Rondebosch scored a late converted try to claim derby glory against rivals Bishops, while Garsfontein saved their best performance for last to win the Noordvaal Cup.
The second leg of one of the oldest school derbies in the country and most anticipated fixtures in the Western Cape – Bishops against Rondebosch – will bring the season to a spectacular close on Saturday.
Rondebosch Boys’ High has reportedly been forced to call in legal help to protect 1st XV coach Joel Carew after he received threats from an unhappy parent.
Garsfontein High made a statement with a win over Monument in a repeat of last year’s Noordvaal Cup final, while Bishops held on to beat Rondebosch in Cape Town.
Rondebosch came from behind to beat rivals Bishops in one of two Cape Town schools derbies on Saturday, while St John’s claimed a big win in their derby against St Stithians.
Watch the 198th derby between Cape schools Bishops and Rondebosch live on Saturday.
There are two big Cape schools derbies taking place before Saturday’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship semi-final in Cape Town, including the Premier Interschools match between Bishops and Rondebosch.
Rondebosch Boys’ claimed a surprise win over Paul Roos, while Hilton College took bragging rights with a narrow victory over Glenwood in the schools action on Saturday.
On a day full of surprising results in schools rugby, Rondebosch Boys’ High claimed a historic win over Paarl Boys’ High, while Affies stunned Paarl Gimnasium on Saturday.
The schoolboy derbies hosted by Paul Roos and Rondebosch are the highlights of a weekend which also offers the final round of SA Schools fixtures, writes DYLAN JACK.