Rugby Report 2019
The 2019 rugby season started with friendly matches against Edenglen High School.
During the March school holidays our 1st team rugby boys attended a rugby training camp at school. The purpose of this camp was to fine tune the basic skills of rugby as well as increasing the fitness of the boys.
Our league games started in all earnest in the 2nd school term. This year our school competed in the Virsekerbeker Section 4 league. We started with an interprovincial competition within our own province, called the Blue Bulls Section 4 Cup, in order to determine a winner and then after that the leading schools qualified to compete in the Virsekerbeker Section 4 play-offs.
Our u14, u15 and 1st rugby team reached the finals of the Blue Bulls Section 4 Cup. Unfortunately our u14s lost to Hoërskool Uitsig and our u15s lost to Hoërskool Gerrit Maritz. Our 1st rugby team played against Hoërskool Gerrit Maritz in the final for 1st teams and won in the last minute of the game. This is the first time in more than a decade that our 1st team has won the Blue Bulls Cup.
Our u14 rugby team reached the quarter finals of the Virsekerbeker and played against Hoërskool Warmbad but unfortunately lost the game. Our 1 st team reached the Semi-Finals of the Virsekerbeker but also fell short against Hoërskool Warmbad. It is the first time in our school’s history that our 1st rugby team reached the semi final of the competition.
One of our players, Xander Nel, was selected for the Blue Bulls u18 Academy XV-side. Xander competed in the national academy week that was held in the last week of the winter school holiday at Grey College in the Freestate. Xander was also appointed as captain of the side. His coaches commended him for his excellent leadership and for performing honourably on and off the field. Well done Xander!
Thank you to all our coaches for your hard work, commitment and sacrifices this year and all the years that you have been coaching at our school, we can see the results of your hard work in the number of provincial players that played in the first team this year, a total of 5 players have represented the Blue Bulls at provincial level. The time and effort you have put in has paid off dividends. May 2020 be an even bigger year!!