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Wynberg Sports Roundup, Week Ending 10 August 2018

WBHS Live Streamed 1st XV Rugby

Click to watch Wynberg 1st XV vs Rondebosch on our YouTube channel - archived live-stream of the match

Friday 10 August 2018: It was “start your engines” time against Rondebosch this past weekend. While SACS derbies are our most traditional and most celebrated, in theory, there is always a buzz of expectation ahead of any derby against Bosch and Bishops. The expectations were well satisfied as Wynberg experienced a very good weekend against the men from Avenue de Mist.

WBHS Tristan Cooke 100 capsThe hockey 1st XI stole Friday night with a clinical and 4-1. A bitter sweet one as the school bade farewell to SA cap, Tevin Petersen who has been selected to the Premier Hockey League (PHL) that takes place over three weekends from 10 August – 26 August in Johannesburg. Being a matric, we will not see his blinding speed and skill in Wynberg colours again. It is as much due to his influence as anything else that the team have been able to move the ball around the park exceptionally well this season and have been able to exercise patience on the ball. Well done, too, to Tristan Cooke who got his 100th cap on the weekend. Ethan Robbertze will be capped for the 100th time against Bishops.

Our rugby boys dominated the Saturday encounters winning 11 out of 15 fixtures. With most people having put money on wins for the U14A and U15A before Saturday, this win ratio could have been much higher if not for upset losses. The Blues continue to play in their blue shorts like men possessed and helped build the tension and excitement on the Hawthornden ahead of the 1st XV match, which started traditionally 4 or 5 minutes late.

As the 1st XV ran out to the sounds of our Wynberg Pipers, the sights and sounds were beamed around the world on Youtube as we took the first tentative steps towards setting up an independent Wynberg TV channel. While not our first live stream (there have been assemblies, the 2017 Matric Valedictory and Melliar cup live streams), this was the first time that a rugby match has been live streamed independently of an outside broadcaster.

Being an outdoor broadcast covering a large area, this was a challenging task. Well done to Ngonidzashe Mauye, Nick Scott, Andrew Skippers, Mujahied Sadien, Matthew Gie, and Mr Christiaan Venter for putting this together. They were mentored and directed by Bruce Macdonald who has recently directed a big screen movie, Samson, released in the USA in February. Thanks also to Chris Merrington for all of his input. The result was that a great win for the 1st team was recorded for posterity.

Not for the first time this season, Devon Pretorius banged over a difficult and vital kick to seal a famous win 2 minutes from time after a try from Marzuq Allen. The team is now well set to pull off a triple crown if they can overcome a very determined Bishops outfit at home on 18 August.

Whether this match is filmed by Wynberg TV is dependent on us obtaining the necessary sponsorship to hire the equipment on the day. Anyone interested in assisting us financially can contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WBHS Justin ChestertonSquash experienced mixed fortunes vs Rondebosch. Six age groups competed with Wynberg winning 3 and losing 3. The pick of the results, where boys did not drop a game, were Sebastian Powell U19B, U15B’s Eli Hugg, Ethan Accut and Jack Viljoen, and Meshai Ranchod U19C.

Our soccer teams also played Rondebosch. Good wins were obtained by the U17A side and 1st XI while the U15A side drew.  Ntsika Simayile earned his 100th cap for the 1st team this weekend. He joins Phindi Ralarala and Matthew Fortuin as our 3rd player to achieve this feat. Matches over the Women's Day long weekend see our boys in pink socks, recognising and celebrating South African Women.

Our Cross Country runners ran at Milnerton last week to compete for a spot at WP trials this coming week. A top 20 spot was required to achieve this and the following boys did not disappoint:

Caleb Gibson, 2nd
Luke Meyer, 12th
Seth Meyer, 19th
Caleb Vogt, 9th
Dylan Rudolph, 2nd
Cole Abrahams, 4th

Other sporting news: This past Saturday the 2nd Spur High School Mountain Bike race was held in Durbanville. WBHS had 2 riders racing for the school ( Luke Matthewson, Grade 8, finished 7th/55 in the U14 boys, and Justin Chesterton Grade 9 finished 3rd/59 in the u15 boys). WBHS are now in 4th place amongst the boys schools and in 8th place overall.

Mr Mike Engelbrecht
Vice-Principal: Sport

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