Rugby

Rugby

“Guts, Glory and Honour … “

Rugby is but a means to the end of education, team work and self-realisation, which is why this magical sport at Midstream College will always be anchored in our core values.

Respect for our rugby heritage, the match officials and our opposition.

Excellence – we will always strive to be our best.

Loyalty towards our school and team.

Sportsmanship with integrity.

Communio, to see the community come together to support all the teams, by playing an attractive brand of rugby.

We are proud to be involved in traditional derbies against other private schools, and our boys are exposed to the competitive Virseker Trophy competition too. In our short history, the rugby boys have achieved a lot. In 2014, our second year in the competition, both the u/14 and u/15 teams managed to win their respective Blue Bull leagues, and progressed to the semi-finals of the Beeld Trophy for medium schools. In 2015, the u/14, u/16 and 1st teams managed to win their respective Blue Bull leagues. The u/16 and 1st teams progressed to the semi-finals of the Beeld Trophy, and the u/14 team became the first team in the short history of the College to win the Beeld Trophy for medium schools. In 2016 and 2017 all the A-teams progressed to the Blue Bulls semi-finals for big schools. In 2017 the u/14A team won the Blue Bulls final for big schools and progressed to the quarter finals of the Virseker Trophy. In 2018 Hakeem Rapea played for the Blue Bulls u/18 Academy XV.

2019 was probably the most successful rugby season for Midstream College thus far. Both the u/14 and 1st teams won the Blue Bulls final for big schools. Hakeem Rapea represented the u/18 Blue Bulls Academy side, Jonathan Smit played for the u/16 Blue Bulls North Vaal side and Dylan Bailey became the first Midstream learner to play for the u/16 Blue Bulls Grant Khomo team.

2020 COACHES

TEAM

HEAD COACH

ASSISTANT COACH

ASSISTANT COACH

u/14A & B

Mr Rickus Viljoen

Mr Gert Pelser

Mr Hannes Verhoef

u/15A & B

Mr Jaco Kleynhans

Mr Wimpie Jansen van Rensburg

Mr Dirk Olivier

u/16A & B

Mr Nico Basson

Dr Dirk Uys

 

Third Team

Mr Dave Humphris

  

Second Team

Mr Dewald Storm

Mr Werner Ströh

 

First Team

Mr Henry Verster

Mr Christiaan van der Merwe

Mr Mario Olivier

(High Performance Sports Manager)

Rugby Organiser: Mr Christiaan van der Merwe

                                    (cvandermerwe@midstreamcollege.co.za)

2020 FIXTURES

Date

Opponents

Competition

Home / Away

6 March

Cornwall Hill College

Derby

Home

14 March

Hoërskool Ermelo

Derby

Home

20 – 23 March

u/16 tour

USN Rugby Festival                 (Camp Discovery)

22 – 28 March

u/14, u/15 and 1st team tour

Glenwood (Durban)

18 April

Parktown Boys High

Friendly

Away

24 April

HTS John Vorster

Blue Bulls League 1

Away

29 April

Hoërskool Pretoria- Noord

Blue Bulls League 2

Home

8 May

Hoërskool Wonderboom

Blue Bulls League 3

Home

16 May

Hoërskool Centurion

Blue Bulls League 4

Away

22 May

Hoërskool Tuine

Blue Bulls League 5

Away

29 May

Hoërskool Overkruin

Blue Bulls League 6

Home

1 – 5 July

1st team tour

Harare (Zimbabwe)

11 July

TBC

Blue Bulls League

TBC

25 July

Virseker Trophy playoffs

Virseker Trophy

TBC

1 August

Virseker Trophy Quarter Finals

Virseker Trophy

TBC

8 August

Virseker Trophy Semi-finals

Virseker Trophy

TBC

15 August

Virseker Trophy Finals

Virseker Trophy

TBC

22 August

7s

Sutherland 7s

Away

29 August

7’s

TBC

Away

5 September

7’s

TBC

Away

 

Ererol-Rugby

Rugby enquiries:  Mr Christiaan van der Merwe (cvandermerwe@midstreamcollege.co.za)

General sport enquiries: Mr Hans van Vreden – Head of Sport (hvanvreden@midstreamcollege.co.za)

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