Can PRG make it two in a row?

PRG tackle Gimmies in Paarl this weekend

This coming Saturday, 7 May, sees all roads lead to Paarl when two of the giants in SA schoolboy rugby faces off at the Kriel field of Paarl Gimnasium (Gim) when neighbours Paul Roos comes to visit.

This could be a happy return for the maroon machine to Paarl as they have won their last encounter away against Paarl Gim in 2018 and not having been able to play in 2020, it was their last visit to the famous Kriel Oval.

This is a rare feat indeed as the Paarl team doesn’t lose often and at home is almost impossible to defeat. The rumour around the winelands is that Gimnasium might have one of their best teams in years and will be very difficult to contain. Paul Roos though, will always be up for the challenge and will lay their bodies on the line for a win.

Paul Roos 2022 Season

DateOppForAgainst
2022/03/26Affies1824
2022/03/29Helpmekaar2330
2022/04/09Grey PE3014
2022/04/14Welkom Gim506
2022/04/16Nelspruit403
2022/04/23Bishops     38          38
2022/04/29Glenwood     42          20
2022/05/02Garsfontein     18          19

Paul Roos started off on a rocky road for the 2022 season losing both their opening games to Affies and Helpmekaar at the North South tournament. They regained some momentum when they beat Grey PE away and then seemed to kick into gear during the St Johns Easter festival. They seem to be finding their rhythm and right combinations and should be up for the game against the Gimmies.

Paarl Gimnasium 2022 Season

DateOppForAgainst
2022/03/18Stellenberg126
2022/03/26Monument4219
2022/03/29Glenwood6417
2022/04/09Wynberg BHS3314
2022/04/23Affies       24           27
2022/05/02Grey College       22           17

Paarl Gim started strong with only one hiccup against Affies and are running on all cylinders after defeating Grey College at Wildeklawer this past weekend.

 Results through the Years

DatePaul RoosPaarl Gym
2009/05/094736
2010/05/082730
2011/05/143430
2012/03/2055
2012/05/12828
2013/05/111524
2014/05/101610
2015/05/162123
2016/04/162428
2017/04/221920
2018/05/053213
2019/05/181542
2021/05/081025

 Rugby at Paul Roos

The words Paul Roos and rugby are synonymous as the great man was the originator of the now famous Springbok emblem and name for the South African national team. He is seen by many as the “father” of South African rugby, and it is fitting that the school that carries his name is such a powerhouse in South African schools’ rugby.

Paul Roos has to date produced the most South African players to represent their country on a rugby field with Juandre Kruger becoming their 50th player when he played against England at Kingspark on June 9th, 2012. Their latest Springbok is scrumhalf Herschel who became Springbok no 913 in 2019 and Paul Roos’s 54th player to represent his country.

Willie le Roux, Schalk Britz, Steven Kitshoff, Damian Willemse and Herschel Jantjies was also part of the 2019 Springbok rugby squad that won the world cup in Japan in 2019.

The following players from Paul Roos represented South Africa on the rugby field:.

Arthur Nicholas de Kock (1891), Jacob Stephanus (Japie) Louw (1891), James Alexander (Jim) McKendrick (1891), Robert (Bob) Shand, Paul Johannes de Waal (1896), Japie Krige (1896), Bob Loubser (1896), Pieter Albertus Ryno Otto (PO) Nel (1903), Paul Johannes Roos (1903), Koei Brink (1906), Henry John (Pinkie) Daneel (1906), Boy de Villiers (1906), Freddie Luyt (1910), Dick Luyt (1910), Koot Reynecke (1910), Gideon Daniël Roos (1910), Wakkie Krige (1912), John Douglas Luyt (1912), Tom van Vuuren (1912), Nic du Plessis (1921), Theuns Kruger (1921), Charlé Meyer (1921), Mannetjies Michau (1921), Phil Mostert (1921), Tokkie Scholtz (1921), Jackie Tindall(1921), Attie van Heerder (1921), PK Albertyn (1924), Nico Bosman (1924), Daunce Devine (1924), Kenny Starke (1924), George Murray Daneel (1928), Manus de Jongh (1928), AF du Toit (1928), PK Morkel (1928), Boet Prinsloo (1928), Ferdie Bergh (1931), George Lionell van Reenen (1937), Ballie Wahl (1949), Tjol Lategan (1949), Jannie Engelbrecht (1960), Gertjie Brynard (1965), Hempies du Toit (1980), Cabous van der Westhuizen (1994), Justin Swart (1996), Cobus Visagie (1999), Andries Bekker (2008), Schalk Brits (2008), Francois Hougaard (2009), Juandre Kruger (2012),Willie Le Roux (2013), Steven Kitshoff (2016), Damian Willemse (2018), Herschel Jantjies (2019).

 

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