Oct 23, 2020

Michaelhouse 2012-2015 Rugby Moments

2012 CAPTAIN: JUSTIN MOBERLY

My time as captain of the Michaelhouse 1st XV in 2012 was a massive privilege. Coming from our junior years where we would struggle against the bigger teams to being number one in 2012 was a huge accomplishment for us as a team. We made some great memories at school and its the rugby you miss the most once it’s over.

2012 RUGBY SEASON RESULTS
Glenwood
14-13 Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse 19-17 St Andrew’s (Grahamstown)
Michaelhouse 28-23 Nico Malan
Michaelhouse 22-5 Daniel Pienaar
Michaelhouse 24-22 Westville Boys’ High
Michaelhouse 34-9 St Charles College
Michaelhouse 12-11 Hilton College
Michaelhouse 23-20 Maritzburg College
Michaelhouse 36-10 St John’s College
Michaelhouse 44-0 Northwood
Michaelhouse 22-14 DHS
Michaelhouse 21-20 Kearsney College
Hilton College 26-22 Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse 56-13 St Stithians College
Michaelhouse 62-26 St David’s Marist Inanda
Michaelhouse 45-19 St Alban’s College

Games Played:  16
Won:  14
Lost:  2

Video Credit: Simon Blackie

2013 CAPTAIN: CIAN GRENDON
2013 RUGBY SEASON RESULTS
Michaelhouse 38-11 Northwood
Windhoek High School 18-13 Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse 48-8 Walvis Bay High School
Glenwood 36-5 Michaelhouse
Hilton College 42-12 Michaelhouse
Kearsney College 38-5 Michaelhouse
Maritzburg College 23-9 Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse 52-19 St John’s College
Westville Boys’ High
21-17 Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse 37-10 St Charles College
Michaelhouse 45-13 DHS
Hilton College 42-34 Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse 40-7 St David’ Marist
Michaelhouse 52-0 St Benedict’s College
Michaelhouse 27-19 Hoërskool Sentraal

Games Played:  15
Won:  8
Lost:  7


2014 CAPTAIN: THOMAS WALKER

“Being the Michaelhouse captain in 2014, a goal of mine from when I first started in grade 8, was an honour and a humbling experience. It was incredibly special to be able to put on the MHS jersey and lead the 2014 team onto Meadows, knowing I had the backing of my teammates made my role that much more meaningful. 
 
The 2014 year was not a team of 15 superstars but rather a team of 15 brothers who played for one another the entire season and that is what allowed us to have such a successful year. We played with a lot of heart and never gave anything less than 110%. We were privileged to have outstanding coaches (Michael Schwartz and Ryno Combrink) and a phenomenal support team (Shaun Thompson and Debbie Ludgater) who contributed hugely to our success! 
 
The year flashes past in a blur. My advice to any boy taking to the field in their final year is to enjoy the game for what it is, make the most friendships as one can with the opposing team and leave nothing in the tank when you walk off the field.”

2014 RUGBY SEASON RESULTS
Glenwood 17-14 Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse 18-3 Queens College
Graeme College 12-10 Michaelhouse
Grey High School 10-7 Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse 34-32 Westville Boys’ High
Michaelhouse 20-13 Hilton College
Michaelhouse 50-10 St Charles College
Michaelhouse 27-11 Northwood
Michaelhouse 52-10 St John’s College
Maritzburg College 25-24 Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse 45-7 Kearsney College
Michaelhouse 29-17 St Charles College
Michaelhouse 39-12 Hilton College
Michaelhouse 41-23 Diocesan College, Bishops
Michaelhouse 33-0 St Stithians College
Michaelhouse 24-23 Kingswood College

Games Played:  16
Won:  12
Lost:  4

Video Credit: David Maritz

2015 CAPTAIN: BADER PRETORIUS

Coming to Michaelhouse was one of the best decisions of my life. This experience was much more than just the Captain of the 1st XV of MHS, unbeaten season. This was making friends and find a purpose in this new school environment. Rugby form bonds between genuine camaraderie, get to know players through blood and sweat in a way our normal day to day social interaction never can. Captaincy was made easy as we were a team that gave meaning to “Brothers in Arms”. We played for each other, pushed each other when things got hard. We were respectful, kind, believed, encouraged, disciplined and keen to win as a humble bunch of guys. My team were all captains in their respective positions. Captaincy was completed by a passionate team, dedicated coaches, MHS staff and 550 MHS boys standing behind our team every Saturday on the rugby fields.

2015 RUGBY SEASON RESULTS
Michaelhouse 18-13 Glenwood
Michaelhouse 52-12 Helpmekaar Kollege
Michaelhouse 52-3 St Stithians College
Michaelhouse 40-19 Windhoek
Michaelhouse 27-24 Kearsney College
Michaelhouse 24-18 Hilton College
Michaelhouse 54-6 DHS
Michaelhouse 78-3 Northwood
Michaelhouse 37-3 St John’s College
Michaelhouse 94-3 St Charles College
Michaelhouse 34-8 Maritzburg College
Michaelhouse 38-24 Hilton College

Games Played:  12
Won:  12
Lost:  0

Video Credit: Ryno Combrinck

ALSO READ:  MICHAELHOUSE’S GOLDEN ERA

Shana Devitt

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