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Rugby

 

We move the ball away from pressure as quickly as possible, we run at gaps – not at people – and we create gaps by keeping the ball moving and moving wide.

 

Jeppe boys are not frightened to play attacking rugby. Some may call it high risk rugby, and maybe it is, if you do not have the skills. We are fortunate that from Grade 8, our boys are taught the skills of the game, and also how to think strategically. As a rule, Jeppe does not play “drilled” rugby; we play “free-thinking” rugby.

 

When it comes time for a boy to leave Jeppe, our hope is that he leaves with fire in his soul, not hardened clay. We hope that he is more than just competent. We want the boys that we educate to be poets, not merely journeymen.

Therefore, although the coaches obviously focus on giving the players the necessary skills, they also go beyond these skills to encourage their players to be free thinkers: uninhibited but controlled; exciting and different, but not foolish.

 

History

 

The Winter sport at Jeppe for many years was Soccer. But in 1935, along with many other schools, Jeppe switched codes and played its first match against KES, the school that remains Jeppe’s most serious Rugby rival. Like most English medium schools in the old Transvaal, Jeppe did not take part in competition for the Administrator’s Cup and resisted pressure to do so. But it certainly did not lack exciting and demanding fixtures.

 

Jeppe High School for Boys has a proud rugby tradition.  Sportsmanship is something that is always stressed and results throughout the divisions are consistently good.  An unbeaten junior team is a common occurrence, but the Jeppe 1st XVs have only had three unbeaten teams – in 1954, 1959 and 1967 – although in many years the 1st team have lost only one match in the season.

 

Since Jeppe began playing Rugby, fixtures have been against other boys’ schools such as King Edward VII School, Pretoria Boys High School, Parktown Boys High School, St Benedict’s College, St John’s College, and St Stithian’s College.  Affies, Waterkloof, St Albans, Westville, Northwood, Helpmekaar and Monument are fixtures that have been added in more recent years.

 

Famous players

 

The following Jeppe Old Boys have played Rugby for South Africa:

  • Des Sinclair and Wilf Rosenberg, both centres and contemporaries in the Springbok team.
  • James Dalton and Brent Moyle, contemporaries in the Jeppe front row.
  • Jake White, who led the South African team to victory in the 2007 World Cup, was a learner and master at Jeppe  and is certainly Jeppe’s most famous international rugby “star”.

In recent years:

  • Denzil Hill and S’bu Nkosi, both SA U/20 (2016)
  • Hacjivah Dayimani (2015), Wandisile Simelane (2015/16) and Tyrone Green (2016), all represented SA Schools. Hacjivah was also part of the SA Schools 7’s team that won gold at the Common Wealth Games in 2015.

Coaches for 2017

  

 Results

 

RUGBY RESULTS
JEPPE vs KES – All Games played at KES
Saturday 05 August 2017
JEPPE RESULT SCORE
1STS LOST 10-35
2NDS LOST 17-24
3RDS LOST 0-31
4THS LOST 5-35
5THS LOST 5-29
6THS LOST 5-21
U16A WON 33-12
U16B WON 13-7
U16C LOST 0-14
U16D LOST 12-57
U15A WON 17-5
U15B LOST 5-20
U15C LOST 0-31
U15D LOST 7-43
U15E LOST 7-17
U14A LOST 14-15
U14B LOST 13-22
U14C LOST 3-27
U14D LOST 7-33
U14E LOST 12-35

 

RUGBY RESULTS
JEPPE vs WATERKLOOF – HOME
Saturday 29 July 2017
JEPPE RESULT SCORE
1STS LOST 10-44
2NDS LOST 5-43
3RDS WON 24-5
4THS WON 13-11
5THS LOST 12-21
6THS NO GAME
U16A WON 28-15
U16B LOST 3-25
U16C WON 23-12
U16D LOST 12-26
U15A WON 27-25
U15B WON 26-7
U15C WON 12-10
U15D WON 35-17 (KES U15E)
U14A WON 38-10
U14B DREW 12-12
U14C WON 52-5
U14D/E LOST 35-38

 

RUGBY RESULTS
JEPPE vs PRETORIA BOYS – HOME
Saturday 27 May 2017
TEAM RESULT SCORE
1STS LOST 18-29
2NDS LOST 13-27
3RDS LOST 0-14
4THS LOST 0-32
5THS LOST 6-34
6THS LOST 3-45
U16A WON 27-11
U16B LOST 12-15
U16C WON 21-20
U16D LOST 5-26
U15A WON 24-21
U15B WON 33-0
U15C WON 24-7
U15D WON 55-5
U15E NO GAME
U14A WON 19-10
U14B WON 64-7
U14C WON 19-10
U14D WON 22-5
U14E LOST 0-36

 

JEPPE VS. ST BENEDICTS
Saturday 13 May 2017
TEAM OPPONENT RESULT SCORE
1STS ST BENEDICTS 1STS LOST 30-36
2NDS ST BENEDICTS 2NDS WON 19-15
3RDS BASTION 3RDS WON 50-0
4THS ST BENEDICTS 3RDS WON 19-12
5THS ST BENEDICTS 4THS LOST 14-26
6THS ST BENEDICTS 5THS LOST 5-6
U16A ST BENEDICTS U16A WON 53-0
U16B ST BENEDICTS U16B WON 43-7
U16C ST BENEDICTS U16C WON 14-0
U16D BENONI U16B LOST 5-33
U15A ST BENEDICTS U15A LOST 17-31
U15B BASTION U15B WON 53-0
U15C ST BENEDICTS U15B WON 22-7
U15D ST BENEDICTS U15C WON 21-17
U15E BENONI U15B LOST 0-48
U14A ST BENEDICTS U14A WON 54-0
U14B BASTION U14B WON 64-0
U14C/D BENONI U14B WON 17-0
U14E ST BENEDICTS U14B LOST 7-10

 

RUGBY
JEPPE vs WESTVILLE – AWAY
Saturday 06 May 2017
TEAM RESULT SCORE
6THS LOST 0-38
5THS LOST 14-47
4THS LOST 12-15
3RDS LOST 0-24
2NDS LOST 0-52
1STS LOST 24-36
U16D LOST 25-28
U16C LOST 0-19
U16B WON 24-21
U16A WON 23-17
U15E WON 19-14
U15D LOST 5-19
U15C WON 21-5
U15B LOST 5-10
U15A WON 26-19
U14E LOST 5-20
U14D LOST 10-22
U14C LOST 13-26
U14B LOST 3-21
U14A LOST 8-18

 

RUGBY RESULTS vs NORTHWOOD SCHOOL
Saturday 22 April 2017
Team Result Score
U14A Won 47-7
U14B Won 35-5
U14C Lost 3-5
U14D Won 19-10 NORTHCLIFF U14B
U14E Lost 0-27 KES
U15A Won 33-12
U15B Won 19-7
U15C Won 49-0
U15D Lost 7-15 NORTHCLIFF U15B
U15E Lost 7-20 NORTHCLIFF U15C
U16A Won 22-11
U16B Won 35-3
U16C Won 14-0
U16D Lost 15-19 NORHCLIFF U16B
1STS Won 41-14
2NDS Won 89-8
3RDS Won 80-0
4THS Won 38-5 KES
5THS Won 36-5 NORTHCLIFF 3RDS

 

RUGBY
JEPPE vs HELPMEKAAR KOLLEGE
Wednesday 29 March 2017
TEAM TIME VENUE
3RDS 14:00 COLLARD FIELD
2NDS 15:00 COLLARD FIELD
1STS 16:15 COLLARD FIELD
U15B 14:00 WHITE FIELD
U15A 14:50 WHITE FIELD
4THS 15:40 WHITE FIELD
U16C 14:00 TOP LEFT FIELD
U15C 14:50 TOP LEFT FIELD
U14C 14:00 TOP RIGHT FIELD
U14B 14:50 TOP RIGHT FIELD

 

RUGBY RESULTS vs ST JOHN’S – AWAY
Saturday 25 March 2017
Team Result Score
U14A Won 17-13
U14B Lost 14-15
U14C Won 14-5
U15A Won 44-6
U15B Won 19-0
U15D Won 26-0 Northcliff U15B
U16A Lost 7-28
U16B Lost 17-20
U16C Won 28-0
U16D Lost 7-17
1STS Lost 15-23
2NDS Won 17-12
3RDS Won 33-12
4THS Won 19-14
5THS Won 20-17
6THS Lost 15-17

 

RUGBY RESULTS vs ST STITHIANS
Saturday 18 March 2017
Team Result Score
U14A Won 15-7
U14B Won 42-14
U14C Lost 5-17 KES
U14D Won 17-10 KES
U14E
U15A Lost 20-21
U15B Won 21-7
U15C Won 25-12
U15D Won 31-0
U15E Lost 7-37 KES
U15F Lost 0-29 KES
U16A Won 33-23
U16B Won 45-9
U16C Lost 5-10
1STS Won 26-23
2NDS Won 18-7
3RDS Won 17-14
4THS Won 55-10
5THS Won 17-10
6THS Won 36-7

 

Rugby Fixtures 2017

Tuesday March 7 – Menlo Park (Loftus Versveld)

Wednesday March 15 – Hoërskool Kempton Park (home)

Saturday March 18 – St Stithians (home)

Saturday March 25 – St John’s (away)

Wednesday March 29 – Helpmekaar (home)

Friday March 31 to Saturday April 1 – under-14 Festival (Parktown)

Friday March 31 to Tuesday April 4 – under-16 Festival (home)

Monday April 3 to Friday April 7

–         under-15 Festival (Affies)

–         2nd team Festival (Hoërskool Monument)

Thursday April 13 to Monday April 17 – King Edward Easter Festival

Saturday April 22 – Northwood (home)

Thursday April 27 to Monday May 1 – Grey High School Festival (1st and under-16A).

Saturday May 6 – Westville (away)

Saturday May 13 – St Benedict’s (away)

Saturday May 20 – Pretoria Boys’ High (home)

Saturday May 27 – Affies (away)

Saturday July 29 – Waterkloof (home)

Saturday August 5– King Edward (away)

Saturday August 12 – Parktown (home)