Hilton refuses to play Glenwood

KwaZulu-Natal rivals Glenwood and Hilton College will no longer meet on the rugby field.

According to saschoolsports.co.za, this follows the one-sided nature of the matches between the schools this season. Glenwood's 1st XV won 67-7, their U16s 52-0, U15s 52-0 and U14s 61-3.

'After careful consideration [we have] decided to discontinue all rugby fixtures against Glenwood High School for the foreseeable future,' said Hilton headmaster Peter Ducasse in a statement. 'The simple reason for this decision is that Glenwood's fairly recent strategy has, in our firm opinion, now moved them into a different league. Apart from the increased risk of injury, which is associated with such mismatches, we see no educational value [for any of the players] in playing matches where the contest is decidedly one-sided. 

'I have spoken openly to the headmaster of Glenwood about this and have made it clear that these are the only reasons for our decision. There is no animosity between our two schools.  Hilton College would welcome, should Glenwood so choose, continuing to play fixtures against them in other sports.'

Glenwood headmaster on Hilton's decision

Photo: saschoolsports.co.za

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Simon Borchardt