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PRG vs Grey: The big weekend

The excitement in Paul Roos classrooms and on the school grounds is palpable: Grey College is heading to Stellenbosch! The inter-schools matchup between Paul Roos and Grey has a rich history dating back to 1967 and is undoubtedly a highlight on the Paul Roos Gymnasium calendar. The weekend is packed with 14 different sports codes and cultural activities, with a total of 63 Paul Roos teams competing.

The rugby teams of Grey College and Paul Roos first played against each other in 1967. The annual derbies started in 1988 and in 1992 the participation was extended to many sport and cultural codes. Since 1967 Grey and Paul Roos have met 35 times.

Since Arthur Nicholas de Kock became the first Paul Rooser to represent South Africa in 1891, 53 others have followed, with Herschel Jantjies being the latest. The school is proud to be the leading school in producing South African representatives. In addition to its tradition in rugby, Paul Roos Gymnasium also has notable recent achievements in all thirteen sporting codes practised at the school.

Paul Roos vs Grey College promo 2019

Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Grey College promo 2019

Posted by Premier Interschools on Tuesday, 13 August 2019

“Sport has the power to change the world,” Mandela said. “It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”

Notable rugby achievers over recent years include, amongst others:

  • Current Old Boy Springboks: Schalk Brits, Willie le Roux , Steven Kitshoff , Herschel Jantjies, Damian Willemse.
  • Curent schoolboys selected for the SA Schools and SA Schools ‘A’ squads include Dylan de Leeuw and Jared Cairns
  • Current schoolboys selected to play international club rugby (2020) Kade Wolhuter and Robbie Rodgers (Montpellier)
  • Undefeated 1991 Old Boy squad: Included Springboks Justin Swart, Cobus Visagie, and Schalk Brits.
  • Other profile players: Craig Barry (Stormers, South Africa), Josh Strauss (Scotland), Francois Hougaardt (Worcester Warriors, England) en Braam Steyn (Italy).

HISTORICAL RESULTS

GREY VS PRG
1967 22 3
1974 24 0
1977 20 10
1988 16 9
1989 28 7
1990 17 9
1991 3 20
1992 20 6
1993 8 28
1994 29 31
1995 21 10
1996 18 10
1997 8 12
1998 23 15
1999 20 26
2000 42 13
2001 15 6
2002 19 8
2003 18 17
2004 24 23
2004 18 21
2005 16 11
2006 11 16
2007 40 14
2008 47 15
2009 3 9
2010 41 29
2011 36 35
2012 33 23
2013 40 8
2014 25 20
2015 12 19
2016 34 32
2017 30 28
2018 28 26