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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.
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.
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.
|Jeppe Vs Pretoria Boys – Away|
|Saturday 02 June 2018|
|Games Played – 20||Drew – 1|
|Won – 12||Lost – 7|
|1st XV And U16A Teams – Grey High School Festival|
|28 – 30 April 2018|
|1sts||Selborne College||Lost||19-3||U16A||Selborne College||Lost||10-22|
|Results Of The Holiday Festivals|
|Wednesday 28 March 2018 To Monday 09 April 2018|
|1st Team At KES Festival||U16A Team At Jeppe/Rhino Festival|
|Vs Ben Vorster||Won||29-26||Vs Bishops||Lost||43-10|
|Vs Marlow Landbou||Won||21-13||Vs Grey Hs (PE)||Won||14-7|
|Vs Hudson Park||Won||36-12||Vs Die Anker||Won||57-5|
|U15B/C Team At Edenvale Mad Festival||U14A Team At Parktown Festival|
|Vs Edenvale U15A||Lost||5-15||Vs Michaelhouse||Won||52-5|
|Vs Mondeor U15A||Won||15-5||Vs Helpmekaar||Lost||0-12|
|Vs Edenvale U15B||Won||19-0||Vs Parktown||Won||35-0|
|Vs Hyde Park U15A||Won||No Show||Vs St Stithians||Won||38-7|
|Vs Edenvale U15B||Won||22-0|
|Vs Edenvale U15A||Lost||5-17|
|JEPPE vs NORTHCLIFF/BENONI/QUEENS|
|Tuesday 27 March 2018|
|U16E||Queens U16A/B Composite||LOST||3-30|
|JEPPE vs ST ALBAN’S – HOME|
|Saturday 24 March 2018|
|5THS||Lost||5-7||St Albans 4ths|
|7THS||Won||35-7||St Albans 5ths|
|U15D||Won||25-7||St Albans U15C|
|U14C||Lost||5-30||Zwartkop U14/U15 B&C|
|Games Played – 16|
|Won – 14|
|Lost – 2|
|JEPPE vs ST JOHN’S – HOME|
|Saturday 17 March 2018|
|5THS||No Result||0-10 Down||Game cancelled for lightning|
|U16E||Won||19-12||St John’s U16C|
|U15B||No Result||12-5 UP||Game cancelled for lightning|
|U15E||Game Abandoned||Time Mix-Up|
|U14A||No Result||14-3 UP||Game cancelled for lightning|
|Games Played – 21|
|Won – 12|
|Lost – 3|
|Drew – 1|
|Abandoned – 5|
|JEPPE vs KEMPTON PARK HS, HANS MOORE & PARKTOWN BOYS|
|Wednesday 14 March 2018|
|1STS||Kempton Park (Loftus Day)||Won||35-5||U15A||Kempton Park U15A||Lost||5-15|
|2NDS||Kempton Park 2nds||Drew||33-33||U15B||Hans Moore U15A||Lost||0-24|
|3RDS||Hans Moore 1sts||Lost||3-17||U15C||Kempton Park U15B||Lost||7-21|
|4THS||Kempton Park 3rds||Won||19-17||U15D||Hans Moore U15B||Lost||7-12|
|5THS||Hans Moore 2nds||Lost||0-14||U15E||Parktown U15B/C||Lost||12-54|
|6THS||Parktown Boys 4ths||Won||43-33|
|U16A||Kempton Park U16A||Won||14-7||U14A||Kempton Park U14A||Won||28-0|
|U16B||Hans Moore U16A||Drew||0-0||U14B||Hans Moore U14A||Lost||7-14|
|U16C||Kempton Park U16B||Lost||0-27||U14C||Kempton Park U14B||Won||21-10|
|U16D||Hans Moore U16B||Lost||10-17||U14D||Hans Moore U14B||Lost||0-22|
|U16E||Parktown Boys U16C||Lost||5-24||U14E||Parktown U14C||Lost||0-15|