthusiasm and pride. The school's rugby success is therefore built on a very firm and broad foundation.

For many years, Maritzburg College's rugby has been characterised by the rugged qualities and outstanding support work of its forwards, the hard running and punishing tackling of its backs and an eagerness to move the ball at every reasonable opportunity. Most notable, however, is the fierce determination and spirit typifying College teams and imbuing them with an indomitable will to win.

Maritzburg College's superbly consistent record, great depth of talent and enviable reputation for a hard but sporting approach to the game have made it, historically, the premier rugby school in KwaZulu-Natal. No one would seriously dispute College's right to that title.

MARITZBURG SPRINGBOKS

No

Name

157

Wally Clarkson

183

Bill Payn

190

Bertram Vanderplank

199

Phil Nel

359

Keith Oxlee

380

Ormond Taylor

432

Andy van der Watt

592

Joel Stransky

648

*Jeremy Thomson

713

*Pieter Dixon

715

Butch James

789

Peter Grant

837

*Craig Burden

867

Jesse Kriel

In addition, several College Old Boys have represented other countries: Hubert Freakes and Geoff Appleford (England), Juan Grobler and Chad Erskine (United States), Brenton Catterall (Zimbabwe), Wim Visser (Italy), Frank Goedeke (Germany) and Andrew Binikos (Cyprus).

The game will be broadcast live on Saturday 13 July on SuperSport One from 12h55.

You can also catch the build-up Premier Interschools Magazine Show from Wednesday 10 July at 18:45 on SuperSport One featuring Jannes Kirsten and Dan Kriel.

Preview

Schedule Date

Series

Season

Episode

Schedule Time

Schedule End Time

Channel

Status

10-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

18:45

19:00

CSN / SS1 / SS1A

Premier

10-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

21:00

21:15

SS10

Repeat

11-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

01:45

02:00

SS10

Repeat

11-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

06:00

06:15

SS8

Repeat

12-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

09:30

09:45

SS10

Repeat

12-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

13:15

13:30

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

12-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

14:15

14:30

CSN

Repeat

12-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

14:30

14:45

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

12-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

21:15

21:30

CSN / SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

13-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

01:00

01:15

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

13-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

05:45

06:00

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

13-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

10:50

11:05

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

16-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Preview

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

01:15

01:30

CSN

Repeat

Build-up:

Schedule Date

Series

Season

Episode

Schedule Time

Duration

Schedule End Time

Channel

Status

13-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

12:50

00:05

12:55

CSN / SS1 / SS1A

Premier

13-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

23:30

00:05

23:35

SS10

Repeat

14-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

04:30

00:05

04:35

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

14-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

09:30

00:05

09:35

CSN

Repeat

15-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

04:30

00:05

04:35

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

15-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

16:00

00:05

16:05

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

15-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

23:00

00:05

23:05

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

16-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

01:30

00:05

01:35

CSN

Repeat

16-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

04:30

00:05

04:35

SS8

Repeat

16-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

10:00

00:05

10:05

SS11

Repeat

17-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

01:00

00:05

01:05

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

17-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Build-up

2019

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

11:30

00:05

11:35

CSN

Repeat

Fixture:

Schedule Date

Series

Episode

Schedule Time

Schedule End Time

Channel

Status

Venue

Location

13-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

12:55

14:30

CSN / SS1 / SS1A

Live

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

13-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

23:35

01:00

SS10

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

14-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

04:35

06:00

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

14-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

09:35

11:00

CSN

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

15-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

04:35

06:00

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

15-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

16:05

17:30

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

15-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

23:05

00:30

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

16-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

01:35

03:00

CSN

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

16-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

04:35

06:00

SS8

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

16-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

10:05

11:30

SS11

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

17-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

01:05

02:30

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

17-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

11:35

13:00

CSN

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

17-Jul-2019

Premier Interschools Rugby

Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool vs Maritzburg College

15:00

16:25

SS1 / SS1A

Repeat

Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool

Pretoria

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